The fact that more Ford Maverick variants were in the works has long been one of the worst kept secrets in the automotive world, particularly as the compact pickup debuted to much hype and remains a hot commodity to this day. One of those variants was destined to be a more capable off-road version of the Maverick, a fact that became clear after Ford Authority spies spotted a pair of what we believed to be 2023 Ford Maverick Tremor prototypes driving around earlier this month. Now, the 2023 Ford Maverick Tremor Off-Road Package had been officially revealed, adding to a growing pickup family that also includes the Ford Ranger Tremor, Ford F-150 Tremor, and Ford Super Duty Tremor.
The 2023 Ford Maverick Off-Road Package (a package – not its own trim level, like the F-150 Tremor) represents the entry-level model in that particular lineup, and is available for XLT and Lariat series trucks. The package is exclusively available with the turbocharged Ford 2.0L I-4 EcoBoost powerplant, and builds upon the existing FX4 Off-Road Package with its own unique all-wheel drive system that utilizes a twin-clutch rear-drive unit with a differential lock feature that can divert most all rear axle torque to either wheel as needed for enhanced off-road capability, just like the Ford Bronco Sport Badlands.
Underneath, the Maverick Tremor features unique springs and shocks tuned for off-road use that also add one-inch of lift. The truck’s mechanicals are further enhanced by upgraded half shafts and a heavy-duty transmission cooler, while steel skid plates protect its vitals. The Maverick Tremor is capable of hauling up to 1,200 pounds of max payload and can tow as much as 2,000 pounds. Five selectable drive modes are available, as well as Trail Control.
The 2023 Ford Maverick Tremor Off-Road Package is easy to distinguish from the regular pickup thanks to a host of exterior enhancements including a unique front grille and lower front fascia designed to improve the truck’s approach angle, blacked-out Ford logos, headlights, and taillights, Tremor Orange tow hooks, unique dark gray anodized 17-inch aluminum wheels with Tremor Orange accents, and standard all-terrain tires. An available Tremor Appearance Package adds a Carbonized Gray-painted roof and mirror caps, as well as black hood and lower body graphics.
Inside the cabin, the Maverick Tremor package adds Black Onyx seats with stitched Tremor logos and Tremor Orange accents, while that signature color also adorns the door pulls, register vents, and center console.
The 2023 Ford Maverick Tremor Off-Road Package retails for $2,995, while the Tremor Appearance Package costs an additional $1,495. Both will be available to order along with the regular Maverick – which is getting an updated color palette – when order banks open in September, as Ford Authority reported last week, with production following in the fall.