As gas prices hit new highs in many areas, hybrid and electric vehicles are suddenly looking more attractive. We’ve got some good news about one of them: the all-new 2022 Ford Maverick.
Unveiled in June, this compact pickup comes standard with a hybrid powertrain and starts at just $25,900 before shipping and preparation. Ford said it would get 5.9 L/100 km in the city, but it’s even better than that.
The Maverick Hybrid with a 2.5-litre engine officially gets 5.6 L/100 km in the city. Add in the 7.1 L/100 km on the highway and it averages 6.3 L/100 km. With the exception of the Mitsubishi Mirage, it’s impossible to get better fuel economy from a gasoline-powered car.
The Maverick redefines what a truck can be,” says Mathieu Rompré, marketing manager for the Maverick at Ford of Canada. That’s combined with room for five passengers, the FLEXBED bed and innovative FIT spaces, as well as more than enough towing and hauling capacity for weekend trips or DIY projects.”
The downside for pickup truck enthusiasts is that the hybrid version of the Maverick is not available with all-wheel drive. In order to get four-wheel drive, you have to look to the 2.0-liter turbocharged Maverick EcoBoost. Equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission instead of a CVT, it consumes 8.1 L/100 km in the city and 10.7 L/100 km on the highway for an average of 9.6 L/100 km.
It’s already on sale across Canada, with prices starting at $28,400. As for the Maverick Hybrid, Ford expects the first deliveries to customers to take place in January 2022, while emissions certifications are completed.