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2022 FORD MAVERICK IS OFFICIALLY AMERICA’S MOST FUEL EFFICIENT TRUCK

The Hybrid Model Comes In At A Frugal 37 Combined MPG

2022 Ford Maverick Ecoboost Hybrid AWD Price Range Fuel Economy
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Based on what people are paying at the pump, it almost seems that oil prices never went negative in 2020. Some say it all has to do with somebody named Brandon. Others have noticed a steep drop in employment for truck drivers and other workers in the logistical chain; people who are irreplaceably critical in getting vital products such as gasoline to filling stations across the country. However you wish to frame it, the 2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid pickup truck seems to be a pragmatic solution to today’s gasoline crisis, thanks to an EPA estimated combined fuel economy of 37 mpg, and an estimated driving range of more than 500 miles.

2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid Fuel Economy: 42 MPG City, 33 MPG Highway

For a pickup, seeing a “4” as the first number of a fuel economy estimate is not something we’ve seen from any production truck. To use any less gasoline, you’d probably have to go fully electric. But electrification is also what weens the 2022 Ford Maverick off of gasoline. Remember, the base Mav is a hybrid, featuring a 2.5L naturally aspirated Atkinson cycle four-cylinder engine and a liquid-cooled 1.1 kW lithium ion battery that’s roughly the size of a briefcase. The battery pack is packaged underneath the rear seats.

2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid Engine Bay Electric Motor
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In total, the hybrid system produces 191 horsepower, and 155 lb-ft of torque that’s sent to the front wheels. The frugal specs are good for towing 2,000 pounds. For those that seek more power and capability, the 2022 Ford Maverick comes in an AWD version featuring a 2.0L turbo that can tow up to 4,000 pounds.

Ford says that the 2022 Maverick Hybrid is expected to start shipping in December from the Hermosillo plant in Mexico, with the first customer deliveries expected in January 2022. However, if you want one, you’ll have to scramble.

2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid orders are expected to close in the coming weeks, if not days, and will not reopen until next summer. Likely for the 2023 model year. Customers can otherwise place orders for the 2.0L turbo model, which is more powerful and capable, but doesn’t match the incredible fuel economy numbers of the hybrid. But they’re still pretty good.

2022 Ford Maverick EcoBoost Hybrid Lariat XL XLT AWD Pickup Truck
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Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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