By Cars.com EditorsAugust 10, 2022
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We get our first look at the Tremor Off-Road Package for the 2023 Ford Maverick. Watch our video to find out what we know.
(upbeat music) The hottest truck for the 2022 model year hasn't been some crazy engine Baja monster truck. It hasn't been some plug-in, crab walking sideways around a boulder electric off-road beast. It's been this. This is a Ford Maverick.
And for the 2022 model year, Ford basically sold out of the things. They had to shut off the ordering tap. And it's understandable as to why. This thing has a combination of incredibly low entry price, really good payload, outstanding fuel economy. The package has just made it so popular, that basically, Ford ran out of '22s. But ordering for the 2023 model year is about to begin, and Ford has introduced something new. This is the '23 Ford Maverick Tremor. That's right. The Tremor off-road package now comes to the smallest pickup in the Ford lineup. You could already get one on the Ranger, the F-150, the Super Duty, but for people who are interested in taking their Maverick a little bit further off-road than you could in a normal FX4, the Tremor package might be a really interesting deal. Couple things to know about the new Maverick Tremor. First of all, it's an add-on package, that comes on either the Maverick XLT or the Maverick Lariat. Now you're also limited to only getting it with the two-liter EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder engine. You can't get it with the hybrid, because the hybrid is only front-wheel drive, not all-wheel drive. Your towing capacity is 2000 pounds. The max tow 4,000 pound package isn't available on the tremor. Your payload drops a little bit as well. It drops from 1500 pounds to 1200 pounds but that's actually still more than you would get on some fully loaded luxury, full size pickup. So really that's not so bad. So those are the things that you don't get with the new Maverick tremor but what do you get when you get a new Maverick tremor? Well, thanks to it's pretty close ties with the Ford Bronco sport, you've got a couple of the really good off-road goodies in the Ford Bronco Sport Badlands that have been brought over into the Maverick tremor. The biggest is the all-wheel drive system. It uses a twin clutch, rear drive unit, that has a locking rear differential that can put nearly all of the torque to either one of the rear wheels from maximum traction. It also has unique Springs and shocks. So it sits an inch higher than a normal Maverick off-road version. You've also got unique 17 inch wheels and tires. And there's some styling changes as well to help differentiate the Maverick Tremor from other Mavericks. The biggest really comes up front, where you've got the Tremor orange insert for the new grill. You've got a unique front end as well. That incorporates a skid plate and some Tremor orange toe hooks. Both the headlights and the taillights have been smoked, so they're kind of a blacked out unit. You've got 17 inch wheels, which are unique to the Maverick Tremor. They've got that little tremor orange feature in them. And you've got Falken WildPeak all terrain tires as well. They're a little bit nobbier and it'll help the thing go off road. There's also some unique badging. The Ford logo up front has been blacked out and you've got a Tremor badge on the rear quarter panel as well. Now, if you want something that's a little bit more Tremorized, You can opt for the tremor appearance package. This one doesn't have it, but it'll have a smoked carbonized gray roof, gray caps for the mirrors and some special badging and graphics packages for the hood and the sides as well. On the inside you get some upgrades to both the appearance and the electronics in your Maverick tremor. On the electronic side, come a few new functions such as the inclusion of Ford's trail control off-road cruise control system. It allows you to set a preset speed when driving off-road letting the truck control, acceleration and breaking while you simply steer over the dirt and the mud. You still have the five drivers selectable drive modes to choose from, that you would get with a Maverick FX four, but they've been re-tuned to accommodate all the Maverick Tremor's increased capabilities. There's some visual flare to the tremor interior as well. You get new black seats with orange contrast stitching and embroidered orange tremor logos. And there are more orange and black accents incorporated into the center console, vents and door pulls as well. Making the Tremor interior look a little different than the XLT or Lariat trim that you've chosen. So how much is the tremor package going to cost you? Well, Ford has announced that the Tremor package is going to cost $2,995 on top of the cost of a Maverick XLT or a Maverick Lariat with the two liter EcoBoost engine. Now, if you want the tremor appearance package that's an additional $1,495. Now they haven't yet announced pricing for the 2023 Maverick in general. But if you added those costs to a '22 Maverick, that means that the least expensive Maverick, XLT tremor would come in about $28,000. And the Lariat would come in at just a tick under $32,000. Now at prices like that, this is still one hell of a bargain for a pickup truck that can do what this thing can do. The combination of fuel economy, now off-road ability and payload ability, towing ability. All of it really does combine to make the Maverick an exceptional product. Now they had sold out of the '22 model year but the '23 is about to start ordering in September of 2022. So if you are going to want a Maverick tremor, you better keep an eye on that because ordering is going to be starting very soon. Now when we get pricing for the '23 Maverick and when we finally get our chance to get behind the wheel of one of these things, you're gonna see that all on cars.com.