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Ford Maverick’s Towing and Payload: Enough or Nothing to Talk About?

How much can the 2022 Ford Maverick tow compared to rivals, and what is its payload? Let’s look closer.

The Maverick will arrive at dealerships later this year. This four-door hauler unites the efficiency of a full-hybrid powertrain with the maneuverability of a compact vehicle – a good feature for urban usage when you need to carefully take a parking space.

At the same time, the model has enough storage space and cabin capacity for five passengers to fill themselves comfortably. Since we are talking about a pickup, payload and towing capacity are also important.

The entry-level Ford Maverick can tow 2,000 pounds – not much, but quite enough, if you want to take a small watercraft for a quick journey to the river, for example.

With the 2.0L EcoBoost engine producing 250 hp, 277 lb-ft, and the optional 4K Tow Package, the Maverick’s towing capacity achieves 4,000 pounds.

This is good for a typical 23-foot camper, but almost twice less than the towing capacity of midsize trucks, such as the Jeep Gladiator, Toyota Tacoma, Ford Ranger, or the Chevrolet Colorado.

However, they have a body-on-frame structure, while the Maverick has a unibody design. Comparison with unibody pickups, like the Hyundai Santa Cruz and the Honda Ridgeline, would be more relevant.

Well, while the Ford Maverick’s payload is 1,500 pounds, the Santa Cruz boasts 1,700 pounds and the Ridgeline – 1,583 pounds. The maximum towing capacity of these two is 5000 pounds. The payload of 1,500 pounds equals 37 bags, 40 pounds each, and is good for small stuff like jet skis or motorbikes.

Starting prices for the Ford Maverick, Hyundai Santa Cruz, Honda Ridgeline are $21,490, $25,175, $36,490, respectively.

Overall, the new 2022 Maverick is a versatile and affordable pickup that offers everything a truck owner needs in a compact body with ample pulling power.

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