With the arrival of the 2021 Ford Bronco lineup, the Blue Oval has officially brought the fight to the Jeep Wrangler. The new off-roader is packed with hardware and tech aimed at improving the vehicle’s performance on the trail, as well as some other features we’ve grown to love in Jeep products over the years. The most obvious of these features are the Bronco’s removable doors, which have one major advantage over their
FCA Stellantis-made equivalent.
Ford has officially confirmed that the trunk of the four-door Bronco can easily hold all of the removed bodywork, which is something the Jeep Wrangler cannot do. 2021 Ford Bronco buyers will never have to make the tough decision regarding whether or not to bring their doors along for the ride, which should alleviate some weather related stress. Even the longer doors featured on the two-door model will fit in the smaller 4×4’s trunk, so long as the rear seats are folded. and so long as there’s nothing else being stored back there.
Ford says that Bronco buyers will be able to remove their doors in about half the time it takes a Wrangler owner, and they even offer an optional protective cover for the doors when they are stowed in the trunk. The removal process is similar on both vehicles, and Ford has yet to state where these time savings are made. That said, it could very well have something to do with the frameless design Ford employs for the off-roader’s doors, which could make carrying the doors less awkward. Compared to the Wrangler’s doors however, the Bronco’s units are fairly hefty. Road and Track notes that the front doors on a four-door Bronco weigh around 53 pounds, with the rears weighing in at around 43 pounds. The Wranglers doors weigh 47 pounds at the front and 34 pounds out back respectively.
Rolling around with the doors off is a joyous experience, and one that has been exclusive to the Wrangler for a long time now. Thanks to the ease of storage involved with the Bronco’s units, Ford may have just beat Jeep at their own game.