The 2023 Ford Maverick Still Isn’t in Production

Well, folks, it appears that the Ford Maverick has run into yet another roadblock. Production of the 2023 Maverick has been pushed back one week from when the Blue Oval originally intended to start it. So, what does this delay mean for your small Ford truck?

When does 2023 Ford Maverick production start?

Originally, production of the new Maverick truck was going to start on November 16th, 2022. This would have been two days after production of the 2022 Maverick was slated to end. Now, 2022 Mavericks will stop being built on November 23rd, with production of the 2023 model starting soon after. 

People loading a sofa onto a new 2023 Ford Maverick pickup truck, highlighting how much a fully loaded one costs
2023 Ford Maverick | Ford

If you have been waiting for your 2023 Ford Maverick, that may come as a bit of a disappointment. But, Ford’s small truck has been so popular that the brand is struggling to keep up with production. When orders for the 2023 Maverick first opened, it seemed like they were almost immediately closed. Showing just what a homerun Ford hit when it decided to make a compact pickup. 

Can I still order a 2023 Ford Maverick?

On Ford’s website, it does look like it is still possible to order this small truck. But, according to Ford Authority, orders may close at some point soon. Especially considering just how popular Ford compact pickup has become. The 2023 Maverick is fairly similar to the outgoing model, although there are some changes to know about. 

Front angle view of new orange 2023 Ford Maverick pickup truck, highlighting how much a fully loaded one costs
2023 Ford Maverick | Ford

Ford has introduced an optional Tremor package for its small truck. This package will help the new Maverick handle off-road situations. It is available to the XLT and Lariat trims for an upcharge, but the cost might be worth it to some. A Ford Maverick Tremor will even get a one-inch lift from the factory, which gives it a more aggressive look. 

How long is the wait for a 2023 Ford Maverick?

It’s pretty unclear just how long the wait will be for the 2023 Maverick. Ford has stated that it hopes to start getting orders out to customers by the fall of 2022. But considering the fact that production has been pushed back, that could be a difficult task.

A gray 2023 Ford Maverick small pickup truck is driving off-road.
The 2023 Ford Maverick | Ford

Some people are still waiting for their 2022 Maverick to arrive. Rumors point to a wait of about a year for a 2023 Ford Maverick, but that could be much shorter depending on how production goes. At the end of the day, with how this truck has proven itself, that worth might be worth it. Even if it is a little frustrating not to have Ford’s small truck in your driveway. 

The 2023 Ford Maverick is on its way

It’s not clear when customers will be receiving their Ford Maverick. But, at least we know when this compact pickup will go into production. You should also be able to get some updates from your local dealership on the status of your Maverick. 

Even with the slight price hike to 2023 models, the Maverick is still an affordable truck. Especially when compared to the competition. So, if you want a compact pickup, waiting may not be a good idea. Orders could be closing soon.

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