Ford has finally invited the charming nonconformist in the Tremor Club, whose membership requirements include “being a Ford truck” and “having an accent badge”. The smallest truck in Ford’s lineup celebrates its membership in the Tremor club with a one-inch lift and some new off-road bits and bobs.
Available on XLT and Lariat models, the Tremor package can be had with the front-wheel-drive hybrid drivetrain (2.5-liter 4-cylinder, 191 total horsepower) or the optional 2.0-liter EcoBoost turbo four (250 hp, 277 lb-ft). EcoBoost models get a new all-wheel-drive system with a dual-clutch locking rear differential. The Tremors also benefit from five selectable drive modes and Trail Control, which works like cruise control for off-road crawling, with the vehicle managing throttle and brake inputs to maintain a steady speed over tough terrain.
Along with the one-inch suspension lift, the Tremors get a heavy-duty transmission cooler, stronger half-shafts, unique springs and shocks, a higher-clearance lower front fascia and steel protection plates.
As with all Maverick models, the Tremor can tow up to 2,000 pounds or carry up to 1,200 pounds of payload in the bed. The Tremor package brings blacked-out badges, smoked headlights and taillights, a unique matte gray grille with yellow accents, and of course, those yellow front tow hooks. An optional Tremor Appearance Package gives you Carbonized Gray accent paint on the roof and mirror caps, along with black graphics on the hood and doors, though Ford didn’t give us photos to show what that package looks like.
Inside, you get Tremor Orange accents and Tremor stitching on your Tremor seats to remind everyone your Tremor is a Tremor.
The Tremor Off-Road Package adds $3,000 to the price of your Maverick, while the Tremor Appearance Package commands an additional $1,500. After closing the order books for awhile, Ford will resume taking orders for new Mavericks in September, at which point, you’ll be able to put in your order for your 2023 Maverick Tremor.