NEW TRUCK PREVIEW: 2022 Ford Maverick or Courier?

James Raia

Ford will return to the United States compact pickup truck market with the 2022 Ford Maverick. Or could it be called the 2022 Ford Courier?

By any given name, the base model will use a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, according to several automotive website reports. The engine is also featured in the Transit Connect model and generates 162 hp and 144 lb-ft of torque.

A rendering of the 2022 Ford Maverick.
A rendering of the 2022 Ford Maverick.

Slotted below the Ford Ranger, the Maverick or Courier (or another name) will have unibody construction, with a similar look to the Honda Ridgeline. It will be a four-door-only vehicle, according to several automotive sites.

A 1.5-liter three-cylinder turbo engine will be optional, with 181 horsepower and 190 lb-ft of torque and with all-wheel optional. Some reports have suggested a manual transmission may also be available.

2022 Ford Maverick or Courier?

The Ford Maverick also be fuel-efficient with reports of a combined 30 miles per gallon combined rating.

And the new truck will also be economical. The’ base model manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) is estimated at $20,000.

Sales of the 2022 Ford Maverick are expected to start by early spring 2021

Ford hasn’t announced where the Maverick will be built. But reports detail its headquarters will either be at the brand’s facility in Monterrey or Cuautitlan, Mexico.

If the new truck is called a Courier, it will extend Ford’s fondness for the name. The Courier (a delivery sedan) was made from 1952-1960. The name was also used for the manufacturer’s compact pickup (1972-2007), compact panel van (1991-2002) and coupe utility (1998-2013).

If Ford uses the name Maverick, it will be the second time. The Maverick was a Ford compact sedan, available in the United States from 1970-1977.


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Article Last Updated: August 8, 2023.

4 thoughts on “NEW TRUCK PREVIEW: 2022 Ford Maverick or Courier?”

    • Peter, because it kinda is. It will be about the size of the old Ranger, which means about the size of the old Explorer Sport Trac. And in that size, there’s only so much that can be done with the proportions of the front, cabin and bed, you know?
      And…it isn’t, too. Underneath the styling it’ll be like driving a Transit Connect, I’m guessing, since it’s going to be unibody & about the same size. I’m left wondering if the default configuration will be FWD?

  1. The Ford Maverick car of the 1970s was known for its reliability and low costs of ownership and was a recommended used car well into the ‘80s. If the badge means anything at all, this should be a winner for Ford.


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