Meet the new boss. Not the same as the old boss.
The new Bronco is a singular and delightful new machine as well as a clear and present rival to the Wrangler. It’s great-looking, it’s rugged, it’s toy-like (in a good way) and was thoroughly enjoyable over a recent week’s test. I’m a bit late to the party – the Bronco’s been bangin’ around all summer – but the wait was worth it. Let me tell you how it went.
The first thing I loved, natch, was its looks. It takes a lot to wake up this jaded auto journalist but I fell in love on sight and practically dove into the driver’s seat. From its mighty hood to the bulging flanks, big door handles, fat back tire and the “Lightning Blue Metallic” paint, the Bronco has an especially Tonka-sorta flavor, which the boy in me appreciated.
The second thing I enjoyed was the pleasure of driving it to everyday…