Ford’s SecuriCode keyless entry keypad has seemingly been dying a slow death over the past several months, as the automaker has removed this convenient option from a host of models including the 2023 Ford Edge crossover, the 2024 Ford Bronco SUV, the 2024 Ford Escape, and the 2024 Ford Maverick pickup, though those that purchase the latter two models can still get the feature installed by a dealer. Now, that list also incudes the 2024 Ford Bronco Sport, which has dropped the SecuriCode keyless entry keypad from the lineup, too.
The SecuriCode Keyless Entry Keypad has been deleted from the 2024 Ford Bronco Sport lineup, but it will be replaced by a dealer-installed option for those that still covet this particular feature. This dealer installed option is called the Illuminated Door Entry Keypad and is a $350 option for all trims in the 2024 Ford Bronco Sport lineup. Previously, the SecuriCode keyless entry keypad was optional on the 2023 Bronco Sport Big Bend, and standard equipment on the Outer Banks and Badlands trims.
In addition to this change, the 2024 Ford Bronco Sport also dropped four exterior colors for the new model year (while gaining two others), its windshield wiper de-icer, and the entry-level Base trim. Meanwhile, the crossover is adding two new packages for the new year – the Black Appearance Package and the retro-themed Free Wheeling Package.
While the Black Appearance Package adds a host of darkened trim to the rugged crossover, the new Free Wheeling Package is more of a retro nod to the past. That particular offering adds reflective red, orange, and yellow gradient graphics on the hood, sides, and liftgate, along with painted Shadow Black steel wheels with red accents, a Shadow Black roof, a silver-painted grille with two-tone Bronco badging, as well as a modified lower front end insert, plus sunset-colored seat inserts inside the cabin.