There are all sorts of pickup trucks on the market. If you don't want something too large or expensive, you may be interested in the 2022 Ford Maverick. The Ford Maverick is one of the smaller pickup trucks available, which gives it some advantages over its competitors. Below, we'll outline some of the key features of this truck to help you better decide if it's the truck for you.

Exterior
The 2022 Ford Maverick is a smaller pickup truck compared to some of its primary competitors. The total dimensions measure 200” L x 73” W x 69” H. It has a more compact body, which makes it a great truck if you spend a decent amount of time driving in the city. However, despite the fact that the 2022 Ford Maverick is smaller and more compact, it's still a great truck if you need something rugged for tougher jobs.

Performance

The base powertrain in the 2022 Ford Maverick is a hybrid model. No matter which trim you select, you'll get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that combines with an electric motor to produce 191 horsepower. In addition to this hybrid powertrain, owners also get front-wheel drive and a continuously variable automatic transmission.

If you want to get all-wheel drive with your 2022 Ford Maverick, you need to switch out of the hybrid powertrain and instead get a 2.0-liter 250 horsepower engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission. With this powertrain you can opt to get all-wheel drive instead of front-wheel drive.

When you get the base hybrid powertrain, the 2022 Ford Maverick has a payload capacity of 1500 lbs and a towing capacity of 2000 lbs. If you upgrade to the turbocharged engine, you can tow up to 4000 lbs. Finally, as for fuel-efficiency, the EPA estimates that the hybrid versions of the 2022 Ford Maverick can get around 42 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. This changes to 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway for the nonhybrid versions. If you opt for all-wheel drive, subtract an additional mile per gallon.

Interior Comfort and Convenience

Of course, getting a pickup truck isn't all about its performance metrics. You also want to have an enjoyable drive and a truck with plenty of features that make your life easier. To start, the 2022 Ford Maverick has a comfortable interior made from premium materials. There's also features such as a telescoping steering wheel, adjustable lumbar support for the front seats, remote keyless entry and dual-zone automatic climate control. Finally, if you plan on having extra passengers, you'll be happy to know that the 2022 Ford Maverick offers a back seat with plenty of space.

Entertainment Features

Standard on all 2022 Ford Maverick models is an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system. With this infotainment system, you can easily play your favorite media sources or load your preferred navigation app. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also both standard features and you can even get a Wi-Fi hotspot on the base model. Some additional entertainment options include an improved stereo system, satellite radio and a wireless smartphone charging station.

Safety Features

Of course, safety features are an important consideration whenever you buy a new vehicle. Luckily, the 2022 Ford Maverick comes with plenty of the latest safety features. For example, automated emergency braking is standard on all models, while you can also add features like lane departure warning and adaptive cruise control. 

Trims and MSRPs

There are three trim levels available with the 2022 Ford Maverick: the XL, XLT and Lariat. Regardless of which trim you get, you'll get the same cab size, bed length and the standard hybrid powertrain. However, more premium trim levels come with upgraded features like better entertainment technology or additional safety features. The best thing to do is explore each trim level to see which ones have the features you're looking for. The trim levels with their respective MSRPs are:

  • The 2022 Ford Maverick XL: $21,490
  • The 2022 Ford Maverick XLT: $23,855
  • The 2022 Ford Maverick Lariat: $27,355

Is the 2022 Ford Maverick Right for You?

The 2022 Ford Maverick comes with a lot of great features, which will make it the ideal pickup truck for many people. However, that doesn't necessarily mean that it's the right truck for you. The 2022 Ford Maverick is smaller than most other pickup trucks, which can either be a good thing or bad thing depending on what you need.

If you're looking for a pickup truck that emphasizes maneuverability, fuel-efficiency and cost, then you'll likely love the 2022 Ford Maverick. On the other hand, if you're looking for a top-of-the-line pickup truck that can handle the toughest jobs and has plenty of space, you may prefer something like the 2022 Ford F-150. It all depends on what you will typically use the truck for and how much you're looking to spend on a new truck.

Get Your 2022 Ford Maverick from Apple Ford of Red Lion

Does the 2022 Ford Maverick sound like it might be the truck for you? Or are you still not sure if it's the right fit? Either way, Apple Ford of Red Lion is here to help. We can either explain in more detail all the benefits of the 2022 Ford Maverick or help you find a pickup truck that's a better fit for your needs. If you decide that you want to go with the Maverick, our sales team can set you up with a test drive, then walk you through the entire process of buying your new truck.

A great way to get started is by browsing our current new inventory online or checking out our latest new car specials. Then, when you're ready, contact us to schedule an appointment with our dealership. Our goal is to help each one of our customers find the right vehicle for their needs at an affordable price, in the shortest amount of time possible.