Since its launch, Consumer Reports has lavished loads of praise on the Ford Maverick, naming the hybrid one of its most satisfying vehicles – landing it in the top 10 most satisfying of all models, in fact – giving it recommended status, making it a top 10 pick for 2023, a top 10 recommended “cheap” vehicle, its most satisfying pickup, and among the most fuel efficient vehicles one can buy today. Now, Consumer Reports is once again praising the Ford Maverick Hybrid, in particular, naming it one of the best picks of any vehicle priced under $35k.
The Ford Maverick Hybrid was recognized as the top affordable truck pick thanks to its low asking price, of course, as well as its impressive fuel efficiency. The Ford Maverick Hybrid made the cut by returning 39 miles-per-gallon in the city, 33 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.
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.
Previously, the Maverick Hybrid beat all of its competition in CR‘s most satisfying rankings by posting an owner satisfaction score of 80, as those folks praised its excellent fuel economy, quiet and smooth operation, refined ride quality, and secure handling, and well as its commendable access, visibility, and maneuverability. Aside from a usable but small bed, the interior of the Maverick also features easy-to-use controls, while the pickup offers an abundance of safety features including standard automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, along with optional blind-spot warning and rear cross traffic alert.