In recent weeks, Ford Authority spies have spotted the 2023 Ford Bronco Heritage Edition in both two- and four-door configurations, both of which were wearing some unique features that set each apart from the rest of the SUV’s lineup. Earlier this month, the 2023 Ford Bronco Sport Heritage Edition leaked via a VIN decoder posted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Now, both of these 2023 Ford Bronco Heritage Edition models have been officially revealed.
The Ford Bronco Heritage and Heritage Limited Edition feature plenty of retro-inspired goodness that pays tribute to the original, 1966 model in more ways than one. Available in both two- and four-door configurations, the Heritage features a two-tone paint job with Oxford White accents including the modular hardtop, the front grille – which is also adorned with Race Red “Ford” lettering, 17-inch aluminum heritage wheels, and a bodyside stripe.
Other notable exterior features include squared-off Sasquatch-width fender flares inspired by the first-gen Bronco that give it a two-inch wider track and a powder-coated steel capable front bumper with built-in recovery points and integrated fog lamps. Heritage Limited models add gloss black-painted 17-inch heritage wheels with “dog dish” centers and an Oxford White-painted lip.
The Bronco Heritage Edition is available in five different exterior colors, while Bronco Heritage Limited Edition is exclusively available at launch in Robin’s Egg Blue, which is a throwback color based on Arcadian Blue, available on the original 1966 Bronco. Yellowstone Metallic – based on the 1971 hue dubbed Prairie Yellow – is planned for the late 2023 model year, while Peak Blue will be added for the 2024 model year.
The 2023 Ford Bronco Heritage Edition is based on the Big Bend trim, and as such, comes equipped with the turbocharged Ford 2.3L I-4 EcoBoost engine and seven-speed manual transmission or the 10-speed automatic as an option. The Bronco Heritage Limited is based on the Badlands and comes standard with the twin-turbocharged Ford 2.7L V6 EcoBoost and 10-speed automatic, along with unique features such as “Bronco” script fender badging,
Inside, Bronco Heritage Edition units feature plaid cloth seats, an Oxford White instrument panel, center console badging, and front and rear floor liners. The Heritage Limited is fitted with leather-trimmed/vinyl plaid seats with white and Race Red accent stitching and unique Heritage Limited console badging.
The 2023 Bronco Sport Heritage and Heritage Limited edition models are available to order for all customers now, while 2023 Bronco two- and four-door models will go on sale later this year, with initial orders prioritized for current Bronco order holders awaiting their vehicle, as Ford Authority reported earlier this week. Orders will open to all customers next year, regardless of current reservation status. Both Heritage Limited Edition variants for the Bronco and Bronco Sport will enjoy a 1,966 unit production run to commemorate the first model year of the original model.
The 2023 Ford Bronco Sport Heritage models feature similar upgrades, with an Oxford white painted roof, a heritage grille with Race Red “Bronco” lettering, 17-inch aluminum heritage wheels, and bodyside stripes. Inside, the Heritage features heathered Navy Pier cloth seats with plaid inserts and Race Red and Robin’s Egg Blue accent stitching, a Navy Pier instrument panel, Oxford White accents on the bin and door ring, a Navy Pier microsuede center console, Race Red stitching on the armrests, and Navy Pier straps and Race Red zipper grips for the Molle panels.
Based on the Big Bend, the Heritage model is equipped with the turbocharged Ford 1.5L I-3 EcoBoost engine, H.O.S.S. system with increased ride height, uniquely tuned front struts with hydraulic rebound stops, 46-millimeter-diameter monotube rear shocks, antiroll bars, Terrain Management System, and five G.O.A.T. Modes. The Bronco Sport Heritage Edition is available in seven paint options including Robin’s Egg Blue, while the Heritage Limited Edition is exclusively available in Robin’s Egg Blue, Yellowstone Metallic, and Peak Blue.
The Heritage Limited Edition – which is based on the Badlands trim – adds metal “Bronco” script front fender badging, larger 29-inch all-terrain off-road tires, leather-trimmed seats, Oxford White door inserts, and unique center console badging. Power comes from the turbocharged Ford 2.0L I-4 EcoBoost powerplant, while the Heritage Limited also features the advanced 4×4 system with a twin-clutch rear-drive unit and differential lock, along with seven G.O.A.T. modes.
The Bronco Sport Heritage Edition features an MSRP of $34,245, while the Heritage Limited starts at $44,655. The Bronco Heritage will start at $44,305, while the range-topping Heritage Limited is priced at $66,895.
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Red with new white wheels is pretty nice looking.
LOVE all these new models, but sure wish Ford would announce a Bronco hybrid and Bronco EV.
I really like the look. I especially like the white roof and its reflective properties during the blisteringly hot summer. I’m still not clear on who can order the retro Bronco. Is the article saying they will take 1,966 new orders this year? Well, just when I gave up on Bronco and am waiting to see the new 4Runner. I guess I can’t order either anytime soon. The waiting continues….
Wait, so you SAY you gave up on the Bronco and your alternative was the 4Runner? Why would you go from an off-roading oriented vehicle to one that is better off trying to tackle those viscous potholes in the mall parking lot?
Actually, I started wanting the 4Runner, then the Bronco, and am now in the undecided camp. My next vehicle purchase is in about 2 years, so I can wait to see how both pan out. Ford’s quality issues really concern me and I want to see some real world results from the Bronco and what the next generation 4Runner has. My “off roading” is dirt roads, getting to a fishing hole, and maybe a dash of Over Sand Vehicle surf fishing. Either is more than adequate for what I’ll realistically do with it, but I agree that the Bronco would do it better and can do it with a manual transmission. But, for going to that mall, I really like the full slide power window on the 4Runner.
I have to admit, Ford really nailed it with these retro looks. They look awesome and stand out. And the white steel wheels… look fantastic.
This is how they should have looked in the first place.
Great, I think I’ll order one today. Should have it by 2024
I think the colors add a lot. Hope this is the start of a trend away from all black vehicles.
Wow, do those paint jobs ever bring back memories!! Well done. My grandson just took delivery of his new Bronco Sport. Too bad these paint schemes weren’t available. Cool.
Too bad you can’t get one. Maybe 2024?