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Although the 2022 Ford Maverick may not be a traditional pickup, some owners may be wondering if they can lift this small truck. Well, some after-market brands are offering lift kits for the new Maverick, and that means that this vehicle can handle some more rugged terrain. Plus, it looks just plain cool.

Can the 2022 Ford Maverick be lifted?

The new Ford Maverick is a unibody truck, but it can be lifted. Multiple aftermarket companies are offering lift kits to the Maverick. Because of this, owners can add beefier tires and get more ground clearance from their compact truck. In terms of the Maverick, it has been a popular truck due to its affordability. 

A blue 2022 Ford Maverick sits in a parking garage as a compact truck.
2022 Ford Maverick | Ford

According to Ford Authority, a majority of buyers of the 2022 Ford Maverick compact truck have been shoppers coming from other segments. Because of this, lifting the Maverick may not be something that most owners are interested in. Lifting a truck is typically something that serious pickup enthusiasts are going to do. So newcomers may not be aiming to lift this truck.

Is the Ford Maverick underpowered?

The Maverick does come equipped with a hybrid powertrain as standard, but that does not mean that it is underpowered. It offers ample power along with efficiency that is not usually seen on a truck. 

A blue 2022 Ford Maverick compact pickup truck is towing a small trailer.
The 2022 Ford Maverick | Ford

For those that are interested in more power from this Ford small truck, there is an available turbocharged engine. With this engine, buyers can enjoy 250 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque. Better yet, with the more powerful engine option, the Maverick can come with all-wheel drive. This enables the Maverick to tow up to 4,000 lbs and to handle inclement weather.

Is there a shortage of Ford Mavericks?

Currently, customer orders for the Maverick are paused, which does indicate a shortage of 20222 Ford Maverick models. Orders are expected to open up in August of 2022, but that will be for the 2023 model year. It is possible to find some Maverick models available at Ford dealerships, however, a Maverick typically lasts about four days on a dealership lot. 

2022 Ford Maverick review
2022 Ford Maverick | Allison Barfield, MotorBiscuit

At this point, the best bet to find an available Ford Maverick is to visit a dealership. But if you want to place a custom order to get exactly what you are looking for, waiting may be worth it. 

Should you lift a Ford Maverick?

Lifting a Maverick will likely void your warranty, so if you should or not is truly up to you. It does appear to make this small Ford truck look more attractive and aggressive. There is also the element of more off-road ability. Even though this compact pickup is built with unibody construction. 


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