The new 2023 Ford Maverick is a compact pickup truck, which sales are slated to get underway on October 24. As you probably know, this truck was introduced last year, so we don’t anticipate many changes for the 2023 model year. As the outgoing model, the new one will use the same unibody platform as the Ford Bronco Sport and Ford Escape SUV. Thanks to that, the Maverick’s driving manners are great, and this model is easy to drive.
However, what really helps the Maverick to stand out from its rivals is the standard 4-cylinder hybrid powertrain. This model deploys a 2.5-liter inline-4 with an electric motor that makes 191-horsepower and 155 lb-ft of torque to the front wheels. Besides this engine, Blue Oval also offers as an optional 250-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission.
2023 Ford Maverick Exterior
The 2023 Ford Maverick styling stands out from the rest of the Ford truck lineup. This model comes with a very attractive design which includes a black mesh grille that we also saw on the current F-Series front end. The Ford Maverick has an upright, boxy appearance and very strong unibody construction. The XL is the real deal featuring steel wheels, painted aluminum, bright aluminum, and black painted aluminum.
Besides, you can get a FX4 model, which is described as an off-roader that gets a unique 17-inch aluminum wheel. As the front of this truck, the rear is no less attractive. The tailgate design remains, and it has a big “Maverick” embossed in the lower portion.
What’s New Inside?
The forthcoming 2023 Ford Maverick offers a comfortable cabin with plenty of hard plastics scattered here and there. Its interior is also roomy, and it has plenty of headrooms and legroom for five passengers. It features as standard an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Wi-Fi hot spot, and two USB ports.
The updated FordPass Connect is also available, and it offers Wi-Fi for up to 10 devices. It’s worth mentioning that the Maverick XL is available with many driver assistance features including pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking.
2023 Ford Maverick Specs
The new 2023 Ford Maverick is a pickup truck that comes with a hybrid powertrain. It uses a potent 2.5-liter inline-4 and electric motor. Moreover, thanks to that, this system combining produces 191 horsepower and 155 lb-ft of torque to the front wheels. It sends power via a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT).
Optional is a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 that produces 250-horsepower and is paired to an 8-speed automatic. As the first one, you can attach an all-wheel-drive (AWD) optionally, while FWD is standard.
2023 Ford Maverick Price, Release Date
The new 2023 Ford Maverick with a hybrid powertrain starts at around $20,000. Compared to other models in class, the Maverick costs thousands less than the Toyota Tacoma, Nissan Frontier, and the Hyundai Santa Cruz. However, if you go for the more powerful 250-horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder, you must add $1,000 to the Maverick’s price.
The top-of-the-line Lariat trim is approximately $26,000, and it can easily add $10K to the price fully loaded. As we mentioned, the new Ford Maverick is slated to go on sale on October 24.