2022 Ford Maverick XLT Hybrid FWD Review & Test Drive

The brand-new Ford Maverick and Hyundai Santa Cruz are making a substantial splash with their little size and proof is in the reality that the Maverick is currently offered out for most of 2022. With the cost of my 2022 Ford Maverick XLT Hybrid showing up at $26,775, theres a lot of worth here using a truck bed and hybrid powertrain combination that can not be discovered anywhere else.

The new Ford Maverick and Hyundai Santa Cruz are making a big splash with their small size and proof is in the truth that the Maverick is currently offered out for many of 2022. With the cost of my 2022 Ford Maverick XLT Hybrid arriving at $26,775, theres a lot of worth here utilizing a truck bed and hybrid powertrain combination that can not be found anywhere else.

In the hybrid setup, the 4-cylinder engine benefits 162 horse power and 155 lb-ft of torque while the electrical motor turns over 126 horsepower and up to 173 lb-ft of torque. When both the electric motor and fuel engine are working their hardest you get a combined output of 191 horsepower. The torque figure isnt specified for a combined output but having 155 lb-ft from the engine and as much as 173 lb-ft from an electric motor helps to get the Maverick moving without feeling slow to hit 60 miles per hour in about 7.8 seconds.

With Ford making use of a much-proven powertrain in the hybrid designs, the Maverick seems well arranged for performance and usage of the small 1.1-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. In fact, the Ford Maverick Hybrid summons out extraordinary fuel economy numbers that I discovered to be mostly constant. The EPA-estimated score for the hybrid Maverick can be found in at 42 mpg city, 33 mpg highway, and 37 mpg integrated. To my surprise, I averaged about 39.7 mpg during my full week with the Maverick with mixed highway and heavy-traffic city driving. On the highway, I was able to best the EPA quote where I got 35.2 mpg. Theres something really magical about a “truck” getting these fuel mileage numbers, even if it is a “small” truck. The Maverick FWD with the 2.0-liter EcoBoost gets 23 mpg city and 30 mpg highway (22 mpg city/29 mpg highway for the AWD). The overall range for the Maverick Hybrid is just over 570 miles thanks to the 13.8 gallon fuel tank, which is somewhat smaller than the 2.0-liter EcoBoost Mavericks 16.5 gallon tank.

The trip quality is where the Maverick seemed to fail with rather of a company flight quality. The 17-inch darkened wheels with all-season tires might assist the ride a bit however you tend to understand what type of pavement youre constantly riding on. Overall, the Maverick is simple to drive, and its small size makes it enjoyable to steer in tight spaces.
The exterior look of the Maverick records many Ford functions filtered down from lorries like the most current Ranger and F-150 however in a smaller type however has a distinct character. Its not a bad-looking little truck.

For function material in the Maverick, theres just the best selections in the middle-trim XLT Hybrid to keep you satisfied. Theres also the addition of other preferable active safety features through the optional add-on Ford co-pilot360 features such as blind-spot monitors with cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, and lane-keeping aid.

The CVT succeeds to get used to the proper tailoring ratio on the fly without much-unwanted sluggishness out of the hole. When you let off of the throttle after a heavy application of the gas or waste its time imitating a standard transmission, the CVT also does well to limit any overrun. In all, I can state the CVT is respectable for assisting to handle the hybrid transitions, which are smooth to the point that you seldom understand when the engine has actually fired up or you are running on electrical power only. Here, Ford might have done a bit more to offer the chauffeur additional hybrid details for the battery state and when the engine has actually turned over. There is one sign that shows you if you are working on the gas engine or battery power alone, but it takes up the little LCD display in the center of the simple gauge cluster where you can not show “other” info at the exact same time.

The brand-new Ford Maverick comes in three trim levels (XL, XLT, Lariat) with each having the accessibility to upgrade to a 2.0-liter EcoBoost (turbocharged) 4-cylinder engine with 250 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque mated to an 8-speed automated transmission instead of the standard hybrid powertrain that gets a constantly variable transmission (CVT). Otherwise, the 2.5-liter hybrid or 2.0-liter turbo Maverick in the front-wheel-drive setup is left to tow 2,000.

Theres an abundance of difficult plastics but clever use of them throughout with nicely contrasting colors and molded style aspects throughout. Theres even using accented orange colors to highlight the vents, lower dashboard storage area, and the door pull manages. The graining of the plastic trim succeeds to keep the interior from looking extremely low-cost, in addition to the light-colored trim having carbon fiber scraps combined into the material to make it look more like a contemporary upscale kitchen countertop.

Theres no doubt that automobiles have actually ended up being rather costly, and many buyers are aiming to discover imaginative methods to alleviate costs so much for their next purchase. Automotive manufacturers are wising up and understanding that the affordable lorry in a practical and functional sense is picking up, and Ford has answered customers with the least pricey hybrid around that takes place to be a pickup truck– a distinct little truck called the new Ford Maverick.
The new Ford Maverick is an all-new model that is developed off the platform of the existing Ford Bronco Sport and Ford Escape and its not to be puzzled with the 1970s Ford Maverick coupe of the past. As a compact-sized truck, an unique section thats paving a brand-new course with cars like the new Hyundai Santa Cruz, the Ford Maverick takes on a technique to not just having a low starting rate of $19,995 prior to any fees or choices, but that rate gets you into a hybrid car. Yes, the new Ford Maverick starts as a hybrid that combines a 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle 4-cylinder engine operating in harmony with its a/c motor.

The 4.5-foot truck bed with its factory optional $495 spray-in liner has slots for lumber so you can tier up levels in addition to slots above the wheel wells for 4 × 8 plywood sheets. Theres a 20-amp circuit in the back of the bed that can be tapped for devices. For all new Maverick models, in either powertrain configuration, the payload max is 1,500 pounds.

The brand-new Ford Maverick is an all-new design that is built off the platform of the current Ford Bronco Sport and Ford Escape and its not to be puzzled with the 1970s Ford Maverick coupe of the past. As a compact-sized truck, a distinct segment thats paving a brand-new path with automobiles like the new Hyundai Santa Cruz, the Ford Maverick takes on a technique to not just having a low beginning price of $19,995 prior to any options or costs, however that cost gets you into a hybrid car. The total range for the Maverick Hybrid is just over 570 miles thanks to the 13.8 gallon fuel tank, which is somewhat smaller than the 2.0-liter EcoBoost Mavericks 16.5 gallon tank.

The interior area is generous up front but out back the seats have about the same space as the Hyundai Santa Cruz, not exactly large however functional on short trips. Theres only seat heating in the Lariat cut where you are entrusted to fundamental fabric seats on my test cars XLT Hybrid trim but they are nicely accentuated with different colors and orange stitching. I would say the interior is done perfectly, especially for the rate point of such a flexible “hybrid” small truck.

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