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We’re Driving The 2022 Ford Maverick XL – What Do You Want To Know?

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We’re spending the week with the 2022 Ford Maverick XL. Our Maverick is a base model XL trim pickup coated in Area 51 over a Black Onyx and Medium Dark Slate interior, plus some standalone options to boot:

  • Ford’s 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 ($1,085)
  • Floor liners without carpeted mats ($135)
  • Manual sliding rear window ($155)
  • Ford Co-Pilot360 ($540)
  • Spray-In Bedliner ($495)

The MSRP for a base 2022 Ford Maverick XL, complete with these 17-inch steelies, is $19,995. Our Maverick has $2,410 in options, which combined with the $1,495 delivery fee brings the total MSRP to $23,900.

The Maverick XL with Ford’s 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 is rated to produce 250 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque and features an 8-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy comes in at an EPA estimated 23 miles-per-gallon in the city, 30 on the highway, and 26 combined.

We’re spending a week with Ford’s new compact pickup, so if you would like to know more about it, ask your questions in the comments section, and we’ll reply as soon as we can, as part of our interactive review.

Ready… set… go!

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Comments

  1. Samurai

    Ok, I’ve been trying to find this for months, where is the official website for the 3D file that has the FITS accessories so I can 3d print them myself?

    Reply
  2. Robert.Walter

    Is cruise control included in that options list that costs more than 10% of the base price?

    Ps it’s a great looking truck and a fuel efficiency tech bargain.

    Reply
    1. Alex Luft

      Nope, cruise control is not included. It’s not standard and is not available as an option on the XL trim whatsoever.

      As we reported previously, Ford has no plans to offer cruise control on the Maverick XL as an option or a dealer-installed item:
      https://fordauthority.com/2021/09/2022-ford-maverick-xl-will-not-get-dealer-added-cruise-control/

      That said, there’s aftermarket solutions available:
      https://fordauthority.com/2021/12/2022-ford-maverick-xl-cruise-control-installation-appears-doable-video/

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      1. Robert.Walter

        Thanks Alex. (Hard to believe such a useful piece of hardware would be used to upsell a higher trim package.)

        I’d be interested to hear your in-depth impressions on fit and finish, quality of interior trim materials, NVH and cabin quietness.

        Thx.

        Ps I have to say I really like the front end grille and lights treatment. It’s attractive. Modern lighting has sure opened up design possibilities!

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        1. James Scaggs

          You think thats bad if you want siriusXM though the radio an not your phone you have to shell out alittle over 3 grand more for the Lariat only package,oh and me waiting since June 15th for an xlt plain Jane without any constraints except its a hybrid, the biggest brag of this truck that as of yesterday is on a hold stop sell for a recall already,I’m use to the delay Roderick, I really do have high hopes,but each week I get gagged by something else,about the truck and I’m not alone,Maverick Truck Club would and should raise some eyebrows for JIM FARLEY and MIKE LEVINE. That’s my humble 63 year old opinion .And boys from Ford how bout addressing your humble ford buyers on the maverick truck club forum. They would love some real interaction to clam some nerves.

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          1. TheRetiredViking

            A recall on a new Ford model. I’m shocked!

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          2. John

            OMG a cheap truck where things are optional! Why isnt everything standard for half price.

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      2. Joe Sewell

        Recalling the genuine Ford Cruise Control kit available for my then new 1988 2.3L Ranger (controls on turn signal stalk). Worked fine for about a year before the speed would wander. Bought a second genuine Ford Cruise Control kit a few years later – same situation. A wonderful, trouble free compact truck otherwise. Traded in 2001 with 181k miles, repainted to original two tone scheme and a pop up moon roof installed. A/C converted to r134, TracLoc installed – great looking truck with everything in working condition.

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  3. Roy Chile’s

    It looks great with the Steelies wheels, Am it was enough horsepower for the size. How much fun was it to drive ?

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    1. Alex Luft

      Yeah, the steelies are a nice touch for those who like them. Others, who aren’t enthusiasts, don’t understand them and aren’t fans.

      The 2.0L EcoBoost with 250 horses and 277 pound-feet of torque does a good job at propelling this little pickup. It’s not a rocket or “fast”, but pretty zippy. I have it for the next three days and really do like driving it. I look forward to all trips, around town or otherwise.

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  4. NCEcoBoost

    That’s quite a nice bottom line for such a large vehicle. Shame it’s just too large for me, living just outsize a fairly large city with cramped parking everywhere. Now, a 2-door might have fixed that issue. How’s manueverability?

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    1. Alex Luft

      Once I became accustomed to its dimensions (coming out of a much smaller vehicle – the Mustang Mach-E last week), I found it easy to maneuver. I live in the suburbs of Miami, so space is not an issue here. Even in the city, I think the Maverick is easier to park and make tight turns in than the Ranger.

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  5. CKEPP

    Does this Maverick drive train have any of the problem characteristics described by owners of the Bronco Sport with the 1.5 EcoBoost engine for which Ford issued a SSM telling us to drive it in Sport mode?

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  6. Michael

    I am one of the lucky owners of the ford Maverick XL and I thoroughly live it. My gas mileage after 500 miles city is 23.9.
    The electronic transmission shifts smoothly.

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    1. Alex Luft

      Great news! I assume yours is the EcoBoost, right?

      I’m averaging 23.1 MPG average over my first 150 miles of combined highway and city driving.

      Reply
  7. Phil Angelucci

    I’ve got a hybrid maverick on order. About how many are being delivered to dealerships per week (or month)? Thanks, phil

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    1. James Scaggs

      At this moment they are on a stop sale hold do to safety issues seatbelt won’t help in an accident they can fail.

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  8. Dom Colucci

    I have looked for one at a couple dealers, one had $2500.00 mark up another had a $5000.00 mark up, so the advertized price is so not true. When will the Mavrick become as affordable as sticker price says?

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    1. MJ

      Price markup is price gouging and dealers should be held accountable. The dealer near my home town does not do that , they are old fashioned and still will work a deal with you, even at this day and time. Bought my F250 diesel $5300 off sticker, even with the long wait. Hats off to Cogswell motors!

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    2. James Scaggs

      There is a ford dealer in Charleston wv advertising the sales price of an xl for 41,999 a 23,000 maverick Fords main office must be proud cause they are not stopping this bad business practice.

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      1. Alex Luft

        @Dom it’s a matter of supply and demand. Once the two equal out, there won’t be any more markups. We typically see this kind of behavior during the first few months of launch from the less ethical dealers.

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      2. John

        Just what the hell do you expect Ford to do? They do NOT own the dealership, it’s their business what they charge. If you think Ford dealers are the only ones with markups, just go buy you a $38k Hyundai Accent and MUZZLE IT.

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        1. Alex Luft

          This is a big and hairy topic that many are afraid of touching. At the end of the day, dealers are separate organizations that – as you said – can charge whatever they want for the vehicle. That much is true. But the dealer model is certainly broken, and it quite clearly has a very negative impact on customer experience. The right model, used (for instance) by Apple already exists, and Ford (along with all other automakers, save for Tesla) need to start rethinking it. Problem is, it’s a big and hairy problem, but one that still needs to be conquered.

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    3. Pedro77

      Dealer in Antioch Illinois has them marked up $7000!

      Reply
  9. Jason

    I was wondering about interior headroom and legroom. My son is 6’2″ and I wonder how comfortable it would be for him. Thanks in advance.

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    1. Alex Luft

      He should be find in the front two seats, though it might be a little tight for him in the back seat.

      Reply
  10. Maureen Allesi

    I want to know how it handles in snow and ice but your pics are in palm tree country. I want to know hat the length of step up to get into it is. I want a better look at the shifter which I have not found b/c what I have seen looks odd.

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  11. John W. Easterling

    I have an XLT on order since last summer. What is a reasonable target date that I might get it ?

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    1. James Scaggs

      John, I’m in the same boat from June,I would say at this point everyone should start thinking about plan b,and be just as quiet about it as ford has been to us about being transparent about delivering on an order thats going into the next year.

      Reply
  12. Paulyz

    How well does the 2.0L Turbo hold up when towing within capacity, with towing package? Will there be a Bull Guard available for front?

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    1. TheRetiredViking

      I’d imagine if you tow as towing should be done, and not going 80, you should be fine. Open the owner’s manual, and follow the maintenance schedule. Save your receipts for when they try to deny warranty claims, if you need to make one.

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  13. JAMES A PRESSER

    If it is available I would like to see the total number of Mavericks that have been ordered and also see how many orders have been completed? I understand that each model may have it’s own category, it would be nice to see it like that also. I ordered a Lariat on Sept. 17 2021, just wondering where I am on the list?
    Thank You

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    1. James Scaggs

      James that info is sketchy, its just a guess on info thats out,as people asked the same question on the bronco, and lost sales to order was stated 35% did not follow through with the order, the maverick order banks had over 100,000 early in the summer, if the same happens that would be a lose of over 35,000 mavericks,its more like demand was overwhelming not enough parts an engineering or just plain human error holding things to a standstill .

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      1. John

        Why dont you stop spreading misinformation and fear mongering? You dont know anything and your assumptions are wildly misleading. You’re all over this thread making wild statements that are nothing but garbage.

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        1. James Scaggs

          John,my info came from ford every percent and volume was straight from here,ford or a person with ford in the know still working at ford.and yes im like all the other people that ordered waiting im now going into my 7th month with no build info not expecting one anytime soon.

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  14. Sam Spritzer

    When will Ford realize that they have a dedicated customer base yet no answers for thousands of questions about “when will I get my truck”?

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    1. James Scaggs

      I’ve been saying this till I’ve started pissing people off 🙄 we might hear something just to shut me up .

      Reply
  15. mark

    Do you think it will “Sell like Hotcakes” or ”Like Fireworks right before the 4th of July”? {”Hotcakes” have a good market part of the year to some people. ”Fireworks” appeal to every one right before the 4th.}

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    1. Alex Luft

      I think it will sell like hotcakes AND like fireworks. How’s that?

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    2. James Scaggs

      Yea it’s going to sell,and with evolving technology it will slow to a crawl, when the next new makes its debut.

      Reply
  16. Bob L.

    Flex Fuel Engine ?

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  17. Don Anderson

    Placed my order June 22, when do you think I will get delivery,
    Xlt, Eco Boost

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    1. James Scaggs

      A lot sooner than the hybrid,because there production rate is set for many more ecoboost.

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    2. Paul S.

      i ordered my xlt on 10/21 the dealer from nilson ford (sussex, n.j.) said my build date will be on 1/31 fingers crossed that you get yours soon!

      Reply
  18. Pat Alexander

    I order my Mavericks Lariat August 30 and still have not received a build date?

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  19. Dan Stefancik

    I’d like to know the geometry of the FITS pocket.
    How well does the Copilot 360 lane keeping assist perform at night in rainy conditions?
    Thank you. XLT Lux hybrid ordered.

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  20. Terry johnson

    How does it handle a car seat?

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  21. Guy Scherrer

    I would like to know if the Ford Maverick will come with fog lights or as a option to get them put on?

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    1. Dan Stefancik

      I asked that on another group and was told there are aftermarket kits both available now and in development.

      Reply
  22. Uncle AL

    so…..went to the local Ford dealers for a Mustang electric…they .wanted $7500 over MSRP ; then I decided to look at a Bronco Sport…dealers wanted $3,000 over sticker ; whoa…then I heard they wanted $20-30,000 over MSRP for the full size Bronco (LMAO !)….with these sales practices FOMOCO ‘s bottom line will certainly be impacted….although I own almost 10,000 shares of Ford, I went to a Jeep dealer ultimately….it is really a shame !

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  23. Hamza

    What are the reasons to opt for the EcoBoost besides the increase in power?

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    1. John

      The EcoBoost is the only engine that can be paired with 4wd or the fx4 offroad package.

      Reply
  24. Jack cox

    Does xlt with co-pilot have radar cruise?

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    1. Dan Stefancik

      No. That’s only part of the Lariat Lux package.

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  25. Dennis B Driscoll

    I haven’t seen a single maverick on the road in Central maryland or anywhere.

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  26. Bruce

    What is the warranty ??

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  27. Ed morales

    The gunny 12-19-2021 12:55 pm
    To spruce up the steel wheels put on some chrome beauty rings and I would color match the front and rear bumpers to the trucks factory color also Ford should flood the USA first with the maverick to stop the markups and Ford needs to lower the prices on their options list and if they do this they will own the auto industry in America , make affordable low cost vehicles like the maverick with the best fuel mileage then we won’t need the expensive electric vehicles, speak up America.

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  28. David Dickinson

    I would like to see photos of people in (front and back seat and the bed too) and around the vehicle to get a better sense of the proportions. Was the rear window tinting standard?

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    1. David Dickinson

      Also, since I am a fan of cloth seats, how do the seats feel?

      Reply
  29. Patrick Moore

    August, XL, EcoBoost, AWD, and no word from FoMoCo customer service to me, or my NorCal dealer. “Your guess is as good as mine” – might have been an honest response, but doesn’t engender much confidence. Not being able to even “ballpark” a timeline is unacceptable, and the “covid/computer chip/supply chain” crap doesn’t get it anymore. Then, we can look forward to usurous price-gouging? 35% may prove to be lowballing it. Please do SOMETHING, guys – you’ve got a great truck, but your production&distribution is a f’g clown show.

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  30. Robert Philippi

    When and where can I get a brochure on the Maverick, Ranger, and F-150 for 2022??

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  31. Warren Birchard

    On the 2022 Ford Maverick, I wanted to ask about the gas tank cap and gas filler door. In particular: 1. Is there an actual removable gas cap? 2. Is there some type of lock on the gas filler door (such as an internal release lever that needs to be pulled on to open the gas filler door) so as to prevent gas be siphoned/vandalism? Thank you.

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  32. Thomas Gee

    Most if not all reviews are either for the hybrid or the AWD versions. Are there any issues or experiences with torque steer with the FWD ecoboost setup? I opted for AWD just because there weren’t reviews for the FWD ecoboost.

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  33. George

    How large is the pickup bed? Say could a guy outfit the back with a shell and be able to sleep comfortably with gear? Thanks

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  34. Richard Kulabab

    Did Ford fix the engine coolant problem on the 1.5L engine.

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  35. William Hard

    I want to know about practical bed and everyday payload use. Will the bed hold up like it’s brothers? Is there a good rack available for ladders and pipe? It looks to me like it would out do a Transport, once the price and availability settle, thinking if I add the tow package and rent a small trailer when needed. But it’s hard to tell from pictures. What’s your take?

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  36. Fred

    I would like to know the actual miles per gallon. I know it depends a lot on where you live. My Escape doesn’t do as good when it is cold and in Western Kansas it does better on the highway than in other parts of the country.

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  37. RICK GUEST

    What is the Ford Co-Pilot 360 option?

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  38. elmer stanley

    been waiting since august for some kinda word on my xlt turbo boost but all ive heard from fomoco is crickets.

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  39. elmer stanley

    nothimg but crickets from fomoco……ordered xlt turbo in august after leaving deposit with dealer……one would think ford would at least give some sort of info to waiting customers. been a ford buyer since the fifties but now am very disappointed with ford.

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  40. Richard Kendall

    When at a stop light or in slow traffic, slowly creeping forward and applying the brakes, they will suddenly grab and lock. Other Maverick hybrid owners have the same experience. Why?

    Reply

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