Ford is on a roll. First, he hit at least a triple with his F-150 Lightning – a version of America’s best-selling vehicle that’s a better deal than the gas version. Now he’s sent that racer across the license plate with another boost of line. This 2022 Hybrid Compact Pickup Ford Maverick is a compact pickup and the first conventional hybrid truck on the market, with 40 mpg in the city and a 500-mile cruising range on a single tank. As with Lightning, the actual game-changer is the price: $ 19,995, $ 21,490 bound. It will go on sale this fall.
Compact trucks, huge in the 1970s and 1980s, have been slow to sell more recently, but this offering could change that. It comes standard with the hybrid transmission and CVT transmission, in a four-door Super Crew configuration that seats five, with a 4.5-foot pickup. And take another example of the Lightning with great utility in the workplace, including two 12-volt power supplies in the back and two 110-volt outlets available for power tools and the like. It can haul 1,500 pounds and tow 2,000 pounds.
They design the Lightning for a serious off-roader. Still, the Maverick seems to target a different audience. With a 2.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine, CVT transmission, and 94-kilowatt electric motor, the hybrid configuration will not be available with all-wheel drive. For that, buyers will have to choose the optional two-liter Eco-Boost gasoline engine, increasing towing capacity to 4,000 pounds.
There is a noticeable difference between the output of the hybrid power train and the gasoline engine, 191 versus 250 horsepower. And the larger engine offers 277 pound-feet of torque compared to 155. That might lead some customers to check the Eco-Boost box. Still, I suppose they’ll get more owner satisfaction with the standard hybrid. The fuel economy with the gasoline engine will be mediocre in the mid-20s combined, and the price can go up quickly. Adding the turbo-four will cost $ 1,085, and all-wheel drive $ 3,305 on top of that. The 4,000-pound towing package is another $ 745. But ask for all of these options, and you might as well get an F-150.
Ford was the first American manufacturer to introduce a hybrid, the Escape, in 2004. Coincidentally, it got roughly the same 40 mpg, and it was a great cab. Maverick has yet to develop an official mileage figure from the EPA. Still, the company estimates it at 40 miles per gallon in the city, 33 miles per gallon on the highway, and also 37 miles per gallon combined. Yes, because these hybrids use regenerative braking, they get better fuel economy in the city.
However, the Maverick shares its chassis, not its power-train, with the Bronco Sport, a compact crossover, taking advantage of economies of scale. You can see The Hybrid Compact Pickup Ford Maverick looks big in pictures. Still, as trucks have become giants, it’s a welcome return to sanity, sized up with the new Hyundai Santa Cruz. You won’t need a ladder or stirrup to get on them.
This 2022 Hybrid Compact Pickup Ford Maverick comes with a standard 8-inch screen, compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. In addition, it has a modem and Wi-Fi that allows you to connect up to 10 devices simultaneously to get the Internet.
This truck is also compatible with the FordPass app to see the fuel level, turn the vehicle on / off, unlock or find it using your cell phone.
The Ford Co-Pilot360 system also features automatic emergency braking, automatic high beams, and crash assist. In addition, buyers have the option to choose an adaptive cruise control with the ability to stop and start blind spot alerts and lane centering, among other features.
Price And Models
The 2022 Ford Maverick will be available this fall with a starting price of $ 19,995 and Maverick XL, XLT, and Lariat models.
Ford Maverick: Technical Sheet And Other Characteristics
- Engine: 2.5-liter FHEV (standard) and 2.0 EcoBoost (optional)
- Horsepower: 162 (191 for the full hybrid system) or 250
- Torque (pound-feet): 155 or 277
- Hybrid system (output): 94kW
- Brakes: Disc with ABS
- Wheels: 17-inch (XL and XLT) or 18-inch (Lariat) with choice of 18-inch (XL and XLT) or 18-inch black (Lariat) wheels
- Maximum load: 1,500 pounds
- Maximum stroke: 2,000 or 4,000 pounds