The New Bronco Should Take customers from Toyota and GM

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  1. Broncofan303

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    I have been a fan of Jeep Wranglers and Grand Cherokee's vehicles despite their short comings - luggage space, fuel economy, third row (lack of) and electronic issues. Therefore, I've owned several Toyota's because GM and Ford never had a vehicle (outside a full-size truck) that could cater to sport utility 4x4 customer. Don't sell me an Escape or Explorer, they aren't what an outdoor sports enthusiast is looking for. The Ford Bronco G6 concept images that I just reviewed are amazing and watch out GM and watch out Toyota, because this new Bronco looks masculine, looks like a go anywhere, do anything, rugged and ready for action. Please make sure that there is enough towing power (biggest problem with the 4Runner) and make sure that there is good enough MPG ratings and you will have a huge customer following in my opinion.
     
  2. Simmy

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    The official preview teaser of the Bronco from Ford shows an upright boxy shape so I think they'll nail it styling wise. And with a V6 EcoBoost I think it should have good towing power... perhaps even class leading, which isn't hard considering the Wrangler and 4Runner don't tow much.
     
  3. Short wheelbases with high centers of gravity tend to offer poor towing ratings, for safety reasons. Top that with pliant suspension for off-road capability and you're not left with much.

    As much as I'd like the Bronco to be able to tow a moderate sized toy trailer, I'd rather have it retain its own off-road capability and I'll leave the towing to a HD truck.
     
  4. Simmy

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    Absolutely I'd personally care much more about off-road ability than towing. My point was just that I wouldn't be surprised if the Bronco tow rating ends up class leading since its competitors' tow ratings are nothing to brag about.

    As for how it compares in MPG to Wrangler and 4Runner, that will come down to exactly which engine(s) the Bronco gets and how it's geared.
     
  5. Tommmay

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    Resale value! That will make a significant difference on how well the Bronco can steal sales away from Jeep Wrangler and Toyota 4Runner.
     
  6. BDUb

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    My wife wants a 4runner and I am trying to get her to go with a Ford ecoboost, however, as stated above there are no actual 4x4 suv's in Fords lineup. If Ford does the Bronco right we will have one sitting right next to my Ranger. The explorer should have been anreal suv not a crossover, although they got the engine right.
     
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    well, you will be disappointed in the new "FIAT" Jeeps. They will ruin that line. i bought a 2018 Cherokee and it was a heaping pile of dog shit. had it less than a year. Got rid of it when i got my Ranger.
     
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    The Explorer (while still being a crossover) has "real" 4x4 options, including an actual 2 speed transfer case, and electronic brake LSD front and rear.

    The new 2020 (or 21? ) Explorer will be RWD biased, I'm assuming it will share components with the Ranger/Bronco, otherwise there's no reason for them to swap it back to RWD bias.
     
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    Actually the 2020 Explorer has no connection with the Ranger. It is Ford's all new RWD "car/crossover" platform. As I understand it, it will eventually share its underpinnings with a Mustang and whatever large/midsize car may be in Ford's future. As I see it this is a good thing, getting away from those old Volvo based fwd cars.
     
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    I think since it will be made a MAP along with the ranger, it will share the chassis.

    Not sure where you are getting your info from, but everything i have read is it will not be a car chassis.
     
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    From the new Automobile mag...new on Bronco, “BabyBronco” and next Ranger

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