- the new 2022 ford maverick compact pickup has a starting price of $21,490.
- xl is the base model, and better-equipped xlt and lariat trim levels will also be offered.
- a front-wheel-drive hybrid drivetrain is standard and a turbo 2.0-liter inline-four engine is optional on all models.
meet the new entry-level ford: the 2022 maverick pickup. with a starting price of $21,490, it's now the cheapest model in the blue oval lineup, undercutting the ecosport suv by a few hundred dollars. this base price also makes the maverick, a crew-cab truck with a 4.5-foot bed, an interesting alternative to compact sedans such as the honda civic and toyota corolla.
of course, that base price is for the sparsely equipped xl model (pictured above), which comes with front-wheel drive and a hybrid powertrain that uses a 2.5-liter inline-four gasoline engine. a more powerful turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four is optional on all trims, and comes standard with front-wheel drive and offers all-wheel drive as an option. the 2.0-liter engine costs $1085 and all-wheel drive is another $3305 on top of that.
the xl lacks features such as cruise control, power-adjustable mirrors, proximity-key entry, and alloy wheels. options include a copilot 360 package ($540) with driver-assistance features and a towing package ($745) if you opt for the 2.0-liter engine.
the xlt trim starts at $23,775. it adds cruise control, 17-inch wheels, power-adjustable mirrors, and a keyless entry keypad. it also opens up more available option packages, such as an fx4 off-road package ($800, including all-terrain tires, skid plates, and a few other rugged add-ons) and an xlt luxury package ($2345, including a power driver's seat, remote start, and additional power outlets)
the lariat occupies the top of the lineup, starting at $26,985. it comes standard with features such as a power driver's seat, led headlights, and a power-sliding rear window. the copilot 360, fx4, and towing packages are also optional on this model, as is a lariat luxury package ($3340) with features including adaptive cruise control, an upgraded sound system, heated seats and steering wheel, and a sync 3 infotainment system with apple carplay and android auto.
certain lariat models will also be available with a first edition package ($1495), which includes the luxury package, a sunroof, and is visually differentiated with a black roof, first edition badges, and different wheels.