Ever since it returned, the Bronco has established itself as the most impressive off-road SUV in the industry, and the 2023 Ford Bronco is certainly no exception. It continues to be the most adventurous and innovative off-road vehicle out there, with great power, unbelievable capability, and remarkable comfort and technology packed inside it. In other words, no matter what you are looking for in your next off-road SUV, the Bronco has you covered. You can even choose between a two-door and a four-door model, giving you the overall size and cargo capacity that perfectly meets your needs.
At the heart of the Bronco is its fantastic powertrain. Ford gives you two basic engines: you can start with a 300-hp 2.3L EcoBoost or move up to a 330-hp 2.7L EcoBoost if you want more robust performance. To really take things to the next level, the Bronco Raptor features a 418-hp 3.0L EcoBoost engine that is truly remarkable. Every Bronco features standard 4×4, as you would expect, and you can choose from either a 10-speed automatic transmission or a seven-speed manual—though we should note that the manual is only available with the starting engine. This power and the Bronco’s independent front suspension make it surprisingly fun to drive during your daily commute or for running errands.
What is no surprise is that the Ford Bronco is one of the most capable off-road vehicles available. With its Terrain Management System and Goes Over Any Type of Terrain (GOAT) Modes, you remain in control of the Bronco at all times. The High-Performance Off-Road Stability Suspension (HOSS) keeps you comfortable on the trail or highway. The Wildtrak trim with its Sasquatch Package features 35-inch tires, Bilstein Position-Sensitive Dampers, and truly incredible off-road capability. Best of all, you do not have to leave comfort or luxury behind with options like an available 12-inch touchscreen infotainment display, a 10-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system, and heated seating to keep you comfortable all year round.
MSRP: $32,295 [a]
Horsepower (hp): 300-418
Ground Clearance (in): 13.1
Tires (in): 37
Engines and Performance
Three Powerful Engine Options
Engines and overall performance are not always the top concern for people interested in an SUV, but with something like the Ford Bronco, they are truly vital. The Bronco is much more than a mall crawler or a family-friendly crossover designed for daily commutes. This is an incredible piece of machinery that can take you on just about any adventure you can imagine, powered by exceptional engines that make it incredibly fun to drive.
The 2023 Bronco starts with the standard 2.3L EcoBoost four-cylinder engine that delivers 300 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque when you use premium fuel. If you want more power than this, there is an available 2.7L EcoBoost V6 engine that pushes those numbers up to 330 hp and 415 lb-ft of torque, giving you much more to work with on the road or trail. These engines are paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission, though a seven-speed manual is available for the standard engine if you prefer total control over your vehicle. As you would expect, 4×4 is standard on every Bronco, and the SUV features a HOSS suspension that delivers fantastic articulation on the trail and a comfortable ride on the highway.
The available Bronco Raptor takes your experience to the next level with an exclusive 3.0L EcoBoost V6 turbocharged engine that delivers a massive 418 hp and 440 lb-ft of torque. This exceptional level of power really sets the Bronco Raptor apart from any other off-road capable SUV out there. When combined with its HOSS 4.0 suspension and FOX dampers, this engine makes the Raptor one of the most advanced models you can find. This sort of power is fun both on and off the road, so you get the most from your vehicle every day.
Wildtrak and Raptor
One of the things we love most about the Ford Bronco is that it delivers fantastic off-road performance no matter which model you choose. Since every Bronco comes with 4×4 and advanced off-road suspension, you get a great vehicle that can tackle whatever you want to throw at it. That being said, some trims are designed to handle more than others, which is worth keeping in mind if you plan on going after some particularly demanding trails. The Wildtrak trim is one of our favorites if you want to get a feel for the full off-road capability and potential of the 2023 Bronco.
With the Wildtrak, you get the powerful 2.7L V6 engine and an advanced 4×4 system with front and rear locking differentials. You also get a HOSS 3.0 suspension with FOX internal bypass dampers that ensures you can navigate over any obstacle on the trail. The Wildtrak comes with Ford’s Trail Control system, which is like cruise control for off-roading so you can focus on steering, and Trail One-Pedal Drive technology makes it even easier to maneuver through rough terrain. Rugged 17-inch beadlock capable wheels come standard on the Wildtrak, wrapped in 35-inch mud-terrain tires that are ready for anything you encounter while on the trail.
The Bronco Raptor is even more up to the task of tackling any trail you put in front of it, with a beastly 418-hp engine to give you incredible performance. The Raptor features a HOSS 4.0 suspension with FOX Live Valve 3.1 internal bypass semi-active dampers. Revised suspension geometry affords 13 inches of front wheel travel and 14 inches of rear travel. You can get available 17-inch beadlock capable forged wheels on the Bronco Raptor, wrapped in massive 37-inch all-terrain tires that offer fantastic traction. With unique heavy-duty full-vehicle steel bash plates, the Bronco Raptor can go anywhere and take any abuse the trail can offer.
Interior Design and Tech
A Comfortable Adventurer
Not only is the Ford Bronco designed to go anywhere you can imagine, but it has also been made to keep you comfortable and surround you in advanced luxury while it does so. This is something we absolutely love because a lot of off-road models from some other brands are surprisingly barebones offerings that do not bring much with them for you to enjoy. Just because you leave civilization behind to find yourself in nature does not mean you should have to leave technology and luxury behind too.
For starters, the Bronco has one of the best designs for enjoying your time on the trail since you can easily open it up. The top can be lowered, and the doors are removable. Even if you go with a four-door Bronco, you have plenty of space to store all four doors when you are out on the trail. Best of all, Ford’s engineers put the side mirrors on the body of the Bronco just ahead of the door, so you keep full visibility even with them removed. The rear gate is easy to open and has a 150-degree swing, so you can quickly load and unload any gear you need for your time outdoors.
Interior features will depend on the trim you look at but include a standard 8-inch infotainment display, cloth seating, and a seven-speaker sound system with a subwoofer. Available options on higher trims include leather-trimmed seating with heated front seats and a 10-way power driver’s seat with eight-way power front-passenger seat. You can upgrade to a gorgeous 12-inch infotainment display and a 10-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system with a subwoofer. There is an eight-inch color LCD instrument panel for the gauge cluster, along with available options such as a wireless charging pad, a heated and leather-wrapped steering wheel, and cargo storage solutions to make getting the most from your Bronco even easier.
It’s Time to Hit the Trail!
Here at Future Ford of Sacramento, we are incredibly passionate about the entire Ford lineup, but we cannot deny that the Bronco is something special. Every inch of the Bronco has clearly been designed and engineered to deliver the best driving experience—both on and off-road—and make your time with your vehicle as enjoyable as possible. We believe in making your time shopping for your next vehicle as enjoyable as possible, which is why we focus on delivering the highest level of customer service every day. You deserve to shop with people who listen to you, answer your questions, and focus on what you need, which is exactly what you will find with us.
We have put together a fantastic team of folks who will work hard to ensure you have a great car-buying experience and drive away completely happy. One of our friendly and knowledgeable salespeople will work closely with you to ensure you get the perfect vehicle with everything you need. Our financing experts will answer all of your questions and make sure you get help with financing that fits your budget. Finally, our service center and parts department are ready to ensure you keep getting the most from your vehicle for many years. Call or come visit us at Future Ford of Sacramento today to learn more and discover how easy it can be to shop for your next vehicle!