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2022 Ford Maverick 2.0L Sips Gas About As Well As The Ford Escape

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EPA fuel economy figures for the 2022 Ford Maverick equipped with FoMoCo’s 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 were released last month, and are undoubtedly impressive, coming in at 23 miles-per-gallon in the city, 30 on the highway, and 26 combined for the front-wheel drive version and 22/29/25 in all-wheel drive configuration. That’s good enough to beat out the Maverick’s main rival – the Hyundai Santa Cruzby a significant margin and is nearly on par with the Ford Escape to boot.

2022 Ford Maverick vs. 2021 Ford Escape EPA Ratings

City Highway Combined
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
2021 Ford Escape 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 AWD 23 MPG 31 MPG 26 MPG

As we can see from the chart above, the 2022 Ford Maverick 2.0L front-wheel drive model nearly matches the 2021 Ford Escape all-wheel drive model (the crossover isn’t available in front-wheel drive configuration with the 2.0L EcoBoost), falling just one mile-per-gallon short on the highway. The all-wheel drive Maverick is right behind it with ratings that are just one mile-per-gallon shy of the Escape in the city, two on the highway, and one combined.

This is impressive given the fact that the Maverick is both longer and less aerodynamic than the Escape, with which it shares the Ford C2 platform. Even more impressively, the Maverick 2.0L all-wheel drive model is also significantly cheaper than the least expensive Escape 2.0L, coming in at $24,794 in XL trim versus $32,805 for an Escape 2.0L SEL.

Thus, those that want or need a pickup but desire something that’s essentially as efficient as a compact crossover can now get it, thanks to the arrival of the Maverick. And if they crave even more efficiency, the hybrid version of the new compact pickup is even stingier in terms of fuel consumption at an even cheaper price.

We’ll have more on the Maverick soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Maverick news and continuous Ford news coverage.

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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Comments

  1. David S

    Great article on the OPTIONAL ecoboost. It would be great if we saw an article WHEN will the first STANDARD Hybrid be delivered to a customer. Fords own advertising – “Save time and money with the most fuel-efficient pickup in America. It offers an exceptional, targeted EPA-estimated 40 mpg city. ” So when will a customer actually receive what they are advertising?

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    1. Stalkbroker94

      I don’t understand the point of your comment. The article is about the less fuel-efficient of the two offerings, pointing out that it’s still an excellent an practical purchase for those who don’t want a hybrid. It’s already known that the Hybrid is very efficient, if one takes the time to watch a plethora of videos on YouTube alone. Customers are already receiving vehicles both hybrid and Ecoboost. Are you simply impatient because you ordered one and don’t like waiting?

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      1. David S

        No, Customers are NOT receiving any hybrids, not ONE has been sold or delivered and there is no answer from Ford when that will actually happen. So thats the point –

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    2. Ford Owner

      What wrong with David is his problem with his Ford dealer. I have seen several Mavericks at my dealer.

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      1. David S

        You have not seen a HYBRID.

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      2. ANON

        David is actually correct. As a hybrid customer I can tell you the ones that are being built are being staged until the EPA releases the numbers. Until the EPA does that it is against the law for them to sell the trucks which is why all you see are EB. Maybe educate yourself before insulting someone from behind a screen 🤷🏻‍♂️

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        1. ANON

          So in a sense, you are correct they are being built but they are NOT being shipped thankfully. Last thing I want is broke tire kickers with their grubby paws all over my truck while it sits on a lot. But statistically speaking you have a better chance of seeing Bigfoot today vs a hybrid Mav.

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        2. Stalkbroker94

          Okay, so according to your sources, I’m wrong in whether or not a single customer has taken delivery, but why mention that I’m behind a screen? You are too. Everyone on this forum is, for that matter. Is there a face to face option I’m missing? I have no problem insulting anyone face to face, any more than you likely do, but I don’t recall insulting anyone. I have been called impatient before and never felt particularly insulted. Also, the one I saw driving around with standard plates was a Hybrid, so maybe I assumed, but I wasn’t wrong from lack of observation. If they aren’t being delivered, I’m not sure what that particular specimen was doing with standard issue plates. I’ve had customers not trust that a dealer plate would prevent them from getting pulled over, but I’ve never had them try to put standard issue plates on in lieu of dealer plates. Not sure what you meant by “educate yourself”, though. Makes you sound as arrogant as someone who assumes the intentions of others, such as whether or not someone was insulting someone else. Also, gonna call your bluff as a hybrid customer. Pretty standard thing to claim in the case of someone who wants to seem as though they add special relevance to a conversation. Even if that’s not your intention, I’ve used this site long enough to err on the side of experience. Hell, I would understand if, due to that same logic, you didn’t believe I’d seen a hybrid model with (or without) standard plates.

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  2. Joe

    Great article. Can’t wait for my XLT, Lux package with the 4K towing to come in at the end of the month. Will be nice to drive something with good power and gas mileage.

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  3. Niko

    You are aware that the F150 Powerboost gets 24mpg combined right? Or 25mpg in 4×2 config. And is infinitely more capable. I guess the only reason to buy a maverick is you can’t afford the big boy. But it’s not because of a mpg advantage

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    1. Ryan

      Part of the point of the Maverick is the price. So yes thats part or the reason people are going to buy.

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  4. Mark Tilton

    Autoline , says they got 42mpg driving Detroit– where is that rating.

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  5. JohnIL

    The hybrid might have a better chance with MPG then the Ecoboost 2.0L. Of course it depends a lot on how much right foot you got into that EcoBoost all the time? At least the Maverick seems pretty light and power to weight balance seems good. Personally, I want a Extended cab with a longer bed. Gladly give up back seat room for more cargo length.

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  6. sandi porrey

    When will it come to dealers in western north carolina. I live in Waynesville, NC.

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  7. geemy

    it’s still very impressive that the maverick gets basically same or better mileage than the escape with almost same power trains. city mpg has probably a lot to do with the fact that it is lightweight, but highway mileage is impressive. I wonder how much it could achieve with an aero bed cap

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