Toyota Land Cruiser vs Ford Bronco

The bronco is also a base trim without the sway bar disconnect.

Also like the LC, the higher Bronco trims have leather, 360 cameras, 10 speaker audio, upgraded HOSS 3.0 suspension, etc.

Comparing a base to a 1958 is pretty reasonable but there is at least a $10K if not $15K price difference. The Base was a great value trim for the Bronco but Ford cut it.
 
I bought a 2023 Bronco last August. Took it on one trip of 500 miles and was not impressed with fuel mileage or noise. Used it around town mostly as grocery getter. Retired and really bought it for winter in the Smoky Mountains. In May we went to eat on Mothers Day and took the Bronco. Never had any issues with it but after we ate and returned to car it woukd not start. The screen did not light up and show the Bronco horse assembling…. Headlights worked, taillights worked…. But no system power up and unable to start the vehicle. Finally called towing company and they tried to jumpstart it. No go. Interesting that when I opened up my iPhone the screen in the car would light up with Apple CarPlay….

Had them tow to local Ford dealer and on Monday contacted them. They call me back later that day and wanted to know when I changed the battery in the Bronco. At this point the Bronco had 2350 miles on it. I informed them that the first time the hood had been opened on that vehicle since I took delivery from them was when the tow operator opened it to try and jumpstart it. They then informed me that they discovered that the vehicle had been built with the “wrong” battery installed. They had the correct battery but not the correct hold downs for the right battery, and they would have to get it from Ford. I asked them to overnight it. They called me then on Tuesday and told me that Ford would not overnight the hold downs for the battery and it would probably be Thursday before I would get the Bronco back. Of course that really meant I would not get the vehicle back until Friday. On Saturday that Bronco was traded for R Runner. Unfortunately I am not happy with the tech on the 4 runner but love the vehicle. Talked to the sales manager at my Toyota dealership and they put me on the list for a Land Cruiser. Just got the call that the LC with premium package is on a truck and will be at dealership tomorrow.

I was a loyal Ford customer for years. My brother in law was a Ford employee and I used the A/Z plans for many vehicles. We bought a Ford Edge that had issues…. But still I went back to Ford for the Bronco. Never again. I’m done with Ford forever. I’m looking forward to the Land Cruiser.
 
I bought a 2023 Bronco last August. Took it on one trip of 500 miles and was not impressed with fuel mileage or noise. Used it around town mostly as grocery getter. Retired and really bought it for winter in the Smoky Mountains. In May we went to eat on Mothers Day and took the Bronco. Never had any issues with it but after we ate and returned to car it woukd not start. The screen did not light up and show the Bronco horse assembling…. Headlights worked, taillights worked…. But no system power up and unable to start the vehicle. Finally called towing company and they tried to jumpstart it. No go. Interesting that when I opened up my iPhone the screen in the car would light up with Apple CarPlay….

Had them tow to local Ford dealer and on Monday contacted them. They call me back later that day and wanted to know when I changed the battery in the Bronco. At this point the Bronco had 2350 miles on it. I informed them that the first time the hood had been opened on that vehicle since I took delivery from them was when the tow operator opened it to try and jumpstart it. They then informed me that they discovered that the vehicle had been built with the “wrong” battery installed. They had the correct battery but not the correct hold downs for the right battery, and they would have to get it from Ford. I asked them to overnight it. They called me then on Tuesday and told me that Ford would not overnight the hold downs for the battery and it would probably be Thursday before I would get the Bronco back. Of course that really meant I would not get the vehicle back until Friday. On Saturday that Bronco was traded for R Runner. Unfortunately I am not happy with the tech on the 4 runner but love the vehicle. Talked to the sales manager at my Toyota dealership and they put me on the list for a Land Cruiser. Just got the call that the LC with premium package is on a truck and will be at dealership tomorrow.

I was a loyal Ford customer for years. My brother in law was a Ford employee and I used the A/Z plans for many vehicles. We bought a Ford Edge that had issues…. But still I went back to Ford for the Bronco. Never again. I’m done with Ford forever. I’m looking forward to the Land Cruiser.
Did you test drive the LC? If so, how did it compare from a noise and comfort perspective?
 
The LC is due at my dealer tomorrow. I will report back after the dealer preps it and I can test drive it. The noise level in the Bronco is mostly due to the removable hard top. Was never a feature of the Bronco I was impressed with. If they had made one with a regular roof I would have gone for that option. The fuel mileage with the Bronco was terrible, but not sure I drive it enough to ever feel like I had broken in the engine.
 
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