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Here’s A Closer Look At The 2022 Ford Maverick First Edition Package

Last year, Ford Authority took an in-depth dive into the exclusive graphics that come standard on all 2022 Ford Maverick First Edition pickups. The upper tier equipment offering exists as an optional package on Lariat, the most expensive trim of the lineup. With its planned one year timeframe, the likelihood of seeing a First Edition example out in the wild will be small, which is why it’s worth detailing what is included for buyers, as some touches may never spread beyond what Ford deemed acceptable for the package and for the early adopters who forfeited the additional cash to own one.

2022 Ford Maverick

For starters, the Maverick features the words “First Edition” embossed over and over on the hood, creating a point of interest on the pickup’s livery. Pictured here is a 2022 Ford Maverick First Edition wearing the Area 51 exterior hue, one of three colors available. The first thing that one might notice about the Maverick is the blacked-out roof, which bleeds into a stripe down the center of the hood. The stripe utilizes a gradient that’s bold and black near the front of the hood, bleeding into a more transparent black the closer it stretches to the windshield. Then, the black is picked up on the roof and carried through to the bed. It should be noted that no other Maverick model can be ordered with a black-painted roof.

Additionally, the sporty racing stripes positioned on the lower part of the rear doors are noteworthy, as they feature a similar gradient style that becomes more transparent the further back it runs. The stripe leads the eye to the black plastic trim along the rocker panels and just behind the rear wheels, and gives the Maverick First Edition a custom touch right from the factory.

As a reminder, the First Edition package is only available to equip on the 2022 Ford Maverick Lariat, and adds an extra $1,495 to the cost of the pickup. It includes the following content:

  • 17-inch unique aluminum wheels on gas only (includes 235/65R17 aggressive A/T tire)
  • 18-inch black-painted wheel on hybrid only (includes 225/60R18 A/S BSW tires)
  • Black painted roof
  • Black mirror skull caps
  • Power tilt/slide moon roof
  • Tonneau cover – soft folding
  • Unique First Edition hood and side graphics decals

Clearly, Ford is hitting all the marks with its Maverick pickup. The truck consistently draws in buyers who have never owned a pickup before, and is highly coveted by customers in the market for a new vehicle. Dealerships are also having a hard time keeping it on the lot, with 97 percent of new Ford Maverick retail sales coming from previously placed orders, a situation that is exacerbated by the chip shortage.

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

Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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  1. Dale V Nabben

    We ordered a Maverick Nov 1, 2021. When will it be on the production line?

    1. Dale L Freund

      Dale, why did you wait so long to order your first edition? I ordered my rapid red first edition on 18 August 2021. Order confirmed by Ford Motor
      Company on 21 October 2021 and again on 18 March 2022.

    2. Dee Hart

      Dale, you will get it after the warranty time expires… I stopped in at my local Ford dealership… One Bronco was out in front of the building and three competitors’ vehicles were in the showroom. Boggles the mind…

    3. Ron Baker

      I ordered Oct 16 2021 and received my rapid red first edition the first week of march 2022

  2. Martin

    So only the First Edition will have black painted roofs?
    So what color will they paint the roof on the black Maverick I ordered Jan 22?

    1. Ralph Natola

      It’s a shame that ford is teasing overpriced decal limited editions when they fail to deliver xl and xlt versions to the majority of their maverick customers. I have my maverick, love it, good xlt options that I ordered while waiting 7 months for delivery. It is a shame that most 2022s won’t arrive until 2023 model year. Not all ford’s fault, but don’t brag about decals and big wheels as though they are exclusive, must have items.

  3. Bud

    Been shopping for a new smaller truck. Currently driving a 2006 since mid 2007. F-150 supcrew lariat with just over 300k miles. The old girl is tired and falling apart from many years of surf fishing here at Jersey shore.
    Like the Ranger anxious to see the Maverick as I am old and want another truck 4×4 just smaller & lower than my lariat with the 20 inch wheels.

  4. Kaita

    When Will Ford start the production of the Maverick?

  5. Bill Byrne

    8 months and counting, no maverick in my driveway yet !!

  6. Mike

    Greetings All – 22 XLT 4×4 Maverick on order from Bluebonnet Ford since 7 Jan – just purchased my leased 2019 Tacoma – never thought I’d wait for anything from Ford this long except a Shelby or GT40. As you all know – no VIN so I have no idea when it will show – 23’s coming, so are they going to move us – to front of the line, or start again if the packages change?

  7. Onslow

    The best truck (or car) is the one you can get.

  8. JDE

    Feels like the Honda motorcycle scheme. build just a few, offer an extremely low cost to join price, build too few to generate hype, then in 2 years offer them for the price people were paying when they followed the herd and believed the emperor had clothes on when they pay twice or 3 times as much in the future. Lets just hope they work the many bugs that seem to follow first edition vehicles from Ford.

  9. Joe

    Just another” truck” that will never leave the big city. Give mea a REAL WORK TRUCK not a toy wanna be. These wouldn’t last a yr in the rural areas where i work. 4 wheel drive is an every day need. Sun set strip cowboy toy.

    1. DMM

      Why throw shade at something clearly not meant for your particular use case? Ford will happily sell folks a more rugged truck, but their return to this forsaken market should be applauded.


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