Maverick is the all-new truck and it will be unchanged for its second season in the market. Ford is experimenting with this small pickup, positioned under the mid-size Ranger. For a long time, we were asking about the size and powertrains, as well as the purpose and name. The 2023 Ford Maverick is 200-in long truck with the capacity to tow 2,000 pounds, no matter what kind of a configuration you pick.
One of the important details about the new vehicle is a hybrid engine. Well, the small truck is not going to be as popular as its big brothers. Still, the 2023 Ford Maverick hybrid will be a step towards Ranger hybrid and F-150 hybrid, and even all-electric battery. The styling is not bringing wow effect. Designers paid attention to practicality and aesthetic look. Modern features are waiting inside the cabin. The price is going to make you want this pickup.
2023 Ford Maverick Specs
The 2023 Ford Maverick is a compact pickup and we didn’t expect some crazy towing capacity numbers and big units under the hood. The small truck needs to be efficient, and that is why the company decided to go with a naturally-aspirated four-cylinder engine. A 2.5-liter mill is good for 190 horsepower. Thanks to a hybrid system, the truck is going to return 37 mpg combined. We’ll see what other companies have to say about it and compare outputs.
A turbocharged 2.0-liter engine improves outputs to 250 horsepower. However, the gas mileage is dropping, the towing capacity stays put, and the price is going up. However, truckers will probably prefer more the old-school configuration, rather than a new hybrid technology.
Pros and Cons
The first feedbacks are here and the company will look at those to improve the 2023 Ford Maverick a bit. The best thing about the truck is its price. You can’t buy any other pickup for $20,000. The pickup is versatile, offering different modes of driving. Still, the Maverick is not a vehicle for extreme towing and adventures, although such boosts are there. The gas mileage of the hybrid engine is a budget-saving option. On the other hand, the turbo engine offers crispier acceleration. The downside is the size and interest in such a vehicle. Plus, the interior looks pretty cheap, and the ride is not too comfortable. We believe Ford is going to fix this before the 2023 Maverick hits dealerships. Optional features will make the truck pretty expensive.
2023 Ford Maverick Prices
Like said, the MSRP is the strong side of this new truck. But, you will want to improve the base package that costs only $20,000. The XLT is a mid-range model which requires a $2,500 investment. Lariat is the premium version. However, if you add a bit more, you can get Ranger. The price is the same, no matter which engine you select. The turbocharged plant offers all-wheel drive for $3,300, while the hybrid can send power only to front axle. A CVT is the router, while the turbo-four is paired with an 8-pace automatic gearbox.