Ford’s New Bronco And Bronco Sport Heritage Editions Are A 1960’s Throwback For 2023
Ford’s new Heritage Editions of the big-boy 2023 Bronco and its junior sibling, the Bronco Sport, are on display at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Check out the live image gallery below. (Updated 9/14/2022).
Are the new Bronco models not retro-flavored enough for you? Ford’s marketing team hears you loud and clear with the release of the new special series Heritage Edition and Heritage Limited Edition variants of the Bronco and Bronco Sport SUVs. Both pay tribute to the original 1966 Bronco with their colors and design cues while in another nod to the classic model, each of the special edition models will be limited to 1,966 units.
The entire 2023 Bronco family benefits from a special color palette including the Robin’s Egg Blue, the Peak Blue, and the Yellowstone Metallic which will be exclusive to the Heritage Limited Edition. All exterior shades are combined with an Oxford White paint for the roof, grille, lettering, graphics, and heritage alloy wheels.
The Bronco Heritage Editions
Starting with the Bronco Heritage which comes in both two-door and four-door bodystyles, it gets a new set of 17-inch aluminum wheels, combined with squared-off fender flairs from the Bronco Everglades, a standard powder-coated steel bumper, the duo-tone paint, and a white stripe on the profile. The Bronco Heritage Limited has different 17-inch alloy wheels with gloss-black “dog-dish” centers and Oxford White rings. Inside the cabin, the seats are upholstered in either cloth (Heritage) or leather/vinyl (Heritage Limited), the dashboard is painted in Oxford White and the center console has race red accents (Heritage Limited).
The Bronco Heritage is fitted with the 2.3 EcoBoost engine producing 300 hp (224 kW / 304 PS) and 325 lb-ft (441 Nm) of torque, while the Bronco Heritage Limited gets the more powerful 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 producing 330 hp (246 kW / 335 PS) and 415 lb-ft (563 Nm) of torque. The optional Sasquatch Package adds the High-Performance Off-Road Stability Suspension (H.O.S.S.) 2.0 system featuring Bilstein position-sensitive dampers and increased ride height, plus the 35-inch Goodyear mud-terrain tires and the Dana front and rear electronic locking axles.
The Bronco Sport Heritage Editions
Moving on to the unibody SUV, the Bronco Sport Heritage sits on Oxford White 17-inch aluminum wheels, while the Heritage Limited benefits from the grippier 29-inch all-terrain tires. Inside, the Heritage is filled with Navy Pier accents, while the Heritage Limited is distinguished by the leather seats and the unique touches on the center console.
The Bronco Sport Heritage comes fitted with 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine producing 181 hp (135 kW /184 PS) and 190 lb-ft (258 Nm) of torque, while the Heritage Limited gets the stronger 2.0-liter EcoBoost producing 248 hp (184 kW / 250 hp) and 277 lb-ft (376 Nm). The H.O.S.S. system offers increased ride height and an off-road-focused suspension setup set to improve off-road comfort in combination with the 4×4 system and the G.O.A.T. modes of the Terrain Management System.
Ford is already taking orders for the 2023 Bronco Sport Heritage and Heritage Limited, with the regular Bronco following later this year, prioritizing current order holders. The MSRP price for each model is as follows:
Bronco Sport Heritage – $34,245
Bronco Sport Heritage Limited – $44,655
Bronco Heritage – $44,305
Bronco Heritage Limited – $66,895
Photos Mike Gauthier / Carscoops and Ford