Though we’re still waiting on official EPA fuel economy figures for the 2022 Ford Maverick hybrid, Ford estimates that it will net around 40 miles-per-gallon in the city, which is undoubtedly impressive. When equipped with Ford’s 2.0L EcoBoost I-4, the Maverick also returns excellent fuel economy that beats out its chief rival, the Hyundai Santa Cruz, and nearly matches the Ford Escape. So perhaps it should come as no surprise that on the heels of its nomination for North American Truck of the Year, the Maverick has also now been nominated for Green Car Journal’s 2022 Green Truck of the Year as well.
The Maverick is one of five finalists for 2022 Green Truck of the Year, a group that also includes the Ford F-150 and Toyota Tundra, which are available with hybrid powertrains, as well as the all-electric GMC Hummer EV and Rivian R1T.
“Pickups are a big thing in Texas and across the country,” said Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal and GreenCarJournal.com. “As one of the top-selling and most desired vehicles on the market, it’s important that pickups continue to blend expected truck capabilities with greater levels of environmental performance, and we’re definitely seeing that with this year’s finalists.”
Green Car Journal will announce the winner of the 2022 Green Truck of the Year on November 12th, 2021, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, during the 2021 San Antonio Auto & Truck Show, where the award has been handed out every year since 2014.
“San Antonians love their trucks more than just about any other place in the world, so we’re always glad to celebrate their beauty, and as an added bonus, their efficiency,” said SA Auto Dealers President Pam Crail. “Keeping environmental factors top of mind continues to be so important, especially in South Texas, so it is also important for us to keep highlighting the resourcefulness of these top trucks and cars, recognized by Green Car Journal, each year.”