The forthcoming 2023 Ford Maverick Hybrid is in the works. Interestingly, Ford already sold out the 2022MY. This is actually a very reasonable outcome, given the affordable price. Now, the 2023MY will get a mild refresh and it will continue to dominate the compact pickup truck segment. Moreover, Ford plans to make a complete sub-brand with Maverick nameplate.
As you know, Blue Oval manufacturer is already doing the same thing with the Bronco model. Some rumors are predicting an all-electric Maverick. While this is the most likely outcome, it won’t happen in the next year or two. Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming model.
Ford Maverick Hybrid Specs
The base XL model of the 2023 Ford Maverick includes a hybrid engine that combines a 2.5-liter four-cylinder and an electric motor. This combination produces 191 horsepower and is mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission. Although hybrid Mavericks are only available with front-wheel drive, Ford guarantees 40 miles per gallon in the city, which is comparable to the EPA rating for the Escape Hybrid crossover.
The Escape Hybrid model comes standard with all-wheel drive, and Ford says it may be added to the Maverick hybrid later if demand warrants it. A nonhybrid turbo-four 2.0-liter engine with front-wheel drive or an optional all-wheel-drive system is available as an option. It has 250 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque with an eight-speed automated transmission. The hybrid version can tow up to 2000 pounds, while the turbo 2.0-liter engine can draw up to 4000 pounds.
The interior of the 2023 Ford Maverick Hybrid is inspired by the Bronco Sport, with an open and minimalist design covered in durable grades of cloth and plastic. On the inside, the entry-level appears relatively spartan. However, each trim level is sufficiently modern, and comfort is more than adequate.
Ford provides a larger infotainment touchscreen as well as other advanced driver-assistance features. Blue Oval provides a lot of driver-assistance aids and most of them are available as standard. On top of that, Maverick pickup comes with various driving modes. That includes modes such as Normal, Eco, Sport, Slippery, and Haul/Tow modes. As previously stated, the cabin will be able to seat up to five passengers.
Practical Exterior Design
The upcoming 2023 Ford Maverick Hybrid is based on the new Bronco Sport, which is based on the architecture of the Ford Escape. The XL, XLT, and Lariat trim levels will all have four doors and five seats. The Maverick does not come with bed lighting, but a 12-volt wiring assembly is on offer so you can add your own.
On the side, there are threaded holes for bolting in a channel to carry hooks or tie-downs, as well as an optional 110-volt power outlet and bedside storage. Dealer extras, such as a tonneau cover or bed extension, will be offered because not everyone is handy enough to make their own. Maverick will have compact dimensions and a distinguishable design language. However, cosmetic upgrades are very unlikely.
2023 Ford Maverick Hybrid Release Date, Price
The price of the new 2023 Ford Maverick Hybrid will once again start at $20,000. This is a truly amazing offer if you are looking for a smaller and efficient pickup truck. Maverick will become available in North and South America. The sales should begin in the third quarter of 2022.