What is Ford’s FLEXBED?May 16th, 2022
Ford has resurrected the Maverick model and transformed it into a handy, connected, capable, simplified, and more eco-friendly pickup for the next generation of pickup truck drivers. This new class of compact pickup models is quickly rising in the ranks to compete with larger, more brawny pickups on the market, and the FLEXBED feature may be a major factor in this trend.
The All-New 2022 Ford Maverick
The 2022 Ford Maverick is an all-new addition to Ford’s pickup truck lineup and the first pickup in Canada with a 2.5L hybrid engine. The base model (the XL) comes standard with 17-inch steel wheels, a multi-position tailgate, and six cargo tie-downs.
The Maverick is already garnering a reputation as a practical and easily manageable pickup for drivers who don’t necessarily need a powerhouse vehicle. As such, this pickup prioritizes simple utility and flexibility. This concept is encapsulated perfectly in its one-of-a-kind FLEXBED feature.
The FLEXBED Concept
Ford has embraced the “life hack” and DIY generation by offering drivers the opportunity to customize the bed of the 2022 Maverick for any number of unique cargo needs. The FLEXBED is exactly what it sounds like—a flexible, highly customizable cargo bed.
Drivers can get the most out of the Maverick’s cargo space by installing lumber (2x4s or 2x6s) in slots built into the side of the bed to create different configurations for segmented storage, cargo racks, dividers, and much more. With a little creativity, the FLEXBED cleverly maximizes/optimizes cargo space for a bed that can also carry up to 1,500 lbs.
Features of the FLEXBED
The 2022 Ford Maverick’s FLEXBED measures 4.5 feet and includes a Multi-Position Tailgate that can extend the load floor to 6 feet. This means even more flexibility for this clever solution to reconfiguring and securing your cargo. The three main configurations include flat open, mid-position, and fully closed with the use of support cables on the sides to lock everything down.
Bonus features include:
- Two bed tie-downs
- Four D rings
- Built in pre-threaded holes
- Integrated 12-volt electrical outlets
- Cargo bed lighting
Available features include:
- 110-volt house outlet
- Up to 10 bed tie-downs
- 400-watt household outlets
If you’re in the market for a versatile, capable, and slightly more compact pickup truck, come visit us at Heartland Ford, the new pulse of Ford in Alberta, to learn more about the all-new 2022 Ford Maverick. Our team is here to make your vehicle research, purchase, or service experience a fantastic one.