2024 Ford Maverick Towing Capacity and Configurations Detailed

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  • Small truck, massive targets. The 2024 Ford Maverick can tow as much as 4000 kilos when correctly geared up, and persons are benefiting from the compact pickup’s energy on this entrance.
  • The issue is that almost all Maverick configurations can tow solely 2000 kilos, as you want AWD and Ford’s 4K Tow package deal to actually load up the trailer.
  • Opponents can do extra—the Hyundai Santa Cruz can tow as much as 5000 kilos—however we don’t want one other towing arms race on this entrance. Let small vans be small vans.

Ford had an unsurprising hit when it launched the extra right-sized Maverick pickup in late 2021 as a part of the welcome compact-truck revival development. Regardless of these autos’ smaller sizes, small-truck house owners nonetheless wish to do big-truck stuff generally, and the Maverick seems to be delivering.

After we first took a 2022 Maverick via its paces, we discovered it to be simply sufficient truck. The unibody design, additionally seen within the Hyundai Santa Cruz, supplied a workable stability between measurement and functionality. The 2023 model added an elective Tremor Off-Street package deal, amongst different minor updates like totally different exterior paint colours. Engine decisions are a hybrid with a 191-hp 2.5-liter engine and a 250-hp 2.0-liter EcoBoost turbo. For 2024, the two.0-liter turns into the usual engine alternative, with the hybrid changing into a $1500 choice.

The 2024 Maverick can tow as much as 4000 kilos, however most configurations can solely tow 2000 kilos. The Tremor package deal, for instance, is proscribed to 2000 kilos. In actual fact, any Maverick with the newly elective 2.5-liter hybrid powertrain is caught on the decrease capability, however even the two.0-liter engine is just rated on the increased capability with the elective 4000-pound Tow package deal ($745) and all-wheel drive ($2220). So whereas the Maverick technically begins at $24,995 for the XL, to get a truck able to towing 4000 kilos means you may must shell out at the very least $27,690.

The Tow package deal adjustments just a few particulars within the powertrain, together with decrease axle gear ratios (from 3.63:1 to three.81:1), a transmission oil cooler, a higher-capacity radiator, and an upgraded cooling fan. The package deal can solely be utilized to the XL, XLT, and Lariat trims, that means it is excluded from the Tremor.

In fact, the utmost 4000-pound stage is the headline quantity right here. It’s a good quantity that can be utilized to promote some vans—the Maverick can tow 500 extra kilos than the Ford Escape, for instance—nevertheless it’s not on the identical stage because the Santa Cruz or the larger Honda Ridgeline (each of which may tow as much as 5000 kilos). To tow that a lot in a Maverick, as talked about, it’s worthwhile to have all-wheel drive, which reduces gasoline economic system to, at finest, 24 mpg with no trailer.

Each car is a group of compromises, however if you learn what persons are doing with their Mavericks, there’s loads to be stated for this particular approach of threading the needle.

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Contributing Editor

Sebastian Blanco has been writing about electrical autos, hybrids, and hydrogen automobiles since 2006. His articles and automotive critiques have appeared within the New York Instances, Automotive Information, Reuters, SAE, Autoblog, InsideEVs, Vehicles.com, Automobile Discuss, and different retailers. His first green-car media occasion was the launch of the Tesla Roadster, and since then he has been monitoring the shift away from gasoline-powered autos and discovering the brand new expertise’s significance not only for the auto business, however for the world as a complete. Throw within the current shift to autonomous autos, and there are extra attention-grabbing adjustments occurring now than most individuals can wrap their heads round. You could find him on Twitter or, on good days, behind the wheel of a brand new EV. 

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