Ford makes the Maverick in three trims: XL, XLT, and Lariat. All come standard with a 2.0-liter turbo-four rated at 250 horsepower. It pairs with an eight-speed automatic transmission and standard front-wheel drive or available all-wheel drive. If you’re looking for exceptional fuel economy, you can choose the hybrid powerplant, which is made up of a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric motor that combine to pump out 191 horsepower. This setup comes with front-wheel drive and a continuously variable transmission (CVT).
Capability jumps with the available FX4 Off-Road Package or Tremor Off-Road Package, both of which are available for the XLT and Lariat. The FX4 Off-Road includes tow hooks, all-terrain tires on 17-inch alloy wheels, skid plates, an upgraded suspension, hill descent control, a Class III tow hitch, unique styling elements, an off-road drive mode selector, and an advanced cooling system. The Tremor Off-Road Package installs those features plus low-speed cruise control, a twin-clutch locking rear differential, a 1-inch lift, and exclusive orange accents inside and out.
The best fuel economy of the lineup comes from the hybrid variant, with an EPA-estimated rating of 42 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. With FWD, the gas-only version is rated at 23 city/30 highway, or 22/29 mpg with AWD (20/24 mpg with the Tremor Package).
Ford equips the XL with manually adjustable front seats, cloth upholstery, a 4.2-inch digital instrument display, two USB ports, remote keyless entry, power windows, air conditioning, two 12V outlets, LED headlights, a black mesh grille with a black surround, and 17-inch Sparkle Silver steel wheels. The XLT adds some utility features – LED bed lighting, an in-bed power outlet, in-bed cubby storage, and a power-locking tailgate – as well as a rear armrest with cupholders, a gray grille bar, and 17-inch Carbonized Gray aluminum wheels. With the XLT Luxury Package added, you’ll get a heated steering wheel, heated seats, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, remote start, and a drop-in bed liner.
The Lariat’s upgrades are synthetic leather upholstery, a 6.5-inch instrument cluster screen, two additional USB ports (rear), an 8-way adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar, a 6-way power-adjustable passenger seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, a sliding rear window, ambient interior lighting (LED), a silver grille bar, and 18-inch machined aluminum wheels. A moonroof can also be added to the XLT or Lariat.
Standard on every Maverick are automatic high-beam headlights, forward collision warning, forward automatic emergency braking, and a rearview camera. The Ford Co-Pilot360 package adds blind-spot monitoring, lane-keep assist, rear cross-traffic alert, and lane-departure warning; it’s optional on the first two trims and standard on the Lariat, which also gets adaptive cruise control, evasive steering, and rear parking sensors.
The Maverick XL has an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Bluetooth, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a 6-speaker audio system. The Lariat is loaded with the SYNC 3 system, SiriusXM satellite radio, and the premium B&O audio system with eight speakers and a subwoofer.