Hundreds of thousands of would-be owners are waiting for the Blue Oval to build their Broncos. Early reservation holders will celebrate an early Christmas
in July, and the surprises don’t end here because the Environmental Protection Agency has published the gas mileage.
The most efficient Broncos for the 2021 model year are the Base, Big Bend, and Outer Banks with the 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder turbo and either transmission at 21 miles per gallon (11.2 liters per 100 kilometers) combined. For the sake of comparison, the JL and JLU Wrangler with the 2.0-liter turbo engine are good for 23 and 22 mpg (10.2 and 10.7 l/100 km).
Jeep can do much better, though, as long as you opt for the JLU-exclusive EcoDiesel V6 or 4xe plug-in hybrid. But as long as gas remains affordable in the United States, don’t expect prospective customers to be swayed by the Ford Motor Company’s rival on fuel economy alone. As for those who are donning the mantle of CO2 awareness, fret not because the…