The Ford Bronco Sport is the lovable little sibling of the Ford Bronco. Ford surprised everyone in 2021 when it not only brought back the Bronco, which had been missing from the market for 25 years at that point, but also introduced the Bronco Sport. For many drivers, the full-size Bronco, as glorious as it is, is just too much vehicle. It shines in off-road environments, but its bulky build and truck-like fuel economy make it less suitable for everyday driving. That is why Ford decided to make something with the power and presence of the Ford Bronco, just more compact, more fuel efficient, and more affordable. The Ford Bronco Sport was born as a result, and we are proud to offer it to shoppers looking for a versatile vehicle that’s ready for both everyday commuting and weekend excursions.
The 2023 Ford Bronco Sport is a welcome addition to the lineup and is outfitted with features we know drivers are going to love. Ford has successfully combined modern innovation with thrilling performance and stylish looks in the Ford Bronco Sport, and the 2023 model is no exception. Don’t let the dimensions of this subcompact SUV fool you. It has a lot of pep and features that make it the perfect companion for wilderness adventures and an active lifestyle. Here’s a closer look at all of the great features of the 2023 Bronco Sport.
The energetic 2023 Ford Bronco Sport offers two engine options, allowing drivers to choose between the strengths that matter most to them. The standard 1.5L EcoBoost engine gets an EPA-estimated 26 MPG combined and kicks out a solid 181 hp making it fun to drive and responsive when you press the accelerator. The optional 2.0L EcoBoost blends power and fuel efficiency with an EPA-estimated 23 MPG combined and a massive 250 hp for a thrilling behind-the-wheel experience.
You’ll find standard 4X4 capability across the trim lineup, with a more sophisticated twin-clutch 4X4 system on the Badlands and Heritage Limited trims. With this more advanced system, drivers get an upgraded rear-drive unit, which can send torque to a single rear wheel when the other has lost traction. This will help you maintain command of the vehicle in even the trickiest of situations.
One of the things we love to tell our customers about is the water-fording ability of the 2023 Ford Bronco Sport. Thanks to its high ground clearance, that surprise stream is no match for you in this vehicle. Plus, when you equip it with the available all-terrain tires, you get a 30.4-degree approach angle, a 20.4-degree breakover angle, and a 33.1-degree departure angle, making this subcompact SUV ready to tackle rough terrain with ease. Add to that the High-Performance, Off-Road, Stability, Suspension (HOSS) system, and you’ll feel balanced and in control, even when the ground beneath you is anything but.
Finally, we can’t forget to mention the Terrain Management System with its seven available Goes Over Any Terrain (GOAT) modes. There are five modes standard on all trims: Normal, Eco, Sport, Slippery, and Sand. Meanwhile, upgrade to the Badlands or Heritage Limited, and you get the addition of Mud/Ruts and Rock Crawl modes. It’s very clear that the Ford Bronco Sport is prepared to take you just about anywhere your adventurous spirit wants to go.
Inside the 2023 Ford Bronco Sport, between its cabin and cargo area, you’ll find features that will excite and delight you. Getting to great off-road destinations usually involves a bit of a trek; it’s rare that there’s one just around the corner from the city or the suburbs. So it’s important that your off-road vehicle can keep you and your passengers comfortable and store all of your gear without issue. The 2023 Ford Bronco Sport meets those needs.
It’s loaded with cargo and storage space, starting with the 65.2 cu.ft. of storage space you’ll get when you fold down the rear seats. Those rear seats boast a 60/40-split fold-flat design, giving you lots of ways to configure that rear area and make room for your passengers and stuff. Upper trims get the addition of hidden storage beneath the rear seats, which is ideal for concealing valuables.
MOLLE panels are available on the seat backs for stashing small items like flashlights and snacks. Drivers can also add the optional Cargo Management System to the trunk, which can double as a camping table for times when you need to map out your hike or spread out your lunch. You’ll also find zippered storage pockets inside the vehicle. Thanks to the high roof, you can store two bicycles standing upright.
Tall passengers will also be comfortable in this vehicle thanks to the extended Safari-style roof. The contoured bucket seats will hug bodies and reduce fatigue on long drives. Meanwhile, you and your front-seat passenger will be content thanks to the available power-adjustable front seats––eight-way for you and six-way for your passenger. Everyone can enjoy the view on the way to the destination with the available power moonroof.
Things can get messy when you’ve been kayaking or hiking, which is why there are available easy-to-clean floor mats for the 2023 Ford Bronco Sport. In fact, the upper trims get rubberized mats. Other features to be found as you move up the trims include heated leather-trimmed seats and a heated steering wheel, so drivers who want a touch of luxury can have it.
The ultimate off-road adventure requires the ultimate in technology, and the 2023 Ford Bronco Sport has you covered in that department. It supplies a generous collection of standard driver-assist features as part of the Ford Co-Pilot360 suite. These include a Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert, Auto High-Beam Headlights, a Lane-Keeping System, and Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking. Together, these features can help you avoid some of the most common types of collisions and give you added confidence in all sorts of situations.
In addition to the standard driver-assist features, there is also the available Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist+ package, with tons of impressive and intuitive features. For starters, it includes Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go and Lane Centering, which will help you maintain your desired speed while making adjustments when necessary to keep a safe distance between you and other vehicles. The Stop-and-Go feature lets the Bronco Sport come to a full stop and pick back up when it senses the vehicle in front of you driving away. You’ll also get Evasive Steering Assist as part of Co-Pilot360 Assist+, which uses radar and cameras to determine a possible crash and help steer your vehicle out of harm’s way. Finally, it even includes SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link to help you stay up to date on road conditions en route to your destination. Plus, should you get lost, it has breadcrumb navigation that remembers your route when you’re out on the trails.
As for infotainment, the standard SYNC 3 system has an eight-inch touchscreen where you can see your smartphone apps, music, navigation, and more. It comes standard with voice recognition for many commands, but you can add voice-activated navigation for even more hands-free functions. While you’re driving, your phone can be charged on the available wireless charging pad, and you can enjoy tunes on the available B&O sound system.