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2022 Ford Maverick XL Cruise Control Installation Appears Doable: Video

As Ford Authority reported back in September, the base trim 2022 Ford Maverick XL is not available with cruise control, and Ford will not offer dealer-installed cruise control for the new compact pickup, either. However, as is usually the case, the aftermarket has stepped in with a solution, as a company called Rostra Accessories now offers add-on cruise control for 2022 Ford Maverick XL models equipped with Ford’s 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 – the company has not yet completed testing on Hybrid models, though that will reportedly begin soon. Regardless, judging from the instructional video below, installation doesn’t seem terribly difficult.

Rostra’s 250-9661 electronic cruise control system for the 2022 Ford Maverick XL comes with a left-hand mount stalk-style control switch, a custom interface module with vehicle-specific firmware, an accelerator pedal interface t-harness, an OBD-II interface harness, and control switch extension harnesses.

The company estimates that it will take around 1.5 hours to install, a process that begins by measuring to find the right location for the cruise control switch. The lower shroud must then be removed so owners can drill a hole in it for the new switch, and the included wiring must be spliced to the Maverick’s wiring, which requires a little stripping and soldering, but nothing major.

Those that are comfortable with doing these sorts of things will find the cruise control kit installation to be pretty easy, though some will obviously want to seek out a professional to get the job done. Regardless, for those that don’t want to dish out the extra money for an XLT or Lariat that still want cruise control, this seems like a pretty easy way to add it.

We’ll have more on the Maverick very soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Maverick news and non-stop 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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  1. John

    You couldn’t find some pics of an XL for an article specifically about the XL?

    Also, glad you guys are keeping up to date on Maverick forums.

  2. James

    Why Ford? Because all they would have to do is reprogram the PCM to add speed control to the existing drive by wire hardware. Ford had done this to drive you up to higher trim levels. I really am having a hard time accepting the direction of this company. I wanted a Maverick until I lifted the bonnet. Knowing the company is intentionally pushing consumers up, up and up. I am looking for a Nissan Frontier at the moment.

    1. DanS

      Just curious. Won’t the Frontier cost as much or more than an upgraded Maverick?

  3. Charles D Tate

    thank you for the aftermarket cruise control for the XL Maverick. now I can build my XL Custom Maverick and save money than buying an XLT.Charles

  4. bob

    If you do a add-on cruise control to 22 Maverick XL what does that do to the warranty?

    1. bob

      If someone does a add-on cruise control to a 22 Maverick what does that do to the warranty?

  5. David

    I had one of those cruise control kits on a 2011 Chevy. Kit is screwy to say the least. Let the speed get down a little and it will command full throttle to get back to speed.


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