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2023 Ford Maverick XLT Tremor Family Review with Child Seat Installation and Real World Fuel Economy

We really enjoyed our time in our second Ford Motor Company Maverick press loan, this is the 2023 XLT Tremor off-road package.

Available as an option on both the XLT and Lariat, the Tremor adds some off-road goodies and increased capability, but in our time driving it around town we thought it worked well as a daily driver as well. Holli and I have differing opinions about how we would most often utilize the bed and its 1,500 lbs. of maximum payload, but other than that we were generally in agreement about all things Maverick.


Our only real gripe is that when we install Tucker's child safety seat, there is NO WAY to access the under seat storage in the rear as the bench is not split, and let me tell you that car seat is not easy to take in and out of this truck. The bigger trucks on the market need to teach Maverick a thing or two about rear-seat ergonomics.


2023 Ford Maverick XLT Tremor Specs:

  • 2.0L Ecoboost 4-cylinder Engine

  • 250 Horsepower

  • 277 lb-ft of Torque

  • 8-Speed Automatic Transmission

  • Full Time 4 Wheel Drive

  • 1 Inch of Increased Height

  • Off-road Tuned Independent MacPherson Strut Front Suspension with Coil Springs, Twin-tube Hydraulic Shocks, Stabilizer Bars, Aluminum Lower Control Arm, Steel Sub-frame and Cast Knuckle

  • Off-road Tuned Independent Multi-link Trailing Arm Rear Suspension with Mono-tube Hydraulic Dampers with Hydraulic Rebound Stop, Coil Springs, Stabilizer Bar, Steel Sub-frame and Cast Knuckle

  • 17-inch Machined-face Tarnished Dark Painted Aluminum Wheels with Orange Painted Accent Pocket

  • 235/65R17 Falken Wildpeak A/T Tires

  • Off-road Dimensions

    • Approach Angle: 30.7º

    • Breakover Angle: 19.9º

    • Departure Angle: 22.2º

    • Ground Clearance: 9.4 inches

  • Seating for 5

  • Cloth Seats with Contrasting Stitching and “TREMOR” Logo Embroidered on the Front Seatbacks

  • Leather and Suede-wrapped Heated Steering Wheel

  • Analogue Gauge Cluster with Digital Center Display

  • 8-inch SYNC 3 Infotainment Screen with Wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

  • Single Zone Climate Control

  • EPA Fuel Economy 20/24/21 (city/hwy/cmb)

  • Starting Price: $24,455 (XLT AWD)

  • Price As Tested: $33,965





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