As Ford Authority reported last month, the 2023 Ford F-150, Ford Bronco Sport, Ford Edge, Ford Explorer, Ford Maverick, and Ford Ranger recently became eligible for a new rate lock incentive program, which aims to provide a little peace of mind for customers that want to purchase a 2023 model year Ford vehicle, but don’t want to have to worry about ever-rising interest rates by locking in a lower rate and securing financing before taking delivery. However, the 2023 Ford Maverick has now been dropped from this program, according to a dealer bulletin recently seen by Cars Direct.
This decision reportedly stems from the fact that 2023 Ford Maverick order banks were recently pushed back from August to mid-September, which means that they would open up after the incentive program is scheduled to end on September 5th, 2023. That delay means that customers looking to lock in a lower financing rate on a 2023 Ford Maverick would miss the cutoff date for this deal, which is why it’s been dropped altogether.
Part of Ford’s Summer Supercharged Sales Event, this new incentive – officially called the Retail Order Rate Lock Low APR Private Offer – is only good on select models, but ranges from a 2.9 percent APR for 60 months, 3.9 percent for 72 months, and 4.9 percent for financing over 84 months. Those that prefer to lease a new Blue Oval vehicle will also have the chance to score a deal on one as well, thanks to the automaker’s corresponding Retail Order RCL Cash offer that gives customers $500 back on all of the aforementioned models, save for the Maverick, which wasn’t eligible for this offer from the get-go.
The 2023 Ford Maverick isn’t the only notable Blue Oval model that isn’t eligible for either of these special deals, however, as that list also includes the F-150 Tremor, F-150 Raptor, and F-150 Lightning.