It is possible to get a great deal on the Ford Maverick as a little work truck. However, if you want the 2022 Ford Maverick to have a little more muscle and be equipped for off-roading, the price could quickly climb. The Maverick FX4 trim comes with an expensive price tag.
Is the 2022 Ford Maverick FX4 package worth buying?
Yes, the 2022 Ford Maverick FX4 package is worth buying. The FX4 package follows in the footsteps of other Ford trucks with reliable off-roading upgrades. It’s available with the F-150 and Ranger.
If you opt for the Ford Maverick FX4 package, you get off-road suspension tuning. The all-wheel drive Maverick has a unique rear suspension that borrows a lot from the Ford Bronco Sport because they share the same platform.
It has an independent multi-link trailing arm setup and monotube shacks with hydraulic rebound stops. It’s supported by a steel subframe with a stabilizer bar and cast knuckles. With all-wheel drive you get twin-tube units instead of monotube dampers.
You also get 17-inch wheels, 235/65R17 all-terrain tires, skip plates, and hill descent control. Off-roading focused drive modes include Mud/Rut and Sand. The front suspension remains the same MacPherson strut style independent suspension with twin-tube dampers, a stabilizer bar, and cast knuckles.
But it’s missing a locking differential, low-ranger transfer case, and trail control. If you want a compact truck for hardcore off-roading, then the Ford Ranger Tremor might be a better choice.
How much does the Maverick FX4 package cost?
The official price for the 2022 Ford Maverick FX4 package hasn’t been released. But here’s why we already think it’s expensive. The FX4 package is only available with the Maverick XLT or Lariat trims.
The XLT trim costs about $23,775 to get started with, and the Lariat raises the price to about $26,985. Then you will need to add $1,085 for the 2.0-liter engine, and all-wheel drive adds another $3,305 on top of that.
So, with the XLT trim, you’re looking at $28,165 before the price of the FX4 package is added. It could cost over $800. Also, on this note, if you opt for the 2.0-liter engine, then the towing package costs $745 to add.
Can the Ford Maverick Hybrid go off-roading?
Most people are attracted to the 2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid because it has an MSRP of $19,995. But the standard hybrid engine can’t be equipped with the towing package or all-wheel drive.
The standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine is paired with an electric motor to generate 191 hp and 155 lb-ft of torque. It can tow up to 2,000 lbs and carry a payload of up to 1,500 lbs. This all seems adequate.
But with the more expensive 2.0-liter turbo I-4 engine, you get 250 hp and 277 lb-ft of torque. You can also add AWD and the towing package. It can tow up to 4,000 lbs. So, we recommend picking this option to do real work with the Maverick, and we will keep you updated about the price of the FX4 package.