After the last year’s, so-much-awaited revival of the iconic nameplate, we expect that the 2023 Ford Bronco will carry on without more important changes. It will represent the second production year, so we are pretty sure that there will be no significant updates. However, some sources speculate about the new color options, which could resemble paint choices from the previous eras.
In any case, the overall layout will remain the same and that means that you may count on familiar pros and cons. Of course, the first thing that comes to mind about this SUV is excellent off-road performance, but we also like the engine offer very much, as well as the fact that you can choose models with a manual gearbox. Also, we like the variety of customization options, as well as a pretty decent interior quality. The amount of tech features is also pretty respectable, and all these features make the new Bronco a worthy rival to the Jeep Wrangler.
As there are no significant changes to come, we presume that the 2023 Ford Bronco and Bronco Raptor will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year.
2023 Ford Bronco and Bronco Raptor: Design
As we’ve just mentioned, this will be the second production year of the revived generation, so most of the things will remain the same. According to some sources, the biggest novelty will be the introduction of new Blue and a few more finishes, which will closely resemble vintage Bronco paint options. Other than that, the 2023 Ford Bronco will continue in the same way, offering excellent off-road performance. Base models can feature ground clearance of up to 11.6 inches, while you may also count on goodies like locking differentials, disconnecting sway bars, skid plates and selectable drive modes.
The Bronco Raptor brings further upgrades. Besides exclusive visual details, this version brings suspension upgrades, including Fox shocks, heavy-duty rear axle, higher ground clearance (13.1 inches) etc.
The same thing is with interior design. This SUV looks pretty interesting from the inside, starting from a rugged dashboard design that utilizes a lot of truck-like design solutions. Also, most materials are hard to the touch but they also seem very durable. The amount of tech features is pretty generous, while you may also count on a lot of customization options, including removable doors and roof panels.
Of course, the 2023 Ford Bronco will continue in two familiar layouts, with two or four doors. The two-door model is significantly shorter and offers less passenger space. Also, the cargo volume is pretty modest, as you may count on just 22.4 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats and 52.3 cubic feet of the total volume.
The four-door model features a significantly longer wheelbase and way more legroom in the second row. Also, the cargo area is much bigger and offers around 35.6 cubic feet behind the second row and 77.6 cubic feet of the total volume.
This aspect shouldn’t bring bigger changes either. Therefore, base models should come standard with goodies like an 8-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, HD Radio, satellite radio, a six-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, four USB ports, a Wi-Fi hot spot, an 8-inch digital gauge cluster, an analog speedometer, remote keyless entry, push-button start, and remote start. Among available features, you can find goodies like a 12-inch touch screen, navigation, a 10-speaker sound system, wireless device charging, two additional USB ports, a 12-inch digital gauge cluster, dual-zone automatic climate control, and proximity keyless entry.
When it comes to safety features, base models should come standard with goodies like a rearview camera, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, automatic high beams etc. Also, count on upgrades like front and rear parking sensors, surround-view camera, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control etc.
2023 Ford Bronco and Bronco Raptor Engines
Under the hood, the 2023 Ford Bronco and Bronco Raptor will continue in the same way. The base Bronco will continue with a 2.3-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 300 horsepower. Besides good dynamics, the thing we like about this engine is that it can be paired with a new 7-speed manual, along with the 10-speed automatic.
A 2.7-liter V6 with 330 horsepower is available and unlike the base engine, it comes with a 10-speed automatic only. Finally, the 2023 Ford Bronco Raptor comes with a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6, which is good for 400 horsepower. This one also comes with a 10-speed automatic as the only transmission choice.
2023 Ford Bronco Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2023 Ford Bronco and Bronco Raptor will hit the market in the last quarter of the year. The starting price should go around 30.000 dollars, while the Bronco Raptor is expected to go around 70.000 dollars.