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2022 Ford Maverick bed explained: Choose your own adventure


Curious about the wildly advertised 2022 Ford Maverick bed? In this video, we discuss the 2022 Ford Maverick Flexbed and show off its various features and innovations from Ford. Is the Ford Maverick bed unique enough to be usable or is it just a lot of hot air? Join publisher Tim Esterdahl and an engineer from Ford as they walk us through some of the features the Flexbed offers and how they can be used.

What is the Flexbed?

We’re glad you asked. The 2022 Ford Maverick bed was specially designed to make the most of its small space. From standard features like tie-downs and bottle openers on each side of the tailgate to help tie down longer items to the slots that hold sections of lumber to create dividers in the bed, this little truck is designed to be exactly what you make it. That’s right, you can DIY most of these features yourself.

Available straight from Ford

A few of the features you can order factory-installed include in-bed cubbies for storage, a 120v power outlet with up to 400-watts of power, built-in bed rails with moveable tie-downs, an LED bed lamp, spray-in bed liner and soft or hard tonneau covers.

Want to DIY some 2022 Ford Maverick bed features?

Ford offers an e-DIY feature that offers an independently fused 12-volt circuit so you can quickly and easily add your own cool things like colored LED lights inside your bed rails. We can’t wait to see what kinds of things customers do with this feature which comes standard on all the trucks.

In addition, all Maverick models come with slots for pieces of lumber to be positioned in the bed to create dividers which will help to keep items from sliding around in the bed. They’ll tell you exactly how long to cut your boards too so you get the perfect fit.

ford maverick flexbed graphicFord Maverick multi-position tailgate

And finally, the Flexbed’s multi-position tailgate can be set to open only partway, so that the top edge of the tailgate lands at the same height as the top of the wheel wells allowing for flat loading of full-size sheets of plywood. This tailgate position can also extend the length of the bed a little for bicycles, or help to angle longer pieces of lumber or PVC back toward the cab so they are less likely to slide out during transport.

What do you think? Will the Flexbed be a big selling point for the Ford Maverick? Check out this video and let us know in the comments.

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Erica Mueller

Erica Mueller is a Texan, which means she believes that trucks are family vehicles and giant SUVs make good second cars. As part-time auto journalist for almost a decade, Erica enjoys driving all kinds of vehicles and sharing her experiences with others. Erica is the secretary of the board for the Texas Auto Writers Association as well as a contributor at A Girls Guide to Cars.

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