The host was in Texas for a Bronco Off-Roadeo preview because the TC TV channel is actually owned by a Ford dealership in Birmingham, Alabama, so it’s only natural they had early access to such Blue Oval events. But that’s a good thing, because they were able to get the Badlands and Wildtrack side by side for a thorough comparison of the perceived differences (and some mostly off-camera off-road time).
First up comes the slightly cheaper Badlands, which is the “extreme off-roading” build according to Ford and features 33-inch MT Goodyear Wrangler tires (but with no “Wrangler” branding, a premium Hoss suspension system, and (most importantly) the front stabilizer bar disconnect system.
As such, it’s probably going to be the rock-crawling king of Broncos, even though Ford doesn't offer the Sasquatch package as a standard perk. The Wildtrack does include the goodies without an extra charge of $2,495 like on the Badlands but loses the dedicated Rock-Crawl G.O.A.T. mode as it’s more of a high-speed trail monster than anything else.
From the 5:30 mark we can see the Wildtrack’s own telltale signs, including the special cabin accents or the fact that a Badlands might again have the upper hand as far as the adventurous type is concerned, as the latter gets exclusive access to the marine grade vinyl interior and the wash-out floors (the interior peek comes from the 7:45 mark).
No (static) comparison would be complete without the design chapter, which comes from the 8:47 mark to discuss the grille and other differences. Don’t leave just yet, though, because from the 10:40 mark there’s also a belated bonus difference, as it appears that Sasquatched models don’t come with rear crash bars, unlike standard versions which have them.