Details, Features & Acceleration of 2023 Ford Bronco
2023 Ford Bronco can take you anywhere, whether crunching through dense forest trails or quietly idling up to a McDonald’s drive-thru window. The four-wheel-drive Bronco is arguably the most exciting off-roader since the Jeep Wrangler. The Ford comes in both two- and four-door body styles, and it is designed to do everything a Wrangler can. Yes, the doors on the Bronco can be removed just like a Wrangler but only the Ford retains its mirrors. The Bronco suffers from noticeably less road noise when traveling the highways between puddles. It has more base horsepower too, with output ranging between a 300-hp turbocharged 2.3-liter inline-four and a 330-hp twin-turbo 2.7-liter V-6. If one seeks more than that, then you can feast on the 418-hp Bronco Raptor. With a huge array of models, trims, and optional equipment the Bronco offers vast configurability that allows it to fit a wide range of needs.
This year, Ford celebrates the good old days with a special Bronco Heritage Edition for both two- and four-door models, that brings back a classic 1960s look. Based on the Big Bend trim with the Sasquatch package, the Bronco Heritage Edition comes with the 300-hp turbo 2.3-liter with either a seven-speed manual or available 10-speed automatic transmission. The Heritage Edition includes a white grille, white roof, and a set of ’60s-inspired wheels. A more expensive Heritage Limited Edition, based on the Badlands trim level, comes with metal Bronco-script fender badging. Along with leather-trimmed plaid seats, and Heritage Limited badging on the center console.
Engine & Performance
A tad disappointing, the Bronco doesn’t come with eight cylinders. Instead, there’s a standard 300-hp turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder. Or an optional 330-hp twin-turbo 2.7-liter V6. A powertrain is mated with a 10-speed automatic transmission bolting to both gas engines, but a seven-speed manual is only compatible with the smaller one. Every Bronco sends power to all four wheels, and its independent front suspension is more traditional than Jeep’s front stick axle. Other options include 35-inch mud-terrain tires, Beadlock capable wheels, and electronic locking front and rear differentials. The steering is more precise than the Wrangler’s wheel, but the Ford simply handles better overall. While being equipped with the largest tires and softest suspension, there’s significant brake dive. Both the two- and four-door Bronco models are rated to tow 3500 pounds.
|2023 Ford Bronco Mileage||City||Highway|
|Automatic||20 mpg||22 mpg|
|V6 Powered||17 mpg||17 mpg|
According to EPA, the regular four-cylinder engine with automatic transmission delivers 20 mpg in city and 22 mpg on highway. But with Sasquatch pack that consists oversized tires and V6 engine delivers combined 17 mpg.
|2023 Ford Bronco Dimensions|
|Cargo Volume||36 ft3|
The brand’s latest in-dash Sync 4 software powers the 8.0- or 12.0-inch touchscreen that’s integrated into the middle of the Bronco’s dashboard. The setup allows OTA updates and can connect to the cloud and the user’s smartphone wirelessly. The infotainment system also supports a host of modern infotainment features that include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a subscription-based Wi-Fi hotspot.
|2023 Ford Bronco Trims||Price (USD)|
|Big Bend||$38,000 (est)|
|Black Diamond||$40,000 (est)|
|Outer Banks||$43,000 (est)|
|Heritage Limited Edition||$68,490|
The base Bronco starts at $33,000 but upgrading to upper trims gets expensive quickly. Our recommended configuration would be the four-door with the more powerful engine and equipped off-road hardware to live up to its roots. This points towards the Bronco Wildtrack, which comes standard with 17-inch beadlock-capable wheels and huge 35-inch mud-terrain tires.
2023 Ford Bronco Performance, 1/4 Mile & Top-Speed
|2023 Ford Bronco Specifications||Specs|
|0-60 MPH||6.2 sec|
|0-100 MPH||19.1 sec|
|1/4 Mile||15.0 sec|