Saturday, December 3, 2022


2022 Ford Maverick by the numbers: $20k, 40 mpg, 500-mile range


About two months before it’s available at dealerships, the pending 2022 Ford Maverick is a hit. The size of the reservation list has even surprised the manufacturer.

According to Ford, more than 100,000 non-binding reservations have been registered for the economically geared compact pickup truck. Its projected specs are impressive.

The 2022 Ford Maverick is expected at dealerships in October 2022.
The 2022 Ford Maverick is expected at dealerships in October 2022.

The customizable four-door pickup will have a starting price of less than $20,000. It’s being marketed with an EPA-estimated 40 miles per gallon and with a 500-mile range.

Unlike many pending new vehicles, pending Mavericks buyers aren’t required to make a reservation deposit.

“The Maverick reservations have really exceeded our expectations,” Ford truck marketing manager Todd Ecker said in a media statement. “This is the initial step with reservations, but we think it’s a good sign of initial customer interest in this all-new truck.”

Options will include a 4K Tow Package, which will double conventional towing capacity.

Ford is also promoting the Maverick as the”first standard full-hybrid pickup in America and the most fuel-efficient truck on the market.”

Jim Farley, the Ford CEO, commented on Twitter about the Maverick: “Customers are going to love it once they see all the ways it can be customized to work in different situations.”

Here are further details about the 2022 Ford Maverick:

Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: (XL), $19,995; (XLT), $22,280; (Lariat), $25,490

Dimensions: 200 inches long, 73 inches wide, 69 inches high.
Bed length: 54 inches.
Horsepower: 191 to 250.
Engine: 2.0 L 4-cylinder, 2.5 L 4-cylinder.


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James Raia, a syndicated columnist in Sacramento, California, publishes a free weekly automotive podcast and electronic newsletter. Sign-ups are available on his website, He can be reached via email:


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1 year ago

I had read that the Maverick has a flat tow mode.

1 year ago

Is this pickup flat towable?

1 year ago

An RV newsletter article and no mention on if it is towable. Lol.

Thomas D
1 year ago

I’m in the market for a smaller truck, but i learned a long time ago.DON’T buy a new model product the first year out.
I ended up trading a perfectly good 2007 chev pu with a diesel for a 2011 chev diesel. FIRST YEAR with def. Nothing but grief. So sorry I did.

Bob p
1 year ago

Your lead in headline is misleading, the base truck is $19,995, the 40 mpg truck is the hybrid which will have a much higher sticker price and you’ll have trouble finding anything less than a top line fully optioned truck on a dealers lot. They’re making the high profit trucks the first year of production, then they’ll start with the lower priced units once the novelty wears off. There is a certain class of people who have to have the very first of anything new, that’s where the non-binding reservations are coming from.

Jack Torrance
1 year ago
Reply to  Bob p

As I understand, the hybrid is the base model. The 4K towing package is gasoline only.

1 year ago
Reply to  Bob p

Hybrid is the base engine. Gas only turbo 4 is the upgrade option. Also Ford is making a big push to factory order the Maverick so if you want a bare bones $20k hybrid 2wd version just order it that way.

That said there is the delivery fee and taxes to add on the $20k price so no one will be getting one for that price, but it will be close.

1 year ago
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The Lazy Q
1 year ago

Bet you never find one for $20k.

Jack Torrance
1 year ago
Reply to  The Lazy Q

With the new build-to-order business model Ford is planning, you’ll be able to get it with whichever option package you want including base.

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