Is the 2022 Ford Maverick Pickup Truck Bed Too Small?

The 2022 Ford Maverick is the Blue Oval’s smallest pickup truck. The Maverick may be tiny, but it offers consumers big value. The holidays are around the corner, and Maverick owners are faced with an interesting predicament. Can you fit a massive Christmas tree into the Ford Maverick’s tiny truck bed?

The 2022 Ford Maverick Flexbed is the smallest Ford truck bed

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The Ford Maverick is novel in more ways than one. The new pickup is attracting a new demographic to the truck vehicle class. More young women are buying trucks than ever before, and the Maverick’s unique design is responsible. The smallest Ford truck comes with the smallest Ford truck bed, but that doesn’t take any utility away from the Maverick.

In fact, the engineers and design team at Ford ensured that the Maverick’s truck bed, the Flexbed, offered unique capability. The Flexbed is every DIYers dream, and it’s equipped with several pre-threaded holes and slots for customization. Maverick owners can use wood or plastic to customize the Flexbed for different scenarios. There are even YouTube tutorials as well as a manual that explains how to set the Flexbed up for different situations.

How long is the Ford Maverick truck bed?

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According to MotorTrend, the Flexbed is 4.5 feet long or about 54 inches long. It is about 6.5 feet long or 79 inches long with its tailgate down. The Flexbed is almost 4.5 feet wide and 20.3 inches deep. A typical seven-foot-tall Christmas tree can easily be stored in the Maverick’s Flexbed with the tailgate down.

The 2022 Ford Maverick also comes with multiple tie-down points and tie-downs. This tiny pickup truck can certainly handle the average Christmas tree. If it makes you feel any better, the Maverick’s Flexbed is only under six inches shorter than the Ford Ranger’s truck bed.

The Ford Maverick’s Flexbed was designed to lug furniture and hardware around. The pickup may be tiny, but it’s still a Ford. Expect classic Ford utility from the innovative new truck.

Should you buy a 2022 Ford Maverick?

A red Ford Maverick is on display.
The Ford Maverick is on display | Scott Olson via Getty Images

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The 2022 Ford Maverick starts at $19,995. Even after taxes, few trucks come close to the Maverick’s price. It may be pretty barebones, but the crafty little pickup provides plenty of value. The Ford Maverick is also the first standard hybrid Ford truck.

It gets an amazing 42 miles per gallon in the city and 33 miles per gallon on the highway. The Maverick hybrid makes 191 horsepower. It is far from the most powerful small truck, but it’ll get you around town more than a few times before needing to be refueled with its stellar fuel economy.

The Maverick is a city truck. It can squeeze into tighter parking spaces than most pickups. It has a much better fuel economy than its rivals. If you’re looking to try truck life out in a crowded city, the Maverick is the perfect entry-level pickup.

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