Essential Things to Know Before Buying the New Ford Maverick

By: Lange & Fetter Motors   |   24 Jul 2022
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The Ford brand has always been considered one of the "Big Three" American automakers, alongside General Motors and the Chrysler Group. This year, Ford came out with its newest addition to the small pickup segment, the all-new Ford Maverick.

The 2022 Ford Maverick is a versatile and stylish work truck that can tow and haul a lot. It's loaded with features and has plenty of interior space, making it an excellent choice for anyone in the market for a new truck. 

In this article, let's explore some essential things you should know about this vehicle before buying it.

Up to 4000 lbs Towing Capacity

Many small trucks and SUVs can't do that kind of heavy lifting when it comes to towing and hauling. Of course, you can always go the heavy-duty route and get a large pickup truck. But the Ford Maverick can do it all if you want something a little more modest. It can tow up to 4000 lbs and haul up to 1500 lbs. Although the engine won't exceed 180 horsepower, the towing capacity will still be enough to allow you to tow a boat, a small travel trailer, a dune buggy, or even a riding lawn mower.

The Ford Maverick also features a trailer brake controller, so you don't have to worry about manually doing that. Just plug in the controller, and the Maverick's brake system will automatically activate to keep your trailer in tow.

The Hybrid Variant Has Fantastic Fuel Economy

The Ford Maverick comes in two variants, the most common being the 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine. However, for those who want to go green, there's also a hybrid version of the vehicle. It has a 1.5-litre inline-4 engine and a belt-driven, permanent magnet synchronous electric motor. These two combine to produce 111 horsepower and 108 lb/ft of torque. It also has a CVT automatic transmission.

It has an estimated 10.7 L/100km city fuel economy, 8.1 L/100km, and 9.5 litres combined. Of course, this is an average fuel economy, so there are bound to be variations.

The Maverick's hybrid variant will be a much better choice if you're looking to save on gas. Why might you ask? Well, the hybrid engine is much more efficient than a non-hybrid engine. You'll also be doing your part in reducing pollution.

It's Only Available in the SuperCrew Form

When it comes to the Ford Maverick, it's only available in the SuperCrew form. In other words, it only comes with a "full-sized" cabin, which is ideal for bigger families. While this does mean that the interior space is limited, it does make up for it with other things like storage, multiple seating rows, and a flat-folding rear seat that can open up even more trunk space.

Massive Road Presence

The Ford Maverick has a good amount of exterior presence to complement its massive interior space. It comes with a 2-tone grille, which gives it a modern look. There's also a bold "Maverick" badge on the tailgate that says "Built Ford Tough," along with the Ford logo. Under the hood is a giant, round air intake, which complements the rest of the vehicle's front fascia.

But it's not just the exterior that looks great. The interior is also quite impressive. There are leather surfaces, metallic trim, and a 7-inch touchscreen display. Of course, no vehicle is complete without a driver-oriented interior that is well-designed and comfortable. Ford has you covered on all counts.

The Bottom Line

Overall, the Ford Maverick is a solid pickup truck that delivers. It has excellent towing and hauling capabilities, decent fuel economy, and expansive cargo space. The Ford Maverick is a good choice if you want a small pickup truck that can do it all.

If you are looking for new and used Ford trucks, you’re in the right place. Lange & Fetter Motors is Quinte West's leading Ford store. We have been family owned since the beginning and take pride in our unique business philosophy. We put customer service first and make buying a vehicle a fun and exciting experience. Contact us today to learn more and get started!

 

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