Forget the flimsy, smart car performance most people associate with hybrid powertrains. The standard 2022 Ford Maverick hybrid is designed for outstanding drives. A gas 4-cylinder and amped-up electric motor deliver 191 horsepower, which puts the Maverick in the same ballpark as midsize models like the Toyota Tacoma and Chevy Colorado. Power is linked to a finely engineered continuously variable transmission, which shifts seamlessly and further enhances fuel economy.
However, there's potential for more power out of your compact truck; upgrade to the non-hybrid, turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder to get an excellent 250 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque. Add the optional all-wheel drive for even more traction on the road - or off the beaten path. This engine is paired with a smooth, 8-speed automatic transmission that can deliver ample power to the wheels without compromising fuel economy. Change gears with an easy-to-use rotary gear selector, located just to the driver's right on the center console.
Ford may be primarily known for its ultra-powerful F-series trucks, a family of pickups that consistently deliver best-in-class towing and payload ratings. While the new Maverick may be smaller, it's still a Ford, and this hybrid is a capable work truck for lighter jobs. The Maverick can deliver up to 4,000 pounds of towing with the top engine or handle 1,500 pounds of payload with either engine. Pull a trailer or load up the bed with cargo to take advantage of that classic Ford muscle.
Add the FX4 off-road package to your Maverick to get superior off-road grit as well. Features include all-terrain tires, bulky 17-inch wheels, enhanced suspension, hill-descent control technology, and underbody protection - all of which safeguard your truck against the rigors of unpaved trails. As for maneuverability in any conditions, the 2022 Maverick's compact shape, excellent precision steering, and tight turn radius enable thrilling drives through the open road and city streets alike. For a little more assistance, though, you can toggle between up to five selectable driving modes optimized for the surface you're driving on, such as wet roads or sand.
Finally, drivers can get excited about a truck's fuel economy. While many gas or diesel-powered pickup trucks deliver MPG ratings as low as the teens, the 2022 Maverick is projected to offer up to 40 MPG! Thanks to its advanced hybrid power plant, this truck uses less gas and produces lower emissions. Not only are you doing your part for the environment, but you're also saving money while you do it! Because the Maverick starts at a low price, you don't even have to wait long to start appreciating the savings.
The 2022 Maverick's cabin is a driver's dream, especially because it can be catered to your exact specifications and needs. Why search high and low for a truck that delivers what you want out of a truck when you can suit the Maverick to yourself? This lightweight truck may look tough, but it is more advanced and carefully designed than you might think.
Despite its compact exterior, the new Maverick comes with a standard crew cab that comfortably seats five passengers and provides ample legroom and headroom. Storage room abounds thanks to door panel compartments, cubbies, under-seat drawers, and - possibly the most unique - a Ford Integrated Tether System. The latter is a slot behind the center console that can be outfitted with extra accessories, including even more cup holders, phone mounts, tablet rests, and more.
A Stylish and Feature-Rich Cabin
The Maverick's cool, contemporary vibe with a muted color palette welcomes you into a similarly stylish cabin. Highlighted touch spots on the air vents, handles, and knobs invite interaction, while the finely textured paneling has a matte, soft-touch appearance. Even the upholstery design is unique, seeming to borrow its appeal from contemporary home accent seating.
There's even more to love in upgraded Mavericks, including the Lariat trim's acoustic windshield that reduces traffic noise, keeping your cabin calm and quiet. Luxury upholstery upgrades are sure to turn heads, including the leather-wrapped steering wheel and special Desert Brown ActiveX seats - stylish faux leather that's lower-maintenance and more temperature-resistant than real leather but looks like the real thing.
The Lariat First Edition package offers access to even more interior luxuries, like a power moonroof, stylish blacked-out roof, and sharp interior graphics. There are many more ways to customize your experience, and your local Ford dealer can help you create the right 2022 Maverick for your style: rugged and outdoorsy, urban and sophisticated, or anything in-between.
Tech features are numerous, ranging from convenience to crash prevention. A crisp 8-inch infotainment touchscreen comes standard and offers you Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, weather alerts, hands-free calls, and other entertainment perks. Upgrade to Ford's SYNC3 infotainment device for added features like Amazon Alexa compatibility and a wider range of apps. Every 2022 Maverick has an immersive sound system, but the available Bang & Olufsen 8-speaker system is top-of-the-line.
The Lariat trim of the Maverick offers notable tech upgrades, including Intelligent Access and push-button start that senses your key fob. No need to pull your key out of your pocket to turn the ignition. The 6.5-inch productivity screen, meanwhile, is a customizable gauge display that lets you toggle between fuel economy, driving performance, and even engine status reports. This view is conveniently located right behind the steering wheel. You also get an optional cubby with a pleasant LED light and a 400-watt inverter that can charge up your devices on the go.
As for safety, advanced features guide you as you drive and help reduce your risk of collisions. For example, auto high-beam headlamps adjust to dark driving conditions and even dim automatically when they sense oncoming traffic. Pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking can react faster than any driver can, applying the brakes when it senses an impending collision. Meanwhile, external camera views help you keep an eye on hard-to-see obstacles. There are other active safety features that can help you maneuver through traffic, maintain a safe distance from other cars, and even evade collisions with steering assist.
The Maverick doesn't just outfit its interior with cool technology, either. Its spacious cargo bed is also fitted with innovative features, including two 12-volt power sources and available 110-volt and 400-volt outlets. Power on the go enables you to use smart devices or even large electronics like speakers, power tools, and more.
Meanwhile, the 2022 Maverick's FLEXBED is engineered with enough D-rings, tie-downs, threading holes, and mounting points that you can easily outfit with your own custom accessories. Set up your Maverick with bike racks, dividers, a workbench, and more. If you want inspiration, scan the QR code printed in the truck bed to learn about the possibilities. Ford also offers extra towing equipment as well to help you formulate a 2022 Maverick that suits your utilities.