(By Tom Lohnes) – The Ford Bronco just entered production, and the owners who have waited nearly a year for their car are finally getting their orders fulfilled. The catch is, the off-road oriented Sasquatch package-equipped vehicles don’t go on sale until mid 2022. So what did Jeep do with the Bronco’s main rival, the Wrangler? Made it better than the Sasquatch.
Available on both 2-and 4-door Rubicon models, as well as the ridiculous Wrangler 392, This new package called the Xtreme Recon Package fits 35-inch tires on a Wrangler for the first time. Also, it comes with a 1.5-inch suspension lift and a new 4.88:1 Axle ratio. When equipped with the 6-speed manual transmission, the Xtreme Recon now has a best-in-class 100:1 crawl ratio. Impressive stuff.
How does this compare to the Bronco Sasquatch? Well, approach and departure angles are now superior in this Jeep, with a 47.4-degree approach angle compared to the Bronco’s 43.2 degrees, and a 40.4-degree departure angle which is a ton compared to the Ford’s 37-degrees.
So, which one would you get? Xtreme Recon Jeeps will be on sale in August, so you can go and buy one pretty soon.