The Ford Maverick Lariat is a small luxury pickup truck

The Ford Maverick might be a cheap little truck. But, this compact pickup offers some premium features that buyers can appreciate. With a starting price of $25,680, the 2022 Ford Maverick Lariat adds more comfort and convenience to an already enjoyable truck. These upgrades include things like vinyl seats, 18.0-inch wheels and a customizable gauge cluster. For some, these upgrades may be worth the price hike. Especially for those not buying a basic work truck.

Lariat package takes the 2022 Ford Maverick to the next level

Ford Maverick 2022 | Ford

The Lariat package adds exciting technologies and components to the Ford Maverick. It includes LED lighting as well as a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Additionally, according to MotorTrend, the Lariat package brings dual-zone climate control to the table. This means the driver and passenger can adjust the temperature.

Even better, heated front seats can be installed with the 2022 Ford Maverick Lariat. For this reason, the Ford Maverick can be equipped to deal with winter conditions or colder climates. Also note the available heated steering wheel. Which will help you keep your hands warm while driving your small van.

Is the Ford Maverick Lariat worth it?

A yellow Ford Maverick shows off its capabilities as a small truck on mountainous terrain.

Ford Maverick 2022 | Ford

Depending on what you need from your truck, the Maverick Lariat may be worth the cost. Even with the Lariat package, the 2022 Ford Maverick can still be had for less than $30,000 depending on options.

The Lariat package comes standard with Ford’s hybrid powertrain. For an additional price of $1,085, buyers can outfit the 2022 Maverick with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. When equipped with the engine, the Maverick enjoys 250 horsepower. Which is a pretty impressive number. Opting for the more powerful engine opens up the available all-wheel-drive option. This feature will cost you $3,305. It should be noted that each Maverick model offers this option.

What makes the Lariat and mid-size XLT worth considering is the available FX4 Off-Road package. This pack is not available on the base XL model. The FX4 package adds legitimate off-road capability to this little truck. Offering buyers a compact pickup ready for the road less travelled.

Can you buy the new Ford Maverick?

A small truck in red, the Ford Maverick shows off its towing ability at the edge of a lake.

Ford Maverick 2022 | Ford

Unfortunately, Ford has currently suspended orders for the 2022 Ford Maverick as the brand has been unable to keep up with demand. Ford is expected to reopen orders at some point, but that will be for the 2023 model year.

If you want to experience Ford’s new small truck, perhaps the best bet is to buy aftermarket. Even at a Ford dealership, finding a Maverick can be a game of luck. Buying on the second-hand market has certain disadvantages. Well-equipped Maverick models like the Lariat currently command a premium. That means you’ll likely have to pay more than the MSRP to get one. But, if you want a small truck, the Maverick is one of the few options on the market today. Unless you turn to other brands, like Hyundai.

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