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How capable do you need your little truck to be? The Ford Maverick offers a few different levels of off-roading capability with the FX4 package and the Tremor. But which option has the best value for the 2024 Ford Maverick?

2024 Ford Maverick Tremor vs. Maverick FX4 

The 2024 Ford Maverick FX4 package is available with the XLT and Lariat trim. It costs $800 but requires you to add all-wheel drive, which adds another $2,200, and the 4K tow package for $745. So, the actual upgrade cost is $3,745. 

It comes with 17-inch unique wheels, which the XLT model already features. However, they’re wrapped in all-terrain tires with plenty of grip. The Lariat model gets a 6.5-inch digital gauge cluster. 

The FX4 package also adds extremely beneficial tow hooks an off-road screen in the instrument cluster, performance suspension upgrades, hill descent control, skid plates, a trailer hitch receiver with a four-pin connector, an upgraded engine cooling fan, and a higher capacity radiator fan. 

Plus, you get additional driving modes for normal, mud/rut. Slippery, and tow/haul. I tested the mud/rut mode and was impressed by the difference in traction, control, and low-range gearing. Also, the engine whined like it was struggling, so the upgraded cooling seemed helpful. 

The 2024 Ford Maverick FX4 off-roading
2024 Ford Maverick FX4 | Allison Barfield, MotorBiscuit

The Ford Maverick Tremor package is available for $3,495 on the XLT and Lariat trims but requires advanced AWD instead of just AWD. Both systems cost $2,200 and it’s unclear what the differences are. I reached out to Ford for an explanation. It doesn’t require the 4K tow package. 

So, the upgrade cost is $5,695. It includes an off-road-tuned suspension, unique springs and shocks, a suspension lift, skid plates, a twin-clutch rear drive unit with a locking differential in the rear, a rear-drive lock,  and a 4WD lock. 

You also get a heavy-duty transmission cooler, a trailer hitch receiver with a four-pin connector, a full-size spare tire, 17-inch machine-faced aluminum wheels with Oregon accents, all-terrain tires, an off-road menu, and the same extra driving modes. 

But I’m not done, there’s more! You get a unique Tremor bumper with an improved approach angle. Orange tow hooks, a unique grille, orange fender vents, black Oynx seats with orange accent stitching and embroidered logos, black chrome headlights/tail lights, orange interior accents, and all-weather mats. 

The Tremor package is $1,950 more than the FX4 package. The extra ground clearance and spare tire provide more confidence and peace of mind. I did scrap with the MAverick FX4 a little. Plus, the Tremor style is very unique. 

While the FX4 package is a great start for tackling mud and slippery conditions, the Tremor adds so much more capability.