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Popular YouTuber Buys 2024 Ford Maverick: Video

Jason Fenske of the YouTube channel Engineering Explained has owned a wide variety of vehicles over the years, ranging from a Tesla Model 3 to a Subaru Crosstrek, all while making a multitude of videos pertaining to all kinds of interesting automotive-related topics. In the realm of The Blue Oval, that includes everything from hypermiling a Ford Maverick Hybrid to achieve the best possible fuel economy possible to giving us an in-depth look at what makes the supercharged 5.2L V8 in the Ford F-150 Raptor R  so special. Now, Fenske has purchased a 2024 Ford Maverick to replace his tired old Crosstrek, and he’s already quite the fan.

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In fact, Fenske calls the Ford Maverick “the ultimate pickup truck,” which is high praise – and a bold statement – as well as “one of the coolest automotive products that has come out in the past decade.” This is due to the fact that the Maverick is still pretty darn affordable and undoubtedly practical, serving the needs of most people that don’t need to haul or tow massive loads and also don’t want to drop a ton of money on a mid- or full-sized pickup with worse efficiency.

Interestingly, Fenske notes that he’s wanted a Ford Maverick for years now, but held off in the hopes that an all-wheel drive hybrid or plug-in hybrid variant would arrive. That hasn’t happened yet, so he wound up opting for the 2.0L I-4 EcoBoost in a luxurious Lariat-trimmed model that stickered for around $40,000. Fenske wanted an XLT, but also wanted adaptive cruise control, and this was the only way to get it.

Otherwise, Fenske is a big fan of most of what the Ford Maverick has to offer, from its tires that have lots of sidewall to its comfy interior and – somewhat humorously – the fact that it’s also quicker to 60 mph compared to a first-gen, V8-powered F-150 Raptor, as he discovered when comparing it against one owned by a fellow YouTuber. Ultimately, it’s pretty easy to see why Fenske finds the Maverick so appealing, not to mention the many other folks that have purchased one or want to do so.

We’ll have more on the Maverick soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Maverick news and non-stop 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. Spar

    Pay 40,000 for Adaptive Cruise control? No thank you

  2. Julian Digby Bottin

    If you buy anything but the base model, you are getting scammed.

    That being said….I would splurge for an ST Maverick that had a manual transmission.

    My father owns a base model hybrid (when the hybrid was the free motor). Only upgrade he bought was the moon/sunroof.

    1. Julian Digby Bottin

      My father has been debating selling it though because he, like me, does not like automatics. If that nee smaller Toyota truck hybrid comes out with a manual, he will switch, and I couldn’t blame him…but it probably won’t offer it.


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