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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

The 2022 Ford Maverick Is A Compact Pickup With Better Mileage Than A Honda Civic


Ford has finally taken the wraps off the all-new 2022 Maverick, a compact pickup truck that will slot below the Ranger in terms of size and price.

Built for people who never knew they wanted a truck, the Maverick comes standard with a full-hybrid powertrain that will target 17 km/L in the city, and a maximum range of 804 kilometers between fill-ups. The standard powertrain uses a 2.5-liter Atkinson cycle four-cylinder engine paired with an electric motor for a 191 combined horsepower and 210 Nm of torque. This is mated to a CVT gearbox driving the front wheels.

Meanwhile, for those who want more power, a second engine, a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder that delivers 250 horsepower and 375 Nm of torque is available. This engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic driving either the front or all wheels.



In terms of design, the Maverick sports the Ford pickup truck DNA such as the drop-down side windows and a front-end that stretches to the edge. It also gets standard LED headlights. The upright and squared-off design is clean, and unlike traditional ladder-frame trucks, there’s no gap between the cab and tailgate.

Inside, it offers excellent room across two rows. The key, affording to Ford, was to understand how people actually use the stuff they bring in, rather than just expecting them to find places to stash it. With that, the door armrests have a split design that accommodates a one-liter water bottle to sit upright, while door pockets are huge and offers vertical clearance to fit a tablet. There’s a spacious storage bin under the rear seats that fits a fully inflated volleyball, laptop bags, roller blades, tools, and other gear.

FITS – Ford Integrated Tether System – is a clever multitasking solution for rear seat passengers. There’s a FITS slot at the back of the front console that accommodates different accessories for endless personalization. An available accessory package includes cupholders, a storage or trash bin, cord organizer, double hook for grocery bags and purses, and under-seat storage dividers. More FITS slot creations are in development and Ford is working to publish the slot geometry so people can 3D-print DIY solutions to further fit their lifestyle. Those accessories can be stored in multiple slots under the rear seats, which could also be used for novel applications on their own.



The Maverick also features Ford’s Flexbed. People can create segmented storage, elevated floors, bike and kayak racks and more by sliding 2x4s or 2x6s into slots stamped into the side of the bed. There are two tie-downs, four D-rings, and built-in threaded holes in the sides to bolt in new creations.

The bed, which measures 1,371 mm can carry up to 680 kilograms, and has a six-foot floor with the tailgate down. A clever multi-position tailgate also helps the Maverick carry long and wide stuff too. It opens normally, but also has a halfway-open position. Just unclip the support cables and hook them onto the latch pins so the tailgate lip and wheelhouses can support up to 18 sheets of 4x8-foot three-quarter-inch plywood without needing to angle the panels. The tailgate features tie-down clamps that double as bottle openers, and is rated to hold 226 kilograms of weight. The bed floor and sides are low, so almost any size adult can reach over and grab items off the floor.

In terms of safety, the 2022 Maverick comes with Ford Co-Pilot360 technology. This suite includes standard Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking and Automatic High Beam Headlamps. Available options include Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane Centering and Evasive Steering Assist. Five standard drive modes include Normal, Eco, Sport, Slippery and Tow/Haul to enhance performance and confidence over various driving conditions.



The 2022 Ford Maverick goes on sale in the U.S. later this year. No word if it will be offered for global markets.

3 comments:

  1. Looks great. The exterior reminds me of the 2006-2011 Ranger. I hope Ford PH launches this here.

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  2. Ford Phil should launch this model soon..Good design and fuel efficient engine for that pick up level entry.

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  3. I want this in the Philippines!

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