2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid pickup hits 42 mpg city, but it’s a limited offering

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EPA fuel economy numbers for the upcoming 2022 Maverick Hybrid pickup are shaping up to be even better than Ford had previously expected. 

With expected “EPA-estimated” ratings of 42 mpg city, 33 combined, provided as part of an update from the automaker on Thursday, the Maverick Hybrid will offer an EPA range of more than 500 miles on a 13.8-gallon tank.

Although that’s the same EPA combined rating that Ford anticipated at the Maverick’s June debut, the city rating is notably better than the 40 mpg it had suggested then. 

At that, the Maverick Hybrid tops any other pickup in fuel efficiency, while offering a 1,500-pound payload and a 2,000-pound tow rating. Its hybrid system includes a 162-horsepower, 2.5-liter inline-4 and 94-kw electric motor, as part of Ford’s planetary gear hybrid system, making 191 hp combined. 

2022 Ford Maverick

Deliveries of the Maverick Hybrid are expected to start in January, according to Ford, with other versions featuring the 2.0-liter turbo-4 already on the way to dealerships now. Those models offer something the Hybrid doesn’t allow yet—an all-wheel-drive option—although non-hybrid versions of the Maverick check in with much less extraordinary EPA ratings of 23 mpg city, 30 highway, 26 combined with front-wheel drive or 22/29/25 mpg with all-wheel drive.

Some might see the new Hyundai Santa Fe, with its unibody construction instead of the body-on-frame layout of bigger pickups, as the closest rival to the Maverick, which shares its global C2 platform with the Ford Escape family (including Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid versions), as well as the Lincoln Corsair, which is offered as a Grand Touring PHEV. But the Santa Fe achieves an EPA rating of 23 mpg combined, falling short of the higher-capability Ford F-150 Hybrid and its 25-mpg combined rating. 

2022 Ford Maverick Lariat Hybrid

2022 Ford Maverick Lariat Hybrid

Ford also provided a reality check on the Maverick Hybrid. Specifically, it doesn’t plan to build as many Hybrids as it can sell. The automaker says that it expects that all 2022-model-year Maverick Hybrids will be reserved by early November, with order banks not reopening until next summer.

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