If there is anything people love about trucks, it has to be their adaptability. One of the most prominent characteristics of a truck is that it can be three important vehicles packed into one: a hard worker, a playful adventurer, and a sturdy driver. Any truck on the road can achieve these three roles, but to what extent? Every truck has a main, singular purpose out of the three. Take the Chevy Silverado 1500, for example. It is a working man’s (or woman’s) car. Sure, it can get you where you need to go to get the job done, but what about interior design and comfort for long road trips and exciting travels with the family? The same could be said for any type of truck. It is sort of like the triangle of life, where between good, quick, or cheap, you can pick any two. You can have something cheap and quick, but it will not be good quality. You can have good quality and quick work, but it will not be cheap. What if I tell you that the 2024 Ford Maverick seemingly excels on all levels of being a truck?
Will the 2024 Ford Maverick Sell Out Like Previous Years?
Why did the 2022 and 2023 Ford Maverick models sell out? The answer is as simple as supply and demand. When the 2022 and 2023 models were hitting the market, production was halted because of a lack of supplies. Unfortunately, there were just not enough to build any more of these popular, economical vehicles. It was a stroke of bad luck for those looking to purchase the Ford Maverick in those trying years.
If you are wondering whether or not the 2024 model will have the same demand issues, fear not. There are more of these beauties to go around. With the increase in price and small alterations done to the 2024 Ford Maverick, there have been significantly fewer orders than those of its predecessors around the same time of year. It could be that due to the popularity of the 2023 Maverick, the company wanted a vehicle so similar that they could satisfy the cravings that the people demanded of them without the limited accessibility.
The Ford Maverick doesn’t really have any direct competitors, as it is currently the only compact pickup on the market in North America. The only close competitor would be the Honda Ridgeline, which is also of unibody construction rather than the traditional body-on-frame that most trucks are. But the Ridgeline is a mid-size truck with a more powerful 3.5L V6, which still puts it in a different class than the Maverick. This explains much of the Maverick’s popularity. As trucks keep getting bigger and bigger, there is still a market for compact pickups that only the Maverick fulfills.
Interior Design and Comfort on the Road
The best parts of life come in the forms of travel and destination. It is essential to have a vehicle that can provide a sense of comfort and safety while exploring the road and getting to that big X on the map. Interior design may seem like a minor detail when first looking at a car, and insignificant when considering the reason you are making a major purchase, but that could not be further from the truth. What is on the outside and under the hood are equally as important as what is on the inside, which is where you spend your time when actually driving.
Inside the classically styled Maverick, we can find the same design in 2024 as we did in 2023, including color choice. As with much of every new car model these days, the Maverick comes with the standard Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, and voice activation controls. It also features an eight-inch LCD Touchscreen Center Stack to provide any driver with access to useful applications, off and on the road.
Safety is crucial whether working, traveling, or taking the scenic route. Have faith that the 2024 Ford Maverick will get you and your passengers there safely. Every essential hallmark from airbags, retractable seatbelts, and anti-theft systems will ensure safe, smooth commutes, wherever you go.
Trims, Packages, and Prices
Like neapolitan ice cream, the 2024 Ford Maverick comes in three flavors for you to choose from. All three feature the same engine and transmission options. The standard engine is a 2.0L 2.0L EcoBoost Turbo I-4, producing 250 horsepower, 277 lb-ft of torque, and mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. For a few dollars more, you can choose a 2.5L I-4 hybrid drivetrain, making 191 horsepower, 155 lb-ft of torque, and joined to a continuously variable transmission. While less potent than the standard engine, it gets an impressive 37 miles per gallon combined. However, this is only available with front-wheel drive, while the standard EcoBoost engine offers both front and all-wheel drive.
The XL is the most basic trim, starting at $23,400. It includes standard features like remote keyless entry, basic (not adaptive) cruise control, pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking, and LED headlights with automatic high beams. The only available wheel option is 17-inch sparkle-silver steel wheels.
Stepping up to the XLT doesn’t cost much more, starting at $26,315. It offers additional color choices both inside and outside. It upgrades the wheels to 17-inch gray-painted alumnium and adds a painted gray grille bar, power mirrors, a power tailgate, SecuriCode keyless entry, and more storage and tie-down points in the bed.
The luxurious Lariat comes at a premium price, starting at $34,855. For that, you get 18-inch aluminum wheels, upgraded LED headlights, push-button start, an eight-way power driver’s seat, a power sliding rear window, and dual-zone automatic climate control. The front seats get an upgraded ActiveX material as well. The Co-Pilot 360 technology gets significant additions, including Adaptive Cruise Control, rear parking sensors, and evasive steering. It’s a big price jump, but you get a lot for the money.
Another interesting option is the Tremor package, available only on the XLT and Lariat with Advanced 4WD, which is itself a $2,220 option. Adding another $3,495 to the price tag, this also adds an off-road tuned suspension with a modest lift, skid plates, and electronic locking rear differential, and additional off-road drive modes and screens. The Tremor also features unique 17-inch wheels and all-terrain tires to get you through the slippery stuff. If you want to take your Maverick off the beaten path, the Tremor package is worth adding.
If the wilderness is calling but the Tremor package is too much or too expensive, the FX4 package might be for you. It is also available only on the XLT and Lariat and requires the standard all-wheel drive system, but only adds $800 to the price. For that, you get another unique 17-inch aluminum wheel wrapped in all-terrain tires, front tow hooks, a performance suspension, skid plates, and similar additional drive modes and and screens as the Tremor. It’s not the off-road beast that the Tremor is, but will suit many drivers’ needs, and budget, just fine.
What’s Next for the Ford Maverick?
The early developments for the 2025 Ford Maverick may surprise some. It is speculated to have most of the same features, with small changes to the exterior and under-the-hood specifications. Much like the move from 2023 to 2024, we can most likely expect the 2025 future of Ford Maverick to be a familiar vehicle. This is not to say that big changes are not in store for the more distant future, but for now, the Maverick will become a popular repeat with minor upgrades.