Aside from enjoying tremendous success in the salesroom, the Ford Maverick has also earned its fair share of accolades from critics, too. The thrifty model remains a regular on Kelley Blue Book’s quarterly list of the most considered electrified vehicles, and the 2023 Maverick was also recently added to Consumer Reports‘ list of recommended vehicles. Now, that same consumer organization has named the Ford Maverick Hybrid as one of the top 10 most satisfying vehicles too, continuing this hot streak for the affordable and economical model.
To make the cut on this particular list, a vehicle must score well in Consumer Reports‘ individual testing, reliability rankings, and owner satisfaction surveys. The list was compiled using the most recent version of those owner surveys, ranked by the percentage of owners that say they would buy that vehicle again if given the opportunity.
In that regard, the Ford Maverick Hybrid ranked third with a satisfaction score of 88 percent. That places it behind the Chevy Corvette (94 percent) and Porsche 911 (90 percent), ties it with the Rivian R1T, Polestar 2, Subaru BRZ/Toytoa 86, and Hyundai Ioniq 5, and ranks it ahead of the Kia Telluride (87 percent), Toyota RAV4 Prime (87 percent), Mazda MX-5 Miata (87 percent), and Dodge Challenger (86 percent).
In terms of individual categories, the Ford Maverick Hybrid scored a perfect five out of five for overall owner satisfaction, 86 for driving experience, 71 for comfort, 83 for value, and 95 for styling. In addition to ranking as the top compact pickup in terms of owner satisfaction, the Maverick Hybrid also beat out its chief competitor – the Hyundai Santa Cruz – in terms of overall score with an 80 versus a 64, and it also topped the larger Honda Ridgeline, which scored a 76 overall.