2022 Land Rover Defender vs 2021 Ford Bronco Comparison

2022 Land Rover Defender vs. 2021 Ford Bronco


Engine Options

395 hp

Maximum Horsepower

310 hp
5, 6, or 7

Seating Capacity

8,201 pounds

Maximum Towing Capacity

3,500 pounds
11.5 inches

Maximum Ground Clearance

11.6 inches



Many Clearwater shoppers visit our Tampa showroom wondering how the Land Rover Defender vs. Ford Bronco compares and why the Ford SUV looks like the Range Rover. We’re discussing the Ford Bronco size comparison and why the Land Rover SUV is still the better option for hitting the trails with confidence. Then, explore our virtual inventory to find the new Land Rover Defender that checks off all the boxes.

Defender vs. Bronco: Pricing and Value

At $33,200 MSRP, the 2021 Ford Bronco does offer a more affordable starting price than the Defender. However, for access to the same capabilities that the Defender offers as a standard, you have to upgrade to the Badlands or Wildtrak configurations that are priced at $44,590 MSRP and $51,370 MSRP, respectively.

The new 2022 Land Rover Defender starts at $47,700 MSRP* in its two-door configuration or $50,500 MSRP* in its four-door setup. Car shoppers will enjoy that each trim level provides incredible capabilities that allow you to focus on customization and personalization. It’s not difficult to see that the Defender is more luxurious than the Ford, making it worth the price.

Defender vs. Bronco: Performance

Before we head into the Ford Bronco size comparison, let’s take a look at the performance specs. To start, only one of these off-roading vehicles provides enough power to impress demanding drivers and passengers – the Defender. Compare their performance specs below:

  • Base 4-Cylinder Engines: 290 hp in the Defender; 270 hp in the Bronco
  • Available V6 Engines: 395 hp in the Defender; 310 hp in the Bronco
  • Available V8 (New for MY-2022): 518 hp in the Defender

When it comes to towing small trailers and boats down the roads in Wesley Chapel, the new Bronco simply can’t compete.

  • 2022 Land Rover Defender Towing Capacity: Up to 8,200 pounds
  • 2022 Land Rover Defender Payload Capacity: Up to 1,984 pounds
  • 2021 Ford Bronco Towing Capacity: Up to 3,500 pounds
  • 2021 Ford Bronco Payload Capacity: Up to 1,370 pounds

How would these vehicles compare in real-world situations? This Ford SUV looks like a Range Rover, but it doesn’t offer the same capabilities:

  • The Ford Bronco may offer up to 11.6 inches of ground clearance, but you need to equip the optional 35-inch tires to reach this upper limit.
  • All 2022 Land Rover Defender configurations offer 11.5 inches of ground clearance. You can also raise or lower the air suspension at will, which maximizes your off-road performance or your fuel economy as needed!

Defender vs. Bronco: Seating & Dimensions

How does the Ford Bronco size comparison stack up against the Defender? The Defender has the edge:

  • The Defender can be configured to comfortably seat either five, six, or seven passengers! The Ford Bronco seats five in all of the configurations.
  • Compared to the Bronco, the Defender interior offers one extra inch of rear legroom. Even though that’s not a significant difference, every inch counts when you’re driving long distances for family vacations or to check out new and exciting off-roading trails.

Explore the New Land Rover Defender in Tampa!

Now that you know how the Land Rover Defender vs. Ford Bronco compares, it’s time to get behind the driver’s seat of the Defender that will enhance your off-roading experience. Contact our team with questions or to schedule your test drive. Don’t forget – we offer a rotating selection of vehicle specials of which you can take advantage.

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