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2022 Ford Maverick Launch

2022 Ford Maverick Launch, Iain Shankland, Road-Test.org

The world’s worst-kept secrets has officially been revealed – the 2022 Ford Maverick – and it’s truly impressive. With a base MSRP of just $25,900 Cdn ($19,995 U.S.) – the price alone should get your attention! Even if you’re not a “truck person” this is a serious option for those that need a small maneuverable pickup truck that is great on gas and had a rugged bed to throw dirt, mulch or camping gear in – without having to buy/lease a huge F-150 etc. Here’s the breakdown…

2022 Ford Maverick Launch, Iain Shankland, Road-Test.orgThe Maverick comes standard with:

  • Ford’s 2.5L Atkinson cycle four-cylinder hybrid drivetrain,
  • FWD
  • CVT transmission
  • Producing 191 hp (total system) and 155 lb-ft. of torque
  • Payload capacity of 1,500 pounds
  • 2,000 pounds of max towing
  • EPA-estimated fuel economy of 5.88 L/100km (40 mpg) in the city!
  • Maverick is the first full-hybrid pickup truck on sale in the U.S./Canada

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Trims and Prices:

  • SuperCrew configuration only
  • Three trims levels
  • XL Price: $25,900) / $28,400 with 2.0L
  • XLT Price: $28,500 / $31,000 with 2.0L
  • Lariat Price: $34,450
  • A First Edition model (+ $3,450) (limited availability – adding unique door and hood graphics, high gloss black-painted skull caps and roof, a soft tonneau cover, body-color door handles to the Lariat Trim level)
  • FX4 package (+$1,120) – available with AWD XLT and Lariat Maverick models – adds all-terrain tires, special suspension tuning, underbody protection, Mud/Rut and Sand driving modes and Hill Descent Control for enhanced off-road capability
  • Available in 7 boring colours and 4 cool colours

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Optional upgrade:

  • 2.0L EcoBoost I-4,
  • Producing 250 hp and 277 lb-ft. of torque
  • 8-speed automatic transmission and is
  • Available in either FWD or AWD
  • Tow up to 4,000 pounds with optional 4K Tow Package ($750)

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Interior (standard):

  • 8-inch touchscreen
  • With Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility
  • FordPass Connect – with an embedded modem and Wi-Fi
  • Ford Co-Pilot360 driver-assist

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Size:

  • Shorter and lower to the ground than the Ford Ranger
  • The bed measures 4.5 ft. in length or 6 ft. with the tailgate down
  • The Maverick debuts Ford’s new FLEXBED, which allows various storage and organization solutions using 2×4 or 2×6-inch boards, or a number of Ford accessories
  • There are 10 tie-downs, threaded holes and D-rings located inside the bed
  • There’s a standard 12-volt outlet in the bed
  • Plus 110-volt, 400-watt outlets in both the bed and inside the cabin

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Availability:

  • On sale this fall, reservations are open now
  • The build and price page is live now at Ford.ca and Ford.com

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What’s The Verdict? 

We can’t wait to get behind the wheel of the Maverick. The price alone is a game-changer (over-used expression, but it fits) and the standard features are impressive. Let’s be honest, 99% of the pickups you see on the road today have never seen grass or dirt. THIS is what most people need and want. We are not “truck people” but we have a 2011 Ranger that is just the perfect size and we wouldn’t trade it for anything… well, maybe now we would.

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