4 Advantages of 2023 Toyota Tacoma Over Ford Maverick

Are you considering getting either the 2023 Toyota Tacoma or the 2023 Ford Maverick? In an earlier article, we highlighted the advantages of the Maverick. However, now we showcase the strengths of the Tacoma pickup truck. Here are four advantages that the 2023 Tacoma has over the 2023 Maverick.

2023 Toyota Tacoma has better off-road capabilities than the 2023 Ford Maverick

Front angle view of Lunar Rock 2023 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck with mountains in the background
2023 Toyota Tacoma | Toyota

The first advantage of the 2023 Toyota Tacoma over the 2023 Ford Maverick is the Tacoma has better off-road capabilities than the Maverick. This is due to multiple reasons. For one, the four-wheel drive systems offered for the Tacoma are more effective for driving on challenging terrain compared to the all-wheel drive system offered for the Maverick. Plus, the all-wheel system is not available for Maverick models with the hybrid powertrain.

Furthermore, the Tacoma has higher ground clearance than the Maverick (up to 9.4 vs. 8.6 inches). Additionally, while the Maverick offers a new Tremor off-road package, it doesn’t come close to providing the capabilities of the off-road-focused models for the Tacoma. This includes the TRD Off-Road, TRD Pro, and Trail Edition trims.

2023 Tacoma can tow more than the 2023 Maverick

Front angle view of orange 2023 Ford Maverick pickup truck, highlighting its release date and price
2023 Ford Maverick | Ford

The second advantage of the 2023 Toyota Tacoma over the 2023 Ford Maverick is the Tacoma can tow more than the Maverick. For a pickup truck, one of the most important considerations is towing capabilities. And on this front, the Tacoma is a much better option than the Maverick.

It has a maximum towing capacity of 6,800 pounds. In comparison, the Maverick can only tow up to 4,000 pounds. With a 6,800-pound towing capacity, you can tow a wide range of things. This includes a teardrop trailer, a pop-up camper, a large travel trailer, a utility trailer, a car trailer, a fishing boat, a ski boat, jet skis, snowmobiles, and ATVs.

Along with its greater towing capabilities, the Tacoma can haul a heavier load in the pickup bed. It has a maximum payload capacity of 1,685 pounds, compared to 1,564 pounds for the Maverick.

Toyota Tacoma offers convenience features that are not available for the Ford Maverick

Rear angle view of black 2023 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck
2023 Toyota Tacoma | Toyota

The third advantage of the 2023 Tacoma over the 2023 Maverick is the Tacoma offers convenience features that are not available for the Maverick. This includes a tailgate assist feature, which makes it easier to open and close the tailgate. The Tacoma also offers a 360-degree camera, which enables you to see the surrounding environment on all sides of the pickup truck. 

Additional convenience features offered for the Tacoma include a driver alert monitoring system, an electronic trailer sway control feature, and real-time updates for the GPS navigation system.

Unlike the 2023 Maverick, the 2023 Tacoma has a free maintenance plan

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The fourth advantage of the 2023 Tacoma over the 2023 Maverick is, unlike the Maverick, the Tacoma has a free maintenance plan. All Tacoma models have the ToyotaCare complimentary maintenance plan, which is good for two years or 25,000 miles.

ToyotaCare for the Tacoma includes:

  • Engine oil and filter changes
  • Tires rotation
  • Multi-point inspections
  • Topping off of the fluids

The 2023 Toyota Tacoma has advantages over the 2023 Ford Maverick for off-road capabilities, towing, convenience features, and a free maintenance plan.

To find out the advantages that the 2023 Maverick has over the 2023 Tacoma, continue reading below.

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