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Revealed: The 2023 Ford Bronco and Sport Heritage Editions and Heritage Limited Editions

Revealed: The 2023 Ford Bronco and Sport Heritage Editions and Heritage Limited Editions

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Today, on Bronco Day, Ford introduced the Heritage Edition and Heritage Limited Edition Bronco and Sport: two appearance packages built on the Big Bend and Badlands trims with design cues from the 1960s.

What is Bronco Day? Bronco historian Todd Zuercher shares the story of August 11.

Vehicles that Combine the Best of Both Worlds

These special-edition models pay homage to the 1st Generation of Broncos while harnessing the power, technology, and comfort of the 6th Gens.

All four variations –– the Bronco Heritage Edition and Bronco Heritage Limited Edition, and the Bronco Sport Heritage Edition and Bronco Sport Heritage Limited Edition –– feature Oxford White gloss roofs, Race Red FORD lettering in the grilles, throwback wheels, and Bronco in script on the front fenders. White bodyside stripes are another callout to the original era of Bronco.

Squared-off fenders and flares on the Bronco are another nod to the 60s, though this style shows up on the Everglades as well. Then design details start deviating. Let’s break down what each of these models look like and what comes on them, the cost, and how to get one –– and when you might be able to.

The MY23 Bronco Heritage Limited Edition

This trim is the more exclusive option of the two Broncos. Only 1,966 will be made, honoring the first year of Bronco.

In addition to the style details above, the Heritage Limited Edition Bronco has metal Bronco fender badging, leather-trimmed vinyl plaid seats with white and Race Red accent stitching, an Oxford White instrument panel, and unique Heritage Limited Edition console badging. Those who saw the Pope Francis Center First Edition Bronco might find the dashboard familiar.

Heritage Limited models come with gloss black-painted 17″ heritage wheels with “dog dish” centers, plus an Oxford White painted lip.

Built on the Badlands, the Heritage Limited Edition comes with all the capability and hero switches of that trim. Sasquatch package with the HOSS 2.0 system and 35″ Goodyear tires are standard, and you’ll get front and rear lockers, stabilizer bar disconnect, and Trail Turn Assist.

It’s offered in a 2- or 4-door version, and you get the 2.7L EcoBoost engine and 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission. You can expect up to 330 horsepower and 415 lb.-ft. torque when running on premium fuel.

The Heritage Limited Edition will only come in Robin’s Egg Blue (seen here) at launch. Yellowstone Metallic, featured above and based on the 1971 Prairie Yellow, is planned as a late availability color for 2023. And eventually, in 2024, Peak Blue will be introduced.

This model is priced at $66,895 ($1,595 destination fee not included). Dealers have been allocated at least one Heritage Limited Edition Bronco 2- or 4 -door in either 23MY or 24MY. Talk to your dealer about ordering when banks open.

The MY23 Bronco Heritage Edition

The “volume” option of the two Heritage Broncos, this trim is not limited to 1,966 a year and has a slightly wider color palette to choose from: Race Red, Shadow Black, Carbonized Gray, Azure Gray, and Cactus Gray.

In addition to the Oxford White hard top and grille, bodyside striping, and FORD lettering, the Heritage Edition Bronco has Bronco fender badging –– except the script is done in vinyl, not metal. Inside, you’ll find plaid cloth seats and the Oxford White instrument panel, center console badging, and exclusive front and rear floor liners.

Heritage Edition models come with 17″ aluminum 4-slot wheels painted in Oxford White. Built on the Big Bend Bronco, and with Sasquatch package also standard, the Heritage Edition will feature the tech and capability of its donors: front and rear lockers, Trail Turn Assist, and 35” Goodyear tires.

Get it in a 2- or 4-door version. The standard engine is the 2.3L EcoBoost, and you can upgrade to the 2.7L. Choose between the 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission or the 7-speed manual. Like the standard series Big Bend, with this engine, you can expect up to 300 horsepower and 325 lb.-ft. torque when running on premium fuel.

This model will start at $44,305 ($1,595 destination fee not included) and will first be available to current Bronco reservation and order holders waiting for their vehicle. Next year, the Heritage Edition Bronco ordering will be open to all customers. Talk to your dealer about ordering when banks open.

Bronco Sport Heritage Additions

Just when you thought you were getting the hang of these trims, we’ll cover the next two legacy-inspired models: The Bronco Sport Heritage versions.

Though the Bronco Sport SUV is new to the family formed back in 1960, it shares the same lineage as Bronco, and because of that Ford wanted to give it its own Heritage trims.

Like the two Bronco versions and as a reminder from above, the Sport features an Oxford White painted roof, white grille with Race Red FORD lettering, bodyside stripes, and Bronco in script on the fenders –– metal based of the Gen 1 Bronco on the Heritage Limited and vinyl on the Heritage. Both Sport Heritage trims get 17” Oxford White aluminum wheels, and a heritage-inspired set of colors give the Sport its place in this matching legacy lineup.

The interiors of the Sport Heritage Limited Edition and Sport Heritage Edition both feature plaid cloth seats and a Navy Pier instrument panel with Oxford White accenting. The heathered Navy Pier cloth seats are reminiscent of the cloth seats in the1980s Broncos. Plaid inserts have Race Red and Robin’s Egg Blue accent stitching. The Race Red accents continue throughout the vehicle: the Navy Pier microsuede center console and armrests include Race Red stitching; and the Bronco Sport MOLLE strap storage system on the front-row seat backs includes Navy Pier straps and Race Red zipper grips.

Let’s go over the differences.

The MY23 Bronco Sport Heritage Limited Edition

Like Bronco, the Sport Heritage Limited Edition is the more exclusive option, with only 1,966 being made for MY23. Also, like Bronco, the Limited Edition models receive their Bronco script in metal on the front fenders. Heritage Limited Edition models upgrade to leather-trimmed seats and include Oxford White door inserts and unique center console badging.

The Bronco Sport Heritage Limited Edition gets features from the Badlands trim it is built on: Larger 29” all-terrain off-road tires, the 2.0L EcoBoost engine with up to 250 horsepower and 277 lb.-ft. of torque with premium fuel, 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 with seven modes including Mud/Ruts and Rock Crawl.

Heritage Limited Edition is exclusively available in Robin’s Egg Blue, Yellowstone Metallic, and Peak Blue.

This model will start at $44,655 ($1,595 destination fee not included) and will first be available to order for all customers now. Talk to your dealer about ordering.

The MY23 Bronco Sport Heritage Edition

Our last model to cover is the Bronco Sport Heritage Edition.

Built on the Sport Big Bend, this trim comes with the 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine that puts out 181 horsepower and 190 lb.-ft. of torque with premium fuel. The Sport Heritage Edition offers five G.O.A.T. Modes, including Normal, Eco, Sport, Slippery, and Sand.

Bronco Sport Heritage Edition is available in seven paint options including Robin’s Egg Blue.

This model will start at $34,245 ($1,595 destination fee not included) and will first be available to order for all customers now. Talk to your dealer about ordering.

Stay tuned to the Bronco Nation for walkaround videos on these trims, order guide details, and information and updates on how to convert your order!

Like these trims? Love these trims? Do you plan on getting one at some point? Let us know in the forums.

Comment(10)

  1. I enjoyed seeing this. I like the idea of the Heritage models and it is good to see the Bronco Sport included!! The new colors look great to me also!

  2. Wow. Looks great but way overpriced . Fords not afraid. You can order now (soon)
    But you’ll get it a year or more from now. Ford keeps coming up with new toys but can’t deliver on ones we ordered 2 yrs ago. But now we all know it.

  3. I waited 10 months and I am in no way disappointed. My loaded Big Bend delivers. Never knew I could even love a car this much! Thank you Ford!!

  4. So, is a Badlands-based MY23 Heritage Edition not available? Only in the limited edition? I *really* want to get the Heritage package with a Badlands. Race Red/White is the one.

  5. You show the Limited Edition with a manual transmission and tan leather seats-yet the written description only offers the automatic transmission. Does the Limited Edition come with a manual transmission? How does one order any of these?

  6. Thankfully there’s not a single aspect of these versions that I’m interested in outside of the plaid interior. I wouldn’t mind a painted roof option, but not white. So no impact to my order…

  7. Can you clarify if the top is modular? Meaning, are the side windows in the white top removable? Is there a functional roof “Gunner Hatch” in the 2-door?

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