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2022 Ford Maverick Window Air Deflectors Spotted For First Time

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The initial batch of 2022 Ford Maverick pickups are set to enter production at the Ford Hermosillo Assembly plant next month. Therefore, it isn’t too surprising to see early examples being tested with trailers hitched to them, as Ford Authority previously discussed. Another hot option is bound to be the 4-piece Window Air Deflector set, which will enable owners to keep their windows down even when it’s raining. And based on these latest shots, they’re going to look damn good while doing it, because the fitment on these babies is tighter than tight, if such a thing exists.

The 2022 Ford Maverick that got photographed is a Cactus Grey XL equipped with the Ford 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 and paired with all-wheel drive, but the 4-piece Window Air Deflector set is available on all models as a dealer-installed option for an extremely reasonable $120. While the option is listed on the official configurator, there is no corresponding picture for them, so this is the first time we’re seeing them out in the wild. And this is quite the sighting too, because the fitment on these deflectors is very impressive. For the most part, aftermarket window deflectors, and even some stock ones, aren’t able to hew this closely to the side doors.

 

But as this picture demonstrates, these particular deflectors do just that, sticking out in minimal fashion. Aesthetic advantages aside, there are likely some real aerodynamic advantages to the design, as sloppily designed deflectors no doubt increase vehicular drag, which in turn reduces fuel economy. Given the the standard Ford 2.5L I-4 Atkinson Cycle hybrid powertrain’s focus on efficiency, it appears that Ford didn’t want that situation to surface with the 2022 Ford Maverick.

We’ll have much more on the Maverick soon, so subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford Maverick news and ongoing Ford News coverage.

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Ed owns a 1986 Ford Taurus LX, and he routinely daydreams about buying another one, a fantasy that may someday become a reality.

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Comments

  1. Tommy

    Two door with a drop kit would be cool!

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    1. Larry

      But who would buy it? No one. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few years, it’s clear that four full size doors is what most buyers are looking for. Not two doors, not two doors and two half doors but four full size doors.

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      1. Taylor Brown

        Larry is right – the market for two door trucks continues to shrink, much like it is for coupes of all sorts. Four doors is the meat and potatoes of the market.

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  2. Mark Farquhar

    I have been driving Fords since I started driving. I guess that’s about 53 years. I have purchased several new ford vehicles. Cars and trucks. I plan on buying a new Ford Maverick. Of course I would want nothing but a 4 door Lariat. My only concern is will it be under powered? I bought a new 2010 Ford Fusion with the 2.5 and was very happy with the performance and gas mileage. Will the 2.5 in the Maverick be the same engine as the Fusion? By the way I was a service, and body shop manager for a Ford dealer for over 25 years.

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