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2022 Ford Maverick Rear Speaker Located Behind Second Row Seats (Updated)

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While we know virtually everything there is to know about the all-new 2022 Ford Maverick, a few new details are still emerging. Recently, Ford Authority exclusively reported that the Maverick would be debuting Ford’s new Connected Touch Radio, which is a bit different than the SYNC 3 system included on all Lariat-trimmed Mavericks equipped with the optional Lariat Luxury Package. Now, we’re learning that the B&O Ford Maverick rear speaker is located in an unusual place as well – behind the second-row seats, which was discovered by Reddit user LiftedMold196.

The user posted a series of photos of the new Maverick at a local dealership but also the rear seat to get a closer look at the Ford Maverick rear speaker. There, we can clearly see a B&O speaker in this Lariat model equipped with the Lariat Luxury Package, which is the only configuration to offer the 8-speaker B&O premium audio system as standard equipment.

Seven of the Maverick’s speaker locations are easy to spot via the photos of the truck we’ve seen thus far, and both the base 6-speaker and upgraded B&O system feature two speakers in the dashboard, two door-mounted speakers on both front doors, and a pair of C-pillar speakers mounted just above where the second-row seatbelt receptacle is located. The B&O system also features an additional speaker in the center of the dash.

As for why Ford would place a speaker behind the rear seat of the Maverick, the automaker has referred to the B&O sound system as one that delivers “heart-pounding bass,” so this speaker  is the catalyst for that – a subwoofer, albeit a strange looking one that isn’t fitted inside any sort of special enclosure.

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

Editor’s note: an earlier version of this story inaccurately described the Maverick’s B&O sound system as having two additional rear speakers behind the seat. The 2022 Maverick has one rear speaker behind the seat, which is essentially a subwoofer, and a center channel speaker up front. 

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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. Brad Barefoot

    Hey Ford ! Offer up the sat/nav radio as an option on the XLT w/Luxury package. It will be a great seller.

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  2. Paul Meyer

    It is abit of a joke (and quite often inaccurate) but some of the photos are cool.

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  3. krikor

    There is no “trouble of peeling back the material behind the rear seat” because the rear seatback simply folds forward to reveal these components… you just pull the strap located on top between the passenger-side and center headrests. This is how you access the LATCH anchors for child seats and the jack seen at the bottom on the floor.

    The speaker visible behind the seat is the B&O Externally Coupled Subwoofer (ECS) which is ported outside the vehicle on the backside of the speaker, creating what is an infinite baffle (the outside world becomes the enclosure). This helps reduce size and weight as a large enclosure inside the vehicle is not needed. Most newer Ford models with the B&O system are using this design. The silver component is the B&O amplifier.

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  4. T.J.

    Definitely not a subwoofer. A 6×9 will give you woofer bass. Some 6x9s will go down to 45hz, which is pretty solid. A true subwoofer will go down to 20hz for a 10″+ sub. My 8″ goes to 35.

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  5. BTE

    Size has nothing to do with it. I worked on Lincoln THX systems of yester year and the 6×9 went down to 30 Hz not including the in cabin gain at low frequencies. There were two of them in some applications however and being similar in radiating area to an 8in each, was impressive to 90% of users.
    A single 8in equivalent the Maverick should be OK but not stellar. The low bass will be non-uniform between the front seats for sure being off to one side. Ideally should use two of them with one on each side. Cost savings for this vehicle but room for the aftermarket.
    Let’s not forget this is a Harman system as they license the B&O name.

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