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2023 Ford Maverick XLT Luxury Package Drops Several Features

The Ford Maverick remains as popular as ever, which unfortunately prompted FoMoCo to close order banks for the 2023 model year mere days after they first opened. The Blue Oval still has a large backlog of orders to fill from the 2022 model year, and has also faced tremendous demand from new customers looking to purchase the compact pickup, to boot. Regardless, the popular model will introduce a few new options for the new model year, though the 2023 Ford Maverick XLT Luxury Package is also dropping several features that were previously available for 2022, sources familiar with the matter have told Ford Authority.

The 2023 Ford Maverick XLT Luxury Package is dropping the remote start system, bed tie-down locking rails, and drop-in bedliner. Additionally, the leather-wrapped heated steering wheel present in the package is now a soft vinyl-wrapped heated steering wheel. On the flip side, these deleted features are now free-standing options for the the XLT-trimmed pickup, so they’re still available for customers that want them. All of this means that for 2023, the XLT Luxury Package includes the following features and equipment:

  • Eight-way power driver and six-way manual passenger seats
  • 400W inverter with a rear console USB port
  • Full-size spare for models equipped with the hybrid powerplant
  • Heated side mirrors with body-color skull caps
  • Heated seats
  • Soft vinyl-wrapped heated steering wheel
  • LED box lighting
  • Trailer hitch receiver with a four-pin connector
  • Windshield wiper de-icer

In addition to these changes, the 2023 Ford Maverick has also received price increases across the board, though a private offer for carryover order holders will more than offset those additional costs and the turbocharged Ford 2.0L I-4 EcoBoost is now a no-cost option.

Both the Tremor Off-Road Package and Black Appearance Package are new for the 2023 model year, while XL trim models are gaining standard cruise control, as Ford Authority reported last week. The pair of new packages are supply constrained, however, along with a host of other features and options. Regardless, in addition to a delay in order banks opening up, 2023 Maverick production was also pushed back several weeks recently and is currently scheduled to begin at the Hermosillo Assembly plant in Mexico on November 14th, 2022.

We’ll have more on the Maverick very soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Maverick news and ongoing 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. Tim

    Typical, really getting tired of look what we have but you can’t have it attitude. Your turning true blue Ford fans off. I will look elsewhere for my next vehicle after owning thirty fords.

    1. Bob

      I totally agree. Here is the great stuff you can’t have. You mean Ford can’t make enough? FORD? Insanity continues. They need new computer hardware designers that can make things with chips that are plentiful vs things with old parts they can not buy.

      1. Brad Barefoot

        Agreed, it’s amazing that Tesla learned how to do that. I grew up in the 1960’s and at 10 years old lived thru the 1964/65 “Mustang Mania”. How’d Ford deal with the demand, they shifted production from 1 to 4 plants, plant #5’s only job was to stamp sheet metal and send it to the other 4 plants. In 1964 they were producing over 6,000 64/65 Stangs a day for over two years. Another reason for non-production … Ford doesn’t want to ramp up production. But don’t worry … other vehicle brands will.

        1. Shawn Hill

          “In 1964 they were producing over 6,000 64/65 Stangs a day for over two years.” ummm … no … I doubt that. That would mean based, on a 5 day work week and 52 work weeks, that Ford would have been producing enough parts for 1.5 million Mustangs each year. But sales were just 121,538 in ’64, 559,500 in ’65 and 607,568 in ’66. Try again.

  2. Mike says..

    It is a strange way to package and price vehicles…..however the funny part is those you that pillory Ford and Farley for being up front and transparent about changes. Ford could just as easily said nothing about changes and let customer figure it out. Some of the comments made really make you wonder if some of you should even be driving anymore:)

  3. Bob P.

    Many of us, including my wife and I who are Fiord stockholders, would like to see Maverick production ramped up to approach demand and quit ticking off so many waiting customers and willing buyers.

    But I’ll bet they won’t open more production in the United States because they can build them cheaper in Mexico. Can you imagine the howl if they offered two-tier pricing; one price for USA-built Mavericks and a lower price for Mexican-built units?

  4. GaryB

    reserved my Ford 799 days ago. Just got an email today saying i would need to reorder for 2023. itll be my third time placing an order for the same vehicle. Price has gone up almost 10k since i placed my first order. I see we are all marching towards taking out mortgages to buy vehicles that wont last as long as the loan.

  5. Bob

    Just saw this. Toyota Launching $20k Ford Maverick Competitor!
    Well Ford since you can not make enough and charge too much guess
    I have to switch to a company that seems to be able to make enough of most things.

  6. Ron

    Ford is going route of GM, more dollars for wonder Toyota pickups are selling like hotcakes.

    1. Michael

      Toyota has nothing out there that can compete with the maverick! Unless you want to $10.000 or more for it & you have to order it


    How can you ramp up production with no parts. Not just Ford.

    1. Bill Byrne

      that is true ALL our dealers in our town are down to bare bones,and if they have any ,MOST are ADM marked up, the worst is our Toyota dealer on ADM
      it sucks I ordered a 2022 maverick hybrid 10/21, NOTHING, we had to reorder a 2023 ,9/15 got the conformation from ford, so we wait and wait and wait!!!

  8. Joe

    Looks like I’ll take Fords advice and sell my order. When I ordered my 2023 Mav I was expecting everything that was included in the offer, now I have the option to purchase those items separately. This would have been my 5th Ford pickup. Toyota here I come

  9. HarleyRich

    FORD>>> Are you listening to these comments???
    Jim Farley:::You/FORD are losing customers!!!!

  10. Raymond J Wilson

    Has anyone asked Ford corporate if trained Hermosillo employees have left to go to the US border?


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