It's also a lot more powerful, though.
The wait for the new Ford Bronco seems unending but we will finally see the SUV hit dealerships later this year. Until then, we'll continue learning all we can about this Jeep Wrangler challenger. Just yesterday, it was revealed that the Bronco is actually more powerful than Ford's initial claims, with up to 330 horsepower in the case of the V6 EcoBoost. But what about fuel economy? Official EPA ratings have yet to be announced but we now have more insight into the Bronco's efficiency thanks to a window sticker shared by a user on the Bronco 6G forum. This particular Bronco had the Sasquatch Package equipped.
According to the window sticker of this four-door Bronco Badlands with the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine and 10-speed automatic, the SUV will manage 20 mpg combined across the city and highway cycles. However, you may notice that this figure doesn't align with the accompanying one of 13.9 liters per 100 km. That's because the conversion on the window sticker uses the imperial gallon as is done in Canada. Converting to US gallons gives a combined figure of 17 mpg, rounded up from an exact 16.9. The fact that this is a Canadian Bronco also explains the high price of over $75,000. The sticker also reveals city consumption of 14l/100km or 16.8 mpg.
How does the Bronco's consumption compare to the Jeep Wrangler? Well, according to the EPA, the Wrangler four-door with its 3.6-liter V6 engine and an automatic transmission will return 19/24/21 mpg across the city/highway/combined cycles. That makes it easily more efficient but remember that the Bronco's EcoBoost V6 is far more powerful. It makes up to 330 hp with premium fuel according to a newly discovered spec sheet whereas the Jeep's naturally aspirated V6 only manages 285 hp. Will the Bronco's heavier consumption see it lose ground to the Wrangler? We doubt it. Besides, there's always the smaller 2.3-liter EcoBoost for customers wanting a more efficient powertrain.