The 2022 Ford Maverick is one of the most heavily anticipated pickups on the planet. From the biggest name in trucks and boasting a wide range of desirable features, the Ford Maverick has people wondering if it can be the next midsize king in a world that’s filled with viable competitors. Another aspect of the intrigue, however, is the mystery leading up to its eventual release.
What is the Ford Maverick?
Ford has always run on a certain standard of brand loyalty, and the Maverick likely won’t be much different. However, while we don’t have older models to look back upon, we can start to see what Ford is going for when looking at what we already know. MotorTrend broke it down based on the limited information that the car giant has provided.
According to the website, the Maverick aims to offer the Ford Tough strength of the full-size options and bringing it to a smaller build. Serving as the company’s shortest pickup option, the company hopes to build off a booming market that’s already represented by the classic Escape and Bronco Sport models. At less than 210.8 inches long, the truck is likely to stand between a standard-sized pickup and an SUV.
The truck will likely come with a four-door design that’s similar to the Ranger. The small bed will be perfect for those who want to carry 7,500 pounds of storage anywhere but might not be big enough for those who need more power. With 15 miles per gallon and 395 hp, the truck will boast an impressive range. Furthermore, the sleek design may make it look much bigger than it is.
A 250-hp 2.0-liter engine and eight-speed automatic gears with front and all-wheel drive mean that it doesn’t have to stay on the road for picking up kids. It can withstand a healthy dose of adventure too.
How much will it cost?
Ford has not yet announced what the price point will be. However, with the similar Ranger starting at $26,015 and the Transit Connect at $26,050, it’s safe to expect the Maverick to fall somewhere around the $26,000 range. However, with little known about the truck’s additional features, it’s hard to know exactly where the new truck will fall.
Ford has only announced the base model, but as is the case with most of its other models, there will be options depending on what functions the potential driver’s desires. Infotainment, color schemes, and upgrades will likely be announced in the coming months. Until then, we only have speculation based on what we already have.
However, the one detail that people want most, the release date, will likely come sooner rather than later.
When will the car release?
Don’t expect to get behind the wheel of the Maverick in the coming months. With so little information already known, Ford is likely testing the car and ensuring that it meets the tough standards that have run the company for well over a century. While the pickup is likely to be the smallest in many years, that doesn’t mean they’re skimping on the details.
Ford runs all its vehicles through every possible test, ensures that it is more challenging than even the biggest adventure-seeker can handle and reliable enough to make it through the harshest conditions on the planet. Ford often brings new vehicles onto the market with some history behind it. With the Maverick, however, they are trying to give drivers a modern classic.
With a small build that’s big beneath the hood, a history of impressive debuts, and a whole lot of interest from gearheads around the world, the Ford Maverick will likely be released in the final months of 2021. Until then, expect more speculation as they slowly roll out what’s inside as the company tries to compete with the Honda Ridgeline and other midsize pickups.