The 2025 Ford Maverick is a four-door, compact pickup truck manufactured and marketed by Ford Motor Company. The 2025 Ford Maverick is available in three main trim levels: XL, XLT, and Lariat. Every trim comes standard with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 250 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque and is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Optional is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a hybrid system to produce a combined 191 hp and 155 lb-ft of torque.
This combination is paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) and is available with front-wheel drive only. Read on for our breakdown of the Maverick’s key standard features and options. The Ford Maverick is based on the mechanicals of the Escape crossover and slots into the Ford pickup truck lineup below the midsize Ford Ranger. While it’s not built on a truck platform like the F-150 and Ranger, still offers strong payload and towing capacity. However, the Maverick XL trim is fairly basic and best suited for fleets and job site duties.
Overall, the Maverick is an interesting little pickup truck with outstanding practicality. The Maverick is only available in two grades, competing with the more expensive Hyundai Santa Cruz. The Maverick lacks basic amenities that most buyers consider essential but would make for a good work truck. The XLT adds features such as 17-inch aluminum wheels, cruise control, power lock for the trunk lid, and power exterior mirrors, making it a value-oriented model.
2025 Ford Maverick : Interior
Inside, the Mavericks crew cabins, are four full-size doors and a roomy rear seat. Ford has placed plenty of storage compartments and bins throughout the cabin, including some large areas under the rear seat. Base models of Mavericks are far from luxury but offer standard features like a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel with audio controls, remote keyless entry, and adjustable lumbar support for the front seats. Additional features include the dual-zone automatic climate control, ambient interior lighting, and power front seats, which come standard or as part of option packages on XLT and Lariat trims.
Ford says the Maverick’s 4-foot bed can fit 18 4-foot, three-quarter-inch sheets of plywood without needing to load them at an angle. The bed also includes a 12-volt electrical outlet, and a 110-volt outlet is optional. An eight-inch display system is standard on all Maverick trims. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also standard features, and even the base model comes with a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, wireless smartphone charging, B&O Play stereo system, and SiriusXM satellite radio.
2025 Ford Maverick : Engine
The Ford Maverick is powered by a 250-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder and an eight-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is optional on this powertrain. The hybrid powertrain is optional and consists of a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine assisted by an electric motor that delivers a total of 191 horsepower. This setup comes only with front-wheel drive and a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). The EPA estimates that hybrid versions of the Maverick are good for 42 mpg city and 33 mpg highway. The non-hybrid is rated for 23 mpg city and 30 mpg highway with front-wheel drive 22 mpg city and 29 mpg highway with all-wheel drive. On our 75-mph highway fuel economy route, our all-wheel-drive XLT FX4 model with the non-hybrid powertrain matched its 29-mpg EPA rating, but the hybrid was off the EPA’s mark with a result of only 30 mpg. The Tremor model managed just 26 mpg in the same test with all the added off-road equipment.
2025 Ford Maverick : Safety
Maverick offers a variety of driver-assist features, but many of the most sought-after items will require an option package or spring for pricier trims. Ford Maverick crash test results are available on the websites of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Key safety features of the 2025 Ford Maverick include adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, and lane departure warning.