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News Getting Up Close and Personal with the All-New 2022 Ford Maverick

Getting Up Close and Personal with the All-New 2022 Ford Maverick

A quick tour of the 2022 Ford Maverick reveals that it’s got real-world potential

  • All-new 2022 Ford Maverick is priced from $25,900 in Canada.

  • It’s bigger than expected.

  • The small truck segment just got busy and competitive.

The new 2022 Ford Maverick is many things to many people or will be. For Ford, it will help with emission compliance regulations and create a fair amount of volume in a segment that will undoubtedly grow. For buyers, it will serve as a relatively inexpensive way to get things, of all types, done.

2022 Ford Maverick | Photo: Olivier Delorme

At the very least, this is our basic and initial assessment of the new Maverick following a static reveal. The most immediate impression left by the small Ford truck is that it’s actually not that small. In fact, it’s about 10cm or 4 inches longer than the upcoming Hyundai Santa Cruz and 11.5 inches shorter than the Ranger. At just over 5 meters (16.5 feet) in length, it’s not exactly compact.

The definite upside is that the compact crew cab configuration, the only one available for the Maverick, could almost effortlessly double as a family-friendly environment. On board, we were pleasantly surprised by the fit, finish, and materials. Ford designed the interior to work with several accessories through its FITS – Ford Integrated Tether System – with a slot at the back of the front console. The door bins are clever as well as a full 1.5L bottle thanks to the novel interior handles.

The 2022 Ford Maverick Starts At $25,900 In Canada

The bed is the highlight by some margin. Ford’s Flexbed, 4.5 feet in depth, is designed with a maximum amount of flexibility, especially for those who like to tinker. Thanks to the numerous built-in slots, dividers can easily be created and installed to personalize the space for a bike rack or any other type of storage needs. The tailgate is also adjustable in such a way as to enable the transportation of 4×8 sheets of whatever building material is needed.

2022 Ford Maverick | Photo: Olivier Delorme

The 2022 Ford Maverick will be offered, as standard, with 2.5-litre Hybrid powertrain with a continuously variable transmission sending power to the front wheels. Optionally, a turbocharged EcoBoost 2.0-litre engine can be fitted and is delivered with AWD. Regardless of the engine, the Maverick can haul up to 1,500 lbs in the bed. As a hybrid, towing is limited to 2,000 lbs, the EcoBoost option, the rating doubles to 4,000 lbs. Unfortunately, no driving was permitted at this reveal, but we look forward to the opportunity.

2022 Ford Maverick | Photo: Olivier Delorme

Pricing for the 2022 Maverick starts at $25,900 for the base XL trim. The XLT, is shown in the video, begins at $28,500 (the Luxury Package adds $3,300), and the top trim Lariat $34,450.

2022 Ford Maverick | Photo: Olivier Delorme

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai


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