In terms of being a compact truck, the 2023 Ford Maverick has been extremely successful. And now, Kelley Blue Book has driven home that point with its Best Buy Awards. The Maverick has not only been popular with consumers, but Ford’s small truck has also been praised by journalists and publications. If you want a compact truck, this is the one KBB says to get.
You can’t buy KBB’s favorite small truck
If you’re interested in the 2023 Ford Maverick, you’re probably out of luck. This vehicle is so popular that Ford was forced to close orders after about a week after opening. The Maverick truck is in high demand and affected by supply chain issues. That’s why the blue oval is struggling to keep up with orders.
That said, if you’re okay with the long wait for the Ford Maverick, it might be worth it. This truck can tow up to 4,000 pounds and comes with some legit utility. Better yet, it’s actually an affordable truck that has a starting MSRP of less than $25,000. So it makes sense why it’s been a hit with consumers.
According to Kelley’s Blue Book, the 2023 Maverick is a real winner. It can be difficult to shop for one, but if you can find one, it might be the perfect fit for your lifestyle needs.
Can the Ford Maverick go off-road?
In terms of off-road capability, the Maverick has a few tricks up its sleeve. For 2023, the Blue Oval has introduced the Tremor package to its small truck. And it actually makes some big changes to this compact truck. A Maverick Tremor will come with a 1.0-inch lift, a retuned AWD system, and a few other off-road goodies. Unfortunately, it’s only available for XLT and Lariat models.
If the Tremor package seems like too much, there’s also the FX4 Off-Road package. Although not as extreme as the Tremor, it does add an improved cooling system for tough driving conditions.
Small trucks are back in America
If you’ve been longing for the days of small pickup trucks, your wait is over. The Hyundai Santa Cruz and Ford Maverick show that some manufacturers are willing to give a compact truck a pickup bed. These models may not be as capable as their larger counterparts, but that’s not really the point.
The 2023 Ford Maverick is at home in urban environments, but it’s also ready for some adventures. And you get the look of a traditional pickup. For a price of around $20k, this vehicle brings quite a bit to the table. The big drawback seems to be the ability to buy one.
Hopefully, Ford will solve some of its supply problems in the near future. According to some reports, the people who ordered this compact truck are still feeling in the dark about their vehicle. And understandably, that can be quite frustrating to experience.