The Ford Motor Company has recently released a bombshell new product that I believe is going to take the survivalist/prepper community by storm. This is the new 2022 Ford Maverick, (which is scheduled to be made available in the Fall of 2021), and this truck is a game changer on many different levels. First of all, the base price for this truck is a mere $19,900. This is for a standard size vehicle with front wheel drive and a hybrid engine that is expected to achieve 500 miles from one tank of gas. For a few dollars more, (about $5000), you can have the bigger engine with a tow package, better cooling system, and AWD. This still brings your base price for an all terrain, adventurous, economical, and sporty 5 seater pickup truck to under $25000!
The towing package is rated for 2000 pounds base, with a maximum capacity of 4000 pounds. This means that you’ll be able to easily tow most boats, utility trailers, and many small livestock trailers. The good news here is that unless you are a big time rancher or are interested in hauling horses around for some reason, this will likely be the only truck you will ever need.
Another factor to consider in this bold move by the Ford Motor Company is the fact that this truck is likely to drive the market regarding the availability, quality, and prices of it’s competitor’s small size pickup truck. It will also, ultimately, effect the trade in and resale value of any older trucks which might currently be on the road. As a case in point, just last year, this writer was in possession of a 2005 Dodge Dakota 4 wheel drive crew cab pickup truck. Though it was in good shape, it had some issues; however, those issues didn’t prevent it from appraising at around $5000 and actually selling, (because they’re so hard to find these days), for $6500. My guess is that in the Fall, that wouldn’t be the case.