Available powertrains include a 2.5-litre hybrid and turbocharged 2.0-litre.
FWD and AWD drivetrains will also be on the menu.
It will be on sale this fall.
Ford took a very calculated risk a little over three years ago when they decided to drop cars from their lineup. With the exception of the Mustang, Ford now had to fill its product portfolio with new utility vehicles. In the process, a white space appeared and it will be filled by the all-new Ford Maverick.
This “white-space” called for an extremely functional, versatile, and affordable utility vehicle. The new Ford Maverick is also exceptionally efficient as a hybrid powertrain is standard. The Atkinson cycle 2.5-litre 4-cylinder engine and the Ford-designed electric motor deliver a combined 191 horsepower and 155 lb.-ft. of torque. Mated to a continuously variable transmission that drives the front wheels only, the Maverick hybrid is expected to deliver up to 40mpg (5.9L/100km) on the highway. Also included is regenerative braking to maximize overall efficiency. Despite the impressive figures, it can tow up to 2,000 lbs.
If AWD is a must, the 2022 Ford Maverick can be specified with Ford’s Intelligent AWD system. It automatically includes an EcoBoost turbocharged 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine. It produces 250 horsepower and 277 lb.-ft. of torque. With the standard 8-speed automatic transmission, this version of the Maverick can tow up to 4,000 lbs when properly equipped. The 2.0-litre can also drive the front wheels only. Despite its size, the 2022 Maverick meets Ford’s “Built Ford Tough’ principles. On top of its towing abilities, the bed has a maximum payload capacity of 1,500 lbs.
“One thing that’s non-negotiable is that Maverick is Built Ford Tough,” said Chris Mazur, a third-generation Ford employee who led the development of the all-new pickup as chief engineer. “Our engineers were unrelenting, putting it through a battery of vicious on-road, off-road, environmental, and simulated customer use testing until we were satisfied. Ford trucks are Ford trucks–through and through.”
The Maverick’s most notable element is what Ford calls its Flexbed system. The idea for the 4.5 feet deep and just over 4 feet wide bed is to give owners numerous options. The Flexbed system provides organization and storage solutions, numerous Ford accessories to meet all needs. Should the desired accessory not exist, the bed is configured in such a way as to enable do-it-yourselfers to create their own. Ford has included a QR code in the bed for some interesting ideas to get started. The bed is also accessible thanks to Maverick’s size – most can easily reach over the sides to access its contents.
A neat function is a multi-position tailgate that can be set at various angles. This turns the tailgate into a bed extender without the need for an actual physical bed extender. This same tailgate can hold up to 500 lbs of friends for a tailgate party, or gear. The bed can be fitted with 8×8-inch cubby holes, a 110-volt outlet, and can even be retrofitted with more outlets thanks to included 12V DIY pre-wiring package.
The 2022 Ford Maverick’s design isn’t overpowering or overly aggressive as many owners will be stepping out of a sedan and into this small pickup. Even so, the Maverick is immediately recognizable as a Ford pickup from its front LED and rear halogen C-clamp light graphics and clean side body panels. 17-inch steel wheels are standard and, depending on the selected trim, 17-inch or 18-inch alloy wheels are available. The XLT and Lariat AWD trims will be available with an FX4 for more off-roading capabilities with larger rugged all-terrain tires, underbody protection, and more.
The cabin can feature stone-faced surfaces, unique colour accents, and other touches to avoid presenting fake materials. It’s honest, straightforward, and incredibly functional with plenty of storage possibilities and a 110-volt outlet. Like the bed, it also provides “options” where DYI-people can buy or create their own accessories and putting them to use by using FITS, of Ford Integrated Tether Slots. The rear bench folds up to reveal a large storage area which was made possible thanks to the fuel tank being relocated behind the cabin. As a 5-seater with plenty of room to spare, the Maverick’s interior is truly meant to answer all customer needs no matter the types of activities they practice.
Standard features a modem for a WiFi hotspot which in turn enables the user and vehicle to be connected through the FordPass app. The included 8-inch screen also includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Included safety features are numerous and include Ford Co-Pilot360 technologies such Automatic Emergency Braking and Automatic High Beam Headlamps.
Ford says that the all-new 2022 Ford Maverick is the truck for people who never knew they needed a truck. It offers city maneuverability with truck functionality, in an easy-to-live-with package.
2022 Ford Maverick will be available in showrooms later this fall. Canadians will have access to the following trims and versions:
2.5L HEV FWD (XL and XLT)
2.0L Ecoboost AWD (XL, XLT, and Lariat)
Pricing for 2.5L HEV FWD XL starts at $25,900 in Canada, $19,995 in the US.
Order can be placed today.