Want the Ford Maverick? You may have to wait until 2023

In December 2021, Ford was forced to temporarily suspend orders for the 2022 Maverick. With the popularity of this small pickup, supply would be unable to meet demand. It’s pretty exciting if that means compact trucks are popular again in the United States. Once new orders resume, orders placed will be for the 2023 model year. Despite this hiccup in supply of Ford’s new small truck, the Maverick continues to earn praise from owners and critics alike.

Ford Maverick 2022 | Ford

In December 2021, Ford made the decision to pause customer orders of the 2022 Ford Maverick. The initial pause only covered Ford Maverick models with the hybrid engine. But, in January 2022, all customer orders for the Maverick were suspended.

Now, although there is a pause in customer orders, dealers can still receive allowances and place orders. For this reason, if you have a nearby Ford dealership, you might still be able to get your hands on a 2022 Ford Maverick. But, with the popularity of this little pickup truck, you could face some serious waiting lists.

Should you wait for the 2023 Ford Maverick?

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In the automotive world, the first is not always the best, once the 2023 Maverick is introduced, it is likely that Ford will make some minor updates to the issues. Even with extensive manufacturer testing, problems can slip through the cracks. And as 2022 Ford Maverick owners report complaints or concerns, the brand can respond with solutions.

Potential upgrades for the 2023 Ford Maverick include things like pairing all-wheel drive with the hybrid engine, an optional Tremor package and maybe even a street performance version. For some, these factors may be worth the wait. Ultimately, the decision comes down to personal preference and patience. With a compact truck like the Maverick, waiting months and months to buy can be a difficult task.

When will the Maverick 2023 be released?

As a small truck, the Ford Maverick has found success in a world where compact pickups are once again popular.

Ford Maverick 2022 | Ford

According to CarBuzz, orders for the 2023 Maverick will begin August 16, 2022. Meanwhile, production is expected to begin sometime in October 2022. That said, dates like this are most certainly subject to change. Especially with supply chain issues and all the other things that come with producing a new vehicle.

Whether or not orders open on schedule, we expect the 2023 Ford Maverick to build on the success of the 2022 model. As a small pickup truck, the Maverick offers relatively affordable prices. Especially in a world where new trucks can easily sell for over $50,000. With its base MSRP of around $20,000, the Maverick shows that you don’t have to be expensive to be good.

Although orders for the 2022 Ford Maverick have closed, Ford continues to invest in its little truck. If you just need to have a Maverick now, there’s always the aftermarket. Or, you can try your luck at a dealership. But waiting to place an order for the 2023 Maverick in August may be the best bet.

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