2021 Ford Bronco vs 2021 Land Rover Defender | What’s the Difference?
Located in Cleveland, GA
Also serving Burford and Gainesville
The Ford Bronco had its day back in the late 20th century, but the automaker felt that now was the right time to bring it back. It competes favorably against more expensive off-road-oriented SUVs. For the price paid, it offers a great amount of customization possibilities. The 2021 Land Rover Defender is much more costly, and although it borders on luxury both in the interior materials quality and high-tech offerings, it doesn’t perform better than the much more affordable Bronco.
2021 Ford Bronco
$28,500 – $59,305*
Horsepower, 2.3-L EcoBoost Engine
2021 Land Rover Defender
$46,100 – $83,000
Horsepower, 2.0-L P300 i4 Engine
The 2021 Ford Bronco can be purchased as either a two-door or four-door. Both designs have an impressive amount of interior space and cargo storage capability. There’s one trim that offers a lot of options for the buyer. Also, there’s the Bronco Sport variant with its own unique styling elements and exterior accents. Two engines are available. The standard engine is a turbocharged 2.3L that puts out 270 horsepower. Therefore, the four-door model is heavier and is better suited to the turbocharged 2.7L V6 with its 310-horsepower output. Both the two- and four-door models are built with a truck-designed body-on-frame. The Bronco’s doors are removable. The buyer has lots of options, such as the floor drain system that allows the vehicle to be spray-rinsed without damage to the electrical circuitry. The 2021 Land Rover Defender comes in six basic trims, but then there’s the consideration of the Defender 90 or Defender 110 body styles. The new X-Dynamic trim is now available on the four-door “110” model. This gets confusing for the buyer because the standard features vary greatly between the versions, making for a lot of homework and headaches for the buyer.
Unique Technology Features
The 2021 Ford Bronco does indeed keep the 1970s alive with its nouveau retro interior design. The broad, horizontal dashboard and the big, knobby controls are a visual delight. However, the high-tech goodies of the 21st century are also incorporated. The Bronco has some high-tech niceties, including a unique navigation system that searches and finds off-road trails and dirt road shortcuts. It is perfect for the driver who loves to explore in the desert, the dry creek beds, or the prairie. Ford’s Sync 4 infotainment system is one of the best on the planet, and the Bronco has it. A strategically placed set of forwarding cameras help the driver pick the correct driving line on the dirt trails. The 2021 Land Rover Defender is just as off-road capable as any other SUV, but its high-tech systems are just run-of-the-mill. Only the top trims can be purchased with a premium sound system, and adaptive cruise control isn’t available on the lower trims, either.
The 2021 Ford Bronco’s MSRP starts a little under $30K, and the options packages don’t add much to the base sticker price. On the other hand, the 2021 Land Rover Defender starts at $50K even though its build quality is similar to the Bronco’s. The Defender can get pricey when options are added. If all of the high-tech goodies, safety systems, and exterior accents are desired, the price goes well beyond $60K.
Visit Our Dealership!
Check out the new 2021 Ford Bronco at Jacky Jones Ford. You’ll be just as impressed with its drive experience, off-road capability, and standard features as you will be after inspecting the much more expensive 2021 Land Rover Defender.
*MSRP for base vehicle. Excludes destination/delivery fee plus government fees and taxes, any finance charges, any dealer processing charge, any electronic filing charge, and any emission testing charge. Optional equipment not included. Starting A, Z and X Plan price is for qualified, eligible customers and excludes document fee, destination/delivery charge, taxes, title and registration. Not all vehicles qualify for A, Z or X Plan. All Mustang Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT350R prices exclude gas guzzler tax. Vehicle image shown is for illustration purposes only and may not be base vehicle.
**EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.