Ford Unveils Maverick Pickup

By Staff Writer June 09, 2021

Ford is delivering what it calls “a new kind of pickup – compact but mighty, built for makers and doers, stunningly fuel-efficient and packed with clever technology and features. The all-new 2022 Ford Maverick is the truck for people who never knew they wanted a truck.”

Maverick comes as a standard five-passenger, four-door pickup, with a full-hybrid powertrain and a projected EPA-estimated rating of 40 mpg city fuel economy (Est)  and 500 miles of range on a single tank of gas (Est). Maverick promises ingenious design and storage solutions while enabling customization inside and out. Starting  MSRP is $19,995.

“Maverick challenges the status quo and the stereotypes of what a pickup truck can be. We believe it will be compelling to a lot of people who never before considered a truck,” said Todd Eckert, Ford truck group marketing manager.

The  truck has a unibody design and is the first pickup in America with a standard full-hybrid powertrain. Its 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder hybrid powertrain delivers 191 horsepower when combined with the electric motor, and 155 lb.-ft. of torque mated to a continuously variable transmission driving the front wheels. It features an in-house-designed and manufactured electric traction motor. It offers standard payload of 1,500 pounds.

Those who want more capability can upgrade to a 2.0-liter EcoBoost gas engine delivering 250 horsepower and 277 lb.-ft. of torque with an 8-speed automatic transmission and standard front-wheel drive or available all-wheel drive. Equipped with the optional 4K Tow Package, conventional towing doubles to 4,000 pounds.

Its standard 8-inch center touch screen features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility so customers can have the experience they’re used to with their phones. Maverick has standard FordPass Connect.

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