2023 FORD BRONCO REDESIGN – REVIEW
The Ford Bronco is among the most iconic classic automobiles ever built. The original model was a hit due to its accessibility and many other reasons.
Since the beginning, they have proven to be capable off-road machines with a sturdy appearance. Since the recent relaunch of the Bronco model, Ford has already delivered various unique models, such as The Outer Banks package and the ultra-fast Raptor.
Even though the latest Bronco is a great performer, some miss the timeless design of older models.
Fortunately, in an exclusive render created for HotCars, Rostislav Prokop reimagined the classic 1978 Bronco as a modern-day truck.
This two-door vehicle looks like its home in the desert it’s depicted in and could make waves in the United States. Find out how this car pays tribute to the classic with an abundance of contemporary Ford designs.
What’s New in 2023?
2023 Ford Bronco commemorates the classic days with a unique Bronco Heritage Edition for both four-door models. It offers a vintage 1960s design. It is based on Ford’s Big Bend trim with the Sasquatch package.
The Bronco Heritage Edition comes with a 300-horsepower turbo 2.3-liter with either a seven-speed manual transmission or an option of a 10-speed automatic transmission. The throwback style includes a white grille, a white roof, and a set of 1960s-inspired wheels.
It is more costly Heritage Limited Edition, based on the Badlands trim model, features a bronco-scripted fender badge made of metal and leather-trimmed plaid seats and Heritage Limited badging on the center console.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
How is the interior? As with other off-road vehicles, the procedure for getting in or exiting the Bronco may require an extended move up or down and back; however, numerous grab handles in the cabin assist. We want the grab handles in front to be located on the pillars of the windshield instead of the dashboard.
However, they’ll work when needed. Inside, the comprehensive adjustments for the driver’s seat and the steering wheel ensure that all gauges and controls are within easy reach. We love the vast and chunky physical controls; their size and location allow them to be easily seen and operated even when wearing gloves.
The significant headroom makes the interior of the Bronco appear larger. This is also true for the rear seats, even with two-door models. However, accessing the seats on the second-door Bronco could be uncomfortable because the front seats do not allow enough space to move forward.
What is the Bronco perform? If you stick to the turbo four-cylinder model or go for the turbo V6 option, the Bronco is a smooth and reliable performance for everyday driving thanks to the quick-shifting 10-speed auto transmission.
The extra power from the V6 allows on-ramps and quick merges to be more enjoyable. The V6 Bronco can reach 60 mph from a stop within 7.3 seconds, which is decent considering the vast tires and four-door design.
The forceful braking results in many nosedives, which is standard for off-road SUVs; however, emergency stopping distances were longer than we’d prefer. At 60 miles per hour, a panic stop required 146 feet. We usually see this type of distance in heavy-duty pickup trucks.
It’s worth noting that our testing Bronco was fitted by the Sasquatch off-road option with its tough tires; however, other Broncos that we’ve tested using more abrasive rubber have stopped 10 feet further, but that’s still more than what we’d like to see.
The most impressive feature lies in control. With the independent suspension in front, the steering wheel of the Bronco provides confidence and stability to the driver even when driving at speeds that are freeway.
Although you shouldn’t expect a rush when driving on bumpy roads, you’ll be pleased to know that steering during long-distance drives will not leave you exhausted.
How do you feel about the 2023 Ford Bronco Redesign Review? Although it’s not a luxurious car, it is a comfortable vehicle. Bronco offers more space than a comparable Jeep Wrangler, and it’s most directly compared to. The seats in the Bronco have more support and have enough adjustment to help reduce fatigue on long highway drives. The truck-based design means the ride is more firm and bouncy than other SUVs but not enough to convince you to drive it less.
The readily available and highly effective dual-zone climate control lets you alter the level of the auto-setting, along with the heating front seat. They are speedy. This is great when you’ve shut doors in the day’s cold. The removable hardtop allows in plenty of wind noises at all speeds, which can drag down the performance of the Bronco in this area. There were also numerous vibrations and rattles that we experienced during our testing off-road.
Safety and Driver-Assistance features
The 2023 Ford Bronco Redesign Review is equipped with various driver assistance technology, such as automatic high beams and parking sensors. Additionally, it has devices that make low-speed trail driving and rock crawling more comfortable. For more details on the Bronco’s crash tests, go to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites. The most important safety features are:
- Automatically-generated emergency brakes
- Blind-spot monitoring is available, as well as rear cross-traffic alerts
- Lane-departure assistance and lane-keeping aids are available.
Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
Ford offers a competitive warranty and powertrain guarantee that’s in line with most of its competitors. However, it does not provide the maintenance services that competitors offer.
- Limited warranty for up to 36,000 miles or three years.
- The powertrain warranty is valid for five years or 60,000 miles.
- No maintenance schedule is free.
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