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2022 Ford Maverick Revealed With Sub $20K Price Tag, Standard Hybrid Powertrain

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In recent months, the 2022 Ford Maverick has been one of the automotive world’s worst-kept secrets. Ford Authority has reported on the new compact pickup extensively over that time frame, publishing countless spy photos of the pickup and tons of exclusive details. But now, the 2022 Ford Maverick has officially been revealed, and the numbers revolving around Ford’s entry-level truck are undoubtedly impressive.

For starters, the Maverick features a base MSRP of just $19,995 – which Ford Authority was the first to report back in February. But what’s even more impressive is the fact that buyers won’t be saddled with some cheap powertrain at the price point – the Maverick comes standard with Ford’s 2.5L Atkinson cycle four-cylinder hybrid drivetrain, which is rated to produce 191 (total system) horsepower and 155 pound-feet of torque, with a payload capacity of 1,500 pounds and 2,000 pounds of max towing. That power flows through a CVT transmission to the front wheels.

But the best part about this hybrid powertrain is, of course, its efficiency. Ford says that the Maverick has an EPA-estimated targeted fuel economy of 40 miles-per-gallon in the city, enabling it to travel up to 500 miles on a tank of gas. It also makes the Maverick the first full-hybrid pickup on sale in the U.S.

Those that need a bit more power and capability can opt to upgrade to Ford’s 2.0L EcoBoost I-4, which is rated to produce 250 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque. The turbo-four is mated to Ford’s eight-speed automatic transmission and is available in either front- or all-wheel-drive configurations. When equipped with the optional 4K Tow Package, the EcoBoost-powered Maverick can tow up to 4,000 pounds.

Inside, the Maverick comes standard with an 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, standard FordPass Connect with an embedded modem and Wi-Fi, Ford Co-Pilot360 driver-assist features, and what Ford calls FITS – Ford Integrated Tether System, which accommodates various accessories including cupholders, trash bins, grocery bag hooks, and many more.

Size-wise, the Maverick is, as expected, both shorter and lower to the ground than the mid-size Ford Ranger, and features a 40-foot turning radius, curb-to-curb. The bed itself measures 4.5 feet in length or 6 feet with the tailgate down.

The Maverick debuts Ford’s new FLEXBED, which allows owners to create various storage and organization solutions using a number of Ford accessories or even just 2×4 or 2×6-inch boards.

There are a number of tie-downs, threaded holes, and D-rings located in the bed as well, making it easy to carry any sort of cargo. There’s also a standard 12-volt outlet in the bed, as well as 110-volt, 400-watt outlets in both the bed and cabin.

The Maverick is available in a four-door, SuperCrew configuration only, (as first reported by Ford Authority) in three trims – XL, XLT, and Lariat, though a limited First Edition model is also available. The First Edition builds upon the Lariat trim by adding unique door and hood graphics, high gloss black-painted skull caps and roof, a soft tonneau cover, body-color door handles, and either gloss black-painted 18-inch wheels for hybrid models or 17-inch aluminum wheels for gas pickups. Exterior color options include Rapid Red, Area 51, and Carbonized Gray.

All-wheel-drive XLT and Lariat Maverick models are also available with Ford’s FX4 package, which adds all-terrain tires, special suspension tuning, underbody protection, Mud/Rut and Sand driving modes, and Hill Descent Control for enhanced off-road capability.

The 2022 Ford Maverick build and price page is live now at Ford.com, as are reservations for the compact pickup, which goes on sale this fall.

We’ll have more on the Maverick soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Maverick news and 24/7 Ford news coverage.

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Written by Brett Foote

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. The baby Sport Trac looks good and checked every box accept the a RS Model for those who want something sporty

  2. Just cancel bronco order will order maverick for 20 grand that is cheaper than calling Uber. Could not wait any longer for bronco . It is crazy both built side by side and they are pushing this now. I hope we will not do there mule testing for ford!

  3. What is with that screen?? They couldn’t be bothered to put in a larger screen so they just thought they would leave an empty space???

    • That is likely space that will eventually be used by a larger screen. There likely is some whiz-bang tech option package in the works for second-year release.

  4. Future SCRAP….CVT!
    Come on all you Gen X ers & Millennials, time for you to step up and buy this new scrap pile.
    Couple years life & it will fade into the wasteland known as Dearborn.
    2.3 EcoBoost RWD would of been so much better!

    • Well what isn’t future scrap? A truck under 20k with 40+mpg is going to appeal to a lot of Americans struggling to get by in their old thirsty engine-light-always-on beaters

    • They should’ve used their new CD6 rear drive platform for this truck. It’s makes no sense to only use it for the Explorer and Aviator

      • You understand that the vehicle would then lose its weight savings, right? The Maverick is based on the Escape/Bronco Sport platform for a reason. It’s more versatile, it’s smaller, and it’s also lighter and cheaper. The Maverick wasn’t meant to compete with the Ranger’s size, which is what it would be doing if it was based on something as large as the Explorer.

    • Bob, it sounds like you’re talking about the Ranger, which has been available in the US since 2019.
      The Ranger is a great vehicle. I sold a few of them. Loved driving them with my customers.
      BUT it’s not as efficient as the Maverick is projected to be, it’s not as compact as the Maverick is, and it’s not as inexpensive as the Maverick is.
      Sounds like you’re looking for something other than the Maverick.
      The Ranger, perhaps.
      If you’re looking for the Ranger, don’t look at something that isn’t a Ranger and then be flabbergasted when you’re not looking at the Ranger.
      I didn’t look at and then buy my 06 Escape only to be surprised that it wasn’t a V8 Mustang.

  5. Seems to me they already tried this with that EXPLORER TRAC? Most of these will likely never be used for commercial work. Just for those that want to haul groceries and don’t want an SUV.
    They come up with all kinds of untested components at FORD don’t they. They just couldn’t find it in their hearts to keep a larger sedan though.

    • I’m not quite sure why you brought up the Explorer Sport Trac.
      You’re half right on the application. The sheer cost of this vehicle is its chief selling point. A local parts store can purchase a couple of these in hybrid form for around $40,000 and have two efficient vehicles that are perfectly suited for hauling around any part they might need. It WILL be a grocery getter, as most vehicles are occasionally used for, but it’s also a daily driver. You have to realize, trucks are no longer just meant for working people. They are a mode of transportation. I myself don’t do any kind of work that justifies driving or owning a truck, but I could justify this vehicle. It’s shorter than my Crown Vic (and higher off the ground), more efficient than any of my other vehicles, and it’s pretty inexpensive for being a brand new vehicle.
      Also, this doesn’t have untested components. This has two powerplants that are already in Ford’s lineup in for some time. Hell, the 2.0L Ecoboost was even available in the Explorer for a short while, as long as you were okay with FWD exclusively.

    • Guess you still didn’t get the memo as yet! Sedans as you know them are a dying breed! Slice it however you like but vehicles like the Maverick are the future. Quite a few full line manufacturers have dropped most of their sedans,sales doesn’t justify current or future investments in them. Manufacturers are in the business of making money and are answerable to their shareholders. Got to invest where the money is or where most likely. A new dawn is upon us,swim or sink!

      • Funny that FORD seems to be one of the few with a problem with sedans. CADILLAC is going to have that CELESTIQ in a couple years and that concept could spawn CHEVROLET and BUICK versions. TOYOTA has no plans to give up the CAMRY anytime soon along with it’s premium division LEXUS. Look at MERCEDES and all of their sedans. CHRYSLER 300 another one. If push comes to shove I’ll have to get an SUV or crossover since I’m not exempt. FORD isn’t the center of the automotive world.

  6. ugly interior color choices and really lack luster drive train sans mpg. i have a feeling this’ll flop

  7. Ford has been hit or miss on the quality if you look at some lawsuits, but if they can get the quality and engineering down…this will be a hit. Great starting price, diesel like fuel economy, and definitely better looking interior than the ranger.

  8. Still a lot of the original Rangers on the road here in the rust capital of the world, Chicagoland. There’s a reason, they were practical and fixable. We will see with this one.

    • They are on the road for the same reason Astros, Dakotas, S-10/S-15s, and even a few AeroStars. There is nothing on the market to replaces them. All were solid, easy to maintain, did their jobs without all manner of whiz-bang gadgetry, and are the size people want.

      So, they are being cared for, or old ones are being pulled out of yards and barns, and restored.

  9. The price of the Maverick tempts me to replace my 2013 C Max. But my paid off C Max with over 140k miles has no problems. Quality and CVT are excellent.

  10. Why is this not offered as a real truck, you know, 2 doors and a long bed. This is just a silly version of a CUV without an enclosed cargo area. I’d rather have an old Datsun pickup truck, a small real truck.

    • Well, if you want a “real” truck (subjective definition is the name of the game, apparently) then go buy an F-150. You have the capability of a truck, various power plants (the 3.5 Powerboost being available in any trim) and it costs less than $30,000 if you don’t need the frills of an XLT.
      To put it simply, if you don’t need the Maverick, don’t bash it for not being what you need. I didn’t buy my Crown Victoria only to bash it for not being a minivan, did I? I didn’t sell a few Raptors when I was a salesman only to have the owners come back in protest that it wasn’t the hybrid they were promised. I sold the people what they asked for. If the Maverick isn’t what you’re asking for, don’t look at it.

    • When I first saw the name Maverick I was reaching for my wallet. I was thinking a 5.0, tubbing out the rear end and popping a blower through the hood. I was shocked to see it was a truck. They should have called it a Courier. I’ll be passing on this one. I can’t wait to see what their Pinto is going to look like though, especially if it’s a wagon.

      • So you’re passing on this because of the name? Really pal, let’s not kid ourselves,you are either a bad troll or a terrible window shopper…

        • I’ve owned many Ford’s through the years since 1969 and a couple of other brands too. If you remember the original Maverick it started life selling for a bit over $1990 and was billed as the car anyone could work on and many were turned into muscle cars after the 302 Grabber came along. This may have a comparable price figuring inflation into it but that’s where the similarities end. yeah I’m an old fart that believes in tradition ….. the thing they call a Mustang E is the same, NOT a Mustang but just a family sled…….

  11. The economics and practicality of the Maverick are eye-popping and compelling. I just configured one that meets all my needs at a bit over $22k. Throw in 40MPG and you have a very low cost of ownership. As a suburban dad, I’d use this to replace our current “beater” (’04 Sienna). The bed would haul messy things like landscaping materials, gardening stuff, and smelly fishing gear. The car-like driving will make it appealing to my teen drivers and the modern safety makes it appealing to a teen driver dad (as does the price). Also, it could make a good college car in a few years.

    I had been waiting to buy a Bronco for the fun of owning one, but the practicality of this Maverick might come first. It looks like I’ll have to wait 5 years for the Bronco to hit the dealers anyway. I might as well buy this in the meanwhile.

  12. Should do well, especially the lower priced versions. Only real complaint is the styling is not that great. Not as bad a miss as the current Escape with the awful front end, but a bit bland and nondescript. Any version that actually can tow and haul will be getting close to real midsize trucks in price. With the bland styling the loaded versions might be a tough sell.

  13. Like what I see conservative yet youthful styling with everything you need, I drive a ’13 C-Max Hybrid with the same engine combo … over 64,000 miles, been trouble free … I see 51 to 56 mpg around town and 41 to 44 on the interstate, so with my driving style I hope top pad those estimates. There will be a ’22 Maverick Hybrid parked beside my C-Max when they become available to order ! Ford you’ve hit a homerun, be ready for a whole new customer base, as well as your past FMC customers.

  14. Assuming you can get them off the dealer lot at the advertised price this looks like a homerun.

    This amount of content, high MPG, and low low price will be super attractive to folks who want the utility / image of a truck but want a car like driving / ownership experience. I think that’s a lot of potential buyers.

    • The dealers will shove “Adjusted Market Value” markups on them for the folks who just have to have one now; to be the first kid on their block to own one. But, just like the PT Cruiser, wait 6 months to a year, and the market will shove that back in the faces of the dealers, and you can then work a deal more to your liking.

  15. Good looking truck! Good engines and good gas milage. Hopefully Ford has done a good job to keep recalls down?

  16. Base price is $19,995!? If I recall correctly, when the first Maverick was introduced in the spring of 1969, it had an advertised base price of $1,995. Just a coincidence I’m sure.

  17. Don’t know what CVT’s trannys you’ve been around, but mine has close to 70,000 miles, and is great. The CVT is here to stay, so get use to it.

  18. 40 mpg … I do believe I can plus that number. Rule #1 with anyone’s hybrid (an std vehicle) is to master the art of the slow start an stop for the best fuel economy. I’m driving a ’13 Ford C-Max Hybrid with essentially the same power train, an weight. The C-Max was rated in ’13 @38 city … believe it or not I get from 49 to sometimes 56 mpg around town. So I do believe being an established Ford Hybrid driver I’ll see 49 maybe better around town, it’s doable … you can’t drive it like you stole it. Had My C-Max for over 8 years, not willing to trade it. So Ford, the Maverick, like our C-Max will be with us a long, long time.

  19. I like it, have owned s-10s, Mazda b-2300s and would like this truck for driving back and fourth to work. My 15 Silverado 6.2 is a great truck 23.1 is its best mileage, expensive to drive daily. This little truck would be perfect, I like it.

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