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)|