The Ford Maverick has proved itself to be one of the most highly sought-after pickups currently on the market, having dominated its competitive segment in the second quarter of 2022. Ford Authority was able to test the small pickup, and we took it out in the dark to get an in-depth look at how the Maverick’s lighting elements perform in a nighttime setting.
First up, we take a closer gander at the 2022 – 2023 Ford Maverick XL headlights, beginning with the daytime running lamps. The amber lights also serve as the pickup’s turn signals and hazard lights and are set within the regular forward lights. The two outermost lights serve as the primary headlights, throwing plenty of bright LED light across the road in front of the truck. There’s an amber marker light set into the front bumper as well.
When the high beams are illuminated, they activate the third LED within the cluster at the bottom of the headlights, giving an excellent field of view in the dark. The headlights are arranged in The Blue Oval’s signature “C-clamp” design, though the lighting strip across the top of the headlights does not illuminate.
Moving to the rear, the center high-mount bed lighting is incandescent, not LED, but still gives plenty of light for the vehicle’s bed. The taillights are also incandescent, and feature an interesting texture separator. The reverse light is positioned in the middle of the taillight clusters, and the license plate lights are bright LEDs, which provides a little bit of light for the ground beneath it.
Inside, the Ford Maverick interior lights are LEDs, delivering a bright white glow for the cockpit and second row for ease of visibility inside the pickup. From here, it’s easy to see how well the forward-facing headlights perform at night, granting a healthy field of vision even in the darkest environments.