The Ford Maverick has been taking the pickup market by storm, while first-time pickup owners are flocking to this compact truck (previously held by the last-generation Ford Ranger) this car-based pickup has been selling as soon as it hits the sales floor. However, trucks are well known for their towing capacity, and you might be wondering how much it can tow. That is what we are talking about in this article!

The Ford Maverick can tow up to 4,000 pounds, however, you have to have very specific equipment to make that happen. You will want to opt for the 2.0L EcoBoost 4-cylinder, the 3.81 axle ratio, all-wheel-drive (AWD), and of course the tow package. With any other selections, the Ford Maverick drops down to a 2,000-pound tow rating.

How much does it cost to have a Ford Maverick with a 4,000-pound tow rating?

The cheapest MSRP you will be able to walk away with a Ford Maverick that tows 4,000 pounds will be $26,655. This is of course if you opt for the base XL package, and retain the steel wheels, choose the cloth seats. You will want to make sure to not choose any of the luxury options like the Ford Co-Pilot360 and bed extender.

What can you tow with a 4,000-pound tow rating?

While a Ford Maverick’s tow rating isn’t the best in the truck business, it can still be perfect for the weekend warrior! Below we are going to go over a couple of different trailers that fit perfectly into what the Maverick should be able to tow without issue.

That said, when you are doing your research, make sure to always pay attention to the GVWR of the trailer you are looking at. Essentially, the GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating) is what the trailer is rated to weigh when it is actually in use, not when it is empty (we talk a little bit more about this in this article here). The curb weight, on the other hand, is what the trailer weighs empty, and is irrelevant, considering you are going to be using the trailer with gear, boats, or vehicles on it.

So with that said, here are some common things you can be towing with your Ford Maverick and its 4,000-pound tow rating (assuming you get the needed equipment that is).

  • Pop-Up Camper – A lot of pop-up campers these days are right around the 3,000 to 3,500-pound mark. This means that with gear and supplies, you will be right at or below the Ford Maverick’s 4,000-pound tow rating.
  • Teardrop Trailer – These small trailers are becoming increasingly popular and for good reason. They can be pulled by almost any car on the road and weigh in right around 1,500 to 2,500 pounds dry.
  • Small Open Utility Trailer – Have a lot of gear or lawn equipment that you need to move? No problem, a small open utility trailer will get the job done and usually tips the scales at around 2,000 to 3,000 pounds.
  • Single Axle Tow Dolly – If you need to move a car or small SUV, then a tow dolly is going to be your best bet. That said, while the trailers are generally below 800 pounds on their own, you should be paying attention to the weight of the vehicle you are placing on the trailer.
  • Fishing Boat Trailer – While the towing capacity on a Ford Maverick isn’t going to allow you to move the biggest of boats, you should have no problem moving a smaller boat on a single-axle trailer. Just make sure that when the boat, motor, and trailer are all taken into consideration, you are well below the 4,000-pound mark.
  • Small Travel Trailer – If you are looking at getting into the RVing world, a small travel trailer is a great place to start. These trailers can generally sleep 4-6 people and are right around 4,000 pounds when they are fully loaded.

Does the Ford Maverick’s tow rating make it a great work vehicle?

The Ford Maverick is a great work vehicle because of its towing capacity. The Ford Maverick can tow up to 4,000 pounds, making it perfect for hauling small trailers, boats, and other work equipment on the job site.

Additionally, the Ford Maverick is a great work vehicle because it is comfortable and efficient. The Ford Maverick gets an EPA-estimated 26 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway, making it a great choice for daily work life whether it be for an office setting or a construction setting.

I am confident you will start to see these trucks driving around as work vehicles more, as soon as demand wanes a bit, making the base models a bit more achievable.


If you’re looking for a vehicle that can tow up to 4,000 pounds, the Maverick is a great option. With the right equipment, this vehicle is capable of hauling some serious weight for a weekend warrior. Whether you’re looking to tow a boat or a camper, the Maverick can get the job done.

Just be sure to equip your vehicle with the proper towing capacity. With the Maverick, you can rest assured knowing that your lighter-weight load will get where it needs to go.