For the 2022 model year, the Ford Bronco gained a navigation removal option for Job 2 production which was required at the time, meaning that factory navigation was effectively removed from the 2022 Bronco lineup altogether. That particular option has been retained for the 2023 Ford Bronco, sources familiar with the matter have told Ford Authority, but this time around, it isn’t mandatory. Instead, navigation removal is optional, which gives the automaker a way for Bronco orders to be optioned without navigation if it becomes unavailable at some point during the model year.
Currently, Connected Navigation is standard on Everglades, Raptor, Heritage, and Heritage Limited models, while Connected Built-In Navigation is optional on all four of those trims. For the 2022 model year, the navigation removal option was limited to dealer stock units, though it’s unclear if that is also the case with the 2023 Ford Bronco.
As Ford Authority reported last month, the new Bronco Heritage and Heritage Limited Edition are both available with Ford’s dual-top option, which includes both a black soft top and Oxford White-painted modular hardtop – although that option is late availability, just like the Heritage models themselves.
Otherwise, the 2023 Bronco is receiving only a small handful of minor changes for the new model year, including the addition of the HOSS 3.0 suspension system as standard equipment for Wildtrak trims, which was a $2,515 option for the 2022 model year. That upgraded suspension includes Fox 2.5-inch internal bypass dampers, the Ford Performance Severe-Duty upgraded steering rack from the Bronco Raptor, upgraded inner and outer tie rods, a rear stabilizer bar, and off-road competition-inspired spring rates, along with a few additional upgrades. However, it is worth noting that only carryover reservation/order holders are able to access 2023 Ford Bronco order banks at this time.