One of the most intriguing options available for the 2022 Ford Maverick is the 4K Tow Package, which enables the compact pickup to tow up to 4,000 pounds. The package was previously slated to be available for both front- and all-wheel drive configurations of the Maverick equipped with Ford’s 2.0L EcoBoost I-4. However, Ford Authority has obtained a copy of a communication Ford sent to dealers outlining the cancelation of the 2022 Ford Maverick 4K Tow Package for front-wheel drive models.
This change is being made after Ford seemingly determined that front-wheel drive Mavericks aren’t up to the task of towing 4,000 pounds, following recent engineering and performance testing. The option has been removed from Ford’s ordering system, and existing orders will need to be canceled, re-ordered as all-wheel drive models, or changed to remove the optional towing package. Those that choose to simply drop the package can still opt for the trailer hitch receiver with a 4-pin connector for an extra cost of $100.
With this change, all front-wheel drive Maverick models are rated to tow up to 2,000 pounds, regardless of engine choice. This change will certainly be a disappointing one for some, but the news isn’t all bad. For starters, those forced to change their Maverick order to all-wheel drive to retain the truck’s 4,000 pounds of max towing capacity won’t be giving up much in terms of fuel economy – just one mile-per-gallon in the city, on the highway, and combined.
Secondly, Ford has created a customer-specific private offer for those affected by this change that will cover the full MSRP of the all-wheel drive option on the Maverick. Similar to the recently-revealed Ford Bronco customer satisfaction plan, those that placed an order for a front-wheel drive Maverick with the 4K Tow Package will receive $2,220 in Open Bonus Cash to cover the cost of upgrading to all-wheel drive while also keeping the towing package.