News flash: Ford’s lowest-priced model is a hybrid pickup – a cheap little truck in a good way! Ford is completely into electrifying it’s trucks and SUVs, so creating an e-mobility version of its entry-level model makes perfect sense.
At a starting price of $19,995, the Maverick Hybrid isn’t just the lowest-priced Ford. It’s also the lowest-priced pickup and lowest-priced hybrid currently on sale. So think of it as a three-for-one deal. With seating for 5, a 1,500 pound payload, a 2,000 pound base towing capacity, Front Wheel Drive, and a 191 Horsepower 4-cylinder hybrid powertrain which generates 40 MPG City and 37 MPG Combined, it’s by far the best vehicle equipped with a bed!
There are 3 Ford Maverick Hybrid trims you can build on CURRENT EV’s Find The Best Deal: XL Supercrew (MSRP: $19,995), XLT Supercrew (MSRP: $22,280), and Lariat Supercrew (MSRP: $25,490).
Ford says its electrified pickup defies expectations: “Flexible, fun and affordable — the Maverick pickup is breaking all the stereotypes. With endless customization opportunities, a roomy interior and the technology you need, the Maverick truck is made for people who never knew they needed a truck.”
Maverick Hybrid offers you the best of two worlds. It’s compact on the outside but offers plenty of room on the inside for 5 passengers and all your stuff. An unsurpassed turning radius and great maneuverability make it an excellent urban getaround.
This truck is totally updated with a standard 8-inch Bluetooth touchscreen, standard Apple Carplay and Android Auto compatibility. Workers on the go can use the hybrid’s personal 4G LTE in-vehicle Wi-Fi hotspot powered by FordPass Connect and AT&T to communicate from virtually anywhere. Up to 10 devices can connect at once and the hotspot is good up to 50 feet away from the hybrid.
Maverick XL and XLT trims have a 4.2-inch digital display in the instrument cluster, while the top of the line Lariat gets a 6.2-inch version between analog gauges.
Auto emergency braking is standard. A $540 CoPilot 360 package adds Blind Spot Monitoring and Lane-Keeping Assist. A loaded Lariat upgraded with the optional luxury package receives Adaptive Cruise Control and an Evasive Steering Assist, plus a Heated Steering Wheel and Front Seats.
Standard features on the base model XL Supercrew include:
• 2.5-liter FHEV engine
• PowerSplit: Electronic (CVT) Continuously Variable Transmission
• Rotary Gear Shift Dial
• Front Wheel Drive
• 13.8 Gallon Gas Tank – (2.5L Hybrid)
• Easy Fuel Capless Fuel-Filler
• Battery Saver Technology
• Variable-Assist Power Steering
• Electric Parking Brake
• Electronic Power-Assist Steering (EPAS)
• 4-Wheel Disc Brakes With ABS
• Electronic Brake Boost – 2.5L Hybrid Engine
• Unibody Construction
• 17-Inch Steel Wheels In Sparkle Silver
• Five-Passenger Seating
• Black Onyx / Medium Dark Slate Interior: Cloth Seats
• Manual Six-Way Adjustable Driver and 4-Way Manual Adjustable Passenger With Manual Lumbar
• Bucket Front Seats (with rear passenger side map pockets)
• Full Bench Rear Folding Seatback with Flip-Up Seat Cushions
• Powerpoint 12V – Front (1)
• Powerpoint 12V – Rear (1)
• Steering Wheel, Black Urethane – Manual Tilt/Telescoping and Manual Locking w/ Audio Controls
• Power Door Locks and Power Windows
• Two Front USB Ports (One Type-A and One Type-C)
• FordPass Connect (4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot)
• Remote Keyless Entry
• Rear Under Seat Storage Bins Keyed Ignition
• Cabin Particulate Air Filter
Standard safety features include:
• Driver and Passenger Front Airbags
• Safety Canopy Side-Curtain Airbags
• Driver and Passenger Side Airbags
• Driver Knee Airbag
• Center Rear Seat Shoulder Belt
• Driver & Passenger Height Adjustable Retractable Seatbelts
• LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tether Anchors for Children)
• SecuriLock Passive Anti-Theft System
• Smart Occupant Sensing airbags
• Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
As for Maverick Hybrid’s fuel efficiency, motor1.com’s Brandon Turkus gives it a 10 out of 10 rating and says: “The Maverick's perfect score is little surprise. It's the most economical gas-powered truck on the market, returning 42 miles per gallon city, 33 highway, and 37 combined. In comparison, the front-drive Hyundai Santa Cruz is basically a gas guzzler, netting 21 city, 26 highway, 23 combined. The truck market's previous efficiency leader, the diesel-powered Chevrolet Colorado, can muster 20 city, 30 highway, and 23 combined. On my 85-mile test route, which included a long highway stretch at 75 miles per hour and plenty of 45-mph country and suburban roads, I recorded a computer-indicated 37.3 miles per gallon (in line with the EPA combined figure), while the Maverick covered 18.5 miles on electric power. As weird as it is to say, if you want an efficient vehicle, maybe try this truck?”
No question about it: Ford has a hit on its hands with the 2022 Maverick Hybrid.
WRITTEN DECEMBER 2022
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