Why Is it So Hard to Buy a Ford Maverick?

If you want to buy a small truck that offers affordability and efficiency, it is likely that the Ford Maverick has caught your attention. And, you would not be the only one. The Maverick is one of the hottest new vehicles on the market. It has been so popular, that buying a Ford Maverick feels nearly impossible. You can’t even order one from Ford currently. Now, that might change soon once the 2023 Maverick is released. But for now, it might be hard to buy this compact pickup. 

Can you buy a new Ford Maverick?

If you want to buy a Ford Maverick from the factory, you are simply out of luck. As soon as the Maverick went on sale, it seemed like Ford was forced to put a pause on customer orders. With chip shortages and supply chain issues, building new vehicles is no easy task. And that has impacted Ford’s small truck. 

The Maverick Camper top from GFC installed on a Ford maverick.
Ford Maverick Camper | Ford

The 2023 Ford Maverick should be going on sale at some point in the near future. But, who knows if the Blue Oval will be able to keep up with demand. Hopefully, the brand has made the correct moves to ensure more folks interested in this compact pickup can actually buy one. 

What do we know about the 2023 Maverick?

Since the Ford Maverick was just released, it is likely that the vehicle as a whole will remain largely unchanged. But, there is something new coming for the 2023 model. The Tremor package will give the Maverick some pretty solid off-road chops. Even more so than the currently available FX4 Off-Road package. 

A grey 2023 Maverick Tremor climbing a hill
2023 Ford Maverick Tremor | Ford

If you purchase a Ford Maverick Tremor, you will get things like a one-inch lift, off-road suspension, and a new all-wheel drive system. According to Car and Driver, this package will only be available to the XLT and Lariat trims. And that is the same case for the FX4 package. 

Is the 2023 Maverick worth waiting for?

If you want a new Maverick and don’t want to deal with paying a markup, ordering one from Ford is likely the right move. The market has been crazy for the 2022 Maverick, and shoppers are paying well over sticker price in order to get one. 

That is a pretty unfortunate fact. One of the biggest selling points of the Ford Maverick is its affordable price tag. When folks are paying well over that, some of that value proposition is eliminated. And it impacts who can actually buy this small truck. 

When is the 2023 Ford Maverick coming out?

The new Maverick will likely start around $20,000, and it should become available at some point this fall. It is expected that production of the Maverick will begin in October. But it is entirely possible that there could be some delays. 

2023 Ford Maverick production is delayed, including the new Tremor
The 2023 Ford Maverick Tremor pickup truck | Ford

Some buyers of the 2022 Maverick are still waiting on their compact pickup. Ford has stated that a portion of those who haven’t received their Maverick may receive a 2023 model. If you have not ordered Ford’s small truck, but you want to, you should plan to act quickly, so you do not miss out.

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