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.