2022 Ford Maverick Is a Pickup Priced Like a Compact Car

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  • 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.

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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. We don't know yet how much more those mechanical upgrades will cost.

The XL lacks features such as cruise control, power-adjustable mirrors, proximity-key entry, and alloy wheels. Options include a CoPilot 360 package with driver-assistance features and a towing package if you opt for the 2.0-liter engine.

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Photo credit: Ford

Ford has yet to release pricing for the XLT trim, but we expect it to start around $25,000. 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 (including all-terrain tires, skid plates, and a few other rugged add-ons) and an XLT Luxury package (including a power driver's seat, remote start, and additional power outlets)

The Lariat occupies the top of the lineup, and we expect it to start around $27,000. 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 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, which includes the Luxury package, a sunroof, and is visually differentiated with a black roof, First Edition badges, and different wheels.

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