Based on many reports, the upcoming 2023 Ford Maverick pickup truck is expected to be a carryover model. Given that the current truck is still fresh, no significant changes are expected. However, we’re expecting some small upgrades here and there, and the same comfortable cabin.
If you didn’t know, this truck is one of the most affordable hybrids that you can find currently on the market. It comes with a choice of two powertrains, including 2.5-liter four-cylinder hybrid or a 2.0-liter EcoBoost. As reported by Blue Oval, they stopped taking orders of the current model a few days ago due to high demand.
2023 Ford Maverick Redesign
The exterior design of the new 2023 Ford Maverick will come with no significant changes. Considering that this model will be carryover, we’re expecting the same design. So, the Ford Maverick will wear the same black mesh grille and LED headlights.
The boxy appearance will also remain, with the same proportion. According to Ford, you’ll have a choice to go for 17 or 18-inch wheels. The XL as the base model includes steel wheels, while FX4 gets a unique 17-inch aluminum wheel.
Inside, we don’t expect some significant upgrades over the current model. The XL base model will probably continue to offer the same 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a 6-speaker audio system.
The seating arrangements will be unchanged, so expect the new Maverick to offer room for five passengers. As before, the manufacture will most likely to equipped this truck with the same pre-collision assists with automatic emergency braking. However, we’re expecting more amenities on the upper trims.
2023 Ford Maverick Engine Specs
As the previous model, the new 2023 Ford Maverick will be available with two different engines. The first one is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder hybrid producing up to 191 horsepower and 155 lb.-ft of torque. As you can see, the engine is potent, and it will pull this small truck with ease.
Besides hybrid powertrain, the manufacture will also offer a 2.0-liter EcoBoost that produces 250 hp and 277 lb.-ft. Both engines will use the new ten-speed automatic transmission, offering either the front wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The hybrid variant will be very economical, which we cannot say for the EcoBoost engine. Still, with EcoBoost setup, the Ford Maverick is more efficient than the Hyundai Santa Cruz.
2023 Ford Maverick Release Date, Price
As reported by Blue Oval, the orders of the current model are closed due to high demand. However, from information that we got, the order books for the 2023 Ford Maverick should open on August 16th, 2022. Ford was offering the Maverick truck to customers with a starting price of $19,995.
Anyway, the 2023 Ford Maverick may get a slight price increase, but it will probably stay in the same range, which is one of its highlights. When it comes out, it will compete with the Hyundai Santa Cruz and a variety of midsized trucks like the Chevy Colorado and Toyota Tacoma.