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Ford is bringing back the small truck segment in a big way with the all-new 2022 Maverick, and it wraps a lot of big-truck ideas into a fun-size pickup. It's not a replacement for the Ranger or the F-150, but instead, the Maverick is designed to appeal to buyers that want the flexibly of a truck, without giving up the economy and comfort of a crossover.

Only available as a four-door with a 4-and-a-half-foot bed, there are two powertrain options in the Maverick: You can pick either a front-wheel drive hybrid that gets up to 42 miles to the gallon, or go with what we have here: A turbo-charged four cylinder making up to 250 horsepower and 277 lbs-ft of torque. The turbo can be had in front or all-wheel drive trim. In all-wheel drive trim, it still manages a respectable 22 mpg in the city and 29 on the highway.

Exterior view of the Ford Maverick

Starting at only about $20,000 in base trim, moving to the top-spec Lariat includes a number of great options including upgraded gauges and infotainment, 8-way power-adjustable seats covered in Activ-X synthetic material, dual-zone climate control and an optional B&O sound system. Adding the FX4 package gives the Maverick a more adventurous disposition, adding skid plates, a transmission cooler, front tow hooks and available all-terrain tires.

Towing is a staple of any truck, and the Maverick can handle a hefty 4000-lbs when optioned with all-wheel drive and the tow package. This includes a hitch, brake controller and the necessary cooling to make any towing task easy. Our test vehicle is a Lariat with Luxury package in Area 51 blue, plus the FX4 and Towing packages; this prices out at $35,715 US-Dollars including destination. The bed may be small, but it's very well thought out. Our tester includes spray-in bedliner, plus AC Power and lighting. Payload tops out at about 1500 lbs.

Exterior view of the Ford Maverick

Ford's Co-Pilot 360 system is standard on all trim levels. This includes auto high-beams, rear view camera and pre-collision assist with auto braking. Enhancements such as blind spot warning, lane departure and lane centering as well as adaptive cruise with lane centering are available on select trims. The interior cabin features a design that is unique to the Maverick. It's spacious and well thought out with innovative materials, incorporating recycled carbon. The second row fits two adults comfortably.

Driving the Maverick is more like a crossover than a truck, as the Maverick is built on a unibody platform similar to the underpinnings of the Bronco Sport. That means it has available multi-link suspension in the back. This means even brisk driving can be rewarding. Several drive modes are available to the driver. With the FX4 package, Sport and Eco are replaced with dirt and sand modes, making this a truly flexible and capable vehicle for fun or work. If you give this one a test drive, you might just be surprised how much you like it.

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AutoNation Drive Editors | Nov 15, 2021
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2022 Ford Maverick Specs


4-door, 5-passenger, AWD


Turbo 2.0L I4
200 hp, 277 lb-ft
Eight-speed auto



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