Ford Maverick Towing Capacity & Payload (2022 Full Specs)

The 2022 Ford Maverick is making a big impact in the world of pickup trucks. Though the desire to go full electric is not desirable by many current pickup truck owners, the new hybrid vehicle opens up the door to many customers who want a pickup truck with pickup functionality and good mpg without breaking the bank.

With a starting MSRP of $19,995, this is the most affordable pickup truck on the market.

But what capabilities do you really get with the Maverick?

The Maverick has a towing capacity of 2000 lbs and a payload capacity of 1500 lbs. For customers who order the additional 4K towing package, there is a 4000 lbs towing capacity limit. This higher limit is only offered with the gas 2.0L EcoBoost engine and is not available in the hybrid version.

2022 Ford Maverick
Hybrid & Gas
2022 Ford Maverick
w/4K Towing Package
Towing Capacity2000 lbs4000 lbs
Payload Capacity1500 lbs1500 lbs
Towing Capacity & Payload Capacity Ford Maverick 2022

In addition to towing capacity and payload capacity, this article will go into more detail on the engine capabilities, trims, fuel efficiency, and curb weight of the vehicle.

Don’t forget to check out the FAQs at the bottom too!

Though I tried to make this information as accurate as possible, you should always check your manual or contact your local dealer to determine the appropriate towing capacity of your vehicle and necessary equipment.

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Maverick Trims

The Ford Maverick only comes in 3 trims: XL, XLT, and LARIAT.

Each comes with the same basic features, such as a 2.5L hybrid engine with a SuperCrew cab (5 person seating capacity) and a 4 ft 6.4 in. truck bed.

The differences between these trims are in the interior seats, wheels, and display screens.

The XL is the basic and cheapest trim with fewer frills and the LARIAT is the higher end trim model.

2022 Maverick Engine Performance

2.5L FHEV Hybrid Engine (Standard)2.0L EcoBoost Gas Engine
Horsepower191 hp @ 5,600 rpm 250 hp @ 5,500
Torque155 lb.-ft @ 4,000 rpm 277 lb.-ft @ 3,000 rpm
Maverick 2022 Engines and Performance (Source)

The Ford Maverick has two main engine types. What makes the Maverick special is that it is a full hybrid vehicle. BUT it is also available in a full gas engine as well.

The hybrid engine is the FWD 2.5L FHEV hybrid engine. It has 191 hp @ 5,600 rpm and 155 lb.-ft @ 4,000 rpm.

The gas 2.0L EcoBoost engine is available in both FWD and AWD. It is a more powerful engine having 250 hp @ 5,500 and 277 lb.-ft @ 3,000 rpm.

Maverick Gas Mileage

2.5L FHEV Hybrid Engine (Standard)2.0L EcoBoost Gas Engine
City (FWD/AWD)42 mpg23/22 mpg
Highway (FWD/AWD) 30 mpg 30/29 mpg
Maverick 2022 MPG (Source)

What makes the Maverick really attractive to many drivers is its fuel efficiency. The hybrid engine gets 42 mpg in the city and 33 mpg highway.

The gas engine performs significantly worse in the city at 23-22 mpg (FWD/AWD) but only slightly lower on the highway at 30-29 mpg (FWD/AWD).

Compared to many other pickup trucks on the market, even the gas engine gets about 5 mpg better than most other trucks.

Maverick 4K tow package

The Maverick 4K Tow Package is the only tow upgrade offered to the Maverick. It does not do anything to the engine but adds a trailer hitch receiver with a seven-pin connector.

Ford Maverick Towing Capacity

All Ford Mavericks with either a hybrid or gas engine can tow a maximum of 2000 lbs according to Ford.

A Maverick with a gas engine and a 4K Towing Package has up to 4000 lbs towing capacity.

It is important to know that this is the maximum towing capacity and the actual towing capacity at any given point is dependent on cargo weight, accessories, and passenger weight.

For more information on how to calculate towing capacity with these adjustments, read: How to Calculate Towing Capacity

Ford Maverick Payload Capacity

The payload capacity refers to the amount of cargo and extra weight that can be added to a truck.

In the Maverick, the payload capacity for all model and engine types is 1500 lbs.

This means that the maximum weight that can be added to your truck including passenger, cargo, and accessory weight cannot exceed 1500 lbs.

Similarly to towing capacity, you should always calculate your own payload capacity to determine whether or not you are within spec.

The way in which you can calculate your own payload capacity is to use the GVWR. For a breakdown of how to use this weight rating, read: What does GVWR mean?

Ford Maverick Curb Weight

2.5L FHEV Hybrid Engine (Standard)2.0L EcoBoost Gas Engine FWD 2.0L EcoBoost Gas Engine AWD
Curb Weight3,674 lbs3,563 lbs3,731 lbs
Maverick 2022 Curb Weight (Source)

The Maverick weighs between 3,563 and 3,731 lbs. The hybrid version of the Maverick weighs 3,674 lbs.

The only factor that affects the curb weight of the vehicle is the engine and drive. Each of these options has their own weight.

Towing Capacity of Ford Maverick by year

YearTowing CapacityPayload Capacity
20222,000 lbs1,500 lbs
Towing Capacity of Ford Maverick by Year Chart

Looking for more details on the towing capacity of a particular year? Check out each article below.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can the 2022 Maverick tow a camper trailer?

A Maverick can tow a camper trailer, but one that is less than 2000 lbs (or 4000 lbs with 4K towing package).

These size trailers are often referred to as ultra-lightweight.

Some examples of these trailers are (9 Popular Lightweight Travel Trailers Under 2,000 Pounds – Camper Report):

  1. Luna Lite
  2. Happier Camper
  3. Riverside Retro Travel Trailer
  4. Beanstock Bean Trailer
  5. Palomino Palomini Travel Trailer

Can you use a truck bed tent with the Maverick?

There is currently no truck bed tent that fits the Maverick. That’s not to say that there won’t be one in the future.

Given the Maverick is only 54.4 inches (4 ft 6.4 in) long, it is very small for an adult to sleep in.

However, there are some opportunities to create your own truck bed tent.

One particularly interesting feature of the Maverick is the FLEXBED.

Though the bed for a Maverick is really small, the FLEXBED creates many opportunities to customize your truck bed’s storage and hauling capabilities.

Features:

  • tie down points
  • d rings
  • threaded holes in the bed
  • plugs in the truck bed
  • elevates 2×4 or 2×6 wood slats

This video below demonstrates the exceptional features of this truck bed and helped me come up with a few ideas for your own camper.

Idea 1: Tent Cot

Tent cots are not quite full tents, but they allow you to sleep in the bed of your truck. What these allow you to do is extend the width of your truck to increase the sleeping distance.

This is great for trucks with short beds such as the Maverick.

If you watch the video below, you will notice that the cot sits on planks in the bed of the truck. The Maverick has plywood holders for 2 by 4s and 2 by 6s that can be used for these cots.

What you will need to make this:

  • Tent Cot
Kamp Rite Oversize Tent Cot

kamp rite oversize tent cot

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  • 2″ x 4″ or 2″ 6″ planks
  • Straps
KODIAK STRAPS Ratchet Straps

kodiak straps ratchet straps 1″ x 17′ – 4 pk

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  • Inflatable sleeping pad
Sleepingo Camping Sleeping Pad

sleeping inflatable camping sleeping pad

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  • Camping foam pad
Stansport Camping Pad

stansport camping pad

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I cannot guarantee that this will work in the Maverick, but I think it can be done with some ingenuity and creative thinking.

Idea 2: Add a truck rack and drape a tarp over the top

Though this next option is less than ideal, it is an option.

If you install truck racks over the bed of your truck (see image below), you can then drape over some kind of tarp to create your own tent in the bed of your truck.

Truck Bed with Installed Rack

Then you can add some kind of mattress or pad in the bed of your truck to sleep on.

The benefit of using this type of setup is that it allows you to use the full length of the truck bed PLUS the length of the tailgate, adding a little over an extra foot of space.

AA Racks X31 Truck Rack

AA racks x31 truck bed rack

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I couldn’t find a video of anybody doing this on their truck. If you find a way to do this yourself, feel free to send me the video and I’d be happy to add it to this post. Please visit the Contact Us page to send us an email.

Idea 3: Build your own

I personally have very limited knowledge in building your own camper, but it seems that a lot of people have done it themselves.

Here’s a video of somebody making their own truck camper. You should keep in mind that this bed is bigger than the Maverick, so you’ll have to be a little more creative if you do this yourself.

Can the Ford Maverick pull a 5th wheel?

The Ford Maverick is not built for 5th wheel towing. With a limited towing capacity, it only supports conventional towing.

You will need to either order the 4K towing package or an additional trailer hitch receiver to be able to tow with the 2022 Maverick.

How much will the new Ford Maverick cost?

The Maverick MSRP starts at $19,995 for the basic (hybrid) XL trim of the Maverick. The XLT is slightly higher at $22,360 and the LARIAT at $25, 860.

It is one of the cheapest pickup trucks on the market.

The EcoBoost engine is just over $1,000 more expensive.

There are many other features such as accessories, 4K towing package, Co-Pilot 360 package, and destination fees that can add many thousands of dollars.

Where is the Ford Maverick made?

The Ford Maverick is assembled in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. This facility also assembles the Ford Bronco Sport (Worldwide Locations (ford.com)).

The 2.5L hybrid engine is also made in Mexico, but in the city of Chihuahua.

The gas Maverick 2.0L EcoBoost engine is produced in Nanchang, Greater China.

Is the Ford Maverick a half-ton truck?

Because the Ford Maverick holds up to 1,500 lbs in max payload, it is technically a quarter-ton truck.

Many half-ton trucks hold more than 1000 lbs, so this may qualify as a half-ton truck as well.

Don’t understand ton rating on a truck? I wrote a full article on What is a half-ton, quarter-ton, and one-ton truck?

Conclusion

This hybrid truck is desirable to many because it is cheap, can both carry and tow standard loads, has good gas mileage, and maintains the look of a pickup truck.

There are only a few options available to order which will yield 1500 lbs in payload capacity and 2000 lbs in towing capacity.

The 4K towing package adds an extra 2000 lbs to the towing capacity of the gas EcoBoost engine to a total of 4000 lbs.

If you plan to do any towing with your Maverick, you will either need to buy the 4K Towing Package or a hitch receiver since it does not come with one.

Please remember that you should always consider any adjustments you make to your vehicle to determine whether or not your truck can actually handle the limits listed by Ford.

When possible, always do your own calculations based on GVWR and GCWR for the most accurate numbers.

Check out How to Calculate Towing Capacity for more information.

JOEY TECCHI

I, Joey, am the owner and primary writer for Tailored Trucks. When I'm not writing, I enjoy taking my RAM pickup to the White Mountains for skiing, camping, or ATVing. Thanks for reading!

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