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$37,780
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3.3 (Good)

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2023 Base 2dr 4x4
most popular
Price:   -  From $37,780
2023 Base 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $38,935
2023 Big Bend 2dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $42,020
2023 Big Bend 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $42,760
2023 Base Advanced 2dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $44,320
2023 Black Diamond 2dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $44,390
2023 Black Diamond 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $45,130
2023 Black Diamond Advanced 2dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $45,185
2023 Base Advanced 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $45,475
2023 Black Diamond Advanced 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $45,925
2023 Outer Banks 2dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $47,245
2023 Big Bend Advanced 2dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $48,560
2023 Outer Banks 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $48,835
2023 Outer Banks Advanced 2dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $48,835
2023 Big Bend Advanced 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $49,300
2023 Heritage Edition 2dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $49,995
2023 Outer Banks Advanced 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $50,425
2023 Heritage Edition 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $50,485
2023 Badlands 2dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $51,035
2023 Badlands 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $52,325
2023 Everglades 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $55,540
2023 Wildtrak 2dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $59,670
2023 Wildtrak 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $60,210
2023 Heritage Limited Edition 2dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $70,340
2023 Heritage Limited Edition 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $71,380
2023 Raptor 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $88,475

Overview

What's New

Ford resurrected the Bronco SUV in 2021 and introduced the high-performance Raptor in 2022. So, we’re not surprised to see the 2023 Bronco roll into the new model year without any major changes. There are new Bronco Heritage and Heritage Limited Editions that have a similar design to the SUVs from the ‘60s. Besides these new limited-edition models, the Bronco is a carryover model for 2023.

Choosing Your Ford Bronco

With the two new Heritage Editions, the Bronco lineup now spans a total of 10 models: Base, Big Bend, Black Diamond, Outer Banks, Heritage Edition, Badlands, Wildtrak, Everglades, Heritage Limited Edition, and Raptor.

Pricing varies wildly based on trim, as the Base starts at $33,890 and the Raptor costs $75,375 (prices include destination). All of the trims, besides the Everglades and the Raptor, are available in both two- and four-door configurations.

The Bronco shouldn't be confused with the Bronco Sport, which shares a similar-sounding name but is a crossover vehicle based on the Ford Escape.

Engine Choices

The 2023 Ford Bronco is available with three different engines, all of which are turbocharged. A seven-speed manual transmission is standard on the base four-cylinder engine, while a 10-speed automatic transmission is available for $1,595.

The available V6 engines come with an automatic transmission. Adding the V6 engine to the Base, Big Bend, Black Diamond, and Badlands costs $3,490. The Outer Banks is special, since it’s only available with an automatic, which makes the V6 a $1,895 option.

Ford offers the Bronco with multiple four-wheel-drive systems. The base system has a terrain selector, selectable engagement, and a two-speed transfer case. Consumers can also spec the available Advanced 4x4 system that brings automatic engagement and extra terrain select systems. This 4WD system is available on all trims as an option except on the Badlands and Wildtrak. Depending on trim level, body style, and configuration, the Advanced 4x4 system can cost between $795 to $7,385.

Engine TypeHorsepowerTorqueFuel Economy (Combined)
2.3L Turbo 4-Cylinder270 hp310 lb-ft20 mpg
2.7L Turbo V6310 hp400 lb-ft19 mpg
3.0-liter Twin-Turbo V6418 hp440 lb-ft15 mpg

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The two-door Bronco offers seating for up to four people, while the four-door model can seat up to five. Unlike most SUVs, the Bronco has removable doors and roof.

Two-door Broncos aren’t especially roomy, as they offer 22.4 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats and a total of 52.3 cubic feet of total cargo space. The four-door is far roomier with 35.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats and a total of 77.6 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded.

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Safety Features

The entry-level Bronco doesn’t come with a lot of advanced safety features as standard. The Base comes with automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, forward collision warning, and automatic high-beam assist.

Consumers looking for more safety features will have to move up to the Big Bend, Black Diamond, and Badlands, which are available with Ford Co-Pilot360 as part of the Mid Package that’s priced at $1,495. The Co-Pilot360 suite includes blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keeping assist, and rear parking sensors.

The Wildtrak and Outer Banks are available with the $1,295 High Package that includes front parking sensors and a surround-view camera. These trims are also available with a Lux Package that brings evasive steering assist and adaptive cruise control for $3,590. These two features are also offered on the Badlands as part of the $5,085 Lux Package.

Connectivity

The standard infotainment system in the Bronco includes an eight-inch touchscreen, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, four USB ports, and six audio speakers. An eight-inch digital instrument cluster is also standard. Navigation is a part of the Mid Package on the trims where it’s available, while it’s standard on the Outer Banks and Wildtrak.

Springing for the High Package where it’s available brings a 12-inch touchscreen. A 10-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system and a wireless charging pad are available through the Lux Package.

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2023 Ford Bronco Base – MSRP From $33,890

The Base trim is very much an entry-level model with 16-inch steel wheels, LED headlights, tow hooks, and heated exterior mirrors. The cabin features cloth upholstery, six-way manually adjustable front seats, manual climate control, remote keyless entry, a manual tilt-and-telescoping steering column, and power windows.

The Sasquatch Package is the only major one for the Base trim. It costs $6,590 and includes 17-inch wheels, a 4.7 final drive ratio, electronic locking front and rear differentials, high-clearance suspension, high-clearance fender flares, and 35-inch mud-terrain tires. The Sasquatch Package is available on the majority of Broncos, but varies in pricing.

2023 Ford Bronco Big Bend – MSRP From $37,880

Bumping up to the Big Bend brings LED fog lights, a unique grille, 17-inch alloy wheels, 32-inch all-terrain tires, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and tinted windows.

The Mid Package includes dual-zone automatic climate control, ambient footwell lighting, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated front seats, and remote start. The package costs $1,495. The Sasquatch package costs $6,590.

2023 Ford Bronco Black Diamond – MSRP From $40,545

For extra off-roading capability, the Black Diamond is the trim to explore. It adds heavy-duty skid plates, heavy-duty front and rear bumpers, a black grille, rock rails, 17-inch steel wheels, vinyl upholstery, and rubber flooring.

This trim is also available with the $1,495 Mid Package and the $6,090 Sasquatch Package.

2023 Ford Bronco Outer Banks – MSRP From $43,450

Instead of focusing on off-roading, the Outer Banks is more about styling and comfortable off-roading with 18-inch aluminum wheels, upgraded LED headlights, side step rails, and all of the features from the Mid Package on lower trims.

The High Package costs $1,295 and includes extra sound deadening, an LED spotlight, LED approach lights, and the larger infotainment screen.

The Lux Package is priced at $3,195 and brings a heated steering wheel, a universal garage door opener, dual smart charging USB ports, and extra tech features.

The Sasquatch package costs $4,200.

2023 Ford Bronco Heritage Edition – MSRP From $45,900

Consumers can think of the Heritage Edition as an appearance package, as it mostly changes the way the Bronco looks. It includes a two-tone paint job, a modular hardtop roof, a white grille, red badging, 17-inch wheels, fender flares, fog lights, plaid cloth upholstery, and a white instrument panel over the Big Bend’s features.

The Sasquatch Package is standard.

2023 Ford Bronco Badlands – MSRP From $46,690

The Badlands combines the Big Bend’s features with the Black Diamond’s off-roading equipment. It comes with upgraded LED headlights, unique suspension, 33-inch all-terrain tires, a front stabilizer bar disconnect, and electronically locking axles.

Available packages include the $1,495 Mid Package, the $2,790 High Package, and the $4,690 Lux Package. The Sasquatch Package costs $4,090.

2023 Ford Bronco Wildtrak – MSRP From $54,375

Building on the Outer Banks’ list of standard equipment, the Wildtrak adds special graphics, the Sasquatch Package, the 2.7-liter V6 engine, and prewired auxiliary switches.

The Wildtrak is available with the High Package ($1,295) and the Lux Package ($3,195).

2023 Ford Bronco Everglades – MSRP From $55,490

Ford only offers the Everglades as a four-door. The trim is based on the Black Diamond, but adds LED headlights, unique exterior graphics, special front and rear fenders, a winch, a heavy-duty front bumper, an air snorkel, vinyl upholstery, the Mid Package, and the Sasquatch Package.

2023 Ford Bronco Heritage Limited Edition – MSRP From $68,490

For shoppers that want the look of the Heritage Edition, but the off-roading capability of the Badlands, there’s the Heritage Limited Edition. It includes the 2.7-liter V6 engine, leather- and vinyl-trimmed plaid seats, red accent stitching, unique badges, the Lux Package, and the Sasquatch Package.

2023 Ford Bronco Raptor – MSRP From $75,375

The Raptor is the ultimate version of the Bronco and has the most off-roading prowess. It has a unique twin-turbo V6 engine, special long-travel suspension, 37-inch tires, Fox shock absorbers, wider fenders, a vented hood, upgraded brakes, revised axles, a restructured frame, additional cabin bracing, sport seats, an active exhaust system, and unique exterior and interior styling elements.

The only major package on the Raptor is the Lux Package which costs $2,300.

Compare Bronco Trims Side-By-Side

CarsDirect Tip

There are so many 2023 Ford Broncos to choose from – one could argue that there are too many. Consumers looking to do some serious off-roading should look at the Black Diamond, while those that want something a little more comfortable and tech-oriented should check out the Outer Banks.

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Prices & Deals

Expert Review

Pros
  • Mega off-roading capability
  • Easy to live with
  • So many configurations
  • Punchy engines
  • Removable doors and roof
Cons
  • Loud cabin
  • Basic, low-quality cabin
  • One too many options
Expert Rating
3.3 (Good)

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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New Historic Additions. Ford doesn’t try to hide the 2023 Bronco’s rich history. Instead, the American automaker leans into it. While some may have believed that Ford had more than enough Bronco trims and configurations to choose from, the automaker has added a new Bronco Heritage Edition that is a throwback to the SUV from the ‘60s.

The new Bronco Heritage Edition is offered in both two- and four-door variants. It features a two-tone paint job with Oxford White on the hardtop roof, grille, and 17-inch wheels. A body stripe across the side of the SUV’s body finishes off the classic look. Confusingly, Ford is offering the Bronco Heritage Edition along with the Heritage Limited. The latter is available in Robin’s-Egg Blue, which is a new take on the classic Bronco’s Arcadian Blue paint job, and Yellowstone that’s meant to be inspired by Prairie Yellow from 1971.

The Heritage Limited gets a few touches that you won’t find on the Heritage Edition. Limited versions can be equipped with High-Gloss Black painted wheels, metal Bronco-script fender badges, special badges on the console, and leather-trimmed plaid seats. Both Heritage models come with special square fender flares to accommodate the Bronco’s two-inch wider track and the Sasquatch package with the special High-Performance Off-Road Stability Suspension (HOSS) as standard.

The new Heritage models bring the Bronco’s lineup to 10 different models. Eight of the 10 models are available in two- and four-door configurations, plus, you have to consider available engines, what four-wheel-drive system you want, if you want a manual or an automatic transmission, and too many options to write. There’s a lot to go through. So much so that choosing a Bronco can be a difficult task.

Supremely Capable Off-Road. You’ll probably see more Broncos at your local Starbucks than on an off-road trail, which is a shame because the Bronco is at home on tough trails. Even base trims are meant to get dirty, though shoppers can move up to higher trims to get even more capable SUVs or specialized models that are meant to tackle a specific type of terrain.

The base Bronco comes with 4WD, Ford’s HOSS 1.0 system, hill descent control, hill start assist, and 30-inch all-season tires. The Black Diamond thing is where things get really serious. The trim adds heavy-duty front and rear bumpers, skid plates, rock rails, vinyl upholstery, rubber flooring, and a seven-mode terrain management system. The available rubber flooring in the Bronco includes six passive drain plugs that allow owners to hose off the cabin and conveniently drain the dirty water.

Drivers looking to go off-roading regularly should consider the Sasquatch package a must-have. It raises the bar with 17-inch beadlock capable wheels, a 4.7 final drive ratio, front and rear locking differentials, high-clearance suspension, high-clearance fender flares, and 35-inch mud-terrain tires. At roughly $7,000, the package isn’t cheap, but it turns any Bronco into a serious off-roader that can tackle even the most grueling trails. With the package being offered throughout the entire lineup, buyers can get a somewhat affordable Bronco with immense off-roading capability.

For high-speed off-roading, only the Raptor will do. It’s the most powerful Bronco available with a unique turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine that makes 418 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque. It comes with adaptive Fox shock absorbers, 37-inch tires, a reinforced frame, upgraded axles and brakes, extra cabin bracing, an active exhaust system, and a more aggressive design. The Raptor is meant to jump over sand dunes and hit high speeds over loose terrain, but can also rock crawl if asked to. It gives the V8-powered Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 a run for its money.

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More Comfortable Than A Wrangler. Unlike its main rival, the Wrangler, the Bronco has one thing the Jeep doesn’t – an independent front suspension. This may seem insignificant, but the difference means that the Bronco is far more comfortable and stable on the road. Unlike the Wrangler, the Bronco doesn’t require constant steering wheel corrections to stay in a straight line on the highway. Additionally, a bump won’t require the driver to scramble to keep the SUV out of a ditch. The Bronco is an SUV that’s easy to live with, day in and day out.

Just like its cross-town competitor, the Bronco comes with removable doors and either a soft-top roof or a removable hardtop roof. Whether you’re looking to enjoy a warm day or want to be closer to nature when off-roading, the Bronco’s removable body panels allow for easy removal.

The Bronco has some unique touches over the Wrangler, like exterior mirrors that are mounted to the base of the windshield, making them usable when the doors are removed. Drivers that choose a four-door model will find space in the back to store the Bronco’s doors when they’re not attached to the body. On top of these touches, the Bronco also comes with an innovative rack on the dashboard where drivers and passengers can mount GoPros and smartphones to capture their off-roading journeys.

Purpose-Built Interior. While most people will fall in love with the Bronco at first sight, the interior takes a lot of time to get used to. The Bronco’s interior is built to be easy to use and easy to clean. So, you’ll find hard plastics and durable rubber throughout the cabin. That’s not a bad thing if you’re always going off-roading, but if you want something that’s slightly nicer and better equipped, you’ll want to look elsewhere.

The Bronco does come with a competitive list of tech features, which is surprising given the SUV’s off-roading nature. We’re especially surprised to see wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Plus, the Bronco’s standard eight-inch touchscreen comes with Ford’s slick SYNC 4 infotainment system that’s easy to use and has over-the-air-software-update capability. Higher trim levels come with a larger 12-inch touchscreen and a 12-inch digital instrument cluster, which are worthy upgrades for drivers that want some high-tech features with their off-roaders.

Final Thoughts. The 2023 Ford Bronco is one of the best off-roaders on the market. Not only can the Bronco go anywhere while putting a smile on your face, but it also looks great, is comfortable for daily use, and is one of the few SUVs on the market that can act as a convertible. It doesn’t coddle passengers, though, which can be a good or a bad thing depending on what you’re looking for. And finding a model can be as hard as finding a spot to eat after midnight.

The Jeep Wrangler is the Bronco’s most obvious competitor. It offers similar off-roading capability, comes with removable doors and roof, is available in a wide range of configurations, and has a variety of engines. The Wrangler is available with a plug-in hybrid powertrain and a V8, both of which are missing from the Bronco’s lineup.

If you have some room in your budget, the Land Rover Defender is another rugged option that’s similar in size to the Bronco. It has an upscale design, incredible off-roading capability, and is available in configurations that range from two doors with six seats to four doors and eight seats. It’s far more high-tech than the Bronco and more luxurious but is still a durable, rugged off-roader.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 2.3L I-4 / 275 HP / 315 ft.lbs.
Available: 2.7L V-6 / 315 HP / 410 ft.lbs.
Transmission
Standard: 7-spd man w/OD
Available: 10-spd auto w/OD
Drive Type
Part And Full-time Four-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
20 / 21 / 20 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
4
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 2.3L I-4 / 275 HP / 315 ft.lbs.
Available: 2.7L V-6 / 315 HP / 410 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Part And Full-time Four-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
20 / 21 / 20 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Short And Long Arm
Rear Suspension
Rigid Axle Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Full-size Steel
Fuel Tank
16.9 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$65
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
52.3 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
99 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
173.7 "
Exterior Width
75.9 "
Exterior Height
71.9 "
Front Headroom
41.0 "
Rear Headroom
39.8 "
Front Legroom
43.1 "
Rear Legroom
35.7 "
Front Shoulder Room
57.1 "
Rear Shoulder Room
51.8 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
4,286 Lbs. / 4,458 Lbs. / 4,306 Lbs.
Wheel Base
100 "
Turning Radius
Exterior Features
Door Count
2 Doors
Wheels
16.0 " Silver Styled Steel
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone / Tri-coat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated Convex Spotter / Dual Power Remote Convex Spotter
Bumpers
Black With 2 Front Tow Hook(s) / Front Black With 2 Front Tow Hook(s)
Grille Moldings
Black
Rear Spoiler
Exhaust
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
4
Seat Trim
Vinyl / Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
6-way
Front Armrests
6-way
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
50-50 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Siriusxm With 360l Am/fm/satellite, Clock, Seek-scan
Speakers
7 / 6
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Manual
Rearview Mirror
Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
2
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front And Rear
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Pre-collision Assist With Pedestrian Detection Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Pre-collision Assist With Pedestrian Detection Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Ford Co-pilot360 - Auto High Beam Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles

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