Ford Maverick: The Compact Truck That’s Winning Awards and Fans


The Ford Maverick is a compact pickup truck that’s been making waves in the automotive industry. Despite being in only its second model year, the Maverick has already received several awards, including a Kelley Blue Book 2022 Best Resale Value Award, a Wards Auto 10 Best Interior & UX award, Green Car Journal‘s 2022 Green Truck of the Year, 2022 North American Truck of the Year, a Vincentric 2022 Best Fleet Value in America Award, and a Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award for 2022. And now, the Maverick has added another accolade to its list, making the cut on Car and Driver‘s 10Best list for 2023.

Grey 2022 Ford Maverick

The Maverick’s inclusion on the 10Best list is a testament to its ability to deliver on its intended purpose, provide great value, and be entertaining to drive. Car and Driver praised the Maverick for being a capable, compact, efficient, and affordable pickup that’s easy to own, use, and live with. The magazine also noted that the Maverick’s cab is easy to get in and out of and that the bed is easy to load, and that the sightlines allow you to see what’s in front of you.

The Maverick’s standard front-wheel-drive-only hybrid powertrain delivers an impressive 42 mpg city, according to the EPA. The Maverick is easy to own, easy to use, and easy to live with, proving that when done right, a compact truck is a just-enough truck. Despite not having the body-on-frame construction of its bigger siblings, with up to 1,500 pounds of payload capacity, this isn’t a truck in name only. It may not tow a jetliner, but the 250-hp turbo 2.0-liter’s 4,000-pound max rating can handle real-life tasks such as a small snowmobile trailer or a pair of personal watercraft.

Ford Maverick and Bronco

“It’s an honor to see the Maverick and Bronco receive this recognition,” said Jim Baumbick, Vice President of Ford Product Development Operations, Cycle Planning, and Internal Combustion Engine Programs. “Both vehicles are the result of intensely focusing on meeting customer needs and providing iconic vehicles they love to drive.”

The Ford Maverick continues to prove itself as a top pick in the compact pickup truck segment, and it’s no surprise that it’s made Car and Driver’s 10Best list for 2023. With its impressive list of accolades, the Maverick is a truck that’s definitely worth checking out.



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