Order books for the 2023 Ford Maverick have been open for more than three months. If you want this compact Ford pickup, you’ll have to get in line and get it now. This little truck won our MotorBiscuit Truck of the Year award, but the wait may be a lot longer than you’re willing to put up with.
2023 Ford Maverick: Should you wait for this compact Ford pickup?
If you can wait for your compact truck, the 2023 Maverick is a great choice. This truck brings you:
- An efficient hybrid powertrain
- A powerful turbocharged 4-cylinder engine
- excellent features
- awesome value
- FITS system allows interior versatility
- Various bed configurations to meet your needs
The Maverick offers an alternative to the compact SUVs on the market. When you want some truck capabilities and a small vehicle that will fit easily on city streets, this might be the truck to drive.
Is Ford offering new updates for the 2023 Maverick?
this compact Ford The truck rides almost unchanged, which shouldn’t be surprising. That being said, some items do give you a little more for this little truck. If you’re in line for the 2023 model, you can enjoy:
- Tremor Off-Road and Tremor Appearance Packages
- Tech upgrades including improved Ford Co-Pilot 360 packaging
- The Lariat model is now only offered as a front-wheel drive hybrid model.
What does the new Tremor Off-Road package include?
Choose the 2023 Ford Maverick and the Tremor Off-Road Package and you’ll have a truck that’s packed with more features than the FX4. This Tremor pack includes:
- A specialized suspension setup
- Redesigned front bumper for a better angle of attack
- Underbody protection
- AWD hardware lock
- trail control
How much power does this compact Ford pickup offer?
Two powertrains are offered for the Maverick. These two engines are:
2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine plus electric motor, CVT automatic transmission
191 horsepower, 155 pound-feet of torque (motor), 174 pound-feet of torque (electric motor)
42 city/33 highway mpg, 2,000 lbs. towing capacity
2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, 8-speed automatic transmission
250 horsepower, 277 pound-feet of torque
23 city/30 highway mpg (FWD), 22 city/29 highway mpg (AWD), 4,000 lbs. towing capacity
Is the 2023 Maverick the same price as the 2022 version?
The newest version of the Maverick is around $1,200 more than the 2022 model. This price increase for the XL version is significant, considering the new 2023 model is $22,195. XLT and Lariat models cost $1,095 more in 2023 than in 2022.
While the price of this compact Ford pickup is expected to rise, consumers no longer have to pay more to get the turbocharged engine. This powertrain is now a no-cost option.
How long is the wait for the 2023 Ford Maverick?
The demand for the Ford Maverick is extremely high. Right now, the lead time for this truck is between five and eight months. That’s a long time to wait for a small pickup. Before you get your Maverick, it might be time for the 2024 model.
Is this compact Ford pickup worth the wait?
You are the only person who can really answer this question for yourself. The wait might be worth it if you’re willing to drive your current vehicle for a few more months before taking delivery of your new compact truck.
See a truck bed comparison of the two compact trucks on offer below, or learn more about the all-new 2023 Ford Maverick in the video below: