Introduced for the 2022 model year, the Maverick is a new addition to Ford's lineup. This compact pickup truck is capable of handling the hauling and towing needs of the average driver without taking up too much space or using up gas too quickly. But don't let the compact exterior fool you into thinking the interior is cramped. Every Maverick comes standard with a crew cab, so you'll get four full-size doors and adult-size legroom in both the front and rear rows of seating.
The 2023 Ford Maverick also comes standard with desirable features like a top-notch infotainment system and a fuel-efficient hybrid powertrain. While the base XL trim has plenty to offer, you can also upgrade to the comfort of the XLT or the luxury of the Lariat, which unlocks creature comforts like an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat, dual-zone automatic temperature control, and keyless entry. New for this model year, you can also opt for the Tremor Off-Road Package if you like to live on the wild side. Whatever you're looking for, you can find the Maverick that suits your needs here at DePaula Ford.
Not every truck driver needs to haul around a full bed of heavy concrete blocks or tow a massive trailer. If you're looking for a way to transport bulky furniture once in a while, participate in a tailgate party, or get a small boat to the Hudson for a nice day on the river, then there's no need to pay extra (in both sticker price and fuel costs) for capacity that you don't need. For this reason, the base model of the 2023 Ford Maverick is a great choice for drivers who are looking for a versatile truck that can tackle a home project or moving day but is just as adept at navigating city streets and taking you to and from the office each day.
While hybrid powertrains are a luxury feature or extra expense for many models, the Maverick comes standard as a fuel-efficient front-wheel drive hybrid that pairs a 2.5L four-cylinder engine with an electric motor. With this powertrain, the Maverick gets an estimated 42 MPG in the city and 33 MPG on the highway or 37 MPG combined. That's not just good compared to other trucks; that's better than many compact sedans. This powertrain provides 191 hp and can carry 1,500 lbs of payload or tow up to 2,000 lbs.
If you need a little more power, you can opt for the Maverick's non-hybrid powertrain, which features a turbocharged EcoBoost engine that delivers 250 hp. It can be paired with all-wheel drive, so you can get extra traction on icy roads during the winter. While the estimated fuel economy rating of 26 MPG combined for AWD models is certainly thirsty compared to the hybrid, they're efficient compared to other compact trucks in the market. The 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz has a rating of 23 MPG combined, and the 2023 Toyota Tacoma gets only 21 MPG combined. Paired with the optional Towing Package, the non-hybrid Maverick can tow up to 4,000 lbs.
The Maverick comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. This means you can hook your smartphone up and easily access all of your apps through the vehicle's standard eight-inch touchscreen, including entertainment like music streaming and podcasts or more vital services like GPS navigation. With the available SYNC 3 system, you can use voice control to control your music, make phone calls and texts, check the weather, and more, all hands-free. A wireless charging pad is also available, so you can keep your devices powered up without worrying about having the right cable on hand.
But your phone isn't the only thing that you can power up with the Maverick. In addition to the available Qi charging pad and USB ports in the cabin, there are also two 110V outlets available: one in the cab and one in the bed. This can be helpful for work or play: you can use your laptop without worrying about battery life, charge your electric bike after a long day of exploring, or power your equipment at a remote worksite. Of course, you can also charge your phone while hanging out in the truck bed.
Pre-installed LED bed lighting is available on the XLT and Lariat trims, so you can easily see what you're doing while loading or unloading cargo at night, even if you're in a remote area like a campsite. The bed also comes standard with two 12V pre-wired connections. You can set up your own custom LED lights or even a mini-fridge or small TV to bring your next tailgate party to the next level.
The standard six-speaker sound system provides crisp audio that comes through loud and clear. But audiophiles looking to take their sound quality to the next level will appreciate the eight-speaker B&O system offered in the Lariat trim. This setup delivers a truly powerful sound, with every frequency from bass to treble coming through in high fidelity. Since Bluetooth is standard, you or your passengers can stream music wirelessly from your favorite app or device. Or you can use the available SiriusXM satellite radio to stream ad-free music, news, comedy, and more.
The Maverick comes standard with an onboard Wi-Fi hotspot that lets you access the internet on the go. The truck is also compatible with the FordPass app. This gives you access to features like remote start/stop and roadside assistance, turning your smartphone into an even more useful tool that can connect with your truck and Ford in all kinds of handy ways for a more convenient driving experience.
The Tremor Off-Road Package is all-new for the 2023 Maverick and allows you to take this truck off the beaten path for unforgettable adventures. The Tremor's all-terrain tires and off-road-tuned suspension will keep your ride smooth even when the path gets bumpy. Those features are paired with a one-inch lift that lets you drive right over obstacles without damaging the undercarriage and a re-shaped front bumper that gives you a better angle of approach for climbing inclines. If you do run into really rough terrain, you can rest assured that steel skid plates stand between obstacles and your truck's vital components. Five selectable drive modes give you perfect control in a wide range of situations, allowing you to switch between Normal, Tow/Haul, Slippery, Mud/Ruts, and Sand so that your truck will be perfectly optimized to your current circumstance.
While the practical features are the star of the show, there's nothing wrong with wanting to show off your truck's rugged capability with an equally rugged appearance. If that sounds appealing, you can spring for the Tremor Off-Road Plus Appearance Package. Several elements on the exterior are re-colored in stylish Carbonized Gray, including the hood, roof, door handles, and lower graphic. On the Lariat and XLT Luxury Package, you'll also get Carbonized Gray mirrors. If you prefer darker accents, you can get the Black Appearance Package, which features black mirrors, door handles, grille, headlamps, taillamps, and decals, as well as exclusive 18-inch machine-faced ebony black aluminum wheels.
Because Ford is dedicated to giving drivers plenty of choices, the Maverick is available with not one but two different off-road packages. The FX4 Off-Road Package includes front tow hooks, all-terrain tires, skid plates, hill-descent control, selectable drive modes, and more. You'll also have a heavy-duty radiator and engine fan to keep the temperature right where it needs to be, even under extreme operating conditions.