The 2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid got its fuel-economy report card back from the EPA, and the results were even better than the automaker had hoped for the little pickup: 42 mpg city, 33 mpg highway, 37 mpg combined.
Ford had tentatively estimated that the hybrid version of its new truck would hit 40 mpg in the city. The hybrid is the base engine offering in the Maverick and is available only with front-wheel drive. Its powertrain consists of a 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine, an electric motor, and a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). Combined output is 191 horsepower, and the hybrid can tow up to 2000 pounds. As the new entry point to the Ford lineup, the starting price for the Maverick Hybrid is $21,490.
Estimates for the nonhybrid version, with the 250-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder, already had been posted. For the front-wheel-drive model, they’re 23 mpg city, 30 mpg highway, and 26 mpg combined. With all-wheel drive, the numbers are 22 mpg city, 29 mpg highway, 25 mpg combined. That engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and can tow up to 4000 pounds.
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