The popularity of the 2022 North American Truck of the Year, the Ford Maverick was universally surprising, and demand was such that Ford could not keep up! The vehicle is not only economical (40 MPG!), affordable, and packed with features, but it also offers comfortable seating for five and a load bed large enough for a 4 x 8-foot sheet of plywood and all the gear you need for a DIY task or a trip into the mountains. The good news is that Ford has re-opened the order books for the Maverick and has introduced an off-road package further to improve the appeal of an already desirable compact truck. The Maverick Tremor will be available for retail order in September 2022; just 30 sleeps away.
While the Maverick will never knock the Jeep Gladiator off the off-road throne, the Maverick Tremor is built to tackle rugged terrain and is an entry-level option for buyers seeking greater off-road capability and styling in a compact package that will be comfortable for urban use and off-grid exploration.
“Ranger, F-150, and Super Duty customers have embraced the unique off-road capability, technology, and appearance updates found across our Tremor family of trucks. Maverick Tremor delivers on this same promise with new functions and features designed for off-roading – all while keeping the truck’s signature size, affordability, and Built Ford Tough durability and capability.”
said Todd Eckert, Ford Truck Product Marketing and Brand Manager.
Equipped with the economical 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine, the compact pickup boasts an all-wheel-drive system new to Maverick. The advanced system includes a twin-clutch rear-drive unit with a differential lock feature with the ability to divert almost all rear axle torque to either wheel. Five selectable drive modes allow drivers to rapidly adapt the on-road and off-road capability of the Maverick Tremor to pavement, mud, sand, or snow, as well as for towing.
Maverick Tremor also comes with the exclusive Trail Control feature, essentially cruise control for off-road driving. Select a set speed, and the truck manages throttle and braking, cheating if you ask me, but we don’t all have the off-road skills of a Camel Trophy mustache.
Unique front and rear springs and shocks offer a one-inch lift and assertive stance and aid in improved off-road capability. Off-road capability is further bolstered by a heavy-duty transmission cooler and upgraded half-shafts. The compact truck offers a maximum tow rating of 2,000 pounds and a payload of 1,200 pounds.
The Maverick Tremor is a good-looking vehicle; if we had to choose a color scheme, we would opt for the “Area 51” blue; how could we not? The Maverick Tremor features a unique grille finish, blacked-out Ford logos, headlamps, and taillamps. The two front tow hooks get signature Tremor Orange accents, and customers have to option to upgrade to the Tremor Appearance Package, which includes a Carbonized Gray-painted roof and mirror caps and black side graphics on the hood and lower body.
The wheel and tire combo receive a much-needed upgrade, and the 17-inch aluminum wheels feature a new Tremor Orange and dark gray anodized finish, and all-terrain tires improve traction on loose surfaces such as sand, gravel, and dirt. A new lower front fascia with a more aggressive approach angle and steel skid plates enhances capability.
The bold design carries into the already inviting, high-tech cabin with Black Onyx seats featuring stitched Tremor logos and signature Tremor Orange accents, while the center console, register vents, and door pulls are updated to include the new color scheme.
The 2023 Ford Maverick Tremor Off-Road Package costs $2,995 MSRP, and Tremor Appearance Package costs $1,495. Both packages are available for ordering in September, while production of the Ford Maverick begins this fall.
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