Ford Bronco Is Going Back to Its Roots with Bronco Heritage Editions

Photo By: Ford

The original Bronco is far and away my favorite version of the Bronco and this news made me smile. The rugged looks, the two-tone paint, and the iconic Bronco script.

Ford is taking Bronco fans back in time to 1966 and the introduction of the original Bronco with the reveal of the 2023 Bronco and Bronco Sport Heritage and Heritage Limited editions.

These special-edition models will be available across the entire Bronco lineup, including; Bronco two-door, Bronco four-door, and Bronco Sport SUVs. Ford will build just 1,966 units of each Heritage Limited Edition model to commemorate the year the original Bronco debuted.

“Bronco captivated America in the mid-’60s with its rugged style and uncompromising off-road agility, a legacy that is still prevalent today. With these new Heritage and Heritage Limited editions, we’re paying respect to Bronco’s roots with nods to some of the signature design cues from the first-generation vehicle, while continuing to build the Bronco Brand with more special editions that our customers want,” said Mark Greuber, Bronco marketing manager.

Bronco Heritage Editions

Bronco Heritage Edition in Race Red

Bronco Heritage Edition in Race Red

Bronco two- and four-door Heritage models are highlighted by a two-tone paint job that includes signature Oxford White accents, including the modular hardtop roof. A unique Oxford White grille features Race Red “FORD” lettering, while 17-inch aluminum heritage wheels painted in Oxford White and a bodyside stripe dial up the throwback looks.

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The 1960s era-inspired squared fenders with Sasquatch-width fender flares provide a visual callback and cover the nearly two-inch wider track. A powder-coated steel front bumper with built-in recovery points and integrated fog lamps is standard.

Heritage Limited models add gloss black-painted 17-inch heritage wheels with classic “dog dish” centers, plus an Oxford White-painted lip for more retro flare.

2023 Bronco Heritage Edition Race Red Interior.
2023 Bronco Heritage Edition Race Red Interior. Photo by Ford

Inside, Bronco Heritage Edition units feature plaid cloth seats and Oxford White instrument panel, center console badging, and exclusive front and rear floor liners.

Heritage Edition models come standard with Big Bend® series equipment and features, including a 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine with a 7-speed manual or available 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission. The engine delivers up to 300 horsepower and 325 lb.-ft. torque*. The Sasquatch® Package with a High-Performance Off-Road Stability Suspension (H.O.S.S.) 2.0 system with long-travel Bilstein® position-sensitive dampers with end-stop control valves and increased ride height is standard, as are 35-inch Goodyear® mud-terrain tires and Dana front and rear electronic locking axles with 4.7:1 final drive ratio.

Bronco Heritage Edition is available in five paint options, 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 Bronco in 1966. The color Yellowstone Metallic, which is based on the 1971 Ford color Prairie Yellow, is planned for late 2023 model year availability. Peak Blue is planned for the 2024 model year.

Heritage Limited Edition models offer the increased capability of Badlands series equipment and features, including a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine with up to 330 horsepower and 415 lb.-ft. torque* mated to the 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission. They are also differentiated with features that include metal “Bronco” script fender badging, leather-trimmed/vinyl plaid seats with white and Race Red accent stitching and unique Heritage Limited console badging.

Bronco Sport Heritage Editions

Bronco Sport Heritage Edition
Bronco Sport is getting in on the heritage action too. Photo by Ford.

For all of you Bronco Sport lovers out there, don’t despair the Bronco Heritage Editions will hit your favorite crossover SUV too.

All models feature signature Oxford White accents, including a uniquely painted roof to mimic the original Bronco style. A unique Oxford White heritage grille features Race Red “BRONCO” lettering, while Oxford White 17-inch aluminum heritage wheels and bodyside stripes heighten the throwback appearance.

Both versions include interior touches such as plaid cloth seats and a Navy Pier instrument panel with Oxford White accenting the bin and door ring. Cloth seats feature heathered Navy Pier with plaid inserts and Race Red and Robin’s Egg Blue accent stitching. A unique Navy Pier microsuede center console and armrests include Race Red stitching. The Bronco Sport MOLLE strap storage system on the front-row seatbacks includes Navy Pier straps and Race Red zipper grips. The Navy Pier color was inspired by the cloth seats that were available in Bronco in the 1980s.

Like the full-size Bronco SUVs, the 2023 Bronco Sport Heritage Edition is built on the Big Bend series, with the proven 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine that puts out 181 horsepower and 190 lb.-ft. of torque*.

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The vehicles feature a H.O.S.S. system with increased ride height, uniquely tuned front struts with hydraulic rebound stops designed to provide a quiet, less jarring off-road experience. In addition, 46-millimeter-diameter monotube rear shocks, antiroll bars and uniquely tuned springs help provide off-road comfort. The Terrain Management System offers five G.O.A.T. Modes because Bronco “Goes Over Any Type of Terrain” and in various conditions. Standard modes include Normal, Eco, Sport, Slippery, and Sand.

Bronco Sport Heritage Edition is available in seven paint options including Robin’s Egg Blue, while Heritage Limited Edition is exclusively available in Robin’s Egg Blue, Yellowstone Metallic, and Peak Blue.

Heritage Limited Edition models add metal “Bronco” script front fender badging and larger 29-inch all-terrain off-road tires with more aggressive, deeper treads that stretch onto the sidewalls for improved off-road traction. Heritage Limited Edition models also upgrade to leather-trimmed seats and include Oxford White door inserts and a unique center console badging.

They are powered by increased performance and off-road capability of the Badlands series, including the more powerful 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine with up to 250 horsepower and 277 lb.-ft. of torque* for high-speed off-road performance.

An advanced 4×4 system with a twin-clutch rear-drive unit with a differential lock can divert virtually all rear axle torque to either wheel, and the G.O.A.T. Modes system increases to seven modes, adding Mud/Ruts and Rock Crawl.

Bronco Sport Heritage and Bronco Heritage Availability and Pricing

2023 Bronco Heritage Lineup
2023 Bronco Heritage Lineup. Photo by Ford

The 2023 Bronco Sport Heritage and Heritage Limited edition models are available to order for all customers now. 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. Orders will open to all customers next year, regardless of current reservation status.

Bronco Sport Heritage Edition MSRP+ will start at $34,245, and the Heritage Limited starts at $44,655. Bronco Heritage will start at $44,305, and Heritage Limited will be priced at $66,895. For more information on the Bronco and Bronco Sport Heritage and Heritage Limited editions, please visit www.ford.com.

I’ll leave you with this fantastic teaser video from the Bronco team.

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