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

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.

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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Comments

  1. Roy Chile’s

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

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  2. frank

    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!

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  3. Alexander

    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???

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    1. The Gentle Grizzly

      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.

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  4. crabbymilton

    Well let’s see how many recalls they’ll issue on this.

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  5. Derek Turner

    Will topper’s be available?

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    1. f

      one of the promo videos showed one, so i think so

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  6. crabbymilton

    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.

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    1. Karl

      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!

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      1. Crabbymilton

        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.

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  7. commbubba19

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

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    1. mark geller

      They will sell zillions..

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    2. Karl

      Sounds like you have flopped elsewhere,what accident brought you here?

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      1. J

        there is always going to be moaners and groaners out there! I love this new small pickup and might just buy one.

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  8. Phillip h.

    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.

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  9. Mick1

    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.

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  10. Chipster

    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.

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  11. RRJ

    And I’m very tempted to replace our 2013 Focus ST. We’ll see what the numbers are.

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  12. Tom

    Just rename this for what it is, an upgraded Ranger and bring back the original “Maverick” 2 door sedan

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    1. Lou

      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.

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      1. Karl

        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…

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        1. Tom

          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…….

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  13. Bruce Overman

    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.

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  14. BRAD BAREFOOT

    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.

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  15. Jean-Francois Rivard

    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.

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    1. The Gentle Grizzy

      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.

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  16. Gary bruce kempf

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

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  17. Mike

    One option missing is roof racks. Place to haul my kayaks while still using the bed for other things.

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  18. Michael

    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.

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  19. BRAD BAREFOOT

    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.

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  20. BRAD BAREFOOT

    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.

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  21. Michael Proulx

    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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