Ford motor company unveiled its compact pickup truck, Ford Maverick, in an event on 8th June 2021. The production for this new truck started in 2021, and Ford released it in the markets in late 2022. Maverick is a new competition to Hyundai Santa Cruz. It is a compact 4-door pickup truck. Maverick comes with two layouts. First, front-engine, front-wheel drive, and front-engine, all-wheel drive. The all-wheel-drive is only available with a turbo engine option. Ford Maverick is a fun, affordable, and compact truck. Ford claims that this truck is made for those people who never knew they needed a car.
This truck fulfills most of its user’s utility needs. Maverick is a budget-friendly compact truck. It is being produced in Hermosillo Stamping and Assembly plant alongside Ford Bronco sport. Maverick’s target market is the young generation and people opting for an affordable option for their utility vehicles. Let’s look at the specifications, price, engine, and transmission of the all-new Ford Maverick 2022.
What are the specifications of the Ford Maverick 2022?
Maverick 2022 comes with a four-door and roomy back seat. The cabin is embedded with an 8.0-inch infotainment system. It is standard on all the trims of Maverick. The infotainment system is well connected with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Even wireless charging is also available in all the trims. Maverick comes with plenty of space both in the rear and the front. More features available in Ford Maverick 2022 are automatic climate control, ambient lighting, power keyless entry, and power front seats. This compact pickup truck has a 4.5-foot cargo bed. However, it is sufficient enough for all loading purposes and recreational use.
Pricing of the Maverick 2022
Ford offers Maverick in three variants. First, XL – the basic trim, XLT, and Lariat – the top rim. XL trim comes for $21,490. XLT is offered for $23,855. In comparison, Lariat is offered for $27,355. XLT is the best trim available, with many additional features than the XL variant. XLT variants have cruise control, 17-inch aluminum wheels, power exterior mirrors, and more. In comparison, the basic trim misses out on these features.
Engine and Transmission
Ford has gone Hybrid with Maverick’s basic powertrain. Buyers can opt for a nonhybrid powertrain as well. A hybrid engine is standard equipment in all trims. A 2.5-liter Duratec Atkinson cycle inline-four gasoline engine is paired with an electric motor. This engine produces 191 hp and 155 lb-ft of torque. The hybrid system makes 173 lb-ft of torque. Maverick offers an optional 2.0-liter Ecoboost turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine. This engine produces 250 hp and 277 lb-ft of torque. It is mated with 8-speed automatic transmission. Maverick comes with a Front-wheel drive in all the trims. All-wheel drive is offered only with the Ecoboost engine. With the optional turbo-four engine, this compact pickup truck can accelerate 0-60mph in just 5.9 seconds. On the other hand, a hybrid powertrain takes 7.7 seconds to do the same.