2022 Ford Maverick Is A Rightsized Pickup For $21,490

Ford believes there is room for growth in the truck market, as long as the supply of a new truck is not too great. This should give the new 2022 Ford Maverick compact truck plenty of room to find a home with buyers who are put off by full-size pickup trucks like the F-150 or Chevy Silverado but still want to do things like their friends from the US. vans.

This explains why Ford touts the advantages of the Maverick’s smaller trucks, such as city handling and a 40-foot turning radius. The Maverick is just under 200 inches long, compared to the 210.8-inch Ranger or 231.7-inch F-150. Ford also makes sure everyone sees the starting MSRP of $ 19,995, but since Ford charges a $ 1,495 destination fee, the price is actually $ 21,490.

That price and size should give the next Hyundai Santa Cruz some competition for the ‘city dweller’ segment, as well as give people who buy something like a Honda Ridgeline or Chevrolet Colorado something else to look forward to.
There will only be one Maverick body style, a four-door SuperCrew that seats five. But a pickup isn’t really a pickup without a box that can store and transport things, so Ford came up with a new name to describe what the Maverick has behind the seats. The Maverick’s Flexbed is 4.5 feet long, or six feet with the tailgate down, and has a maximum payload of 1,500 pounds. Those features aren’t enough to merit the phrase “the most innovative pickup truck Ford ever created” that the company uses, so there has to be more.

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Turns out there are, including easy ways to customize your own storage solutions using 2×4 or 2×6 pieces of wood that fit into the pre-stamped slots on the Flexbed, tying things in place to use one of the eight fasteners, or adding your own. lighting options using the built-in 12-volt outlets. The multi-position liftgate can support 400 pounds in the middle position and 500 pounds when fully open. Even when closed, the box should be easily accessible to many adults thanks to the Maverick’s lower ride height compared to a full-size pickup like an F-150. The Maverick measures 68.7 inches compared to 75.6 inches for an F-150. The Maverick comes with up to two 110-volt, 400-watt outlets, one in the bed and one in the cab.

Two engine options will be available. The standard option is a 2.5-liter Atkinson cycle four-cylinder hybrid powertrain, which is only available with front-wheel drive and comes with a CVT. The hybrid configuration produces 162 horsepower and 155 pound-feet of torque. For all-wheel drive, you’ll need to choose the 2.0-liter engine, which comes with an 8-speed automatic transmission and produces 250 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque. Ford has yet to release fuel economy figures, other than saying that the hybrid version is expected to achieve 40 mpg city and 37 mpg combined. The Maverick can tow 2,000 pounds or up to 4,000 with the 4K towing package that is only available in the non-hybrid version. Front-wheel drive Mavericks will use an independent MacPherson strut suspension at the front and an independent torsion bar suspension at the rear. AWD trims will use independent multi-link swingarm suspensions at the rear.

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From the driver’s seat, the Maverick will offer five driving modes (Normal, Eco, Sport, Slippery, and Tow / Haul), as well as Ford Co-Pilot 360 safety systems such as automatic high beams and pre-collision assist with braking. as standard. . Adaptive cruise control with stop-start, lane centering, reversing detection system, and lane departure warning, among other safety and convenience features, will be available. An 8-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple AAPL + 0.7% CarPlay compatibility is also standard. FordPass is also standard, connecting your phone to the truck to find it in a busy parking lot, lock or unlock the doors, and turn the vehicle on or off. As with the bed, Ford has enabled plenty of storage space inside the cabin, including compartments under the rear seats and space for large water bottles or laptops in the door pockets.

Three trim levels will be available: XL, XLT and Lariat. The XLT has one storage compartment on the side of the bed, while the Lariat has two. An FX4 ensemble will be available for the XLT with integral traction, as well as the Lariat adjusts the pneus tout-terrain and a protection supplémentaire du soubassement ainsi that deux modes of conduite supplémentaires (boue / ornière et saber) and a control of descente pour les out of track. road operations.

The Ford Maverick Hybrid will be manufactured in Chihuahua, Mexico, while the gasoline model will be manufactured in Cleveland, Ohio, and Valencia, Spain. The Maverick arrives later this fall and interested customers can place an order today. This is recommended if you want the First Edition package, which is available only for the first model year. The first edition wears a Lariat Maverick trim and adds a number of visual changes: graphics on the hood and lower doors, a gloss black roof, and body-colored door handles, for example, and a flexible tonneau cover. The first edition rims are also upgraded and purchasing the first edition is the only way to get the Rapid Red exterior paint color.

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