Our baseline for this analysis is a 2022 Ford Maverick XLT Hybrid, which starts at $22,360. Our Hot Pepper Red tester included a few extras, including Equipment Group 300A ($495), metallic paint ($135), power moonroof ($795), Ford Co-Pilot360 ($540), a spray-in bedliner ($495), and some miscellaneous items bringing the as-tested price to $24,895 plus a $1,495 destination and delivery fee – $26,390 all in. This is pretty close to how we’d spec our ideal Maverick, though we might consider the XLT Luxury Package for $2,500 to get powered heated seats, remote start, and some other goodies.
The only features we missed on the XLT, which require an upgrade to the Lariat, are push-button start, adaptive cruise control, and an upgraded B&O audio system. But since a done-up Maverick Lariat Hybrid can easily exceed $31,000, we were happy to use the mid-range XLT as our starting point. We even kept all the options to replicate any possible dealer markups there might be on a base XLT.