Everything we know about the 2022 Ford Maverick | Price, features, fuel economy, pictures


Ford Maverick uses the same chassis as the compact Bronco Sport crossover, instead of sharing parts and mechanisms with Ranger. 

Although the nameplate was originally used in the small car series in the 1970s, Ford is restoring the Maverick name for its new small pickup truck and placing it in the line-up under the midrange Ranger. Ford Maverick uses the same chassis as the compact Bronco Sport crossover, instead of sharing parts and mechanisms with Ranger. 

The standard powertrain will be a hybrid configuration, including a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, electric motor, continuously variable automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. Ford will provide four-wheel drive, but only with an optional non-hybrid turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. All models will use the same four-door double-row cab body style and 4.5-foot bed. Maverick is part of a new small truck that Hyundai will also enter with the upcoming Santa Cruz. 

What’s new in 2022 Ford Maverick? 

The Maverick pickup truck has been in service for some time, but the wait is coming to an end. It is scheduled to go on sale in the fall of 2021, and Ford is currently accepting pre-orders. Ford offers three styles of Maverick-XL, XLT and Lariat-XL is the best option to reduce the price as much as possible. It lacks the basic facilities that most buyers consider necessary, but it would be good to be used as a work truck. Used in conjunction with XLT, 17-inch aluminium wheels, cruise control, electric tailgate locks, electric exterior mirrors, etc. are added, making it a value-oriented model. We will upgrade to an optional 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine for $1,085 and add four-wheel drive for $3,305. To unlock Maverick’s 4,000 pounds of maximum towing capacity, we will also order a towing kit for $745.  

Engine, transmission and performance  

Ford did not use Bronco Sport’s turbocharged three-cylinder engine as the standard power system, but mixed with Maverick’s basic power system. All models will be equipped with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine as standard, assisted by an electric motor, with a total output of 191 horsepower. This configuration is only equipped with front-wheel drive and a continuously variable automatic transmission. Buyers can also choose a non-hybrid power system and switch to a powerful 250-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder eight-speed automatic transmission; the powertrain can be optionally equipped with four-wheel drive. Once we have a chance to drive Maverick, we will update this story with driving impressions and test results.  

Payload and Towing Capacity 

 Even with a basic hybrid system, Maverick provides a payload capacity of 1500 pounds and a towing capacity of 2000 pounds. With a turbocharged four-cylinder engine and optional towing package, Maverick can tow up to 4,000 pounds. Want to tow more with a small truck? Santa Cruz has a rated towing force of 5,000 pounds.  

Fuel Economy and MPG  

The US Environmental Protection Agency has not released Maverick’s fuel economy estimates, and we have no chance to test trucks on the 75 mph highway fuel economy test route. Ford claims that the Maverick hybrid will be able to provide fuel consumption of up to 40 miles per gallon in the city. When this information becomes available, we will update this story with detailed information. For more information on Maverick fuel economy, visit the EPA website.  

Interior, comfort and cargo  

All Mavericks are flight attendant cabins, which mean four full-size doors and rear seats that look quite roomy. Ford installed many lockers and storage boxes throughout the cabin, including some large areas under the rear seats. The base model is far from luxurious, but it offers standard touches like a tilt-and-telescope steering wheel with audio control, remote keyless entry, and adjustable lumbar support for the front seats. More features are provided as part of the standard or optional package for XLT and Lariat liveries, including dual-zone automatic climate control, ambient interior lighting, and power front seats. Ford says the Maverick 4.5-foot deck can hold up to 18 4×8-foot three-quarter-inch plywood panels without tipping the load. There is also a 12 volt outlet on the bed and a 110 volt outlet is provided as an option. 

Infotainment and Connectivity  

The 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system is standard on all Maverick interiors. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also standard features, and even the base model has a built-in Wi-Fi access point. Options include SiriusXM satellite radio, enhanced B&O Play stereo and wireless smartphone charging.  

Safety and Driving Assistance Features  

Maverick will provide a variety of driving assistance features, but many of the most sought-after items will require an optional package or spring for more expensive decorations. For more information on the Maverick crash test results, visit the websites of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS).  

Key safety features  

Standard Automatic Emergency Braking Available Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keep Assist Available Adaptive Cruise Control Warranty and Maintenance Scope Maverick offers the same standard warranty package as other Fords new, which is pretty basic and does not provide regular free maintenance plan. 

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