2021 Ford Bronco vs Land Rover Defender Comparison

When it comes to the newest off-roading SUVs, the 2021 Ford Bronco and the 2021 Land Rover Defender are often compared. The biggest difference you'll find is the value. While the Land Rover Defender starts at $46,100 and runs all the way to $84,350, the 2021 Ford Bronco offers nearly all of the same features at a starting price of $26,660 with a range that tops out at $43,590. This means you can get a fully loaded, top-of-the-line Bronco for less than the base price of the Land Rover Defender.

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2021 Ford Bronco vs Land Rover Defender Performance

2021 Ford Bronco vs Land Rover Defender Performance

The all-new Bronco makes the best of its raw power. Its efficient, high-performance engine translates into a crawl ratio that allows slow, steep crawls over very uneven terrain. While the Land Rover Defender has a higher horsepower option, its crawl ratio—the true testament to an off-roader's abilities—is just half that of the Bronco. The Defender's crawl ratio is rated for light trail use, while the Bronco is rated for true crawling. You'll continue to see this performance difference in other important off-road specs, like the approach angle, which is 43.2 degrees on the Bronco versus the Defenders 38 degrees.

2021 Ford Bronco

  • 2 engine options
    • 2.3L turbo-four
    • 2.7 twin-turbo V6
  • Up to 310 horsepower
  • Up to 400 lb-ft of torque
  • 7-speed manual transmission
  • 10-speed automatic transmission
  • Standard 4x4
  • 7 G.O.A.T drive modes
  • Up to 35” tires
  • Heavy duty skid plates
  • High performance stability suspension
  • Tow up to 3,500 lbs
  • Crawl ratio up to 94.7:1

2021 Land Rover Defender

  • 3 engine options
  • Base 296 horsepower
  • Up to 395 hp
  • Up to 406 lb-ft of torque
  • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • Tow up to 8,201 lbs
  • Crawl ratio up to 56.6:1
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2021 Ford Bronco vs Land Rover Defender Seating/Storage/Cargo

Both of these models are now available in two- and four-door configurations, but your seating options will vary. The Bronco comfortably fits 4-5 adults. The Land Rover Defender can seat up to six with a front center console that converts to a seat and the option for a third row that takes up the rear cargo space. Though the Defender is larger, it dedicates most of its space to passenger seating without as much room for cargo or dedicated space for off-roading equipment and storage.

2021 Ford Bronco

  • Seats 4-5
  • Dashboard rail for mobile devices, cameras
  • Equipment hook grid
  • Zippered pockets
  • 2-door up to 58.4 cubic feet of cargo space
  • 4-door up to 77.6 cubic feet of cargo space

2021 Land Rover Defender

  • Two or four doors
  • Seats 5-7
  • Up to 58.3 cubic feet of cargo space
  • Hose-clean removable cargo cover
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2021 Ford Bronco vs Land Rover Defender Technology Features

2021 Ford Bronco vs Land Rover Defender Technology Features

The technology features available across these two models are quite similar. Considering the price difference, the Bronco offers more advanced features at a lower price point, such as a larger touchscreen, cloud connectivity, and household-style outlets.

2021 Ford Bronco

  • Sync4 infotainment system
  • Standard 8” touchscreen
  • 12” touchscreen option
  • 12-volt outlets
  • 110-volt outlets
  • Wireless connectivity
  • Cloud connectivity
  • Available wireless charging
  • Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Built-in navigation
  • Trail GPS
  • Available Bang & Olufsen premium audio
  • Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

2021 Land Rover Defender

  • Pivi Pro Infotainment system
  • 10” touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
  • Navigation
  • Available Wi-Fi
  • Available Meridian premium audio
  • Available Active Key
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2021 Ford Bronco vs Land Rover Defender Safety Features

By the numbers, the Defender has a few more features in this category than the Bronco. However, these additional safety features come at a high price. The Bronco includes the most popular features standard on all of its trim levels.

2021 Ford Bronco

  • Forward collision warning
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Pedestrian detection
  • Blind spot monitoring
  • Lane departure warning
  • Lane keep assist
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Parking sensors
  • Automatic high beams
  • Front and rear cameras

2021 Land Rover Defender

  • Forward collision warning
  • Pedestrian detection
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Blind spot monitoring
  • Rear-cross traffic alert
  • Lane departure warning
  • Lane keep assistance
  • Driver monitoring (optional)
  • Surround-view camera (optional)
  • Front and rear parking sensors (optional)
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • Automatic high beam headlights (optional)
  • Clear Sight rearview feed (optional)
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2021 Ford Bronco vs Land Rover Defender Interior

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The interiors of these off-roaders both pay attention to the need for durability. The Bronco does this with a fully washable interior complete with floor drains. The Land Rover, however, focuses more on luxury features that may not always be practical for aggressive off-roading and tends to rely too much on non-secured storage cubbies.

2021 Ford Bronco

  • Cloth, vinyl, or leather seats
  • Washable floors with drains
  • Dashboard rail (for mounting cameras, GPS, and other gear)
  • Charging ports conveniently below dashboard rail

2021 Land Rover Defender

  • Cloth, leather, suede and wool blend seats
  • Jump seat options
  • Backseat sky light option
  • Open dashboard storage
  • Armrest refrigerator option
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Why Buy From Heritage Ford near Louisville, KY?

Ford Bronco is your number one destination for a powerful, capable, and affordable off-roader. We've been following the production timeline of the 2021 Ford Bronco ever since its re-release was officially confirmed several years ago.

We have access to a variety of lenders who can help you achieve the financing package that suits your budget. So not only is the 2021 Ford Bronco affordable at its base price, but Ford Bronco can work your down payment, monthly payment, and APR to maximize your short- or long-term savings goals.

Stop by our showroom today to learn more about the features you can choose for your exciting off-roading adventures in 2021!

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