A proper bargain, the 2022 Ford Maverick debuted with a super-low sub-$20k starting price that made it incredibly appealing, but as one might imagine, the base model XL trim doesn’t come with a lot of frills. In fact, one of the more interesting omissions was cruise control, a feature that most everyone has simply become accustomed to having in every new vehicle, regardless of cost. Some DIY’ers discovered that installing and enabling cruise control in these trucks wasn’t terrible difficult, at least. However, sources familiar with the matter have told Ford Authority that the 2023 Ford Maverick XL will come standard with cruise control.
For the 2022 model year, the Maverick wasn’t just lacking cruise control as standard equipment – it couldn’t be ordered with that feature at all. That effective forced buyers who wanted cruise control to step up to the XLT, but now, the feature will come as standard equipment on the entire Maverick lineup.
Along with this addition to the 2023 Ford Maverick XL, the compact pickup will receive a few additional updates for its second model year. Most notably, that includes the new Tremor Off-Road Package, which builds upon the existing FX4 Off-Road Package by adding a unique all-wheel drive system that utilizes a twin-clutch rear-drive unit with a differential lock feature, specially-tuned springs and shocks, upgraded half shafts, a heavy-duty transmission cooler, steel skid plates, unique dark gray anodized 17-inch aluminum wheels, standard all-terrain tires, and various Tremor Orange accents accents inside and out. Additionally, the 2023 Maverick is gaining a new Black Appearance Package, too.
2023 Ford Maverick order banks opened up yesterday following a bit of a delay, which caused the compact pickup to be dropped from FoMoCo’s rate lock incentive plan. Production of the compact pickup was also pushed back several weeks as a result, and is currently scheduled to begin at the Hermosillo Assembly plant in Mexico on November 14th, 2022.