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Here’s A Fuel Economy Update For Our 2022 Ford Maverick

Here at Ford Authority, we’ve been spending the week with a 2022 Ford Maverick XL equipped with Ford’s 2.0L EcoBoost I-4. So far, the new compact pickup has left some interesting impressions, but perhaps the most frequent question we get is regarding fuel economy. This is no surprise, given the fact that the thrifty nature of the 2022 Ford Maverick is one of its biggest selling points, along with its budget price tag. Thus, we wanted to share an update on the real-world fuel economy we’ve experienced during our time with the Maverick.

So far, we’re averaging an even 25 miles-per-gallon in our Maverick, while both city and highway fuel economy ratings are roughly equal. We’ve used exactly one tank of gas from start to finish across nearly 332 miles, and that includes around an hour of idle time. This compares favorably to the truck’s EPA ratings of 23 miles-per-gallon in the city, 30 on the highway, and 26 combined.

Factoring in the idle time, these are very impressive results from our front-wheel drive Maverick, which is also rated to produce a healthy 250 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque, while this powerplant is mated exclusively to Ford’s eight-speed automatic transmission. Opting for the all-wheel drive version of the compact pickup with the 2.0L EcoBoost costs owners 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.

The MSRP for a base 2022 Ford Maverick XL, complete with these 17-inch steelies, is $19,995. Our Maverick has $2,410 in options, which combined with the $1,495 delivery fee brings the total MSRP to $23,900.

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

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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  1. Roy Chile’s

    FORD need to ramp up production so there are enough on the market to sell at this price. STOP the pice Gouging

    1. Steve

      I agree it’s one thing after electric windows or anything. Cheap cheap cheap. Drives loud I may as well buy Chinese for half the price and twice the features on alibaba for half the price.

      1. Erica

        Which model Ford did you actually buy?

        1. JohnTaurus

          Sounds like an F-150 PowerWheels from Walmart.

    2. JohnTaurus

      Yeah! They need to just pull parts out of thin air asap! That’s gonna fix it!

    3. Area51

      I agree. really hard to get. I settled for an XLT instead of Lariat. But I like the brighter wheels ( Look great with Area51 color). I had to act as other dealerships and private buyers were lined up to take my place. The dealer tried every thing to jack the price. I did pay an extra 5k or let a dealer in Seattle have it. They were set to really gouge one of their customers. All said I gave up the F150 and this Maverick was the truck I needed. I have a 88 PowerRam W250 Parked in the shop when I need something bigger.

  2. Chris Wolfgram

    Ooooh. That’s as crappy as I’d expect from an ICE vehicle. Sure loving our Maverick hybrid though 🙂

    1. JohnTaurus

      Ooooh. That’s as snarky as I’d expect from an ICE hater. Sure loving your virtue signaling though 😊

  3. Michael

    I have a 96 Ford Ranger Splash with a naturally aspirated 3.0L V6, 5 spd manual, short cab and long box, that gets just as good, if not better, gas mileage then that. and it looks better.

    1. Joseph

      No it doesn’t. I had the same thing and that 3.0 V6 would never get 25mpg. Not on the highway and definitely not a combined mix with an hour of idle time. BTW, who idles for that long – turn it off.

      1. Joseph

        Wait, @ Michael – I had 4×4. My V6 struggled to get 17mpg on the highway, my tank averages were consistently 17 overall. My auto Sport Trac was worse, 15 mpg combined, but that was the 4.0L

        1. JohnTaurus

          It’s more aerodynamics, gearing and so forth.

          The 1996 3.0L 5 speed 2wd was rated for a high of 23 on the highway, 17 in town, 19 combined. 25 MPG average under normal use and conditions is absolutely ridiculous.

          Even the 4 cylinder 5 speed 2wd Ranger XL didn’t achieve a 25 MPG highway rating.

          Not sure if this link will work:

    2. JohnTaurus

      Yes, your 250 HP crew cab pickup with more than two airbags is exactly comparable to this.

      I agree with Joseph. Having personal experience with 3.0L 1990s Rangers, 25 MPG average between city and highway is likely to be achieved by being towed 30% of the trip.

      You’re claiming the virtually the same mileage as my Ford Taurus sedan with the same engine. Go tell that lie to someone ignorant enough to believe it.

      If this is how you tell yourself that there’s no reason to trade in for a new Maverick, that’s cool, but why are you trying to convince yourself?

    3. JohnTaurus

      1996 Ford Ranger 3.0L 2wd 5 speed is rated at 17 city, 23 highway and 19 combined.

      Yet you get 25+ MPG on average? You’d probably get 40+ out of the Maverick, in that case.

  4. Michael Jablonski

    So, have you actually filled up the vehicle and checked the mileage displayed on the screen to an old fashioned pencil and paper mileage check?
    I have an 08 Super Duty that overstates the mileage by 15-17 percent.
    Would like to know how close the screen is to reality.

  5. Bruce Edward Pritchard

    I have the 2.0T FX4 XLT.
    1st tank reg 25mpg
    2nd tank 92 RON 29mpg
    3rd tank 89 RON 27.5 mpg
    50% freeway 50% city streets.
    Other than the price gouging I love this truck. Excellent in the snow.

  6. David W

    My 2020 Ford Edge AWD with the same 2.0 L Ecoboost gets 26 mpg avg and I have gotten over 30 mpg highway consistently. The 2020 Ford Edge has AWD system that disconnects the driveshaft when AWD is not needed, I want to know if the Maverick has the same AWD system?

    1. Area51

      This the AWD system as I understand for my FX4.
      This system only activates when necessary. Since AWD guzzles gas a bit more than FWD, this feature only activates during poor conditions. On dry or clear roads, your vehicle will send all power to the front wheels for better efficiency. However, Ford Intelligent AWD activates in a split second when needed. Need to accelerate while going up a hill? The system reacts to that by sending extra power to the rear wheels. Once you’ve made the climb, it’s back to FWD.

      Intelligent All-Wheel Drive/Front-Wheel Drive comes standard with most of the new SUVs.

  7. Feed Guy

    Took delivery of a 2021 reg cab F 150, 4wd, 5.0, 3:31 rear end in Nov.. truck was ordered in April. It now has over 8k mikes on it.. lots of Hwy.. 24.2mpg..

    1. Johnny Moore

      That’s good for a 5.0 liter with 360 hp. Mine 5.0 with 3.73 does good to get 17 but I have a lead foot.

  8. Angel

    It’s fine to enter your opinion or experience with a vehicle even if it is a negative one but it takes a real d!ck to attack a poster much less several of them. Quit being such an a$$hole, JohnTaurus.


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