The 2023 Ford Bronco comes with two new special editions that combine unique and retro styling with off-road performance, namely the Heritage Limited Edition and the Heritage Edition. Both packages place more emphasis on appearance than off-road performance. The Bronco Heritage Edition has a paint job (two-tone) with Oxford white on the grille, roof, etc. It also has the word FORD written in red across the white grille.
The Ford Bronco four-wheel drive has to be the most exciting off-roading vehicle after the Jeep Wrangler. The 2023 Ford Bronco comes in a four and two-door body style and can do so much more than the Jeep Wrangler was designed to do. According to Car and Driver, the Ford Bronco ranks number two out of six other vehicles, including the Ford Bronco Raptor and Kia Telluride. If you are curious whether you should check out the 2023 Ford Bronco Heritage Edition, check out our complete review below.
The Ford Bronco Heritage Edition comes in a two and four-door body style with retro styling (a classic 1960s look). As stated above, the Heritage Edition emphasizes its retro styling, including a white roof and wheels inspired by the 1960s. The 2023 Bronco Heritage edition comes with a turbocharged 2.3-liter engine that produces 300 horsepower and is paired with a ten-speed automatic transmission or a seven-speed manual. These numbers are based on the Sasquatch package with the Big Bend trim.
The Heritage Edition has a starting price of $45,900, and there are other cheaper and more expensive Ford Bronco trims apart from this one. A more affordable option is the base two-door Bronco which has a starting price of about $33,000. A more expensive option is the Bronco Heritage Limited Edition which has a starting price of $68,490 and comes with exciting features like the leather-trimmed plaid seats and the fender badging.
Characteristics of the Ford Bronco Heritage Edition
The 2023 Ford Bronco Heritage Edition has many interesting features, and they are explained below.
Performance and Power
Power and performance are important things most car owners look out for when purchasing a new vehicle. The 2023 Bronco Heritage Edition does not come with eight cylinders. Instead, it is based on the Big Bend trim. This means that it has a standard four-cylinder turbocharged 2.3-liter engine that produces 300 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with a ten-speed automatic or seven-speed manual transmission.
The optional engine is a 2.7-liter twin-turbo V6 engine that produces up to 330 horsepower and is paired with a ten-speed automatic transmission. Both engine do not have an exciting soundtrack, so there is not much to look forward to. Ford equips the Heritage Edition with the Sasquatch package giving it Bilstein dampers and a raised suspension. Other options worth noting include the 35-inch Goodyear tires (mud-terrain), electronic locking rear, front differentials, Beadlock capable wheels, etc.
Fuel Economy and Payload Capacity
The 2023 Ford Bronco – the two and the four-door models – can tow up to 3500 pounds, the same as the Jeep Wrangler. The 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with the automatic transmission has a fuel economy rate of 20 miles per gallon (mpg) in the city and 22 miles per gallon (mpg) on the highway.
The 2.7-liter V6 engine with the Sasquatch package includes oversized and aggressive tires, bringing the fuel economy rate down to 17 miles per gallon on the city highway.
Interior, Exterior, Comfort, and Cargo
As stated above, the Bronco Heritage Edition will come in four two-door models, removable body panels, hardtops, and softops. There are some changes and alterations in the Bronco’s interior than the Jeep Wrangler, including the removable frameless doors, the rack built on top of the dashboard for the mounting of GoPros and smartphones, etc. These features make the Bronco similar to the Jeep Wrangler in terms of being perfect for drivers who love outdoor adventures.
The Bronco Heritage Edition has a two-tone paint job that features Oxford White accents around the exterior of the vehicle. You can find the Oxford White on the grille, the hardtop roof, and the 17-inch wheels. Buyers can choose from five different paint choices for the Heritage Edition. The Heritage Limited Edition gives access to more features like getting high gloss black painted wheels.
The exterior mirrors of the Bronco Heritage Edition are fixed on the base of the windshield. This means that when you remove the doors, you will still be able to use them. The vehicle has vinyl upholstery (marine-grade) and rubberized flooring, which protects the cabin in cases of exposure to the elements. Regarding comfort, the two-door version is spacious enough for two people to sit comfortably in the backseat. The four-door version has more cargo room space than the two-door model and a middle and third seat in the rear that offers more legroom.
Suppose buyers want something a little more on the fancy side. In that case, they can opt for the Bronco Heritage Limited Edition, which has leather-trimmed plaid seats and other exciting features like the Heritage Limited badge on the center console.
Warranty and Maintenance
When it comes to warranty and maintenance, Ford does not offer complimentary maintenance like most of its competitors do. Instead, it offers a powertrain warranty of 60,000 miles or five years and a limited warranty of 36,000 miles or three years.
Infotainment and Connectivity
The Ford Bronco has a 12.0 or 8.0-inch touchscreen – depending on the edition you purchase – powered by the in-dash Sync 4 software (Ford’s latest). With this setup, buyers can connect their mobile devices wirelessly and connect to the cloud. They also have access to Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Wi-Fi hotspot (subscription based), amongst other infotainment features. Lastly, there is a powerful Ben & Olufsen speaker and an in-built navigation system.
Safety is an important feature that should never be overlooked when purchasing a vehicle. The 2023 Ford Bronco comes with a long list of driver assistance technology features, including parking sensors. Since it is an off-roading vehicle, even though it focuses more on appearance than that, it still has features that make trail driving and rock crawling an easy process.
Some other essential safety features of the 2023 Ford Bronco include lane-keeping assist, forward collision warning, rear cross-traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, etc.
The Bronco Heritage Limited Edition and Heritage Edition will go on sale this year and Ford will reduce the production of the Heritage Limited Edition to 1996 units (to celebrate the debut year of the original Bronco). Orders for the vehicles will open to customers next year, and current Bronco Holders who are waiting for their car will be attended to first. This article explains almost everything you need to know about the 2023 Ford Bronco Heritage Edition and its features.
Is the Ford Bronco Heritage Edition Reliable?
With all that is written above, there is no doubt that the 2023 Ford Bronco Heritage Edition is a reliable vehicle that will give you your money’s worth. This is in terms of appearance, engine performance, off-road performance, and many other factors. The Heritage Edition comes with top-notch safety features and driver assistance features, making it even more reliable.