We’ve added live images of the all-new 2023 Maverick Tremor from the Detroit Auto Show for you to try out for yourself. (Updated on 09/14/2022).
The Ford Maverick rocked the truck section by being small, reasonably priced and environmentally friendly. Buyers responded in droves, turning the compact pickup into a one-day sensation. Ford isn’t resting on its laurels, as they’re introducing an all-new Maverick Tremor for 2023.
Aiming to be decidedly more rugged, the Maverick Tremor features a revised grille and a sloping front bumper for an improved path angle. Customers can also experience Tremor Orange tow hooks, blacked-out Ford logos and new dark accent lighting patterns. They are joined by 17-inch alloy wheels, which feature a dark gray anodized end as well as a Tremor Orange accent.
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Customers looking for something more distinctive can opt for the $1,495 Tremor Look Package, which includes a Charred Gray roof and matching mirror caps. The pack also features black graphics on the hood and physical side.
Interior settings are modest by comparison, but drivers will find Black Onyx seats with distinctive Tremor Orange stitching as well as “Tremor” embroidery on the seatbacks. They are joined by black door handles and air vents.
Power is offered by a 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine that produces 250 hp (186 kW / 253 hp) and 277 lb-ft (375 Nm) of torque. While the engine is shared with the mainstream variant, the Tremor will have a unique all-wheel-drive system with a dual-clutch rear-wheel-drive unit that includes a differential-lock feature. It can divert nearly all torque from the rear axle to both wheels for enhanced off-road functionality.
Along with the Bronco Sport-like all-wheel-drive system, the Tremor relies on the FX4 Off-Street Package offering and includes a heavy-duty suspension with distinctive springs and shocks. These aren’t the only tweaks, as the truck features metal skid plates, a heavy-duty transmission cooler, upgraded half-shafts and a 1-inch (25mm) mount. The Tremor additionally has a drive mode selector and a trajectory management system, which serves as low-speed cruise management for off-roading.
Speaking of venturing off the overwhelmed path, the Maverick Tremor has Method, Departure, and Breakthrough angles of 30.7, 22.2, and 19.9 levels respectively. While this isn’t an F-150 Raptor R, all of those numbers are improvements over the all-wheel-drive Maverick and the method angle will increase a whopping 9.1 levels.
The Tremor Off-Street Package is $2,995 and will likely only be available on XLT and Lariat trims. It seems quite affordable and the mannequin is available to order from September.