The upcoming 2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid is coming to the markets in a few weeks. Maverick will become the smallest brand’s pickup. It will share a lot of things with the new Bronco Sport and Escape models. Moreover, Maverick will directly rival the Hyundai Santa Cruz model. The Maverick is a compact pickup and it will offer a hybrid powertrain option, which is great.
Despite its smaller proportions, this model will be able to tow around 4,000 pounds. We think the price is affordable, given its modern design, comfortable interior, and good performances. Of course, Maverick has its flaws, but overall, it is a good value and definitely a pickup to consider.
2022 Maverick Hybrid Looks Familiar
The 2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid is built on the new Bronco Sport, which is based on the Ford Escape’s architecture. There will be three trim levels: XL, XLT, and Lariat, all with four doors and five seats. The Maverick does not have bed lighting, but there is a 12-volt wiring assembly included so you may install your own.
There are holes on the side for bolting in a channel to carry hooks or tie-downs, as well as an optional 110-volt power outlet and bedside cubbies. Because not everyone is handy enough to create their own, dealer accessories such as a tonneau cover or bed extension will be available. Maverick will arrive with compact dimensions and it will wear a recognizable design language.
The cabin of the 2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid is designed after the Bronco Sport, with an open and relatively minimalist appearance covered by durable grades of cloth and plastic. The entry-level looks somewhat spartan on the inside. However, each trim level is modern enough and comfort is more than solid.
Ford offers a larger infotainment touchscreen and plenty of advanced driver-assistance aids. That includes systems such as Cross-Traffic Alert, Emergency Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Auto High Beam Headlights. There will be five driving modes: Normal, Eco, Sport, Slippery, and Haul/Tow. As we said, the interior will be able to accommodate up to five passengers.
The forthcoming 2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid will offer very solid but efficient performance. This small truck has a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine linked with an electric motor that generates 191 horsepower and 155 lb-ft of torque. This combination transfers power to the front wheels using a continuously variable automatic gearbox (CVT).
If you want more power, there’s an available non-hybrid turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 250 horsepower and 277 lb-ft. The 2.0-liter engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and is available with either front- or all-wheel drive. The Maverick Hybrid will deliver around 37 mpg combined. This is great fuel efficiency for a vehicle with a cargo bed.
2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid Release Date, Price
The all-new 2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid will be an affordable compact pickup. Its price will start at around $20,000 or even slightly below that. This model will debut in the coming weeks, most likely this July.