The new 2022 Ford Maverick hybrid finally gets an official government-verified fuel efficiency rating. The city estimate is a very impressive 42 MPG. The highway estimate is a much lower 33 MPG. This compact pickup truck is rated at 37 MPG combined.
It’s no surprise that this gas/electric hybrid powertrain prefers city driving for maximum efficiency. At lower speeds and slow accelerations – the 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle gasoline engine may be shut off while the electric motor maintains speed or provides propulsion. When maximum acceleration is required, or while towing a trailer, or at highway speeds – the gas engine and the electric motor can work together to deliver the total 191 horsepower. Naturally, this is when the efficiency drops significantly.
While driving the new Maverick hybrid at the first drive event, I saw the trip meter report 44 MPG. There is little doubt – the 42 MPG city rating is achievable in the real world.
Ford says that the first Maverick hybrid customer deliveries will begin in January 2022. Due to high demand, Ford estimates that orders for the 2022 Maverick hybrid may close sometime this November. Order books for the next model year hybrid will reopen in the summer of 2022.
In the meantime, the Maverick models with the 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 are already on sale.
Take a look at the 2022 Maverick first-drive real-world review video below. It includes 0-60 MPH acceleration times when towing or running empty. We will continue with much more real-world testing in Colorado very soon.