Heritage Editions – 2023 Ford Bronco Sport specs
The 2023 Bronco Sport Heritage Edition and Bronco Sport Heritage Limited Edition pay tribute to the original 1966 truck by incorporating classic design elements. Both models feature a white roof, white rear badging, white 17-inch aluminum wheels, and a white grille with red BRONCO lettering.
The Bronco Sport Heritage Edition is built on the Big Bend trim level and is powered by Ford’s 181-hp turbocharged 1.5-liter inline-three engine, paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. Its suspension includes hydraulic front bump stops and specially tuned springs, part of Ford’s High-Performance Off-Road Stability Suspension (HOSS) system package, and offers five user-selectable “G.O.A.T.” terrain modes for off-road driving. Inside, the Heritage Edition boasts white trim accents, plaid cloth seats, blue-and-red accent stitching, a microsuede center console armrest, and Navy Pier Blue accents on the door panels and dash. Buyers can choose from seven paint options, including a throwback color based on one that was available on the original Bronco.
Despite the availability of various off-road driving modes, it is the suspension that makes the Bronco Sport a capable SUV even on soft trails in its standard drive mode. While the Badlands model offers similar features, the Heritage Limited Edition, priced at $46,250, comes fully equipped with nearly $5000 worth of optional features. The retro-inspired design of the Heritage Edition carries a premium of around $2000 over the equivalent Big Bend model, while the Heritage Edition itself costs approximately $1500 more than the Big Bend. photo: Ford
For off-road enthusiasts, the appeal of classic Broncos, the reborn Bronco, and the Bronco Sport is a combination of capability and aesthetics. The Heritage Editions lean more heavily on the latter, but this does not detract from their off-road performance. Classic Broncos, both stock and modified, can be seen in the viewing areas of off-road races such as the King of the Hammers, a testament to the enduring appeal of the Bronco brand.
2023 Ford Bronco Sport Heritage Editions
|1.5L EcoBoost®||2.0L EcoBoost®|
|Engine type||1.5L Ti-VCT GTDI I-3||2.0L Ti-VCT GTDI I-4|
|Drive type||4×4||Advanced 4×4 with Twin-Clutch Rear Drive Unit|
|Exhaust||Dual Exhaust||Dual Exhaust|
|Transmission type||8-speed Automatic Transmission||8-speed Automatic Transmission; SelectShift® with Paddle shifters|
|Horsepower* (SAE net@rpm)||181 @ 6,000 rpm||250 @ 5,500 rpm|
|Torque* (lb.-ft.@rpm)||190 @ 3,000 rpm||277 @ 3,000 rpm|
|Valve lifters||Roller Finger Follower with Hydraulic Latch Adjustor||Direct acting mechanical bucket|
|Engine block material||Aluminum||Aluminum|
|Cylinder head material||Aluminum||Aluminum|
|Fuel delivery||Direct Injection and Port Fuel Injection||Direct injection|
|Fuel (minimum)||Regular unleaded||Regular unleaded (Premium recommended)|
|EPA-Estimated Ratings Four Wheel Drive (Actual mileage will vary)||25 City/28 Highway/26 Combined||21 City/26 Highway/23 Combined|
|Front suspension||Independent MacPherson strut-type with stabilizer bar, twin-tube hydraulic gas-pressurized shocks|
|Rear suspension||Independent double lateral link semi-trailing arms with stabilizer bar, springs and hydraulic gas-pressurized shocks|
|Traction assist||AdvanceTrac® with RSC® (Roll Stability Control™)|
|Brakes||Power 4-wheel disc with Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)|
|Steering||Electric power-assisted steering (EPAS)|