Ford’s new Maverick compact pickup truck has earned an outstanding 42 MPG EPA-Estimated City fuel economy rating. The new Maverick comes standard with a hybrid powertrain.
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The Maverick Hybrid is a front-wheel drive pickup truck aimed at homeowners and business owners for whom a small pickup can be very handy. With 190 hp, the base Maverick is already winning over fans for its ability to carry a payload of 1,500 pounds. That’s enough capacity to haul an ATV. The Maverick can also tow 2,000 pounds – enough for a pair of personal watercraft, a snowmobile, or a good-sized pop-up camper trailer.
The Maverick’s fuel economy rating should make it capable of traveling over 500 miles without the need to refuel. Commenting on the Maverick, Todd Eckert, Ford truck group marketing manager, said, “The Maverick product proposition is like nothing else out there. It’s a great-looking truck featuring four doors with room for five adults, a standard full-hybrid engine with city fuel economy that beats a Honda Civic, plenty of towing and hauling for weekend trips or do-it-yourself projects, and it starts under $20,000.”
In addition to being handy on the outside and frugal at the pump, the new Maverick is surprisingly roomy inside. Maverick has over 100 cubic feet of passenger volume. More than a Toyota RAV4 Prime, Tesla Model 3, or Toyota Corolla Hybrid.
Ford’s Hybrid Mavericks are scheduled to begin delivery in December. The up-powered 2.0-liter turbo-equipped Mavericks have already arrived and are off to a fast start according to Ford.
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