2022 Ford Maverick Review

June 9th, 2021 by

The 2022 Ford Maverick has been unveiled. Ford has released a compact truck in addition to the famous F-150. Ford has tackled the issue many families face; they want a pickup truck, but all of the current options are way too expensive, oversized, more capabilities, and thirstier than what the average family needs for home projects to weekend adventuring.

The First Look
At first glance, the Maverick looks like a smaller, older F-150 mixed with a dash Ranger and a streamlined, fluid look to the 4.5-ft bed. Ford hit the hammer on the nail with the crossover unibody structure. It doesn’t look too small or cheesy. The Maverick is lower than a traditional pickup making it easier to get in and out of. Think of the Bronco Sport and Escape for size reference. It’s a great size for those not wanting a full-size vehicle but who want the versatility of a truck. It should feel similar to driving average size vehicles rather than a tank. Its size makes the Maverick perfect for urban areas to fit into street or garage parking without thinking twice about height clearance. The smaller size will also make driving in cities and around town much smoother. Making our way to the back of the Maverick, you’ll have a 4.5-ft bed with Maverick badging in capital letters to let everyone know which truck you’re driving. I promise you’ll be getting asked. Notice the plastic rail caps along the trim to protect against dings and scratches. Something interesting I noticed is the license plate is off-centered to accommodate a hitch. Not a big deal, makes life a little easier.

Work hard. Play hard.
The Maverick can work and play just as well as a traditional pickup. The bed of the Maverick has a payload capacity of 1,500 pounds, perfect for helping your friends move, home projects, or carrying all weekend getaway essentials. Speaking of the bed, the Mavericks flex bed is one of the most flexible and versatile in the business. The bed has 6-10 tie-downs, D-rings for securing cargo, and even has a pocket to slide wood into to create dividers. The possibilities for transporting cargo are endless. Power is available through the 110V and 12-volt inputs. A design feature I appreciate in the Maverick is the low bedsides. It’s low enough to easily reach into the bed without a step stool. If you’re short like me, you know exactly what I’m talking about. When you need to tow occasionally, the Maverick is up for it with a towing capacity of up to 4,000 pounds. The Mavericks is perfect for those who don’t haul huge trailers, but it is capable of bringing the jet skis or small boat to the marina for a full day of fun.

Overall, I think the Ford Maverick is a great addition to the Ford Family. Bringing in a compact pickup is just what most people need. It’s the perfect size for young adults who don’t necessarily need a full-size pickup yet. The hybrid compact pickup has a 500-mile range with awesome gas mileage. I forgot to mention, the starting MSRP of the 2022 Maverick is just under $20,000. Where else are you going to get ample space, tech features, and large cargo space? Let me make it easy for you, you won’t. The practicality and affordability of the Ford Maverick appeal to the masses. It has the Safford Seal of Approval. Reservations are now open. Please contact us for more information we would be happy to assist.

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