Still in high demand and short supply years after its launch, the Ford Maverick also continues to rack up its fair share of accolades at the same time. In fact, Consumer Reports recently named the Maverick as one of its top 10 recommended cheap cars currently on the market, while the hybrid model, specifically, was also tabbed as that organization’s most satisfying pickup and one of the very best vehicles for sale with a price tag of less than $35k. Now, that praise continues, as the Ford Maverick EcoBoost has landed on Consumer Reports‘ list of the most reliable new vehicles priced under $30k, too.
Finding new vehicles that are affordably priced and reliable isn’t always the easiest of tasks, which is precisely what prompted the creation of this list. Aside from being priced under $30k in base configuration, the vehicles on this list are also ranked highly in Consumer Reports‘ testing, are recommended vehicles, and come equipped with a welcome array of safety technology, to boot.
In that regard, the Ford Maverick was the only pickup to make this particular list, which is impressive yet not surprising, given the ever-rising prices of trucks these days. Regardless, Maverick models equipped with the turbocharged 2.0L I-4 EcoBoost made the cut with an overall score of 78, along with better than average predicted reliability, road test scores, and predicted owner satisfaction.
Consumer Reports praised the Maverick EcoBoost’s “robust acceleration” and max towing capacity of 4,000 pounds, along with its impressive fuel economy. The rag also enjoyed the truck’s refined ride quality, maneuverability, ease of access, visibility, and easy-to-use controls, though it did report some vibrations coming from the powertrain at low revs.