Ford has been well-known at cranking the time machine dial with their most popular models: the throwback profile of the ‘05 Mustang, the short-lived revival of the Thunderbird, the Le Mans-reminiscent shape of the GT, and many historically-based packages. Well, the revived Bronco was already enough to fit this retrospective motif, but the new Heritage Edition models take it to the next level.

The 2023 Heritage Edition is available on the Bronco two- and four-doors, as well as the Bronco Sport SUV. Each one pays homage to the original 1966 Bronco which sparked this bucking off-road utility.

Let’s start with the Bronco. The dead-giveaway is the color palette: a two-tone exterior paint scheme consisting of various Oxford White components, including the modular hardtop roof. The front grille is also white, contrasted by Race Red “FORD” lettering (not quite as large as those seen on the Bronco Raptor, but big enough to be proud of). All four corners are complemented by white 17-inch aluminum wheels, shrouded by squared 60's-inspired fenders and Sasquatch package fender flares; the side profile is completed by a matching sidestripe. The interior is an equally retro-modern fusion of materials. The plaid cloth seats and Oxford White instrument panel stand out. These models come standard with Big Bend equipment, as well as the Bronco Sasquatch pack and H.O.S.S. (High-Performance Off-Road Stability System) 2.0.

2023 Bronco Heritage Limited Edition

If this isn’t exclusive enough for you, you may be interested in the Heritage Limited Edition. This model, built off of the Badlands trim, adds gloss black 17-inch wheels with “dog Dish” centers and a white painted lip. Bronco Heritage Limited Edition models will launch with “Robin’s Egg Blue,” with Yellowstone Metallic being offered later in the year. Peak Blue is planned for the 2024 model year.

Despite being a new offering in the Bronco’s history, the Heritage treatment also extends to the Bronco Sport compact SUV. All models, similar to its big brother, are spearheaded by an Oxford White grille with Race Red lettering, now saying “BRONCO.” The roof matches the white, as do the 17-inch wheels and side stripe. The interior meets the same plaid fate with Race Red and Robin’s Egg Blue accent stitching. This theme is carried throughout the cabin via specially wrapped bits and touchpoints. A Bronco Sport Heritage Limited Edition separates itself with metal “Bronco” fender badging, larger 29-inch all-terrain tires and an altered interior.

Alright, so there are a lot of Heritage models coming out. So, where do they all stand? The Bronco Heritage Edition will start at $45,900-- that includes the $1,595 destination charge. Heritage Limited models start a bit higher at $68,490. The Bronco Sport Heritage starts at $35,840 and increases to $46,250 for the Limited Edition.

The 2023 Bronco Sport heritage and Heritage Limited can be ordered now; the Bronco two- and four-door models will arrive later this year. Ford says models will be prioritized for current Bronco order holders, though orders will open to all customers next year regardless of reservation status.