When the 2022 Ford Maverick was revealed, two numbers surrounding the all-new compact pickup stood out – its sub-$20k starting MSRP, and the base hybrid’s estimated city fuel economy rating of 40 miles-per-gallon. What we didn’t know, until now, is what sort of fuel economy to expect from Ford’s 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 in the new Maverick, however. But now, the EcoBoost-powered Maverick’s official EPA fuel economy ratings have been revealed, and they’re also quite impressive.
|2022 Ford Maverick 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 FWD||23 MPG||30 MPG||26 MPG|
|2022 Ford Maverick 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 AWD||22 MPG||29 MPG||25 MPG|
When equipped with the 2.0L EcoBoost I-4, the front-wheel drive 2022 Ford Maverick returns 23 miles-per-gallon in the city, 30 on the highway, and 26 combined. Opting for the all-wheel drive version of the compact pickup (the only combination available in Canada) costs a mere one mile-per-gallon across the board, as that configuration is rated at 22, 29, and 25 miles-per-gallon in the city, highway, and combined, respectively.
In the Maverick, the 2.0L EcoBoost powerplant is rated to produce 250 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque. The turbo-four is mated exclusively to Ford’s eight-speed automatic transmission. When equipped with the optional 4K Tow Package, the EcoBoost-powered Maverick can tow up to 4,000 pounds.
As Ford Authority exclusively reported last month, Ford will not be adding a base powertrain below the hybrid to the Maverick lineup. Regardless, the compact pickup is accomplishing Ford’s goal of attracting first-time truck buyers to the brand. The automaker also doesn’t believe that the Maverick will eat into Ford Ranger sales, as the latter is geared more toward off-road enthusiasts.
After racking up over 100,000 reservations for the new model, Ford Maverick production is officially underway at the Ford Hermosillo Assembly Plant, as Ford Authority reported earlier this month.
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The little truck that could. Well done.
22, 29, 25 combine I’ll take mines with AWD ST hell add a 6spd tranny and have a lot of fun with the little truck
Hope they do a plug-in version of the hybrid
I am waiting to test drive and possibly buy an Escape PHEV, but by the time I can, I am hoping they will announce that the Maverick will be be offered as a PHEV, and so much for the Escape PHEV. But I am sure they will not, and steal sales from the Escape.
yep I think every hybrid should be plugin. if it has a power train that can drive electric only at least at. it’s speeds means you can get some electric range even if it’s short. even if it’s not the case you’ll still get better mileage by recharging the battery every day. if the battery can charge from regen, adding an AC DC converter is not a big deal. I guess it’s about marketing and not jeopardizing more profitable vehicles
Pretty good for a pickup, but, seeing that Ford thinks that the Maverick will appeal to most former Ford sedan owners, it’s pretty bad. Especially to those that owned or own Fiestas or Focuses. I own a Fusion and have absolutely no interest in a pickup of any flavor.
Pretty sure that Ford is aiming the base Hybrid at those who want car-like fuel economy, while this one is for people who desire more capability. That’s why there’s a choice.
it’s the first truck that got my interest in the sense it has some of the features of a full size truck, without the compromises (mpg/emissions, cost, size)
I would not miss the additional tow rating or larger bed, compared to my Sorento V6 AWD the main trade off would be losing the third row, and AWD
I seen an article the majority of cars being traded in on the Maverick are Honda Civics.
25 MPG is okay for a small truck with some decent ability. I honestly thought as a hybrid, mileage would be better.
Maybe because this rating is for the 250 hp turbo engine, not the Hybrid.
The Maverick rated by EPA is the gas engine EcoBoost 2.0 NOT the hybrid engine. Those EPA ratings for hybrid engine remain pending.
Thank you. Ford was initially saying all Mavericks would be Hybrids.
the hybrid version is 40 mpg in the city, 33 mpg on highways, and 37 mpg combined
that almost double the efficiency in the city, but only 10% better on the highway
so it’s pretty clear how both power trains are targeted, hybrid for people living in the city and who won’t do a lot of highway driving/towing and are probably driving a sedan/crossover currently
Ecoboost(AWD) for people that will do more highway, towing heavier loads and some light off road
25mpg is for the 2.0L ecoboost, the base hybrid’s estimated city fuel economy rating is 40 miles-per-gallon.
Is Ford planning to add dual induction to their four cylinder Eco Boost engines?
you mean injection? direct + port injection ? I think it’s more for high performance cars, or is there more benefit for a truck ?
The fuel economy is ok for the EcoBoost but not enough. I am not a big fan of turbo motors especially when it comes to their longevity. I ordered the XLT with the hybrid drivetrain mainly because of its better fuel economy.
if you do lot of city driving and don’t need additional towing ability the hybrid version just makes more sense. the electric motors should give it decent torque, and it’s quite light for a truck, even a small one. I know some people will never buy a FWD truck but I think it’s perfectly fine. maybe a PHEV version with an electric motor in the back for cheap/ simple AWD without the added complexity and cost of a transfer case would be best of both worlds
if you do lot of city driving and don’t need additional towing ability the hybrid version just makes more sense. the electric motors should give it decent torque, and it’s quite light for a truck, even a small one. I know some people will never buy a FWD truck but I think it’s perfectly fine for the more city oriented hybrid. maybe a PHEV version with an electric motor in the back for cheap/ simple AWD , better overall performance, without the added complexity and cost of a transfer case would be best of both worlds, except it wouldn’t really improve long distance towing
This little guy should translate into decent sales numbers…well done.
It looks like an 05 Equinox
Most of my driving is city and the front wheel drive is not an issue for me nor do I need to tow. The bed is a little smaller than I like but with the tailgate down I can make it work for longer loads.