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The 2022 Ford Maverick has proven itself to be an immensely popular small truck. It’s been so popular, in fact, that it almost feels like it’s impossible to buy a Maverick right now. Although this compact pickup is small, it does not mean it cannot handle things that other trucks can. From its available off-road package to optional all-wheel drive, the 2022 Ford Maverick is not a vehicle that has to be limited to just city life. And that is likely why Ford’s small truck has found significant success. 

Can the 2022 Ford Maverick be an off-road truck?

While the Maverick may be a unibody pickup, Ford did not skimp on giving it off-road ability. When equipped with the turbocharged engine and AWD, buyers can opt for the available FX4 Off-Road package. This package adds more drive modes as well as improved cooling capabilities. 

Ford's small truck, the 2022 Maverick with its FX4 Off-Road Package.
2022 Ford Maverick | Ford

Because of that, buyers will have a small pickup that is ready for the road less traveled. According to Car and Driver, this may be a unibody truck. But it does ride on the same platform as the Ford Bronco Sport. Because of that, the 2022 Maverick will not disappoint in terms of capability. 

The Ford Maverick has legitimate cargo space

In terms of cargo space, the 2022 Maverick does not come up short. This small pickup does have a 4.5-foot bed, and it can handle things like plywood or your adventure gear. Additionally, the interior of the Maverick feels fairly spacious. This allows the Maverick to compete with the traditional car. This may explain why many buyers of this truck are coming from the non-truck segment. 

A 2022 Ford Maverick drives in a rural location.
2022 Ford Maverick | Ford

Plus, it is easy to access cargo. The bed of this pickup sits relatively low, which should make loading and unloading gear a simple task. The tailgate can also be locked into various positions. So, while the bed may be smaller than that of other trucks, it is versatile. 

You can’t buy the 2022 Ford Maverick right now

If you are one of the many shoppers interested in the Ford Maverick, you might be frustrated right now. Ford’s small truck is not currently available for order, and that is because demand has exceeded supply. Even those who have been lucky enough to order the Maverick pickup might feel in the dark about their order. As Ford has not been the best about supplying updates. 

Orange 2022 Ford Maverick, which could be challenged by new Toyota compact pickup truck, driving on a mountain road
2022 Ford Maverick | Ford

Orders for the 2023 Ford Maverick should open up at some point in August. And hopefully, Ford is able to provide those interested in this truck with a model to buy. Now, this lack of inventory is not only the fault of the blue oval. Many manufacturers have had issues getting inventory to dealers due to supply chain issues. 

When can you order the 2023 Maverick?

Orders for the 2023 Maverick are expected to open up in August. At first, the order date was August 16th, but apparently, that has changed to August 15th. Because of that, you will be able to order Ford’s small truck one day early.