First introduced for the 2022 model year, the Ford Maverick compact pickup truck is an immense success. It offers a fuel-sipping hybrid powertrain, a versatile pickup bed, and a low price. These attributes make the Maverick a good alternative to the Hyundai Santa Cruz, another popular compact pickup truck. For the 2023 model year, the Maverick offers a new Tremor off-road package. Find out what we know so far about the release date, price, specs, and features of the new 2023 Ford Maverick.
When is the 2023 Ford Maverick coming out?
The release date of the new 2023 Ford Maverick will be in Fall 2022. It will be available to buy at Ford dealerships throughout the United States and in select international markets. Also, customers can pre-order/reserve a 2023 Maverick starting in August 2022. Trim choices for the Maverick include XL, XLT, and Lariat.
The Ford Maverick is built at Ford’s plant in Hermosillo, Mexico.
How much does the 2023 Ford Maverick cost?
Ford didn’t yet release the price information for the 2023 Maverick pickup truck. However, the 2023 Maverick will likely cost slightly more than the 2022 Maverick. The starting price of the 2022 Maverick is $20,995 MSRP for the XL trim, $23,360 MSRP for the XLT trim, and $26,860 MSRP for the Lariat trim.
Previously, the 2022 Maverick was the only new pickup truck that cost less than $20,000 in the U.S. in 2022, before Ford increased the starting price of the base model. Despite the price increase, the Maverick is still the cheapest pickup truck available.
2023 Maverick specs: Engine options, gas mileage, and towing
Buyers of the new 2023 Ford Maverick have a choice of two engine options. The standard powertrain is a hybrid, which combines a 2.5-liter engine with an electric motor. Mated to a continuously variable transmission, it generates a total system output of 191 horsepower and 155 lb-ft of torque.
Pickup truck buyers that seek more power can opt for the available turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. Paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, it doles out 250 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque. Maverick models with the turbo engine offer either a front-wheel drive or an available all-wheel drive system, but the hybrid model only comes with front-wheel drive.
On the efficiency front, the Maverick Hybrid gets an estimated gas mileage of up to 42 city/33 highway mpg, while the gas-powered Maverick gets a fuel economy of up to 23 city/30 highway mpg. Also, when properly equipped, the Maverick can tow up to 4,000 pounds.
Features in the 2023 Maverick Tremor off-road package
The 2023 Ford Maverick is a primarily a carryover model with no major changes expected for the new model year. However, the 2023 Maverick offers a new Tremor package with enhanced off-road capabilties. Available with the Maverick XLT or Lariat, the Tremor package costs an extra $2,995 on top of the price of these trims.
Features and upgrades in the Maverick Tremor package include a new all-wheel drive system, a twin-clutch rear-drive locking differential, a one-inch lift, and a trail control feature.
What are the pickup truck competitors of the Ford Maverick?
The Ford Maverick only has one competitor in the compact pickup truck segment: the Hyundai Santa Cruz. However, the Maverick also competes with midsize trucks, including the Toyota Tacoma, Honda Ridgeline, Chevy Colorado, Jeep Gladiator, GMC Canyon, and Nissan Frontier.
Additionally, for warranty coverage, the 2023 Maverick has a 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.
The release date of the new 2023 Ford Maverick compact pickup truck, as detailed earlier, will be in Fall 2022. This includes the new Tremor off-road package. Also, the 2023 Maverick is expected to cost slightly more than the 2022 Maverick, which has a starting price of $20,995 MSRP.
This article was updated on 8/1/2022 with the latest information about the release date, price, and Tremor package.