Ford Adds Tremor Mud Package to Little Maverick. Really.

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The Ford Maverick Tremor blasts through mud. We see the truck from a front quarter angle, headed slightly toward our right. It is tossing mud off its back tires.You understand that little man that may hold? The man within the fitness center who strides quietly as much as the bench and hundreds it with a lot weight that you just fear about him lifting it, but it surely seems he’s simply warming up with that? The freshman who tries out for the varsity softball crew and hits the one house run off the star pitcher?

That is that, as a truck.

Meet the 2023 Ford Maverick Tremor. A real off-roader constructed off a compact truck meant for hauling topsoil again to the suburbs.

In regards to the Maverick

The Ford Maverick, in case you haven’t been within the truck market shortly, is the darling of the automotive press this yr. We gave it our personal Greatest New Mannequin award.

It’s the primary real compact pickup truck in a decade. In an period when vehicles continue to grow, it’s really small – not fairly compact-car dimensions, however shut. With vehicles rising costlier yearly, it’s really low-cost – the beginning value was just below $20,000 earlier than a current inflation adjustment. And with $4 gasoline, the Maverick comes commonplace in hybrid kind. The EPA says it will get 42 mpg within the metropolis.

However you wouldn’t purchase a Maverick and ask it to do what an actual off-road truck can do. That’s not the issue it solves.

Ford, nevertheless, wished to see what the little man might bench.

A closeup of the grille of the Ford Maverick Tremor, showing its bright orange tow hooks.

A Maverick Constructed for the Trails

The Maverick Tremor isn’t a separate model. It’s a bundle of off-road gear accessible on the truck. And you may’t get it on hybrid Mavs. It’s supplied solely on the mid-level XLT or top-end Lariat trims of the gas-powered Maverick.

Meaning it will get a 250-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. All-wheel-drive is commonplace.

It’s a number of gear for an inexpensive improve value. The Tremor Package deal prices $2,995.

The bundle provides a retuned suspension, 17-inch wheels, and all-terrain tires. Floor clearance is 9.4 inches – 0.8 greater than different Mavericks.

The true trick, although, is the twin-clutch rear differential borrowed from the Bronco Sport Badlands that may lock itself for further traction or ship torque to both rear wheel to maintain energy the place there’s grip. Skid plates shield the undercarriage.

Drive modes embody pavement, mud, sand, snow, and towing. And Ford’s Path Management off-road cruise management is commonplace.

The interior of the Ford Maverick Tremor. The seats are black leatherette, with bright orange stitching.

The Go is Commonplace. The Present is Non-obligatory.

Ford Tremor fashions normally get orange accents to set them aside, and this one isn’t any totally different. Visible modifications embody orange trim on a darkened grille, blacked-out Ford logos and darker trim across the head and rear lights, plus orange tow hooks.

Inside, the Maverick Tremor will get black onyx seats with Tremor orange accents and the Tremor brand embossed on the seats.

An accessible Tremor Look Package deal (one other $1,495) provides a Carbonized Grey painted roof and mirror caps, and Tremor graphics. We recognize that Ford provides you the choice of shopping for all of the useful upgrades with out a few of the visible hints that they’re there in case you’re the stealthy form.

As a result of it’s enjoyable for that freshman, within the second earlier than everybody is aware of she will hit.

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