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On September 15th, orders for the 2023 Ford Maverick finally opened. This small truck was long awaited after the 2022 Maverick became unavailable for customer orders. The Blue Oval made some notable changes to its compact pickup, adding a new Tremor package which makes it more capable. But, the hybrid variant remains one of the more popular options for its efficiency and more affordable price tag. If you are interested in purchasing a 2023 Ford Maverick Hybrid, is it still possible to buy one?

Can you order a 2023 Maverick Hybrid?

Although on Ford’s site, you can still let your Ford dealership know that you are interested in its small truck, you may not actually get one. According to Ford Authority, order banks have already closed. With orders for the 2023 Ford Maverick Hybrid closing first. So, unfortunately, you might have already missed the boat on this compact pickup. 

Orange 2023 Ford Maverick pickup truck driving on a mountain road
2023 Ford Maverick | Ford

It’s not surprising that the Ford Maverick Hybrid is such a popular vehicle. It is cheaper than getting the EcoBoost engine, and you get more efficiency. Some have claimed they got 50 mpg from a Maverick Hybrid, and that is a pretty impressive feat. 

How powerful is the Maverick Hybrid?

Although it does not have the 250 horsepower of the turbocharged engine, the hybrid powertrain does make 191 hp. And that should be enough for most needs. Perhaps the biggest downfall of the 2.5-liter hybrid engine is that you cannot get it with all-wheel drive. 2023 Ford Maverick Hybrid trucks still only come with front-wheel drive. Which might be a bit of a disappointment to some. Especially if you want a pickup truck with AWD.

A red 2023 Ford Maverick Hybrid parked outside a white and black building.
2023 Ford Maverick Hybrid | Ford Media Center

Ford could have easily just put its three-cylinder engine in its small truck. But instead, the brand with a standard hybrid powertrain, which is a first for the truck segment. In the future, hopefully, Ford offers an AWD system that works with the hybrid engine. But for now, that just is not the case.

Does Ford’s small truck have AWD?

It is possible to get a 2023 Maverick with AWD. But that does mean stepping up to the more powerful engine. If you value efficiency, you’ll have to decide whether or not you want to stick with the hybrid powertrain. 

2023 Ford Maverick Tremor with AWD off-roading
2023 Ford Maverick Tremor | Ford

Those With Ford Maverick Orders Have to Wait Even Longer

The Maverick is the first truck to come standard as a hybrid. And it looks like that is the more popular route to go with this pickup.  

How expensive is the 2023 Ford Maveric Hybrid?

The Maverick Hybrid has a starting cost of $23,885. And for a small truck, that is a fairly affordable price. Due to high demand, though, if you want to purchase a new Ford Maverick, you will likely have to deal with paying a markup. Plus, it does seem like Ford has already shut down customer orders for the 2023 model. 

Since its release, Ford’s small truck has been extremely popular. And it feels nearly impossible to buy one for MSRP. It doesn’t seem like folks mind paying well over stick price though, and some Mavericks sell for over $40,000.