The all-new 2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid pickup is now officially America’s most fuel-efficient hybrid pickup, according to its newly announced official EPA-estimated fuel figures.
The 2.5-liter hybrid pickup earned an EPA-estimated 42 mpg in the city, 33 mpg highway miles and 37 mpg combined. It's EPA-estimated range also impressive- at more than 500 miles on a single tank of gas.
“Our team set out to redefine what a truck could be with Maverick, and we’ve done that with an EPA-estimated 42 mpg city that beats the 2022 Honda Civic 1.5-liter 4-cylinder automatic (variable gear ratio) gasoline engine. At the same time, Maverick offers room for five and plenty of towing and hauling for weekend trips or do-it-yourself projects,” said Chris Mazur, Ford Maverick chief engineer.
Maverick is equipped with Ford’s innovative fourth-generation hybrid propulsion system, which includes an all-new 2.5-liter Atkinson cycle hybrid engine and electronic continuously variable transmission. Its briefcase-size, liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery is placed below the second-row seats rather than occupying a significant portion of the cargo area.
Ford says it expects to start shipping the Maverick in December with the first customer deliveries expected in January, so required state and federal emissions certification can be completed. Due to high demand, Ford says it expects all Maverick Hybrid production for the 2022 model year to be fully reserved by early November. Once that happens, order books will close until next summer.
Customers can also place orders for the Maverick pickup with the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine which is already on sale.