The press office of the Japanese automaker has released a video showing Toyota comparing its 2021 4Runner SUV to the new Ford Bronco. Toyota accidentally tells us how good the Ford Bronco is.
A new generation of the Ford Bronco SUV has been unveiled after a 25-year hiatus in the production of this model, and it seems that competitors of the American brand are worried about the appearance of this car. A month after the debut of the Bronco, a cheat sheet appeared explaining how the Jeep Wrangler outperformed the new Bronco. Jeep’s press office did not comment on this document at the time. Now a new video posted on Toyota USA’s YouTube channel tries to make the same comparison to the 2021 4Runner SUV, although it promotes Bronco sales more than praises Toyota’s car.
First, it is not easy to directly compare the Bronco and the 4Runner. While both vehicles advertise their off-road capabilities, the 4Runner is only available in one configuration, offering up to three rows of seats compared to the Bronco’s maximum seating capacity of two.
4Runner is much older too. Toyota could update it for the 2022 model year, as a fifth-generation version of the model originally debuted back in 2010. However, Toyota offers features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa.
There are clear differences under the hood that show the age of the Toyota vehicle. The 4Runner is powered by a traditional naturally aspirated 4.0-liter V6 engine that produces 270 horsepower (377 Nm). Ford offers two turbocharged engines with either 300 or 330 hp. Toyota uses a five-speed automatic transmission, while the Bronco uses a 10-speed automatic transmission.
4Runner does not lag behind the Bronco in all categories. The 4Runner has the best ground clearance, offering 24.38 centimeters versus the Bronco’s 21.34 centimeters. Toyota also comes standard with 2267.96 kg of towing force. The Bronco boasts only 1587.5 kg.
Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that the owners of Ford Bronco complain about the poor quality of the roof of the SUV. The market debut of the revived Ford Bronco was preceded by a whole string of problems associated with the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent restrictions. Now the deliveries have finally started, but the problems have not stopped haunting Bronco.