Spotted: The Ford Maverick Tremor Flexes Beefy Upgrades
Finally, the Ford Maverick could be ready to tackle the wild. We’ve been waiting for the tiny truck to conquer big challenges since its debut. Now the 2023 Ford Maverick Tremor is ready to shake things up with significant off-roading upgrades.
The 2023 Ford Maverick Tremor is almost here
We’ve seen the Ford F-150 Tremor and the Ford Ranger Tremor, but we’re still waiting for the 2023 Ford Maverick Tremor to arrive. It’s the only truck that’s being left out of the woods without an upgraded off-roading package.
But spy photos recently captured a Ford Maverick model with orange accents and enhanced off-roading equipment, such as tow hooks. We know where you’re thinking. The Ford Explorer Timberline and other SUVs have orange accents too.
But according to MotorTrend, the Timberline name is only applied to off-roading SUV models. The Tremor package also features orange accents, as seen on larger trucks in the lineup.
What to expect with the Maverick Tremor
The 2023 Ford Maverick Tremor is expected to take things a bit further than the Ford Maverick FX4 package. Based on spy shots, it’s safe to expect tow hooks, skid plates, a suspension lift, and a revised front bumper to improve its approach angle.
Plus, the Maverick Tremor will ride on a larger set of wheels that could be wrapped in Falken Wildpeak All Terrain tires. The Ford F-150 Tremor also has a wider stance, an electronic locking rear differential, and off-roading modes like Rock Crawl and Trail Control.
The Ford Maverick Tremor could have an upgraded suspension like the F-150 Tremor. It has unique front springs, rear leaf springs, rear piggyback reservoirs, and off-road-tuned FOX 2.0 monotube dampers.
It’s possible that the Ford Escape-based Maverick can’t handle a robust off-roading system with a locking differential. However, it could gain the twin-clutch setup from the Ford Bronco Sport. It would be easy to drop right in.
The Tremor package might only be available with the 2.0-liter four-cylinder gas-powered engine with 250 hp and 277 lb-ft of torque.
Currently, the hybrid setup with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and electric motor with 191 hp and 155 lb-ft of torque can’t be paired with all-wheel drive. However, rumors suggest that the hybrid engine will be available with AWD soon.
How much is the Maverick Tremor?
The 2023 Ford Maverick Tremor package might only be available with the XLT and Lariat trims. The 2022 Maverick XLT starts at around $23,775, and the Lariat increases the price to about $26,895.
You have to upgrade to the 2.0-liter engine and add AWD for about $3,100. Then the FX4 package is another $800. So, the Maverick Tremor could reach $30,000.
The FX4 package includes upgraded tries, skid plates, hill descent control, an enhanced radiator cooling fan, and off-roading modes for Mud and Ruts.
You will probably get more with the Tremor. The spy photos show the Tremor being tested, but it’s missing unique Tremor badging. This may indicate that the truck is almost complete. It could make its debut when the order banks open in August.