The Ford Maverick is Ford’s first standard full-hybrid pickup and has gotten a lot of attention since its announcement. Ford trucks are known for their dependability and for having the features consumers expect from today’s pickups, including towing. But what is the towing capacity of a Ford Maverick?
The Ford Maverick has a towing capacity of 2,000 to 4,000 pounds depending on the configuration.
There’s a bit more to know about Ford Maverick towing capabilities which we’ll cover in today’s guide.
2022 Ford Maverick Towing Capacity
As we covered earlier, the current Ford Maverick can tow a maximum of 4,000 lbs when properly equipped.
|Ford Maverick Trim Level||Engine||Axle Ratio||Horsepower||Torque||Towing Capacity|
|XL, XLT, & Lariat FWD||2.5L Full Hybrid||2.91||162 hp||155 lb.-ft||2,000 lbs / 907 kg|
|XL, XLT, & Lariat FWD||2.0L Ecoboost I4||3.63||250 hp||277 lb.-ft||2,000 lbs / 907 kg|
|XL, XLT, & Lariat AWD without Tow Package 53Q||2.0L Ecoboost I4||3.63||250 hp||277 lb.-ft||2,000 lbs / 907 kg|
|XL, XLT, & Lariat AWD w/ Tow Package 53Q||2.0L Ecoboost I4||3.81||250 hp||277 lb.-ft||4,000 lbs / 1,814 kg|
You can also read our guide on what makes a vehicle towing capacity to learn all the aspects that go into it.
Ford Maverick Braked Vs. Unbraked Towing Capacity
All vehicles have different towing capacities based on whether or not you’re towing a trailer that has trailer brakes installed.
Trailer brakes allow the trailer to stop faster than if only the vehicle is using its brakes, allowing the vehicle to tow more weight, so braked towing capacity will always be higher than unbraked towing capacity.
Ford Maverick Braked Towing Capacity: 2,000 – 4,000 lbs.
Ford Maverick Unbraked Towing Capacity: 1,000 lbs.
Check out this Ford Maverick towing test to see this pickup in action:
Ford Maverick Towing Capacity Factors
The engine type and installed towing package on the Ford Maverick are what determines whether your Maverick can tow 2,000 or 4,000 pounds.
The 2.5L full hybrid engine has the 2,000 towing cap, while the 2.0L Ecoboost engine can pull up to 4,000 pounds with the Ford Maverick tow package installed.
Both engines are available on the XL, XLT, and Lariat trim levels.
So this confirms that the max towing capability for an Maverick XL, XLT, and Lariat is 2,000 to 4,000 pounds depending on which engine is in it and if the towing package is installed.
We’ll get into the tow package a little later.
Ford Maverick Engine Specs
The Maverick has two engine options.
2.5 Liter Full Hybrid Engine
The standard engine option on all trims is a 2.5 Liter full hybrid DOHC IVCT engine that offers a max 162 horsepower and 150 lb.-ft of torque, paired with an electronic continuously variable transmission.
This engine comes in FWD options only, and can pull 2,000 pounds.
2.0 Liter EcoBoost Engine
The upgraded option is a 2.0 Liter DOHC TI-VCT engine that offers a max 250 horsepower and 277 lb.-ft of torque, also paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission.
This engine comes in both FWD and AWD variants.
The 2.0L Ford Maverick EcoBoost engine with FWD can pull a maximum of 2,000 pounds.
The 2.0L Ford Maverick EcoBoost engine with AWD can pull 4,000 pounds when the towing package is added.
Ford Maverick Tow Packages
Does The Ford Maverick Have A Tow Package?
Ford offers a 4K Tow Package available on XL, XLT, and Lariat trim levels (all trim levels).
It requires AWD, which is only an option on the 2.0L EcoBoost engine.
Ford’s Maverick 4K Tow Package includes:
- Upgraded tires (225/65R17 A/S BSW tires on XL & XLT, 225/60R18 A/S BSW tires on Lariat)
- Trailer Hitch Receiver with 7-Pin Connector
- Transmission Oil Cooler
- Higher Capacity Radiator
- Upgraded Cooling Fan
- Upgraded Drive Ratio
- Trailer Brake Controller
Ford also offers an optional trailer hitch receiver with 4-pin connector that you can have factory installed on any model or trim level for just $100.
This standard trailer hitch receiver is automatically included with the XLT Luxury Package, Lariat Luxury Package and the FX4 Off-Road Package.
Can You Install A Trailer Hitch On a Ford Maverick?
If you plan on towing anything with your Ford Maverick, you’ll need a tow hitch and wiring harness.
Depending on what you’re towing, you’re going to need a ball mount (aka a trailer ball hitch) so you can attach items for towing.
Make sure to get the right trailer ball size that matches your hitch and trailer.
Ford Maverick Tow Hitch
Trailer hitches come in different hitch classes, which are rated for different vehicle sizes and weight limits.
The Ford Maverick uses a Class 2 or Class 3 hitch depending on your setup.
Here’s a great ball mount option so you can hook up different types of trailers for towing with your Maverick:
- DEPENDABLE STRENGTH. Rated to tow 3,500 pounds gross trailer weight and 350 pounds tongue weight, this ball hitch offers dependability for your towing setup (weight capacity may change if trailer ball is removed).Fit Type: Universal Fit
- VERSATILE USE. This trailer hitch ball mount comes with a 1-1/4-inch shank to fit virtually any industry-standard 1-1/4-inch receiver. The ball mount has a 3-1/4-inch drop, 2-inch diameter ball, 1/2-inch hitch pin hole and 7-1/4-inch overall length
- READY TO TOW. Hitching up your trailer is easy with this ready-to-use trailer hitch ball mount. It comes with a pre-attached tow ball for ready coupling and a trailer hitch pin to securely mount onto your hitch receiver
- CORROSION-RESISTANT. For long-lasting use, this ball hitch is protected with a durable black powder coat finish, and the trailer ball has a polished chrome plating. These finishes resist damage from rain, dirt, road salt and other corrosive threats
- EASY TO INSTALL. To install the trailer hitch ball mount on your vehicle, simply insert the shank into your vehicle's 1-1/4-inch hitch receiver. The rounded shank makes installation easy
Ford Maverick Tow Hitch Installation
If you’re considering having a tow hitch added to your Maverick, expect to pay between $100 and $200 to have a tow package professionally installed (excluding the cost of the tow hitch and wiring harness).
If you’re handy and looking to save money, you can install the trailer hitch and wiring harness yourself.
Always follow the manufacturer’s directions and use proper safety precautions.
Here’s a great video walkthrough on a Ford Maverick trailer hitch installation:
Hitch Receiver Vs Rear Step Bumper Towing
Some vehicles allow for bumper towing, which means you can mount a tow hitch ball directly on the bumper instead of installing a tow hitch to the vehicle’s frame.
Can I Bumper Tow With A Ford Maverick?
The Ford Maverick does not allow for bumper towing, so you’ll need to use a frame-mounted hitch.
How Do I Know If My Ford Maverick Has A Tow Package?
You can start by looking under the rear bumper of your Maverick to see if you notice a trailer hitch or trailer ball.
That will give you a good indication of if you have a tow hitch already installed on your Maverick.
Another way to research this is by checking the paperwork that came with your vehicle or taking it to a local dealer to see what’s installed.
Make sure to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) handy if you call the dealer so they can look up the exact specs and whether or not your vehicle has any towing packages or features installed on it.