Buyer's Guide

2022 Ford Maverick
Select a Different Model (6 Available): Lariat AWD
Towing (Max) $ 4000 lbs.
Payload (Max) 1500 lbs.
Horsepower 250@5,500
Torque 277@3,000
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2022 Ford Maverick MODEL OVERVIEW


  • Efficient hybrid, strong turbo-four options
  • Accessible starting price
  • Clever bed design


  • Only one cab/bed combination
  • Not all driver-assist features are standard
  • Less payload capacity than Ranger

There's a new Ford pickup in town, positioned as a smaller, less expensive alternative to the Ranger and F-150. The big news is the Maverick's standard hybrid powertrain and impressive fuel economy, but prospective buyers will also be enticed by the compact pickup's respectable towing and payload capacities as well as its thoughtful convenience features. The Maverick's main competition will be the upcoming Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup.

What's New

  • New truck smaller than the Ranger and F-150
  • Standard hybrid powertrain
  • Available 2.0-liter EcoBoost turbo-four
  • Standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • One-year-only Maverick First Edition 

Performance and Efficiency

Ford is eager to point out the Maverick is the first pickup in America with a standard hybrid powertrain. The base truck will feature a hybrid setup—a 2.5-liter four-cylinder and electric motor that combine for an output of 191 hp and 155 lb-ft of torque. Pairing it with a CVT automatic and front-wheel drive, Ford is targeting 40 mpg city and 500 miles of range. A Ford Escape Hybrid with the same powertrain is EPA-rated at 44/37 mpg city/highway. With the hybrid powertrain, the Maverick is the most fuel efficient pickup on sale. Although you can't get a hybrid AWD Maverick for 2022, we can safely assume that option is on the way. There's also the possibility for a future electric variant.

That said, if you're in need of a bit more power and capability, Ford has you covered. The Maverick can also be ordered with a 2.0-liter turbo I-4 kicking out 250 hp and 277 lb-ft of torque, and that powertrain works with an eight-speed automatic for FWD or available AWD. In the Escape, that setup is good for 0-60 in 6.9 seconds and 23/31 mpg with AWD.

Safety Features

Ford is including the essentials of its Ford Co-Pilot360 safety features on every Maverick. Automatic emergency braking and automatic high beams are standard on all trims. Spend a little cash on higher trims, though, and you can score almost everything Ford has to offer. Stop-and-go adaptive cruise control, lane centering, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert are all available.

Maverick's FlexBed Cargo Box

While the Maverick's 4.5-foot bed is smaller than those in a Ranger or F-150, Ford implements clever solutions to get the most out of the space. With slots stamped into the side of the bed, owners can install 2x4s or 2x6s to create segmented storage, elevated floors, and cargo racks. There are also two tie-downs (which double as bottle openers), four D rings, and threaded holes built in. The bed features integrated 12-volt electrical outlets on either side of the bed, too, plus an available 110-volt house outlet.

Towing and Payload Capacity

Yes, it's small, but the Maverick still delivers utility. Even with the humbly powered hybrid powertrain, the Maverick has a 1,500-pound payload capacity and there's enough space in the bed for a standard ATV. Towing capacity for the hybrid is 2,000 pounds, but with the turbo-four and an optional 4K Tow package, it'll tow 4,000 pounds. That said, the upcoming Hyundai Santa Cruz compact pickup is more capable in both measures.


Every Maverick including the base model features an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system that includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. There's also a standard Wi-Fi hotspot that can connect up to 10 devices.

Clever Interior Design

Ford has integrated some forward-thinking design touches that improve the usability of the Maverick's cabin. For example, the split armrests offer enough space to hold a one-liter water bottle (your standard big 'ol Nalgene) so it won't be rolling around on the floor. You'll also find a storage bin beneath the rear seats that will easily swallow sports equipment, tools, or camping gear.

Ford says it's incorporating unique textures and materials throughout the cabin. The dash panel is said to have a stonelike finish, similar to the dash in the Tesla Cybertruck concept, and the cabin also includes ground carbon fiber. Rear seat passengers can take advantage of FIT (Ford Integrated Tether) slots that, with an available accessory package, can hold cupholders, an additional storage bin, grocery hooks, and a cable organizer. More OEM accessories are sure to come, and we look forward to seeing what the aftermarket dreams up.

Pricing and Recommended Trim

The Maverick will be offered at three trim levels, all of which we've seen on other Ford vehicles. Stealing headlines, the base Maverick XL will start at just $21,490. That makes the Maverick the cheapest pickup on sale. The XLT and Lariat, which are both available with an FX4 off-road package, cost about $24,000 and $27,000, respectively. Spring for the Lariat-based Maverick First Edition if you want unique graphics and exclusive colors. Our pick would probably be a Maverick XLT with the EcoBoost four-cylinder, FX4 package, and AWD, but the base FWD truck is looking like a great feature-per-dollar value if you don't need the extra driven wheels.

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$750 Ford announces a Bonus Cash on select models for eligible college students. 01-03-2023
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