A Sneak Peek of the 2022 Ford Maverick Compact Pickup
The Hybrid Ford Pickup Truck for Sale Arrives This Fall
Ford Motor Company is paving the way in terms of fuel efficient, eco-friendly trucks, starting with the all-new 2022 Ford Maverick truck. Although it borrows its name from a 1970s compact car, it’s nothing like it.
Think of the Maverick as independent and unique. In fact, it is. It’s the first standard full hybrid pickup to be offered for sale in the U.S., and with Ford’s blue oval on the grille and backed by an ancestry of the most popular trucks on the road, you know it’s going to be good.
Ford Maverick Foundations
The Ford Maverick truck shares a chassis with the Bronco Sport, a 2021 release and smaller version of the classic revival Bronco. It’s even smaller than the Ford Ranger, Ford’s popular mid-size pickup truck.
A hybrid 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with an electric motor and continuously variable automatic transmission comes standard on the new Maverick. It achieves a combined 191 horsepower. Also standard are front-wheel drive, crew-cab body, and 4.5-foot box.
Ford is making available a nonhybrid turbocharged 2.0-liter I4 Ecoboost engine with optional all-wheel drive. This gas-powered powertrain achieves 250 horsepower with an eight-speed automatic transmission. These are available on all trim levels for those who don’t want a hybrid.
We’re still waiting on official numbers from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA regarding the Maverick’s fuel efficiency, however Ford reports hybrid drivers can expect about 40 miles per gallon in the city and even more on the highway.
Ford Maverick Towing and Payload
If you plan to haul or tow heavy loads, the Maverick pickup truck might not be for you. The base hybrid powertrain offers 1,500 pounds of payload capacity and 2,000 pounds of towing – not much more than a crossover SUV.
Most people may want to tack on a $745 tow package to increase towing capacity to 4,000 pounds. If that isn’t enough, a hybrid F-150 or the new all-electric Ford Lightning may be a better option.
The bed is spacious enough for casual home renovators, and an affordable purchase price – starting at $20,000 – means it’s an investment but not a large one.
Ford Maverick to Borrow Trims from the F-150
If you’ve ever been around a Ford truck before, the trim levels of the new Maverick will sound familiar. There are three: XL, XLT, and Lariat. The XL is a nice, basic truck, while the XLT adds cruise control, power locking tailgate, and premium 17-inch aluminum wheels, among other upgrades.
The XL model includes a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, adjustable lumbar support on the front seats, audio controls on the steering wheel, and keyless entry. The XLT and Lariat come with much more pizzazz, including dual-zone climate control, ambient interior lighting, and power front seats.
Also standard is a 4.5-foot standard truck bed with a 12-volt power point; an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, tons of storage cubbies throughout the cab, and a wi-fi hotspot. For safety, the Ford Maverick is equipped with standard automated emergency braking.
Available upgrades include a 110-volt outlet in the bed, SiriusXM satellite radio, wireless smartphone charging, lane-departure warning system with lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, and a Bang & Olufsen stereo.
Ford’s Standard New Car Warranty
Ford Motor Company provides their standard warranty package with each purchase of a new Maverick truck.
- The limited warranty covers three years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first.
- The powertrain warranty covers five years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first.
- The hybrid component warranty covers eight years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first.
When You Can Expect the Maverick to be at Your New Car Dealership Near You
The Ford Maverick is set to make its debut at Ford dealerships this fall, including Zeck Ford in Leavenworth, Kansas. If you’ll be in the market for a compact pickup, then this one should rank highly on your wish list.
To get your own Ford Maverick, you’ll need to place a special order through Ford, or wait and shop from new trucks for sale at Zeck Ford after they arrive.
If you can’t wait for the delivery of the Ford Maverick, you can buy a used or new truck for sale at Zeck Ford at any time. Our huge inventory of Ford trucks and friendly personal shoppers are waiting to take you on a test drive. Schedule yours today.