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Ford Unveils 2022 Maverick – All New Hybrid Compact Truck

Thursday, June 10th, 2021

Just weeks after announcing the new 2022 F-150 Lightning all-electric pickup, Ford has announced an all-new entry in the compact truck market. The 2022 Maverick slots underneath the Ranger in size and is aimed at buyers who need the capability of a truck but not the large size. At one time small trucks were a common sight on U.S. roadways, but over time manufacturers bumped up even small trucks to what was once considered nearly full-size a few decades ago. With the Maverick, Ford recognizes that there is a small truck market niche that needs to be filled.

2022 Maverick size comparison

Construction

Like the Honda Ridgeline, the Maverick is a unibody truck. Without a traditional separate frame, Ford could further reduce weight while putting strength into the unibody where necessary. The Maverick is also front wheel drive in standard configuration, with AWD as an option. Looking back in Ford truck history, the first gen Ranger SuperCab (which many consider a mini truck) measured roughly 194″ long and 67″ wide. The Maverick comes in at 200″ long and 73″ wide, just a bit larger than the old Ranger. Given the much higher modern safety standards while still seating five, the diminutive Maverick packs a lot in a rather small space. With this small size comes an impressive fuel-sipping estimated 40 miles-per-gallon city EPA rating, likely thanks to the standard hybrid drivetrain. The Maverick should appeal to those who do a lot of city driving but may have never considered owning a truck due to the usual large size.

Cargo Handling

Despite the small size Maverick touts an impressive 1,500 pound payload capacity. In standard configuration towing is rated at 2,000 pounds, but checking the “4k Tow Package” option box doubles the rating to 4,000 pounds. The “4k Tow Package” is only available with the EcoBoost engine drivetrain. Out back the FLEXBED™ truck bed is designed as a “jack of all trades” space. Ford includes various slots, tie-downs, D-rings, and even threaded holes that drivers can use in any combination to secure cargo. Ford also has bolt-in cargo management solutions like side-mounted bins. With tailgate up the bed measures 4.5-feet long, but dropping the tailgate and using the optional bed extender brings bed length to 6-feet. Like many trucks on the market today, the Maverick can also be outfitted with 110-volt plugs in the bed.

Technology

Ford isn’t skimping on the driver-assist technology with its Co-Pilot360™ system on the Maverick. Standard safety tech includes auto high-beams, rear-view camera, pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking, and forward collision warning with dynamic brake support. Optional safety tech includes cross-traffic alert, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, and even evasive steering assist. On the entertainment front an 8″ touchscreen infotainment system is standard, including Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility.

For now the 2022 Ford Maverick is available to reserve with a predicted Fall 2021 delivery date. Stay tuned for a more in-depth real-world review once press vehicles are accessible to the media.

 

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2022 Maverick SuperCrew Specifications:

Drivetrain – Standard (PHEV)

  • Engine Type: Atkinson cycle DOHC I-4
  • Engine Displacement: 2.5 liters
  • Engine Horsepower: 162@ 5,600 rpm
  • Engine Torque: 155 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 rp
  • Transmission: PowerSplit: Electronic continuously variable transmission
  • Final Drive Ratio: 2.91:1
  • Hybrid Motor Type: Permanent magnet electric traction
  • Motor Peak Output: 94kW
  • Motor Peak Torque Output: 173 lb.-ft.

Drivetrain – Optional

  • Engine Type: EcoBoost DOHC I-4
  • Engine Displacement: 2.0 liters
  • Engine Horsepower: 250@ 5,500 rpm
  • Engine Torque: 277lb.-ft. @ 3,000 rp
  • Transmission: 8-speed automatic
  • Final Drive Ratio: 3.63:1 standard/3.81:1 with 4K Trailer Tow Package

Dimensions:

  • Length: 199.7”
  • Width: 72.6”
  • Height: 68.7”
  • Bed Length: 54.4”

Cargo Capacity:

  • Cargo box: 33.3 cu. ft.
  •  Payload (maximum): 1,500lbs.

Towing Capacity:

  • Standard: 2,000 lbs.
  • EcoBoost with 4K Tow Package: 4,000lbs.

Wheels (standard):

  • 17-in. steel wheel painted Sparkle Silver (XL)
  • 17-in. painted aluminum wheel (XLT)
  • 18-in. bright aluminum wheel (Lariat)

Wheels (optional):

  • 17-in. aluminum wheel (available on XL and XLT)
  • 17-in. unique aluminum wheel (included in FX4 Off-Road Package on XLT and Lariat)
  • 18-in. black painted wheel (Lariat)

Brakes

  • Front: Disc (with additional regenerative braking system on hybrid model)
  • Rear: Disc (with additional regenerative braking system on hybrid model)

Interior

  • Head room: 40.3″ front / 39.6″ rear
  • Leg room (max.) : 42.8″ front / 35.9″ rear
  • Hip room: 55.4″ front / 54.1″ rear
  • Shoulder room: 57.3″ front / 55.6″ rear
  • Seating Capacity: 5

Base Prices

  • 2022 Maverick XL Hybrid- $19,995
  • 2022 Maverick XL EcoBoost- $19,995
  • 2022 Maverick XLT Hybrid – $22,280
  • 2022 Maverick XLT EcoBoost- $23,365
  • 2022 Maverick Lariat Hybrid – $25,490
  • 2022 Maverick Lariat EcoBoost- $26,575

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Photos courtesy Ford Motor Company.

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Father’s Day 2021 Gift Ideas For The DIY Dad

Wednesday, June 9th, 2021

It seems like a decade since Father’s Day 2020, but June has come around again. And in that time it seems like everyone has jumped on the DIY wagon, which is great! So it comes as no surprise that our favorite Father’s Day 2021 gift ideas are sure to help Dad get things done around the house or on the go.

Maxi Trac Vehicle Awning

 Maxi Trac Vehicle Awning 8 ft

Whether beachside, trackside, cheering from the sidelines, or just taking a break roadside this portable awning from Maxi Trac is your perfect companion to wherever your adventures take you. Easy to install and measuring a substantial 2.5 by 2.5 meters, this car awning features heavy duty 220GSM ripstop polyester fabric to effectively shield you from wind, rain and sun whilst offering UV50+ protection. Equipped with anodized alloy poles and cast alloy knuckle hinges for extra strength these awnings are a must have for enjoying the great outdoors.

Flexzilla® Garage Washdown Kit

FLEXZILLA GARAGE KIT

The Flexzilla® Garage Washdown Kit includes everything you need to eliminate frustration when switching out hoses in the shop. Designed to simplify the cleaning process, this kit includes a centralized 2-Way Hose Splitter supporting multiple users from a single spigot. The Water Hose featuring SwivelGrip™ allows you to wash down vehicles, equipment and floors, up to 40 feet away. Plus, the 5 ft. Bucket Hose keeps water accessible at the spigot to fill buckets, clean off boots, or simply wash your hands. Flexzilla hoses feature extreme all-weather flexibility that allows them to lie flat and they won’t kink under pressure. The Flexzilla Garage Washdown Kit is ideal for indoor and outdoor use.

High Speed 3/8 in. Ratchet Kit

MILWAUKEE® M12 FUEL™ 3/8 in. High Speed Ratchet Kit

The MILWAUKEE® M12 FUEL™ 3/8 in. High Speed Ratchet Kit is part of the latest addition to Milwaukee’s best-in-class lineup of ratchets. This cordless ratchet kit provides the fastest speed while installing and removing fasteners. The most compact head size in its class offers more access in tight spaces. A steel yoke housing and POWERSTATE™ Brushless Motor deliver the superior durability expected from Milwaukee. The M12 FUEL™ High Speed Ratchets are an ideal addition to any technician tool chest, allowing professionals to be more productive than any other battery-powered ratchet.

24-in-1 Ratcheting Screwdriver

24-in-1 Ratcheting screwdriver set

Evercraft’s 24-in-1 ratcheting screwdriver set features a plug-pull tip and an auto-load design that keeps the right bit at hand. Internal bit storage holds up to six bits at a time, and can be swapped out for different bit types and sizes. Swapping out bits is quick and easy, saving time on the job. The handy plastic rack keeps things organized and is easy to carry & store. Bits are made of hardened chrome-vanadium steel for maximum wear resistance and durability.

Screwdriver Set with Storage Rack

Screwdriver Set

Dad can never have enough screwdrivers, especially when they are well organized like this screwdriver set. It includes a huge assortment of driver bits, multiple sizes of slotted and Phillips head screwdrivers, previsions screwdrivers, offset screwdrivers, even nut drivers. This set can handle pretty much any job around the garage or house. Plus the compact storage rack keeps everything organized between projects.

Rechargeable Utility Light

rechargeable work lamp

This rechargeable work light has a hidden USB charging plug, so there is no need for a separate cable. Aluminum alloy construction is lightweight and durable. Can be used as a normal flashlight, or switch to the side mounted LED for a broader work light. Perfect for camping, hiking, fishing,  garage, or any other place Dad needs a light.

Check out all the tools & equipment available on NAPA Online or trust one of our 17,000 NAPA AutoCare locations for routine maintenance and repairs. For more information on Father’s Day gift ideas for the DIY Dad, chat with a knowledgeable expert at your local NAPA AUTO PARTS store.

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