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Ford Maverick Among CR’s Most Fuel Efficient Vehicles

The Ford Maverick has earned considerable praise from a number of organizations since its launch, scoring a Kelley Blue Book award for Best Compact Pickup Truck, as well as ranking as one of Consumer Reportstop 10 most satisfying vehicles and earning that company’s coveted recommended status. Now, that same consumer organization continues to lavish praise on the Ford Maverick after adding it to its list of the most fuel-efficient vehicles on sale today – joining the Ford Escape in that regard.

To compile this list, Consumer Reports looked at its own overall fuel economy results derived from testing, which is calculated based on equal parts city and highway driving using a precision flow meter and then rounded to the nearest mile per gallon. However, it is worth noting that this list doesn’t include plug-in hybrid vehicles, though each one on the list achieved at least 37 miles-per-gallon during testing.

The Ford Maverick Hybrid made the cut by returning 33 miles-per-gallon in the city, 39 on the highway, and 37 mpg combined during its test period, giving it an annual fuel cost of $1,315. The first-ever pickup to come standard with a hybrid powerplant, the Maverick impressed with its fuel-sipping results, and in fact, was the only non-crossover or sedan to make this particular list.

In addition to its thrifty nature, Consumer Reports also recognized the Ford Maverick for its smooth operation, quietness, lack of vibrations at low speeds, secure handling, and refined ride. On top of that, CR also noted that the pickup’s maneuverability, visibility, and access are “commendable,” its bed “practical,” and the controls “super easy” to use. Though it finished tenth on this particular list, the Maverick stands alone as the only pickup to make the cut, too.

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.

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. Jon

    I’ve been waiting 15 months for my Maverick, including rolling over to 2023 model year in September. I’m starting to think that it is a mythical creature, like a unicorn.

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    1. RWFA

      You getting 45-day updates from Ford? What are they saying?

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      1. Jeff

        I have only received one 45 day update since they started it

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    2. Bill Byrne

      SAME HERE 15 months and counting for a hybrid base XLT reorderd as a 2023, not a peep from frod, I call customer service twice a month to make sue its really on order, they say its in the system, but no build info.

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  2. Ralph Ted Fox

    Too bad a person has to wait so long to get a new Maverick

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    1. V Chesters

      Not true, mine ordered in Sept loaded and no date yet

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  3. Byron

    You probably like me and got the cheap one with hardly any options. Only ones getting them are loaded. 15 months on mine also.

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  4. Eugene

    I ordered a 23 XLT with AWD last Sep hoping I would get it B4 Christmas.
    I will be trading in my 2019 Ranger. I wanted the smaller truck for my wife who
    is on oxygen 24-7 and has a had time getting in our Ranger. She wouldn’t
    have to climb up to get in the Maverick. My reason to get a smaller truck.

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    1. Mike

      September? I ordered my Lariat Hybrid 11/21…supposedly in production…knock on wood! Hoping for February EOM…

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  5. Bob

    Ford has truly limited he production of these hoping you buy a more expensive gas sucking Ranger or you just go buy something else. Its tragic how little Ford cares about their customer base who are so loyal they would wait a year for something that is in LIMITED production.

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    1. RWFA

      Extraordinary BS requires extraordinary proof. Please bring it.

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    2. Mike

      Amen! My Mav Hybrid Lariat is in production, delivering hopefully by end of Feb, but interest rates are so high, it’s going to cost me! I shouldn’t be PENALIZED for being INCREDIBLY PATIENT! I ordered mine 11/21-Dealer said it would be there in 6-8 weeks LOL! I was misled by Ford from Day 1, rare to no communication…Will NEVER go through this again-and don’t recommend Mav to ANYONE!

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      1. Jim R

        You might check with the dealer to see if you are eligible for the prevailing interest rates at time of order.

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    3. JDE

      They stopped making Rangers to Build more Bronco’s. so good luck with getting that too.

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    4. Jordan

      Their “high-margin vehicle” strategy has been their focus since 18′. I’m willing to bet this truck is largely to push the average fleet economy up, since they killed their cars. They no longer want to build what you want, but what they want to sell.

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  6. Ken

    What do any of these comments have to do with the article? I realize people are frustrated with their wait times but this article is not addressing that. I would like to see what kind of mileage people are getting out of their Maverick.

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    1. RWFA

      Agreed.

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    2. John Q Public

      Exactly. I don’t recall reading anything about production delays in the article. Some real world fuel economy numbers would be helpful.

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    3. Gary

      I ordered an XL hybrid Aug 21 and got it in Dec. My last fill up came in at 39mpg. In 18,000 miles that was the exception. Possibly because it was during a cold spell as milage goes down when cold because engine runs more. Article has it backwards as it should read 33hwy/39 city. If you care to hypermill you can get much better milage as I had one tank at about 50mpg. I ordered a 2023 XLT in Sept first day, have a priority code 11 and no news of a build scheduled.

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    4. JDE

      lol, except if nobody has one……how can they report the MPG real world.

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  7. Dot

    Plant is opening 3rd shift in July – why not now? I was told 6 months

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    1. RWFA

      Do you think there is a magic light switch that commands parts and trained personnel to materialize?

      Ford is giving a heads up that it thinks the supply chain situation will be improved enough by mid year that combined with the necessary hiring and training to come between now and then (at both the Ford and supplier plants) it will be able to commence a 3rd shift.

      It’s a forward looking statement. No magic in that. Also no guarantees.

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      1. Les

        Thank you for introducing some common sense to the thread. Ford is in it to make money. They’re doing everything they can to get the vehicles out.
        I’m just thrilled listening to the praise heaped on my future truck… whenever it gets here.

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      2. Jordan

        Almost all industrial supply chains are straightened out at this point. Ford is having problems because they beat up suppliers so bad on contracts. The suppliers can make more money fulfilling someone else’s orders.
        I worked for a Ford supplier in the 00’s.

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        1. RWFA

          1. Simply not true regarding supply chains.

          2. True Ford has tough contract terms (I know because I have had signing authority for several OEM contracts) but they aren’t so different from the others.

          Re point 1. From Today’s Auto News, just another day of not being able to produce to plan (it’s everybody everywhere struggling with this):

          “PRAGUE — The Czech plant of Toyota will halt production for the month of February amid a parts shortage.

          “Due to a shortage of components in the supply chain, we will be forced to halt production temporarily from Jan. 31,” plant spokesperson Tomas Paroubek said on Tuesday.”

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  8. Bruce Patterson

    Mavrick Lariat Hybrid. The last fill up averaged 35.8 MPG. The fill up before that was 36.4 MPG . These are not figures the computer generates these are actual numbers. I don’t do a lot of city driving.

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  9. Al R

    I got mine on September 29. Mine is the 2.0 turbo Lariat with a few, but not many goodies. The load capacity on the door is 1,386 pounds. Driven sensibly it gets 25 – 26.5 mpg right now with only 3,000 + miles. I expect the milage to get better. The mileage is combination driving up and down the hills in western PA. BTW. I truly love the truck. I have NOTHING bad to say about it. It took exactly 9 months from the day I ordered it to get it.

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    1. JDE

      I would be interested in putting one of your versions up against and F150 3.0 diesel for comparison.

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      1. Al R

        I have owned several F 150s. All gas models. 1968, 1979 (bought new), 1985 (bought new) and a 1997 Ranger (also bought new) I never had an interest in a diesel. I thought all the Ford trucks I had were great. The exception, I have physical problems that keep me from climbing into even a mid-sized truck. The Maverick suits my need on all fronts. I, at present, ( could change) if there are problems, but I like the Maverick better than any other truck I ever owned (including a couple non- Ford trucks).

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        1. RWFA

          Really nice to hear the real world reports of happy owners! I asked many times for folks to elaborate on their comments, so it’s really nice to see some details!

          Any downsides, or suggestions for improvement?

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    2. Don

      I got my maverick January 15 2023 ordered it September 17 2022 never had any problems ford kept me informed on process monthly through emails. My truck is a hybrid, lariat luxury I have been averaging 45miles to the gallon. Mostly city driving.

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  10. Sam

    I ordered mine September 15, 2022 and it is built and shipped. ETA Feb 5 2023

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  11. Zackster 98

    I ordered my Lariat in Sept of 2021. heard nothing until late 2022 and that it was being rolled over to a 2023. A while later I was notified it was on assembly line and that I would get an email when it was being shipped. It is now almost Feb 2023 and I see where Mav owners were getting their trucks (Lariats) after only 9 months or so, are the just lucky or am I put on back burner for some reason?

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    1. Al R

      I feel that maybe I, could have expedited my delivery by calling Ford very often. I called customer service and talked to the Maverick team on average of about once a week after I waited to hear for three months. Maybe the wheel that squeaks the loudest get the most grease! I also kept calling my salesman and had him checking through the dealer’s contacts.

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      1. RWFA

        I have no insight as to whether this works, but if you have the time, why not?

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