When it comes to cars that strike the perfect balance between affordability and impressive efficiency, the Ford Maverick stands out as a superstar. Ever since its debut in the 2022 model year, this dynamic vehicle has been racking up accolades left and right. And it’s no wonder why – with its wallet-friendly price tag and remarkable performance, the Ford Maverick has captured the hearts of many. From securing a spot-on Car and Driver’s prestigious 10Best list to finding a place on Autotrader’s roster of top vehicles for college grads, this compact pickup has been turning heads and making waves.
But the accolades don’t stop there. Kelley Blue Book (KBB), the authority on automotive insights, has joined the chorus of praise by including the 2023 Ford Maverick in its list of the 10 coolest cars that won’t break the bank, all priced under $30,000. It’s a real testament to the Maverick’s charm and appeal.
Brian Moody, the executive editor at Kelley Blue Book, explains that there are countless ways to define what makes a car “cool.” Whether you’re after style, performance, cutting-edge tech, eco-consciousness, versatility, towing capability, or more, the possibilities are diverse. He points out that narrowing down the coolest cars to just ten is no easy feat, given the abundance of exceptional options available in the market. Regardless of how you personally define “cool,” you’re likely to find something that aligns with your preferences and needs on these curated lists of the coolest rides.
Claiming the eighth spot on this sought-after list, the 2023 Ford Maverick finds itself in good company. It follows the Toyota Prius, Mazda MX-5, Ford Bronco Sport, Chevy Camaro, Ford Mustang, Honda Civic Si, and Subaru BRZ/Toyota GR86, while leading the pack ahead of the Toyota Tacoma and Chevy Bolt EUV. The selection process for this list is rooted in the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for each model. KBB’s discerning editors then rank these models based on their personal preferences.
Stepping into the role once occupied by the Ford Ranger, the 2023 Ford Maverick takes the efficient mantle even further. The base model boasts a 2.5L four-cylinder hybrid drivetrain, delivering a commendable 37 mpg combined. But for those who crave a bit more power, fear not. There’s a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine option available, packing a punch with 250 horsepower and the choice of all-wheel drive. If you’re willing to push the budget just a tad, the FX4 package might be worth considering. For only a modest increase over the $30,000 threshold, you’ll unlock impressive features like skid plates, off-road drive modes, enhanced towing capabilities, and more.
So, if you’re on the lookout for a ride that effortlessly blends value, style, and performance, then come see us at Gary Crossley Ford to test drive the 2023 Ford Maverick. As it continues to add to its collection of accolades, it’s clear that this compact pickup is a force to be reckoned with, and a true representation of what it means to be “cool” in the automotive world.