The 2023 Ford Maverick Black Appearance Package Adds Dark Touches

When the Ford Maverick debuted last year, the market lauded its $20,000 price tag. With a respectable amount of kit and a commendable build quality, buyers knocked each other down trying to get one.

Although Ford is still working to fill its enormous backlog of orders, changes are already being made in the second year of production. For the 2023 model year Ford Maverick, shoppers will see a new appearance package.

Ford Maverick’s black appearance package

A white 2023 Ford Maverick in the desert.
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The all-new Black Appearance Package is available on the mid-range XLT and top-of-the-line Lariat trim levels. To begin, included in the package are unique five-spoke 18-inch machined-face Ebony aluminum wheels. Continuing the exterior enhancements are a black front grille, door handles, mirrors, logos at the front and rear, and tinted headlights and taillights.

Interior alterations for Black Appearance Package Ford Mavericks include “Black Onyx/Medium Dark” seats, swapped from the standard “Navy Pier/Medium Slate” color. The seats aren’t upgraded in material and are still basic cloth. Yet, the package also peppers the cabin with various darkened interior accents.

Can you get the Black Appearance Package on any For Maverick?

Sadly, the Black Appearance Package is unavailable on the base XL trim. Also, it’s not available with the FX4 Off-Road Package, Tremor Off-Road Package, or Tremor Off-Road Appearance Package.

Although it’s a marginal issue, if the Black Appearance Package is selected, the tires are slightly thinner than are featured on the normal 17-inch wheels. The Black Appearance Package includes 225/60 tires, whereas the 17-inch wheels come with 225/65 tires.

How much is the Black Appearance Package?

The package retails for $1,645. That may seem like a lot of money for parts that can be bought from a local auto parts dealer. However, it does look snazzy, especially in “Area 51” gray.

Adding the package will bring the price of the Ford Maverick XLT trim to $28,240. For the Ford Maverick Lariat with the Black Appearance Package, the price begins at $31,740. The prices are contingent on the base hybrid 2.5-liter four-cylinder with front-wheel drive.

What’s new for the 2023 Ford Maverick?

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In addition to this new package, XL-trimmed Mavericks have also gained standard cruise control for 2023, Ford Authority reports. Moreover, the 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder can now be chosen without a price increase. The turbocharged engine is good for 250 hp and 277 lb-ft of torque. Selecting the boosted powertrain gives 59 hp more, and it now comes standard with all-wheel drive.

As alluded to before, prices for Ford’s smallest pickup truck have increased in its second year of production. Due to its popularity, Ford Authority stated the 2023 Maverick was dropped from Ford Motor Company’s rate lock incentive plan. As the Detroit-based automotive giant continues to fulfill increased desire, Ford pushed back the date on new compact pickup builds. However, there haven’t been further delays, so production at the Hermosillo Assembly plant in Mexico on November 14th.