By and large, you guys seem to be big fans of the new Ford Maverick, and the Blue Oval is still reportedly struggling to keep up with demand. Even as the 2023 Ford Maverick emerges for the new model year — with the new Tremor off-road trim, no less — recent reports indicate the order books are already closing this week, after they just opened midway through September.
At least, that seems to be the word per a Ford Authority report, citing sources in the know. This year’s order books opened up on September 15, after a delay, and Ford reportedly pushed back 2023 Maverick production into November, as it copes with filling its backlog of 2022 orders. Between that dilemma, as well as remarkably high interest for this new model year, the automaker made a decision to close its order banks early. That said, the report goes on to mention that dealers will still be able to order stock units. So, we (hopefully) won’t run into the issue of dealers having no Mavericks on their lots. That’s a memory that still rings painfully clear, even as manufacturers try and catch up on production.
It’s worth noting that the order page for the 2023 Ford Maverick is still open as of September 23. We asked Ford for their insight on the status of its order banks and will come back and update this post if we get a clearer answer beyond the current reports.
Considering there are other recent reports detailing unfinished trucks piling up outside Kentucky Speedway, it’s unlikely Ford Motor Company will be able to fully catch up anytime soon. In fact, the automaker said that 40,000 to 45,000 vehicles are being held in inventory this quarter until essential parts arrive.
The 2023 Ford Maverick gets more expensive, not that it matters
Go to the retail website and build page, though, and you’ll still see information for the 2022 model year. Academic though it may be at this point, FA did get its hands on the 2023 Ford Maverick price sheet. In it, they report a price increase across all three trims, ranging between $1,095 and $1,200. The 2.0-liter EcoBoost I-4 is now a no-cost option from the hybrid, so there’s some silver lining should you be able to get a 2023 truck at MSRP.
You do get some options packages, should you want to look at a 2023 Ford Maverick. Of course, there’s the $2,995 Tremor Off-Road package, as well as the $1,495 Tremor Appearance Package and the Black Appearance Package. All those can be fitted to the XLT or Lariat models, albeit you may be in for a wait thanks to supply constraints. Two new colors are coming with the new model year: Atlas Blue and Avalanche Gray.