I admit I’m a little smitten with the 2022 Ford Maverick. Granted, it’s a unibody truck, but that’s partly why it’s as accommodating as it is. At 6 feet tall, I fit fine in both the front and rear, and after checking it out, I got in the backseat of a larger Ranger SuperCrew and found my knees raised uncomfortably — the curse of body-on-frame construction.
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Speaking of curses, you can throw a dart on the show floor and hit a vehicle with an interior plagued by touch-sensitive panels in place of traditional buttons. Some of these vehicles are even extremely expensive. Yet the Maverick, with a starting price of $21,490 (including destination), manages to be festooned with nice, conventional buttons everywhere — plus a touchscreen and a bright instrument panel.
My only complaint about the interior is the hard surfaces everywhere, even in the show truck’s Lariat trim level, but given the model’s low starting price and the right-minded control system, I’ll look the other way.