Right here’s an AWD 2022 Ford Maverick Lariat with the two.0L EcoBoost and a few non-compulsory cargo-carrying gear. (Picture/Ford)

When Ford hinted that it was bringing a compact unibody pickup truck to America that will slot below the still-relatively-new Ranger, it was large information.

Now the Maverick is right here. And the even larger information is that the compact pickup comes normal with a hybrid gas-electric drivetrain that delivers an eye-opening 40 mpg gasoline financial system and estimated 500-mile vary.

The 40 mpg hybrid configuration boasts a 2.5L gasoline engine coupled to an electrical motor that mix to make 191 horsepower and 155 lb.-ft. of torque. Energy is fed right into a CVT. The hybrid model of the 2022 Maverick could have a 1,500 pound payload capability and a 2,000 pound tow score.

Not sufficient oomph? You possibly can go for Ford’s 2.0L EcoBoost engine that makes a formidable 250 horsepower and 277 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine is mated to an eight-speed computerized and you may get it with front-wheel or all-wheel drive. When outfitted with the Maverick’s 4K tow bundle, you’ve acquired a 4,000 pound tow score.

Ford isn’t messing round relating to the Maverick’s towing functionality. Correctly configured, it’ll pull 4,000 kilos. (Picture/Ford)

OK, however what in regards to the mattress.

For starters, it’s acquired a 4.5 foot flooring that will increase to 6 ft with the tailgate down. Ford says it’ll match an ATV. The Maverick additionally options what Ford is looking a FLEXBED system—which is a elaborate method of saving its acquired a multi-position tailgate (that may maintain 500 kilos), loads of anchor factors, and different customizable mounting and storage lodging. The Maverick’s mattress additionally comes with a pair of 20 amp 12 volt DC energy shops, with 110 volt, 400 watt family AC shops obtainable too. That ought to be sufficient juice to energy a modest campground, jobsite, or tailgate occasion.

So how “compact” is the Maverick? Ford gave us this helpful dimension comparability chart. (Picture/Ford)

For now, the 2022 Ford Maverick will are available in three flavors: XL, XLT, and Lariat. Ford additionally signifies that the acquainted FX4 off-road bundle shall be obtainable for the all-wheel drive XLT and Lariat trims. The MSRP of the bottom mannequin is predicted to be below $20,000.

Ford says the earliest Mavericks shall be hitting seller tons as a particular “Maverick First Version” bundle by the autumn of 2021. You possibly can reserve one proper now at Ford’s web site.

Although smaller and boasting unibody building, the Maverick’s design language echoes its larger Ford truck stablemates. (Picture/Ford)

Ford Unveils New 2022 Maverick Compact Pickup Truck: Standard Hybrid, Plus Optional AWD & 250 HP