The carmaker has announced the 2023 Ford Maverick will be available for retail order next month.
Today Ford re-opens its retail order banks for the Explorer, Ranger, Bronco Sport, and Edge. The 2023 Ford Maverick was expected to be among them, but it’s delayed for more than a month.
On the Internet forums dedicated to the model, they are talking about September 15 as a new estimated date for the start of ordering.
For the 2023 model year, Ford adds an entry-level off-road capable Tremor version to the Maverick lineup. More precisely, a $2,995 Tremor Off-Road Package and a $1,495 Tremor Appearance Package will be available to order in September.
Maverick Tremor Features
This package offers a one-inch lifted ground clearance, Trail Control, off-road-tailored suspension, advanced all-wheel drive with a 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine, updated fender vents, a new grille, blacked-out details (logos, lamps), signature Tremor Orange tow hooks, and a twin-clutch rear-drive locking differential.
The Blue Oval already has Tremor variants for the F-150 and Super Duty trucks, as well as the Ranger. So, we are not surprised that the Maverick gets it. Ford’s compact pickup has proved its popularity, especially a hybrid, and the new Tremor package should enhance the model.
The 2023 Maverick production should begin this fall, we dare to assume it will be in October 2022. As for the new price, expect it will be slightly higher than the current base price of $20,995 MSRP.
The Maverick’s only competitor in the compact pickup segment is the Hyundai Santa Cruz. Both are great vehicles. Each has its own advantages over the rival.
The Hyundai Santa Cruz has a higher-end interior, a heftier towing capacity, and a more extensive list of tech and safety features. Unlike the Ford pickup, it boasts a nifty cargo hold underneath the bed.
But the base Maverick is cheaper than the Santa Cruz by $4K, and its standard hybrid powertrain enables a definitely better gas mileage.