2022 Ford Maverick
Updated: Aug 2
The new Ford Maverick has the same underpinnings as the Ford Bronco Sport platform. You may see some similarities up in front; however, for the rest, Ford has decided on a muscular design for its exterior and chosen a modern interior that will suit families well. The rear seats are big enough to accommodate smaller kids, teenagers and adults. Underneath the seats, you’ll also find additional storage practical when you need to store more valued items.
The base model comes standard with a 2.5L hybrid engine that will return a fuel economy as low as 5.9L/100km in the city. 7.1L/100 on the Hwy and will have a combined fuel economy of 6.4L/100km. The city fuel economy is quite impressive as it will be lower than most sedans!
The front-wheel-drive 2.5L hybrid engine will make 162hp and 155 lb-ft of torque, combined with the hybrid system. The total combined output of this engine will be 191hp and will be using an electronic continuously variable transmission. The electric engine alone has a maximum output of 94kW and 173 lb-feet of torque. The more powerful 2.0L EcoBoost with AWD will return 255hp and 277 lb-ft of torque and will have an 8-Speed automatic transmission.
The payload capacity of the hybrid version will be 1500lbs, and the maximum towing capacity will be 2000lbs. The multi-position tailgate can also hold up to 300lbs, reasonably practical when transporting longer items. The optional EcoBoost engine will offer a maximum towing capacity of 4000lbs.
We see the Maverick perfect for camping trips with the family, contractors or even small business owners that need something versatile, practical and fuel-efficient.
At first hand, car seat installation shouldn’t be too complicated as ports are easily accessible. Contrary to other pickup trucks, it has a rear anchor accessible when the bench is folded down.