There’s been a lot of talk this year about Ford’s newest addition to its lineup: a compact, hybrid pickup designed for drivers who want the adaptability and towing capacity of a pickup without the bulk (and low gas mileage).
The 2022 Ford Maverick is rugged and capable, and is still big enough to seat five and store all your stuff. It’s also the first pickup to come standard with a full hybrid engine.
“We’re pretty excited for it for the people who live in town, maybe don’t pull a lot, but like to have a box for throwing a cooler in the back or hauling grass clippings. And it’s a crew cab, so you can still put your kids in there and have some room. It’s going to be a good, versatile little truck for Bismarck,” said New Car Manager Adam Griffith.
The Maverick is about the size of a midsize SUV. Its powertrain is the same as the Escape and Bronco Sport — and that’s an advantage when you’re parking in a standard street-side parking spot and need room to open the tailgate.
Its lower height — more than 4 inches lower than the Ranger and nearly 7 inches lower than the F-150 — makes it easy to step into the cabin and reach over the side into the bed.
The Maverick’s compact size can be deceiving. Its cabin is surprisingly spacious, featuring high-quality upholstery and a number of storage cubbies and areas for you to fit everything. And, importantly, the materials on the dash and doors are all designed to be easy to wipe down and clean.
The Maverick comes with a 1,500-lb standard payload capacity and 2,000-lb base towing capacity.
You also have the option for the EcoBoost engine, featuring a 4,000-lb. max towing capacity. It’s perfect for towing a small trailer or camper and hauling everything from your gardening tools and supplies to an ATV.
The 4.5-foot steel bed gives you lots of options for all your projects. This innovative do-it-yourself customizable FlexBed™ feature on the Maverick includes tie-downs, an available in-bed outlet and a multi-position tailgate that extends the load floor to six feet!
Ready to drive up to 500 miles on a single tank? This new hybrid, front-wheel drive pickup is expected to have an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 40 city / 33 highway / 37 combined mpg.
“One of the drawbacks on even small pickups has been the gas mileage,” Griffith said. “The Maverick will be different. It’ll be nice to get 27 or 30 or more miles per gallon in a small pickup.”
These numbers will vary if you add on a towing package or upgrade to the ecoboost engine or all-wheel drive, but either way, you can expect some of the best gas mileage of any pickup out there.
For safety, the Maverick features standard automatic emergency braking and high-beam assist. Other optional safety extras include adaptive cruise control, rear cross-traffic alert, and blind-spot monitoring.
Even though the Maverick is one of the best-priced pickups out there, it doesn’t sacrifice technology.
You can take your digital life with you on the road, with bluetooth, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, and onboard Wi-Fi hotspot as standard included features. The pickup also features a standard eight-inch touchscreen and backup camera.
Need power? The Maverick comes with two available 400-2att 110V outlets, one in the cab and one in the truck bed.
You’ll always be prepared when you have a Maverick. The truck offers plenty of smart storage spaces. Keep your drink, wallet, tablet or laptop at hand in the door-pocket storage. And the Maverick includes standard rear under-seat storage bins, so you can store everything from your computer bag, backpack or a fully-inflated volleyball.
Ford went beyond simply creating a hybrid truck. They designed a hybrid truck made for the 21st century. The pickup features sustainable seat fabric and flooring made from recycled clothing. And even more, the seats are designed to prevent your phone from sliding underneath!
Ready to own the all-new Ford Maverick? Reserve yours today! The sooner you reserve one, the sooner it will be in your driveway and ready for you to drive.