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Since its introduction, the Ford Maverick has been taking the truck segment by storm, proving that even small pickups can be popular. The 2022 Maverick boasts legitimate capability and an array of different features. Which has helped excel it to the top, even outselling the Ford Ranger in January of 2022. But there is another characteristic that has helped the Maverick find success, and that is that it looks good. With traditional truck design, this vehicle turns heads in all the right ways. Especially when paint options like Area 51 are considered.

What does Area 51 mean for the Ford Maverick?

A 2022 Ford Maverick with Area 51 paint shows off its usability as a compact truck.
2022 Ford Maverick | Ford

When it comes to paint options, Ford has a history of interesting designations. On the Ford Maverick, Area 51 does not have something to do with an alien-themed package, it is a popular exterior color that helps the Maverick truck stand out from the crowd. 

The Area 51 paint option is sort of like a mixture of blue and grey. In different lighting conditions, it will appear differently. This is probably why buyers of the Ford Maverick and even new Ford Bronco alike opt for this color. Better yet, you can get a 2022 Maverick in Area 51 without having to pay extra like with the Cyber Orange or Hot Pepper Red paint options.

How is the interior of the new Maverick truck?

A new Maverick pickup truck has a couch and other furniture put in its bed. It has the Area 51 paint job.
2022 Ford Maverick | Ford

While the base Ford Maverick has a sparse interior, this truck can come well-equipped with comfortable features and modern connectivity. Both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto can come outfitted in this truck, as can a premium audio system. 

Additionally, the Maverick has a full second row, which enables this compact truck to carry five passengers at once. Plus, the Maverick offers a variety of storage options, including storage under the back seats. This will help you keep your truck organized. 

Are Ford Maverick orders delayed?

Currently, Ford has been forced to pause orders on the 2022 Ford Maverick. Orders are being scheduled as they are received, so if you have not gotten your small truck yet, it is likely on the way. Come April, Ford is expected to open orders for the 2023 Maverick. And hopefully, the brand has figured out delivery issues. Although, it is worth noting that nearly every segment of the market is being impacted by supply chain issues. 

Potentially the best way to find a new Ford Maverick is to visit a dealership to see what’s in stock. But, there is always the option of shopping the used market to find a pre-owned truck. 

Is this compact truck worth buying?

A Ford Maverick pickup truck drives on a remote road.
2022 Ford Maverick | Ford

The 2022 Ford Maverick is priced affordably, with a starting cost of around $20,000. Because of this, it is worthy of consideration. The Maverick is available in three unique trim levels, which means finding the right amount of truck is an easier process. 

Perhaps the best value proposition from the Maverick is the XLT trim. According to Car and Driver, the XLT trim comes with a number of sought-after features. You can opt for the available turbocharged engine as well as all-wheel drive. We encourage buyers to also consider the Area 51 paint option, to keep this compact truck looking fun.


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