The six trim levels of the 2023 Ford Bronco Sport are Base, Big Bend, Heritage, Outer Banks, Badlands, and Heritage Limited. A turbocharged 1.5-liter EcoBoost three-cylinder engine (181 horsepower and 190 lb.-ft. of torque) is the base powerplant, but a turbocharged 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine (250 horsepower and 277 lb.-ft. of torque) is available.
The four lowest trims (up to the Outer Banks) get the three-cylinder, while the Badlands and Heritage Limited have the four-cylinder. All Bronco Sports have full-time 4-wheel drive managed by an eight-speed automatic transmission. Their towing capacity ranges from 2,000 to 2,200 pounds, depending on the engine. The EPA has estimated the smaller EcoBoost’s fuel economy at 25 mpg around town and 28 mpg on the open road, while the larger engine is rated for 21 city and 26 mpg highway.
The Base is outfitted with LED headlights, remote keyless entry, a five-mode terrain management system, power side mirrors, black roof rack side rails, a body-color roof, a manual liftgate with flip-up rear glass, single-zone climate control, a 4.2-inch instrument cluster, a tilt/telescopic steering column, fabric seats, a six-way manually adjustable driver’s seat, and 17-inch silver-painted wheels. The Big Bend is upgraded with automatic temperature control with rear air ducts, proximity keyless entry, push-button start, heated power side mirrors, rear privacy glass, Molle tie-down straps, trim-specific fabric upholstery, and 17-inch aluminum wheels.
The Heritage has some aesthetic differences, such as a white-painted roof and accents and a wider palette of exterior colors for a retro-themed look. It also gets LED fog lights, plaid cloth upholstery, a keyless entry keypad, a full-sized spare tire, a trailer tow package, and 17-inch white-painted aluminum wheels.
The Outer Banks starts with the equipment listed for the Big Bend and adds remote engine start (via the FordPass app), leather upholstery, heated front seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a 6.5-inch instrument panel, dual-zone automatic climate control, a heated and leather-wrapped steering wheel, an eight-way power driver’s seat, a six-way power front passenger’s seat, and a driver’s memory system. Its exterior adds signature LED headlights, LED fog lights, a keyless entry keypad, a shadow black roof, precipitation-sensing windshield wipers with a de-icer system, and 18-inch black-finished aluminum wheels.
The Badlands trades some luxury features (like leather seating and a heated steering wheel) for greater off-pavement capabilities through an off-road-tuned suspension, an Advanced 4×4 system with a twin-clutch rear drive unit, and trail control. It also gets automatic temperature control with rear air ducts (a dual-zone automatic system is an option), a seven-mode terrain management system, metal bash plates, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, rear under-seat storage, contoured front bucket seats with unique cloth upholstery, a six-way manually adjustable front passenger‘s seat, and 17-inch aluminum wheels.
Ford positions the Heritage Limited as the top-tier Bronco Sport. It has the Badlands’ equipment list and the Heritage trim’s vintage look. Its other standard features include a power moonroof (which is optional on all other trims minus the Base), dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, a heated and leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather and vinyl-trimmed seating with perforated plaid inserts, remote start, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
Every Bronco Sport comes with Ford Co-Pilot360, a suite of the latest safety technologies. These advancements include collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert, lane-keeping support, and automatic high beams. Rear parking sensors are standard with the Outer Banks and Heritage Limited and optional on the other trims (except the Base). Adaptive cruise control, evasive steering assist, and speed-sign recognition are part of the Co-Pilot360 Assist+ upgrade, which is included with the Heritage Limited and available with the other trims (except the Base). The standard rearview monitor is upgraded to a 180-degree system in the Badlands and Heritage Limited.
All 2023 Bronco Sport trims come with Ford SYNC 3 and an 8-inch touchscreen for infotainment management. This setup consists of a six-speaker sound system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, USB ports, and access to FordPass Connect services. SiriusXM satellite radio is found on every trim but the Base. Navigation (part of the Co-Pilot360 Assist+ package) is included on the Heritage Limited and optional on the other trims (except the Base). A ten-speaker B&O sound system is available for the Outer Banks and Badlands and standard on the Heritage Limited.
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