2022 Ford Maverick Engine

 The 2022 Ford Maverick has a powerful engine, excellent fuel economy estimates, composed driving dynamics, and a low starting price. Its main drawbacks are a small bed and a low towing capacity. This vehicle does not have an overall rating or score because it has not been fully crash tested or reliability rated.

2022 Ford Maverick

2022 Ford Maverick Engine

The 2022 Ford Maverick is equipped with a 191-horsepower hybrid system that includes a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, an electric motor, a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), and front-wheel drive as standard. This hybrid powertrain propels the Maverick quickly off the line and around town, and it provides adequate passing power at higher speeds. The CVT shifts smoothly and quickly most of the time, but it can cause the engine to drone under hard acceleration and uphill climbs.

The optional EcoBoost engine makes the Maverick quieter and more powerful, but it also reduces fuel efficiency. This turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine produces 250 horsepower and is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. It comes with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The engine accelerates the Maverick to 60 mph in about six seconds, and despite some turbo lag, it allows the truck to zip along at highway speeds with confidence and pass other vehicles quickly when the throttle is pushed. The eight-speed transmission offers smooth and quick gear changes.

2022 Ford Maverick Ride and Handling

The Ford Maverick shares a platform with the Escape and Bronco Sport SUVs. The Maverick's off-road prowess is ultimately limited by its unibody construction, but it does wonders for its everyday driving experience when compared to body-on-frame pickups.

The Maverick has well-weighted steering and a small turning radius, making it easy to park and manoeuvre in the city. It feels stable around turns, with minimal side-to-side swaying, and the suspension absorbs bumps and dips in the road well. Smaller imperfections, on the other hand, tend to jiggle the Maverick around. The brakes are powerful, though they are a little touchier in the hybrid model.