2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid pickup truck will get 42 mpg
Not solely is the brand new Maverick probably the most environment friendly fuel pickup truck, it is one of the vital environment friendly fuel utility automobiles in the marketplace. Solely the 2021 Ford Escape Hybrid exceeds the 2022 Maverick’s metropolis mpg within the utility class, which is sensible for the reason that small pickup truck shares its working gear with Ford’s compact crossover.
The Maverick Hybrid begins at $21,490 together with vacation spot. A 1.1-kwh lithium ion battery pack set beneath the second-row seats powers a motor that mixes with the two.5-liter inline-4 engine to make 191 hp and 155 lb-ft of torque. The motor eases acceleration of the road earlier than the engine kicks on; a CVT easily shifts energy to the entrance wheels. It is primarily the identical setup within the 2021 Ford Escape Hybrid.
The Escape with front-wheel drive has an EPA score of 44 mpg metropolis, 37 freeway, 41 mixed. Aerodynamics possible drag the 2022 Ford Maverick down on the freeway, however its official general score remains to be spectacular at 42 mpg metropolis, 33 freeway, 37 mpg mixed.
The 2021 RAV4 Hybrid will get 41/38/40 mpg mixed and the 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid has an EPA score of 40/35/38 mpg mixed. The Toyota Sienna Hybrid minivan has a 36-mpg mixed score, whereas the Toyota Highlander Hybrid three-row crossover SUV with AWD charges at 35 mpg mixed.
The Maverick could be optioned with an uprated 2.0-liter turbo-4 that makes 250 hp and 277 lb-ft. With front-wheel drive, it is comparatively environment friendly for a fuel engine, with an EPA-rated 23 mpg metropolis 30 freeway, 26 mixed. The AWD variant loses 1 mpg, however that is nonetheless higher than the Maverick’s closest competitor, the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz, which additionally launched this 12 months. It will get 23 mpg mixed, similar because the diesel choices in GM’s mid-size truck twins, the GMC Canyon and Chevy Colorado.
The 2022 Maverick with the turbo-4 is on sale now; Ford is accepting orders now for the Maverick Hybrid, and expects deliveries by January.