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News The Ford Bronco vs. Jeep Wrangler Competition Goes Smashing

The Ford Bronco vs. Jeep Wrangler Competition Goes Smashing

Even a died-in-the-wool Jeep Wrangler fan might be tempted to switch to a Ford Bronco


  • One crash test result is comforting.

  • The other result is somewhat worrisome.

  • These are IIHS crash tests.


In the final third of 2021 and likely throughout 2022, Ford Bronco vs. Jeep Wrangler comparison tests will be all the rage. Other players may enter the ring, but the final winner will always come down to the Jeep or the Ford. In this small overlap front impact contest, the Jeep literally falls over.

The small overlap front impact test is what we see the new Ford Bronco and Jeep Wrangler undergo in this video. The side-by-side setup shows where the impact occurs on the vehicles and essentially how vicious it actually is. The test involves a vehicle accelerating to 40 mph before smashing at least 25 percent of the frontal area into a five-foot-tall barrier as reported by Road & Track.

The Ford Bronco’s test result is a resounding “Good” as the passenger compartment remains intact and the SUV comes to a stop while staying upright. The IIHS handed the Jeep Wrangler a “Marginal” despite the fact that the passenger area also remains together. After the impact, what the Wrangler does is what affects its rating.

The IIHS said the following about the Wrangler’s test result:

“In both of the Institute’s tests, the vehicle tipped onto its passenger side after striking the barrier. The partial rollover presents an additional injury risk beyond what the standard criteria are intended to measure in small overlap frontal crash tests. A vehicle tipping onto its side is not an acceptable outcome for a frontal crash and, as a result, the Wrangler’s overall rating was downgraded to marginal.”

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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