The new Ford Maverick is a trendy vehicle, so popular that Ford has stopped orders for the 2022 model year so that they can catch up before production on the 2023 model begins. Ford has published their U.S. sales numbers for January 2022, and it looks like the tiny truck is currently outselling its big brother, the Ford Ranger.
According to The Fast Lane Truck, the Ford Maverick is currently outselling its competition, the Hyundai Santa Cruz. In January of 2022, the new Ford Maverick saw 6,513 sales while the Hyundai Santa Cruz sits at 2,820, quite a significant difference within a single month. Meanwhile, the Ford Ranger has seen 5,237 sales as of the end of last month. That’s down 14.2 percent from January last year, which saw 6,102 new Rangers on the road. However, it doesn’t look like Ford is necessarily losing in this regard as they’re still seeing more sales with the Ranger and Maverick combined than they did this time last year.
Ford Maverick: Already Outselling Four Other Trucks
Altogether, the Maverick is having a great start to the new year as it’s currently outselling some other trucks on the market, the Honda Ridgeline and Toyota Tundra. That is undoubtedly due to the truck’s affordability and its massive levels of capability. A general contractor purchased the Ford Maverick for his line of work and stated that the payload is only slightly lower than that of a Toyota Tundra. That’s significant when considering that the Maverick is a compact pickup while the Tundra is a full-size truck.
What’s more, is the exceptional gas mileage the Ford Maverick has. If you were to purchase the hybrid powertrain, you would see around 40 MPG depending on how you drive. Meanwhile, if you opt for the 2.0L Ecoboost with AWD, that mileage drops to about 25 MPG. That’s still considerably better than most trucks currently on the market and with the current standing of gas prices. We can certainly see why the Ford Maverick is outselling many others on the market.