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2023 Ford Maverick: Here’s What’s New And Different

The 2023 Ford Maverick ushers in the highly popular compact pickup’s second model year, bringing with it just a few changes and updates. Perhaps most notably is the addition of the optional Tremor Off-Road Package that brings a host of off-road-ready upgrades right from the factory. Here’s what’s new and different for the 2023 Maverick.

2023 Ford Maverick Model Line

The 2023 Ford Maverick doesn’t see any changes to its relatively simple model line, and its trim level structure remains the same as that of the prior model year. The XL remains the base trim level, followed by the midrange XLT and the Lariat continuing to be the range-topping model.

2023 Ford Maverick Exterior

Two exterior color options have been dropped from the Maverick line for the 2023 model year, while two new colors are now available.

Deleted colors:

  • Rapid Red
  • Velocity Blue

Added colors:

2022 Ford Maverick in Velocity Blue

2022 Ford Maverick in Rapid Red

2023 Ford Maverick in Avalanche Gray

2023 Ford Maverick in Atlas Blue Metallic.

2023 Ford Maverick in Atlas Blue Metallic

Additionally, the 2023 Ford Maverick gains two new wheel options. The first is a set of 17-inch Machined-face Tarnished Dark painted Aluminum wheels with Orange painted pockets, which are exclusively included with the aforementioned Tremor Off-Road Package. The second is a set of 18-inch Unique Machined-face Ebony Aluminum wheels, which are included with the Black Appearance Package.

2023 Ford Maverick Interior

Inside, the 2023 Maverick adds a soft vinyl wrapped steering wheel, which is included as standard only on the Maverick XLT with the optional Luxury Package, and is standard with the Maverick Lariat. A urethane steering wheel continues to be standard on XL and XLT without the Luxury Package. By comparison, the 2022 Maverick featured a leather-wrapped and heated steering wheel on the XLT trim with Luxury Package and on Lariat trim.

In addition, cruise control is standard on the 2023 Maverick XL (base) trim. Prior to the 2023 model year, cruise control was standard on the XLT and Lariat trims, but was not available at all for the XL trim.

Speaking of driver assist features, the 2023 Ford Maverick Lariat Luxury Package adds SYNC 3 (Voice-Activated Touchscreen Navigation System with Pinch-To-Zoom technology, Sirius XM and Travel Link) as part of the optional Lariat Luxury Package. The feature was unavailable for the 2022 model year.

2023 Ford Maverick Mechanical

The 2023 Maverick powertrain lineup remains unchanged from the 2022 model year. The 2.5L I4 gasoline hybrid setup pairs a 1.1 kW battery with a 94 kW traction motor remains standard, rated at 191 horsepower and 155 pound-feet of torque. This engine is mated to Ford’s Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), relaying power through the front two wheels for front-wheel-drive. This powertrain is standard on the Maverick XL and XLT trims.

Meanwhile, the optional turbocharged 2.0L I4 EcoBoost engine is capable of 250 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque. This engine is paired with Ford’s eight-speed automatic transmission with all-wheel-drive as standard. It is offered across all three trim levels.

Additionally, there are several functional features that are now available on the Maverick as standalone options rather than being included as part of a package, as they were for the prior model year. The bed tie down locking rails, the spray-in bedliner and the hard drop-in bedliner were previously offered for the optional Lariat Luxury Package, but can now be added to any Maverick trim without opting into a greater package. Additionally, the remote start system is now offered as a standalone option on XLT and Lariat trims, after being previously included exclusively with the XLT Luxury and Lariat Luxury packages.

2023 Ford Maverick Packages

Arguably the biggest changes to the 2023 Ford Maverick are to the package lineup. As we mentioned earlier, these changes are headlined by the Tremor Off-Road Package, which can be outfitted on Maverick XLT and Maverick Lariat trims for an additional $2,995. This includes a strong off-road tuned suspension with unique front and rear shocks, Trail Control, front skid plates for underbody protection, and Advanced 4WD. It also features several selectable Drive Modes for almost any driving condition, allowing the driver to toggle between Normal, Tow/Haul, Slippery, Sand, and Mud & Ruts modes to optimize the truck’s performance off the beaten path.

The Tremor Package also includes a heavy-duty transmission cooler, a trailer hitch receiver with a four-pin connector, and several package-specific exterior elements. Exterior features that set a Tremor-equipped Maverick apart from its “regular” counterparts are a redesigned front bumper with improved approach angle, a unique grille with Tremor Orange accents and tow hooks, Black Chrome lighting elements, and the aforementioned 17-inch Machined-face Tarnished Dark Aluminum wheels with Orange painted pockets. The Tremor Orange theme is carried to the vehicle’s interior, which features Black Onyx seats with Tremor Orange stitching and logos. All-weather floor mats are also included with this package, as is an off-road screen in the vehicle’s gauge cluster.

Vehicles outfitted with the Tremor Package can also opt for the Tremor Appearance Package, which costs $1,495 and adds a Carbonized Gray Graphic Decal on the vehicle’s hood and on the lower part of the doors, along with a Carbonized Gray roof and other accents.

Finally, the new Black Appearance Package – available on XLT and Lariat trims – adds black exterior and interior accents to the compact pickup, including 18-inch wheels, door handles, a grille, mirrors, seats and headlamps. This package cannot be combined with the Tremor Off-Road Package.

2023 Ford Maverick Availability

The 2023 Maverick is assembled at the Ford Hermosillo Assembly plant in Mexico. Production began in late August 2022, several weeks later than initially scheduled.

Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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  1. C.J.


  2. Dennis Marcos

    Delete package items then raise price. Soon will not be as competitive as before.

  3. catalina c

    Really? Did you tell FMC that a FWD 2.0L has been discontinued? Your information —- “Meanwhile, the optional turbocharged 2.0L I4 EcoBoost engine is capable of 250 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque. This engine is paired with Ford’s eight-speed automatic transmission with all-wheel-drive as standard.”—- Will surprise many if it’s true that now the 2.0L has all-wheel drive as standard! Cost me more to get it!

    1. Tim Bartz

      AWD is required for Lariat but you can get FWD or AWD Ecoboost on the XL and XLT.

  4. Robert L Shields

    I am really disappointed the Maverick hybrid is not available in all wheel drive. I would have been first on the list to get one. Too bad!

    1. Robert T Arthur

      Its main purpose is mpg, and awd would reduce the corporate average.

    2. RWFA

      Wait for the electric Maverick, then you will have your eco AWD option.

  5. Suzanne

    Considering I ordered my maverick in Feb 2022 and the order did not get made till mid sept. I would like to know the status of my order now. Has a Vin # even been assigned, what about and ETA.

  6. Brad Barefoot

    Ford, here’s a better idea …. how about you build Maverick in the XL, XLT, & Lariat with a few options … forget about new models that do nothing but clog up the selling process. And secondly, get away from the poor quality engines that aren’t working … get away from the turbo eco-boost insanity, build engines like the tried an true 2.5 like ’11 Fusion had, V-6 like the ’09 Escape had. Keep going like you are and lost sales, and lost loyalty will continue to happen. And to finish this be straight about “all wheel drive and the fact that if you have 20 thousand miles on your tires and have to replace one … you have to replace all four as the car’s computer will compensate and try and keep traction constant and wear out AWD components to compensate for the new tire.

    1. RWFA

      Hello Ford, Welcome to 2023, could you please get more competitive, efficient and clean by putting mid-2000’s engine tech in your 2024 MY vehicles?

  7. Tone

    The hybrid has eCVT, there’s a big difference. You should do a whole article on that. They made a huge deal with Toyota to use their design an it’s the best CVT out there.

    1. Rich

      Tone, You are correct, the Ford Maverick “CVT” is not a CVT as many know it. It is a eCVT, (Electronically Controlled Continuously Variable Transmission) HF45 transmission. A real marvel of engineering, starter motor / generator, gear drive system, drive motor / generator all in one transmission unit. Ford Authority should do a article on it.

      1. RWFA


  8. Harry

    You forgot the powered sunroof. It used to be available on every trim level. Now only on XLT and up.

  9. Bill Byrne

    IM so glad !!!! they cant even build the Base xlt hybrid,no options ,we ordered over 15 months ago!! Ford is on the Ball !!

  10. Reg

    I would be interested in knowing what the factory monthly output is for each model. 100 month? 1000 month?

    1. Robert1

      By the numbers posted here in another post, one Maverick was built every 7 minutes that they are on the line. Keep in mind it’s a shared assembly line with Escapes and bronco sports, so they aren’t always making Mavericks at the plant.

  11. Frank

    I’d like to know roughly what month coming up in 2023 that you’ll be taking orders for 2024 models you must have some kind of an idea I would appreciate it thank you

    1. RWFA

      Plan on after summer vacation but get in close contact with your Ford dealer to stay on top of it and not miss out.

  12. Gary Daloyan

    Not interested in a painted black wheel that chips and is ugly. Give me a chrome or aluminum wheel as standard and built in tool boxes, 2.0L+ engine, voice activated touch screen, and you have me forever.

  13. Harley Wattrick

    Why all the new options? I agree Brad B, stop clogging up the manufacturing process. You’ve totally miss judged the popularity of high end of this vehicle and have left large numbers of your customers hanging, please fix this.
    I ordered my ’22 model in August and Ford cancelled it without as much as an I’m sorry. My dealer got my order in for a ’23 but now I’ve received three “So sorry but supply chain issues have delayed your order.” emails.
    Translation: We’ve screwed up again, and we’re still keeping your deposit with nothing to show for it.
    Not Ford’s finest hour. Stop the PR bs and build our vehicles, PLEASE!

    1. RWFA

      No sorry? Didn’t they roll over your 22 to a 23 at the same price?

  14. Mr. Trinidad Gloria

    I have cancelled my 2023 Maverick XL pickup order as of January 06, 2023 through Jordan Ford Dealership in Universal City, TX. I was not willing to wait any longer and also not willing to possibly face a price increase. Maybe in a few more years i’ll come back, thank you.

    1. RWFA

      What price increase? Ford rolled over unbuilt orders to the next model year without raising the price. Who’s been yanking your chain?

  15. rickey gearsbeck

    buy santa cruz you can buy them.

    1. Tom

      Apples and oranges and considerably more$

    2. David Springhetti

      I ordered my 2023 XLT hybrid September 9th 2022. It is scheduled to be delivered between January 5th and January 11th. Ford motor company has kept me informed of built date and delivery date. Stump Ford of Appleton Wisconsin did a great job of processing my order and keeping me in the loop. This is the fourth Maverick in our family. The Maverick has no rival in terms of value.

      1. Neil k

        How did you do that ? Order books were closed until sept 15th

  16. Jon

    Ordered my Maverick hybrid Lariat package 15 months ago, had to roll it to a model year 2023. Still no build date and losing hope.

    1. RWFA

      You getting update emails every 45 days? If not tell your dealer to get on stick and get your email address in Ford’s system. Don’t lose hope, folks who got their orders filled seem to be quite happy.

  17. Steven Banach

    On order for a simple XL since October 2021, so 15 months with my down payment and nothing being built. All confidence in ford management abilities are lost, so I sold my shares Ford stock . Always been a Ford man, but lost my support with my Grand children’s laughter. Did you get your 40 mile a gallon Maverick?

    1. RWFA

      Did your children also laugh when Ford stock went up 6% this week?

      Ps No car and no stock, are you a short seller who shorted yourself?

  18. BIlly

    I purposely ordered a base XL with only the trailer hitch and full sized spare as options. I did it to avoid supply constrained addons thinking FMC would look at which orders they could build now and I would get my truck pretty quickly. I see here that someone who ordered the XLT, probably with more options than me has a build date. How messed up is that?

  19. Adam Kurn

    A few 2023 Mavericks are showing up at dealerships here (Ontario Canada). Various models available (i suspect they are 2021 orders that the buyer gave up on). I wish there was a schedule/plan published outlining this year’s Maverick production. I have my order in as of September 2022.

  20. Dana smith

    I don’t understand why it’s taking so long for my maverick. Ordered in sept 2021. Just in Dec was told it will be a 2023 and I will be compensated for the wait. While all others are receiving yeti cups and here I am waiting on my truck. Not for sure if it’s worth this or not. Feeling frustrated

  21. Michael Hillin

    All the Maverick news say building “fleet trucks”.. first.
    My order was taken in Sept…still only news is thanks for your Patience…meanwhile my trade in value has gone down …
    This is first time in my life that I had to order a new vehicle….

    1. SUE


  22. Ken

    Driving past a Ford dealer yesterday (Suntrup Ford-St. Louis) and saw a 2023 Lariat coming off the transport truck. I hopped in and the delivery guy was just getting out and I asked if I could sit inside it, and no go, it was a sold one. I have a Lariat ordered, but no production date from a different dealer, but I personally know the owners and they have been working hard to get my production date. Hopefully soon!


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