The 2022 Ford Maverick has earned its fair share of accolades in recent weeks, including Green Car Journal‘s Green Truck of the Year, a spot on Kelley Blue Book’s most considered electrified vehicles list, being named a finalist for 2022 North American Truck of the Year, and becoming a finalist for MotorTrend‘s 2022 Truck of the Year, though the Maverick ultimately lost out to the Rivian R1T. Now, the 2022 Ford Maverick is expanding its trophy case yet again with two 2022 KBB Best Buy Awards – Best New Model and Best New Compact Truck.
“The Ford Maverick’s appeal goes far beyond that of people looking for a truck,” KBB said. “In fact, its sub-$20,000 starting price, estimated 40 mpg fuel economy, and wide range of tech and safety features will catch the eye of anyone looking for a capable, versatile vehicle that offers terrific value. The all-new Ford Maverick uses modern tech to revive a segment that has been sorely missed: that of the capable, fuel-efficient, super-affordable compact truck. The Maverick’s sub-$20,000 starting price makes it easy to get into, and its base hybrid engine will save you money every time you fill the tank.”
Kelley Blue Book determines its annual Best Buy Awards based on a year-long evaluation and testing of nearly every new vehicle available in the United States, along with data analysis that includes pricing, KBB’s 5-Year Cost to Own data, consumer reviews, ratings, and sales data. To be considered for Best New Model, a vehicle must be an all-new or redesigned and offer a strong value proposition to consumers based on pricing, innovation, and available standard technology and safety features.
In honor of the 2022 Best Buy Awards, Kelley Blue Book is also auctioning off its first ever non-fungible token (NFT) that visually shows the evolution of transportation from a horse and carriage to the Ford Maverick. The funds raised from that auction will go to American Rivers, an organization that aims to protect clean water and rivers across the U.S.