Ford is one of the undisputed leaders when it comes to pickup trucks, especially in the mid-sized range. Now, they’re getting back into the market of small pickup trucks with the Ford Maverick. This review on the 2022 Ford Maverick will look into the specs and features that this new pickup comes with. Let’s see how this newcomer can stack up in this whole new class of cars.
The 2022 Ford Maverick is an all-new model straight out of the factories. Already in development for a while now, it’s exciting to see this pickup finally see the light of day.
Ford has advertised that the Maverick is not only a powerful pickup truck that’s built tough, but one that’s also an affordable choice for everyone. Seeing the starting price of all models of the 2022 Ford Maverick, we’re inclined to believe their statement on this one. Below is a table detailing the different price points of the Ford Maverick’s trim levels, along with the powertrain options available to buyers.
|2022 Ford Maverick XL Hybrid (FWD)||$19,995*|
|2022 Ford Maverick XL EcoBoost FWD||$21,080*|
|2022 Ford Maverick XL EcoBoost AWD||$23,300*|
|2022 Ford Maverick XLT Hybrid (FWD)||$22,280*|
|2022 Ford Maverick XLT EcoBoost FWD||$23,365*|
|2022 Ford Maverick XLT EcoBoost AWD||$25,585*|
|2022 Ford Maverick Lariat Hybrid (FWD)||$25,490*|
|2022 Ford Maverick Lariat EcoBoost FWD||$26,575*|
|2022 Ford Maverick Lariat EcoBoost AWD||$28,795*|
For those planning to lease the 2022 Ford Maverick, take note that prices may differ according to which state you’re located in. This all depends on varying destination charges and acquisition fees which can all be estimated on Ford’s official configurator for the Maverick.
Looking into the specs of the 2022 Ford Maverick, it places itself as a capable workhorse of a pickup truck. Buyers can go for either one of two powertrain options: A 2.5-Liter FHEV Hybrid Engine or a 2.0-Liter EcoBoost Gasoline Engine. The FHEV engine, which comes as the standard option, makes use of Permanent Magnet Electric Traction motor and produces a total of 191 Horsepower and 155 pounds-feet of torque. Those looking for a more powerful powertrain should look into the 2.0-Liter EcoBoost Engine. This option is capable of producing 250 horsepower and a torque output of 277 pounds-feet at 3,000 RPM. The Hybrid makes use of Ford’s PowerSplit hybrid system which is their version of an Electronic Continuously Variable Transmission. The Hybrid also only comes in Front-wheel drive unlike that of the 2.0-Liter Gasoline models. These ones make use of an 8-speed automatic transmission and come in either FWD or AWD setups.
Ford themselves have stated that the Ford Maverick is capable of a max towing capacity of 2,000 pounds for base models and 4,000 pounds for those with certain upgrades. Now, this is all possible with the additional upgrades granted by the 4K Tow Package which comes at a cost of $745. This package includes an Upgraded Drive Ratio, Cooling Fan, and even a Trailer Hitch Receiver for those looking to bring the Maverick out on roadtrips.
FUEL EFFICIENT & ACTUAL MPG
All the differing trim levels of the 2022 Ford Maverick don’t really differ in actual MPG Estimates. However, we do want to make note of the fact that the Hybrid Powertrain is an excellent choice for those drivers who want a more fuel efficient ride. Of course, the drawback to this is that it will have trouble towing the same amount of cargo as that of the Mavericks with the 2.0-Litre EcoBoost. Below is a table detailing the different EPA Estimates of the 2022 Ford Maverick, with all the different trim levels and powertrains added in.
|Trim Mileage Estimates||City/mpg||Highway/mpg||Combined/mpg|
|2022 Ford Maverick XL Hybrid (FWD)||42||33||37|
|2022 Ford Maverick XL EcoBoost FWD||23||30||26|
|2022 Ford Maverick XL EcoBoost AWD||22||29||25|
|2022 Ford Maverick XLT Hybrid (FWD)||42||33||37|
|2022 Ford Maverick XLT EcoBoost FWD||23||30||26|
|2022 Ford Maverick XLT EcoBoost AWD||22||29||25|
|2022 Ford Maverick Lariat Hybrid (FWD)||42||33||37|
|2022 Ford Maverick Lariat EcoBoost FWD||23||30||26|
|2022 Ford Maverick Lariat EcoBoost AWD||22||29||25|
For context, the Hybrid model has a 13.8 gallons fuel tank while the Gasoline models have a 16.5 gallons fuel tank.
INTERIOR, SOLACE & BAGGAGE
The interior of the 2022 Ford Maverick can seat up to 5 passengers comfortably, with rear passengers having a decent amount of space there. Many Comfort features like a heated steering wheel and even a moon roof come as optional features for the higher-end trim levels. In terms of cargo capacity, this pickup can stow away about 1,500 pounds of items in on the truck bed. The FLEXBED system allows personalization with how you use the truck bed, even able to divide it into different partitions for multiple kinds of cargo.
The Connectivity options on the Ford Maverick’s Infotainment System is nothing to scoff at. All models come standard with an 8-inch Touchscreen on the Center Console, but can be upgraded to one with the SYNC 3 Infotainment Suite installed. This allows for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration, which pairs nicely with the standard Bluetooth capabilities already onboard the Maverick. Other features include a 4.2-inch Instrument Cluster for the XL and XLT and a 6.5-inch one for the Lariat. The standard audio system mounted on the Ford Maverick is a Stereo Sound system with 6-speakers integrated. Those buying the Lariat can upgrade this further to a Premium Sound System with 8-speakers sourced from B&O, a well-respected audio device manufacturer.
The Ford Maverick comes stocked with safety features and driver-assistance technologies that come standard to all models. These include a Pre-Collision Assist, Automated Emergency Braking System, an Anti-Theft Engine Immobilizer, and Occupant Sensing Airbags. There are also optional features which come with the Co-Pilot360 Package. Some of these features is Cross-Traffic Alert, a Lane Keeping and Centering Aid, and an Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go functionality.
Ford offers a basic set of warranty packages for all new vehicles. It includes a Limited Warranty plan which spans for 3 years or for the first 36,000 miles driven, whichever comes first. Next up is the Powertrain Warranty which lasts for 5 years or for the first 60,000 miles driven. Lastly, the Hybrid FWD models of the Ford Maverick will be subject to a Hybrid component warranty which spans for a total of 8 years or for a total mileage of 100,000 miles. The brand does not offer any program for complimentary scheduled maintenance.