We’re eagerly awaiting the 2023 Ford Bronco, Ford’s ultimate off-road cruiser. Here’s a look at everything we expect to see in this upcoming midsize SUV, including an extra-rugged new trim model.
What will change for the 2023 Ford Bronco?
There’s an exciting new addition to the upcoming lineup, the limited-edition Bronco DR. Exclusively designed for the roughest bunch of hardcore off-road drivers out there, the Bronco DR is a competitive desert racer.
Under its hood, you’ll find the Ford Coyote 5.0-liter V8 engine. And features like 37-inch mud-terrain tires, beadlock wheels, and multimatic positional selective DSSV dampers add to the Bronco DR’s nimble off-road performance.
And this upcoming Bronco can climb over some serious obstacles. The Bronco DR gives you an approach angle of 47 degrees, a departure angle of 37 degrees, and a breakover angle of 33 degrees.
The Bronco DR isn’t for the faint of heart, however. To create a lighter, quicker performance, this desert racer does away with the air conditioning system, glass windows, and some interior amenities.
As of this writing, Ford says the Bronco DR will be available fall 2022!
Which powertrains will be available for the 2023 Ford Bronco?
There’s little doubt that the upcoming Bronco will be as rugged as ever. That said, we don’t expect any big changes to the powertrain lineup. You’ll be able to choose between the Bronco’s tried-and-true base powertrain and a hefty V6. We’re not giving up hope that the 330-horsepower V6 will be available with the six-speed manual transmission, but Ford’s not making any promises.
The base Bronco powertrain includes:
- 2.3L turbocharged four-cylinder engine (300 horsepower, 325 lb-ft of torque)
- Seven-speed manual transmission
- Four-wheel drive
- Optional 10-speed automatic transmission
- Trail Turn Assist
- Automatic emergency braking
- Hill start assist
- Trailer sway damping
Depending on the trim model, you’ll likely be able to upgrade your Bronco with rugged options, including:
- Turbo 2.7L V6 (330 hp, 415 lb-ft) + 10-speed automatic transmission
- Beadlock-capable wheels
- 35-inch mud-terrain tires
- Shorter final drive ratio with electronically locking front and rear axles
- Lifted suspension
- Heavy-duty rear axle
- Active exhaust
- Modified fender flares
Which features are available for the 2023 Ford Bronco?
Like we said, we don’t expect any major changes for this new Bronco. You should still be able to choose from the same six trim models: Base, Big Bend, Black Diamond, Outer Banks, Badlands, and Wildtrak.
You should also be able to nab a 2023 Bronco Raptor. Introduced for the 2022 model year, the Bronco Raptor is the first of its kind, built to deliver greater off-road speed and rock climbing capabilities.
Just like current Broncos, you’ll be able to create a cabin that’s as luxurious as you like, with options that include leather upholstery and heated seats. On the other hand, some models come standard with marine-grade vinyl upholstery and a floor drain, so you can simply hose them down after a particularly muddy trip.
How can I reserve the 2023 Ford Bronco?
As of this writing, reservations aren’t quite open for the upcoming Bronco. However, we expect this rugged new SUV to hit the streets toward the end of 2022. Give our friendly sales reps a call and we’ll be sure to get back to you as soon as reservations for the 2023 Ford Bronco open!