The Maverick could be a better pickup truck to lease based on residual values according to this new analysis. Ford has not released Maverick lease offers yet but as we get them and include other factors that impact our lease rate, the actual figures will become clear.
"The all-new Hyundai Santa Cruz may be a worse truck to lease than the Ford Maverick, based on a recent dealer incentive bulletin. That's because the Hyundai appears to have a disadvantage when comparing residual values.

As we reported earlier today, the 2022 Santa Cruz SE debuts with a $269/month lease deal that may be cheap on paper but falls surprisingly short when it comes to value. The offer is based on a 36-month residual value of 60%.

That's not bad, but it's less than Ford Credit's residual on the 2022 Maverick. The Maverick XL Hybrid has a residual value of 62% based on 10,500 miles a year. The Maverick with the highest residual is the XLT Hybrid at 64%.

Believe it or not, a midsized Honda Ridgeline may be a better deal. While it isn't cheaper to lease, it does have residuals as high as 69%. That may explain why the Ridgeline is $12,500 more expensive but just $58/month more to lease.

While Ford doesn't have a lease deal yet on the Maverick, we do know that leasing one has an important catch. As we reported last month, the entry-level Maverick XL Hybrid will actually be excluded from promotional lease deals.

As a result, making an apples-to-apples comparison may not be as straightforward as one would expect. We recommend comparing your options carefully if you're looking to get the best bang for your buck when leasing a new truck."