The Ford Maverick has exceeded expectations since its launch. Much praise is given to its relatively affordable starting price of $ 19,995, which drew more than 36,000 bookings a week after the truck’s debut. And of course, let’s not forget the Maverick’s hybrid powertrain which has an official EPA rating of 42 mpg in the city.
With a combined rating of 37 mpg and a fuel tank of 13.8 gallons (62.7 liters), the new Maverick Hybrid is expected to be able to cover over 500 miles (805 kilometers) on a single fill. Turns out the Maverick Hybrid performs even better when tested in the real world.
At least that’s according to one owner who posted an impressive fuel economy rating on the Maverick Truck Club forum. According to user Mavforever, which backs up the claim with an accompanying photo of the instrument cluster, their Maverick hybrid hit 595.2 mi with 24 mi remaining before the tank emptied. Indicated was also more than 269 mi of electric range, resulting in an average fuel consumption reading of 44.1 mpg.
With these numbers, the truck can easily exceed the 600 mile mark. Forum members agree with the statement with similar results meaning that the impressive numbers are not exclusive to one owner.
It should be noted that the driving style and road conditions of the original poster, as well as the test route, were not disclosed in the forum post, but it is still good to know that the compact truck is able to deliver on the promise – even better. In the “expectation versus reality” game, the Maverick can be said to be winning.
This efficiency is of course exclusive to the rear-wheel-drive Maverick hybrid. For those who need to run on all legs, the non-hybrid EcoBoost powertrain is the only tool of choice. The EPA rating for the Maverick EcoBoost AWD is significantly lower than 22 mpg in the city, 29 mpg on the highway, and 25 mpg combined.