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2023 Ford Maverick Tremor Debuts With Advanced AWD, Unique Shocks

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.

We’ll have more on the Maverick Tremor soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Maverick news and continuous Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Roger E Biddle

    i have been waiting 8 plus months for a basic XLT !!!! How long will it take to get a Tremor ???????????????

    1. The Gentle Grizzly

      Far less time, because it is a high-profit vehicle. Your XLT model is not.

  2. Old Bill

    Why has the Maverick hybrid not been built with AWD?

    1. blksn8k

      While the Maverick is built on the same basic platform as the Escape, the Maverick hybrid uses a different electric motor than the Escape hybrid (which is available with AWD) and Ford has not yet designed an AWD system that works with that motor.

    2. commbubba19

      packaging limitations possiblly

  3. Scribe

    Defeats the efficiency of a CVT Drivetrains

    1. commbubba19

      get the hybrid

  4. Rw

    Will l see my 2022 ford maverick xlt or will l get a 2023???

  5. Bob

    Ford making great ideas that you can’t get until next year. I appreciate the ideas, but you can’t admire what you can’t actually get delivered.

  6. Mrx19

    Production in the fall of what year? Laughable, another vehicle Ford can’t deliver.

  7. Joe

    3 grand for the package, not worth it.

  8. Brad Barefoot

    Whoopie ! Ford, you can offer another model to clog up the production line … but can’t offer an XL Model w/cruise control, sat/radio, an factory nav/system. With my job a smart phone gets broken real easy, I use a Verizon @Armored Flip phone. I’m ready to pay cash for a ’23 XL in the new blue color, with the above and trailer hitch. Let’s get to work.

    1. mike s

      Brad, you might as well wish in on hand and crap in the other. This vehicle will have the same problems and excuses as all the other models Ford produces. Anybody that puts in an order for the Maverick in September is a damn fool!

  9. Leo

    Very disappointing, comparing to the Bronco Sport, no content and high price. On Ford website a 2022 Bronco Sport OuterBanks starts at $34450, the BadLands starts at $36590 for a $2140 price difference. For that you get the twin clutch rear diff, off road suspension, bash plates, tow hooks, 2 extra g.o.a.t modes, 200 lbs more towing (2200 lbs), select shift trans with paddle shifters, 71 hp increase, 87 lb ft torque increase. With the Maverick Tremor you basically get the components of the FX4 package ( $800), a 1″ lift and the twin clutch rear diff for $ 2995 and you loose 300 lb payload capacity, and towing capability that is laughable. This is one big swing and a miss, my choices are down to the Ridgeline or the new Colorado with 310 hp/ 390 lb ft torque.

  10. laurence keating

    still looking for that list of dealers who are not gouging.

  11. James

    Could you please loose the orange accents ?

  12. Terry

    Lots of negativity for a vehicle that’s more affordable than most. For sure they are not easy to get but I’m thankful to have a chance to get one anyway. I’m not seeing the swing and a miss.
    It’s definitely an improvement over the FX4. I have been waiting years for someone to build a smaller pickup like the original Toyotas. For the price I think it will be a huge hit. They will have no trouble selling all they can make. If you don’t like the orange feel free to buy a 3 dollar can of spray paint. Unless you order them from ford expect to be gouged by all dealers. All that I’m aware of sell mavericks at least 2K above MSRP and expect to pay 5K or more for a FX4. Again, the only way to avoid that is to order one new through Ford. I know as I’ve tried to buy a FX4 for several months now and have found some but all are well above MSRP, even used ones and I’m not that desperate to purchase one at those prices.

    1. Leo

      The twin clutch rear is good as well as the 1″ lift for even everyday driving in deep snow conditions, and would be great for towing as getting to those backroad areas summer or winter requires going on not well maintained roads. I tow 2 ATV’s, or 2 sleds which is not a large load but well exceeds 2000 lbs. This package has some good aspects but only allowing 1/2 available towing capacity is a big miss. All customers with the 4k tow package or wanting one are excluded from this model. If Ford offered the twin clutch rear diff on all AWD models as should have been the case from day 1, and even the 1″ lift, I would be totally happy. I don’t believe anyone is purchasing a Maverick for serious off road as the suspension travel is just not there.

  13. Strider

    From what I am reading the Tremor won’t be offered with the 4000 lb towing capacity. But does come with the locker rear differential. Will the locker rear differential be an option on any of the AWD setups other than Tremor?

  14. Bill Byrne

    BIG DEAL !! they cant even build ones like I ordered 10MONTHS ago, STILL WAITING !!!!!!!!!!

  15. 2HeadsTalking

    I’m very surprised that none of the models to date have fog lights. it’s not that hard to add that and it just seems like a huge miss on Ford’s part. I realize they are trying to keep things cheaper, but they already increased the cost across the board and in most cases removed things from the original packages available. That doesn’t look good either. However, Ford is cracking down on the dealers who are greedily increasing the prices way over MSRP and that’s a positive thing. I’d just like to be able to order something.. seems like all the order banks close before I get a chance. hell, i’d be happy just for a test drive of the hybrid a this point.


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