Don't worry. It's still a bargain.
We suspected the Maverick would be a smash hit for Ford, despite many naysayers predicting it would fail spectacularly. But facts are facts, and people love this tiny truck. Ford's entire batch of hybrid Mavericks is sold out for 2021.
Speaking of 2021, if you want a Maverick, you have until the 27th to get down to a dealership to get a 2022 model at the current price. A bulletin sent to all Ford dealers reveals the price increases for next year.
The good news is that the base Maverick XL Hybrid will soldier on with an MSRP of $21,490. While this 4x2 might seem like the model to avoid, it recently proved itself worthy on a ranch.
We have to admit that we were pretty surprised to see what the base model is capable of.
For the most part, the price increases are not that bad. The XLT series' price increases by $80 to $22,360. The top-spec Lariat trim increases by $370 to $25,860. These prices exclude the obligatory destination charge. Even with these price increases, the Ford remains an absolute bargain compared to its main rival, the Hyundai Santa Cruz. The latter is winning more awards, however.
Ford is also upping the price of some standalone extras. The first aid kit and roadside assistance kit are both increasing by $10. A power tilt-and-slide moonroof will be $200 more, while Ford's Co-Pilot 360 will cost an additional $110 on base models.
As we know, Maverick customers are spending a lot on optional packages. Ford must have noticed this because that's where you can really see the increase in pricing.
The XLT Luxury Package currently retails for $2,345 and includes a power-adjustable driver's seat, spray-in bed liner, heated front seats, remote start, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a trailer hitch, and LED lighting for the bed, to name just a few. Next year, it will cost $155 more.
The most significant price increase is the Lariat Luxury Package. Thanks to a $410 gain, it will cost $3,750 in the new year. At least you get adaptive cruise control, a Bang & Olufsen sound system, evasive steering, a heated steering wheel, lane centering, rear parking sensors, wireless charging, and a larger touchscreen infotainment system. These are just a few highlights of a very long list of features.
Even with these price increases, the Maverick will likely remain the smash hit that it currently is.