The 2022 Ford Maverick will be available in three trim levels that should be familiar to any current or former Ford pickup owner: XL, XLT Lariat. All have the same cab size, bed length and standard hybrid powertrain, so the situation is considerably simpler than choosing among Rangers and F-150s.
Here is a breakdown of what you can expect from each Maverick trim level, and no, there isn’t a King Ranch.
The 2022 Ford Maverick XL, which starts at $19,995 ($21,490 including its $1,495 destination charge), comes standard with a 2.5-liter hybrid powertrain, front-wheel drive, steel wheels, black plastic exterior trim (mirrors, door handles, grille bar), a compact spare tire, automatic headlights, forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking, power windows and locks, keyless entry, air conditioning, a height-adjustable driver seat, cloth upholstery, a flip-up rear bench seat, an 8-inch touchscreen, two USB ports (USB-C and USB-A), in-car WiFi and a six-speaker sound system.
The Maverick XLT ($23,775 including destination) adds to that equipment (or supplants it with) 17-inch alloy wheels, power mirrors, the FlexBed cubby storage, a power tailgate lock, Ford’s timeless SecuriCode access pad, upgraded exterior trim, cruise control, different cloth upholstery and rear seat center armrest. The XLT Luxury package adds a full-size spare, bed tie-down rails, a spray-in bedliner, LED bed lighting, a trailer hitch receiver and four-pin wiring harness, heated mirrors, windshield wiper de-icer, an eight-way power driver seat, manual passenger seat height adjustment, heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, 400-watt AC outlets in the back seat and bed, and back seat USB ports.
Maverick XLT interior (left) and Lariat interior (right)
The range-topping Maverick Lariat starts at $26,085 and includes the power driver seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel and rear USB ports LED headlights. It then adds a power-sliding rear window, rear privacy glass, one-touch up/down windows, proximity entry and push-button start, ActiveX simulated leather upholstery, a larger instrument panel display screen, dual-zone automatic climate control and a six-way power passenger seat. The Lariat Luxury package adds all of the XLT Luxury equipment that isn’t already included on the Lariat plus adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability and lane-centering, evasive steering assist, post-collision brake hold, rear parking sensors, an upgraded 8-inch touchscreen running Ford’s Sync 3 infotainment system, wireless charging, upgraded USB ports, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, satellite radio and an eight-speaker B&O sound system. The First Edition package has all the Luxury equipment plus a black-painted roof and mirror caps, a sunroof, unique wheels (17-inch gas, 18-inch hybrid), and a First Edition decal.
Several options are available on all trim levels. These include the 2.0-liter gas-only turbocharged engine, all-wheel drive, a sunroof, soft or hard tonneau covers, the Ford Co-Pilot360 package (blind-spot and rear cross-traffic warning systems, lane-keeping assist, and a full-size spare), and the 4K Tow package (requires gas engine and includes a tire upgrade, a trailer brake controller, the four-pin wiring harness, transmission oil cooler, higher-capacity radiator, upgraded cooling fan and an upgrade drive ratio with AWD).
Finally, the XLT and Lariat can be equipped with FX4 Off-Road package that adds unique 17-inch alloy wheels, all-terrain tires, front tow hooks, skid plates, four-pin wiring harness and decals. The XLT also includes the Lariat’s bigger instrument panel screen.