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2022 Ford Maverick 2.0L Sips Less Gas Than The 2021 Ford Bronco Sport

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EPA fuel economy ratings for the 2022 Ford Maverick equipped with FoMoCo’s 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 were released last month, and are rather 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 Cruz – by a significant margin, is virtually identical to the Ford Escape, while also topping the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport, too.

2022 Ford Maverick vs. 2021 Ford Bronco Sport 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 Bronco Sport Badlands 21 MPG 26 MPG 23 MPG
2021 Ford Bronco Sport 1.5L EcoBoost I-3 25 MPG 28 MPG 26 MPG

The front-wheel drive Maverick with Ford’s 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 gets two more miles-per-gallon in the city and four more on the highway than the Bronco Sport Badlands, with which it shares the same engine and eight-speed automatic transmission. The all-wheel drive Maverick also nets one mile-per-gallon more in the city and three more on the highway. The Bronco Badlands comes equipped with Ford’s advanced twin-clutch all-wheel drive system as standard equipment, but the two models do share the Ford C2 platform.

On the flip side, when equipped with Ford’s 1.5L EcoBoost I-3, the Bronco Sport does manage to return two more miles-per-gallon in the city than the front-wheel drive Maverick and three more than the all-wheel drive version, though it falls just a touch behind both in terms of highway fuel economy, which is impressive. This is especially true when we consider that the Maverick is a full 27 inches longer than the Bronco Sport.

Of course, this is a bit of an apples-to-oranges comparison, as the Bronco Sport is an off-road-focused crossover, while the Maverick is a pickup truck. However, depending on model and trim, the two vehicles do compete fairly closely in terms of pricing. The least expensive Bronco Sport equipped with the 2.0L is the Badlands, which starts out at $34,855 sans destination and delivery, while the cheapest Maverick with the same engine has a much lower base price of $24,795. However, well-equipped Maverick Lariat models can easily reach Badlands pricing.

We’ll have more on the Maverick soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Maverick news and around-the-clock 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. Roy Chile’s

    With gas prices going up this little truck is hitting the market at the right time. I’ve seen it in person, like it just holding out to see if a ST model will be add to the line up

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  2. Elissa Daniele

    order @ 3057-ESB 4DOOR 4X4 will this be a 2021 or a 2022 Please let me know

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  3. Mark L Bedel

    I guess ST nomenclature has change from Sport Touring to Spiffy Trim?

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  4. John Teare

    Because of the larger gallon in Canaeeda, would you consider reporting fuel efficiency for your Canadian consumers? In Canada we get more miles per gallon than in the US so it would look better on paper for FoMoCo😉

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    1. Lee

      Huh? Y’all can’t be serious. A gallon of gasoline is the same volume regardless of the containers measurements (metric vs SAE).

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      1. Paul

        US Gallon = 3.8L
        Imperial Gallon (Canada) = 4.5L

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    2. Nathan Canter

      are you being serious?

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    3. Ryan

      Why? Doesn’t Canada use L/100km?

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  5. Marcie

    Lee, the Canadian Imperial gallon is approximately 20% larger then the US gallon.

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    1. Lee

      Sorry Marcie, y’all can call it whatever y’all want, but, what Canadians call a gallon ain’t a gallon. 4.5 liters is just a metric measurement. 3.5 liters is the equivalent to a gallon. At the end of the day 4.5 liters is MORE than a gallon.

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  6. Patricia Friedman

    Where can I find the info on the 40 mpg consumption on the Ford Maverick, or is the 40 mpg a combined city and hwy number?

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  7. Motorsickle

    Canada hasn’t used miles or gallons in over 40 years. The imperial gallon used in all English speaking counties except for the US is indeed bigger. Canada doesn’t even use a distance per volume measurement. They use a volume per distance measurement as the rest of the world. It is linear unlike the mpg which is not linear.

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    1. Lee

      Yessir, that’s the ‘problem’ with the ‘rest of the world’. A gallon is 3.8 liters in metric measurement, but at the end of the day y’all’s ‘imperial gallon’ is just another metric measurement. Giddy up.

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