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2023 FORD BRONCO HERITAGE EDITION DONS A THROWBACK JERSEY

Only 1,966 Of Each Variant Will Be Made

2023 Ford Bronco Heritage Edition Race Red
Image via Ford.

After much reporting, teasing, hinting, and leaking, Ford has decided to finally pull the sheet off the 2023 Bronco Heritage Edition. Let’s take a closer look:

Celebrating An Icon

The 2023 Ford Bronco Heritage Edition will be available in five paint options (Race Red obviously being one of them), contrasted by Oxford White roof panels and accents. It will also be available in both two-door and four-door body styles. further differentiating this neo-classic Bronco is an Oxford White grille with Race Red “FORD” lettering, 17-inch aluminum heritage wheels painted in Oxford White, squared Sasquatch fender flares, and a bodyside stripe. A powder-coated steel capable front bumper with built-in recovery points and integrated fog lamps is standard.

Inside, the 2023 Ford Bronco Heritage Edition units feature plaid cloth seats and exclusive touches, an Oxford White instrument panel that reminds us of old Nintendo consoles, center console badging and exclusive front and rear floor liners. We saw some of the design cues in early design studies on display during the original reveal of the new Bronco.

The new Bronco Heritage Edition is based on the Big Bend series, featuring a 2.3L EcoBoost engine with 7-speed manual or available 10-speed automatic transmission, delivering 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.

2023 Ford Bronco Heritage Edition
Image via Ford.
2023 Ford Bronco Heritage Edition
Image via Ford.

2023 Ford Bronco Heritage Edition

2023 Ford Bronco Heritage Edition

2023 Ford Bronco Heritage Edition Limited
2023 Ford Bronco Heritage Limited Edition. Image via Ford.

2023 Ford Bronco Heritage Limited Edition

Coming as a surprise is the 2023 Ford Bronco Heritage Limited. Based on the Badlands series, this neo-classic SUV adds gloss black-painted 17-inch throwback wheels with classic “dog dish” centers, plus an Oxford White-painted lip around the rim. Other details include a metal “Bronco” script fender badging, leather-trimmed/vinyl plaid seats with white and Race Red accent stitching and unique Heritage Limited console badging.

While it’s not pictured, the Bronco Heritage Limited will begin production exclusively in Robin’s Egg Blue, which is inspired by Arcadian Blue, a color available on the original Bronco in 1966. The mustardy hue you see before you is Yellowstone Metallic, which Ford says is based on the 1971 Prairie Yellow color. Prairie Yellow will have a late model year availability for 2023. Peak Blue is planned for the 2024 model year.

Powering the 2023 Ford Bronco Heritage Limited Edition will be a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine with 330 horsepower and 415 lb-ft, mated to the 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission.

2023 Ford Bronco Heritage Edition And Heritage Limited Production And Pricing

Production for both the 2023 Ford Bronco Heritage Edition and 2023 Bronco Heritage Limited Edition won’t begin until the winter of 2023, so we’ve got a while. Additionally, orders of this collectable SUV family are only available to current Bronco reservation holders who have been patiently waiting in the wing for the past two years. By next year, order will open to all customers, regardless of reservation status.

Ford will build just 1,966 units of each Heritage Limited Edition model to commemorate the year the original Bronco debuted. The 2023 Ford Bronco Heritage will start at $44,305 USD, while the more premium Bronco Heritage Limited will be priced at $66,895

2023 Ford Bronco Heritage Edition Limited

2023 Ford Bronco Heritage Edition Limited

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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