Nothing says "American" like purchasing far more automobiles than you require.

The Ford Maverick hybrid offers both packing capabilities and frugality in equal measure.

With the 4.5 feet long bed, the 2022 Ford Maverick is half a foot ahead of its rival Hyundai Santa Cruz.

The Maverick can handle 1,500 pounds of cargo and tow up to 2,000 pounds, enough to cover a flatbed and a riding mower.

The only thing lacking in the 2022 Maverick is infotainment technology.

The XL and XLT trims has a simple AM/FM radio on an 8-inch touchscreen with a Wi-Fi hotspot.

The Maverick Hybrid is limited to front-wheel drive and a towing capacity of 2,000 pounds, which is a big drawback.

Nevertheless, that combination should be sufficient for most first-time truck owners.

Ford appears to have cut very few (or no) corners with the 2022 Maverick, as its price tag seems absurdly low.

A base Maverick Hybrid XL costs $21,490, plus $1,495 in destination charges.

As a result, if you want to prioritize pricing and economy, the 2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid has no competition.