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The 2022 Ford Maverick is the Blue Oval’s smallest new pickup truck. The Maverick is also Ford’s first standard hybrid pickup truck. The 2022 Ford Maverick offers some packages that aren’t available on the hybrid model.

The 2022 Ford Maverick hybrid isn’t compatible with these great Maverick packages

Someone is inflating an inner tube using the Ford Maverick's Flexbed.
Someone is inflating an inner tube using the Ford Maverick’s Flexbed | Ford

The 2022 Ford Maverick is the most affordable pickup truck currently on the market. Since the Maverick is so affordable, most Americans can purchase its higher trim levels. The Ford Maverick Lariat starts at just $25,490. The Maverick Lariat includes all-wheel drive, a power sliding rear window, stain-resistant synthetic seating material, ambient lighting, push-button start, and many other cool features.

Ford offers several different packages for the Maverick. However, all packages are not available for hybrid Mavericks. Even the Lariat trim doesn’t include certain packages unless drivers opt for the gas-powered version of the new pickup truck. Ford’s FX4 Off-Road Package and 4K Tow Package are exclusive to the Maverick’s 2.0-liter four-cylinder gas engine.

Every feature that the Maverick’s gas-exclusive packages include

The 2022 Ford Maverick is parked on a beach towing two jet skis.
The 2022 Ford Maverick is parked on a beach towing two jet skis | Ford

The 2022 Ford Maverick’s FX4 Off-Road Package is exclusive to the 2.0-liter four-cylinder Maverick XLT and Lariat. It includes a 6.5-inch productivity screen in the instrument cluster. The package comes with Sand, Mud, and Ruts Mode. It also features Hill Descent Control, skid plates, exposed front tow hooks, a trailer hitch receiver with a four-pin connector, a heavy-duty radiator, and an engine cooling fan.

It includes 17-inch aluminum wheels, all-terrain tires, and a FX4 Off-Road box decal. This package is only compatible with all-wheel drive models. The 4K Tow Package is available for the Ford Maverick XL, XLT, and Lariat. It includes all-season tires, a trailer hitch receiver with a seven-pin connector, a transmission oil cooler, and a higher capacity radiator.

The 4K Tow Package also includes an upgraded cooling fan, an upgraded drive ratio, and a trailer brake controller. The 4K Tow Package doubles the Maverick’s towing capacity, allowing it to tow small trailers and possibly even small boats.

Which Ford Maverick trims and packages are best for different types of drivers?

A red 2022 Ford Maverick pickup truck is on display.
A red 2022 Ford Maverick pickup truck is on display | Scott Olson via Getty Images

The 2022 Ford Maverick is available in XL, XLT, and Lariat trims. If you are looking for a great city truck with all the bells and whistles, the 2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid XLT gets 42 miles per gallon in the city and 33 miles per gallon on the highway according to Car and Driver. It gets over 37 miles per gallon combined. This Maverick is affordable, has a low cost of ownership, and is refined enough to keep drivers and passengers happy.

If you’re looking for adventure, the Maverick Lariat with the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and FX4 Off-Road Package is the best option. This trim, engine, and package provide plenty of off-road capability with the inclusion of off-road tires, tow hooks, skid plates, and different drive modes. The Maverick Lariat with the FX4 Off-Road Package has a total price of about $31,735 after charges and fees.

The best Maverick for towing is the Maverick Lariat with the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and 4K Tow Package. This package is perfect for drivers that want a Maverick that’s still able to tow a decent amount of weight. If drivers want off-roading chops as well, they can add both packages to the Lariat for a grand total of about $32,480. Who says the Ford Maverick isn’t a real truck?


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