Quick Look & Dyno Numbers | 2022 Ford Maverick | 5 Star Tuning

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Cost, and if I'm not mistaken I think I read somewhere it actually has more back seat space than the ranger. It's something like a $10,000 difference between a awd/ecoboost maverick and a 4wd crew cab ranger. I think the xlt maverick is also fitted with more features than an xlt ranger standard. But again I haven't done enough research to know for sure.
I have to agree. The Ranger is absurdly high priced when you option it out. Like not far from an F150. The Maverick however offers the entry price point very close to what a new Ford Explorer was in 1992. That is a hard act to pull off, 30 years later.
 

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From what I've read it's based on the Escape platform. 37mpg overall on the hybrid- I wish I could get one right now with these gas prices....
I mean I love driving a full size truck but I sure don't enjoy the fuel costs.
 

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Travis it's funny you thought the interior was lacking. I can't tell you how many customers have been all over the interior saying how awesome it was!
Funny, I went to Ford of Ocala and noticed the cheap interior. I guess I didn't expect that from FORD. Especially in 2022.
 

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Quick Look & Dyno Numbers | 2022 Ford Maverick | 5 Star Tuning
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The All-New 2022 Ford Maverick has been somewhat polarizing in the online performance community. Some see it’s small’ish size and payload capacity as a hindrance to performing truck-like duties. Other’s see the base hybrid powertrain and impressive MPG rating (42 city/33 hwy/37 combined) as major highpoints for any truck. I think everyone can agree that the impressively low base price ($19,995) is something to take notice of. However, if you’re on SVTP you’re probably interested in wringing our all the performance you can from the optional 2.0L EcoBoost power-plant.


On a recent trip through Florence, SC we stopped by 5 Star Tuning for a visit and happened to catch them working on a new performance calibration for their 2022 Maverick R&D vehicle. Since time was short and the mini-truck was still strapped to the rollers, we didn’t have time to get it out on the street and give their work a proper test. However, they report that the preliminary numbers (this isn’t the final version of the tune they will eventually offer to the public) were baseline of 225.5 HP @ 5250 RPM and 315.6 lb-ft @ 2850 RPM and 247.2 HP @ 5350 RPM and 336.3 lb-ft @ 2900 RPM on 87 Octane fuel. When they filled the tank with Premium 93 Octane the 5 Star tuners were able to crank up the boost and timing to pump out 267.5 HP @ 5350 RPM and 373.2 lb-ft @ 3050 RPM.


That should be enough to make this little AWD truck pretty fun for DD duties. Since we had the truck available to inspect, we decided to give it a quick once over to see how it compares to the rest of the Ford truck line-up in terms of initial fit-&-finish impressions. Unfortunately, you can definitely tell where Ford allocated their expenditures. Both the base hybrid and optional AWD drivetrains are very nice, but that technology seems to have come at the price of the interior material choices. The Maverick’s insides are a sea of hard plastics that don’t always match in color from one panel to another. Material wise, the 1998 Ranger I had a million years ago had higher quality materials (dash pad, door panels, seat covering, etc) in the interior than this brand-new 2022 model. The cost cutting here is very evident. I have absolutely no issue with a hard plastic utilitarian interior in a truck; but it should look tough, not cheap.


Conversely, there are some really nice electronics in the particular truck. I really like the digital gauge cluster, though I wish Ford would give the end customer more freedom to customize its style and layout. This is where a web based tech integration would be welcome. Simply log into an app on the device of your choice design your own personalized cluster, then hit a button and it ports over to your truck’s display. All the necessary hardware appears to be in place to make something like that work, Ford’s software engineers just need to make it happen.


Still, there are a host of other features that are both pleasant to look at and practical. The nav screen is well integrated and looks well placed and properly proportioned to the vehicle. The bed has tons of clever features that will allow buyer to up-fit with a host of accessories, and the overall fit & finish of the exterior is decent. There’s still a lot to discover on this new Ford truck, so if you want to see all our first impressions of this Ford Maverick check out this video:





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The familiar 2.0L that has been found under the hoods of many Fords.

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Looks like we have some EGR components hiding in there.

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The Maverick interior is pretty good considering it's price point. This one is instrumented-up while 5 Star is working on their tuning package.

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Always great to see Ford adding more charging/power options to new vehicles. The bed lights are handy too.

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Speaking of power options. Ford added two 12V DC power points to the bed to up-fit future electronic additions.
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The harness come attaches to these dummy plugs. Pigtail connectors are included in the glove box to wire in whatever you like.
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This is a better integration of the keyless entry pad than we see on a lot of new Ford vehicles, including the Bronco.
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I like seeing all these little built in Easter Eggs Ford is adding to their newer releases.
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Solid gains from the 5 Star custom tuning.
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7.3 and/or 6.7 Diesels to be specific?
 

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Funny, I went to Ford of Ocala and noticed the cheap interior. I guess I didn't expect that from FORD. Especially in 2022.
I'm not a truck guy, but I'd have no interest in the Maverick, in part due to the cheap looking interior. Granted, the truck is cheap in cost, and with that comes cheaper materials, both in cost and quality. For a truck intended primarily for daily light, truck duties over, it draws those on a low budget and really it hard to beat. JMO.
 

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I'm not a truck guy, but I'd have no interest in the Maverick, in part due to the cheap looking interior. Granted, the truck is cheap in cost, and with that comes cheaper materials, both in cost and quality. For a truck intended primarily for daily light, truck duties over, it draws those on a low budget and really it hard to beat. JMO.

So the funny thing is, the more time I spent with the Maverick the more I came to appreciate it. The interior is comprised of mostly vinyl and hard plastic, but those materials are durable and easy to clean. On top of that, the fit and finish of the panels were pretty good. I think this may be a case of most of us being a little further along in life than the Maverick's target demographic.

I'd venture to say the average SVTP member has a household vehicle fleet value in the neighborhood of $150,000-200,000, and I'm not including @treynor in that calculation. So we may judge a $20,000 car a bit more harshly than it disserves based on what we experience day to day in our automotive lives.

When I review any new car I try to do so in a vacuum. I first try to consider it based on only its own merits. Sure, comparisons to other models eventually become part of the process. However, I think it's important to give everything a fair shot without coming in with preconceived notions. That's led me to enjoying some new Fords far more than I would have initially expected.
 

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Don't think there's anything available right not that can touch that mileage with a truck bed close to that base price. There's going to be some trade-offs. 13COBRA can you please keep us advised as to when these will be available for order again?
 

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So the funny thing is, the more time I spent with the Maverick the more I came to appreciate it. The interior is comprised of mostly vinyl and hard plastic, but those materials are durable and easy to clean. On top of that, the fit and finish of the panels were pretty good. I think this may be a case of most of us being a little further along in life than the Maverick's target demographic.

I'd venture to say the average SVTP member has a household vehicle fleet value in the neighborhood of $150,000-200,000, and I'm not including @treynor in that calculation. So we may judge a $20,000 car a bit more harshly than it disserves based on what we experience day to day in our automotive lives.

When I review any new car I try to do so in a vacuum. I first try to consider it based on only its own merits. Sure, comparisons to other models eventually become part of the process. However, I think it's important to give everything a fair shot without coming in with preconceived notions. That's led me to enjoying some new Fords far more than I would have initially expected.
I really like the utilitarian interior and the overall styling/package. Especially for the price. I looked at an XLT Ecoboost AWD with the FX4 package in cactus grey and really liked it. It is hard to to resist the temptation to trade with gas prices the way they are. My Ranger does good, but for the $31K asking price of the Maverick I looked at my used Ranger is worth more and I honestly would not be losing that much utility for how I use my truck. Plus more room inside. I just hate to get rid of the Ranger considering how much I have put into it to make it mine.

These gas prices suck and almost an extra 5-10mpg would go a long way.
 

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