Ford Maverick Makes Worldwide Debut at the 2021 Chicago Auto Show

July 22, 2021 •

The 2022 Ford Maverick, an all-new compact pickup truck, made its worldwide debut at the 2021 Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place in Chicago. The Maverick is the latest addition to Ford’s award-winning vehicle lineup. However, the Maverick is quite different from the rest of the automaker’s vehicles. Let’s take a quick look at what the new Maverick has in store.

A True Trailblazer

The Maverick is a 5-passenger pickup truck with four doors and a hybrid powertrain that is the first-ever for a pickup. The vehicle’s fuel efficiency is likely to be 40 miles per gallon in urban settings along with a 500 mile range with one tank of gas. Whether you prioritize storage, aesthetics or customization, the new Maverick will likely surpass your standards.

The masterminds behind the new Maverick insist this vehicle is for the movers and shakers of the world. If you drive on a daily basis, have an adventurous spirit or simply enjoy being behind the wheel, you will be smitten by the Maverick. From mountainous off-road excursions to jam-packed city driving during the grind of the work week and everything in between these extremes, the Maverick is up for any challenge. Though the vehicle has enough space to accommodate five people, it is compact enough to facilitate easy parking and maneuvering through cramped spaces.

Ford Maverick Tech

If you are looking for a vehicle that is chock-full of high-tech goodies, look no further than the Maverick. The vehicle’s tech niceties include standard FordPass Connect including an embedded modem, Android Auto compatibility, Apple CarPlay compatibility, an 8” touchscreen and plenty more. The vehicle is also loaded with safety technologies including the widely lauded Ford Co-Pilot360. Examples of such technologies include Automatic High Beam Headlamps and Automatic Emergency Braking.

A Pickup Truck Engineered for a Truly Flawless Driving Performance

Let’s get to what matters most – driving. Sit behind the wheel of the new Maverick, press the gas pedal, start steering and you will agree the vehicle feels intuitive, providing precise control and fluid steering. Each trim has a standard 2.5 liter 4-cylinder engine complete with an electric motor to generate a combined 191 horses. There is also an optional nonhybrid powertrain that adds a 4-cylinder, 2.0-liter, 250 horsepower engine with an 8-speed automatic transmission.

The engineers and designers who brainstormed the Maverick thought about all the small stuff to ensure your on-road experience is comfy, smooth and stress-free. The vehicle has a 1,500 pound payload capacity, two 12-volt prewired 20-amp sources, a multi-position tailgate and a litany of additional nuances that ultimately provides a rewarding driving experience.