The long wait is  over as the Ford Maverick 2022 pickup Truck vehicle is now available. Finally, it's on sale, and orders may be placed right now.

For its new little pickup vehicle, Ford has brought back the Maverick brand and positioned it below the mid-size Ranger in the lineup.

The Maverick rides on the same chassis as the Bronco Sport small crossover rather than sharing parts and components with the Ranger.

The powertrain that comes as standard is a hybrid configuration that is made up of a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, a

electric propulsion provided by a motor, automatic gearbox with a constantly variable gear ratio, and front-wheel drive.

Ford offers all-wheel drive with the nonhybrid turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. All variants are four-door crew cabs with 4.5-foot beds.

The 2022 Ford Maverick is available from Ford in three trim levels: XL, XLT, and Lariat, with XL being the most cost-effective option.

A 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with an electric motor for support produces a combined 191 horsepower as standard across all models.

Also, buyers have the option of a non-hybrid powertrain that substitutes a spirited 250-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder with an eight-speed automatic transmission;

The Maverick's optional turbo four makes it feel very fast on the road, and at our test track, it clocked a 60 mph time of 5.9 seconds.

The Maverick provides a payload capacity of 1500 pounds and a towing capacity of 2000 pounds even with the standard hybrid powerplant.

The Maverick can tow 4000 pounds with its turbocharged four-cylinder and optional Towing Package. Want a little pickup to tow more? Santa Cruz tows 5000 pounds.

With front-wheel drive, the nonhybrid is rated for 23 mpg city and 30 mpg highway, and with all-wheel drive, for 22 mpg city and 29 mpg highway.

As per Ford, the Maverick's 4.5-foot bed can fit up to 18 sheets of 4x8-foot, 3/4-inch plywood without requiring them to be loaded at an angle.