After More Than 2,000 Miles, How’s Our 2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid’s Fuel Economy?

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After roughly four months of ownership, we’ve put over 2,500 miles on our Best of 2022– and Best Pickup Truck of 2022-winning 2022 Ford Maverick hybrid. We’ve also documented its fuel economy over six fill-ups covering over 2,100 miles (yes, we’ve been getting 400-plus miles out of our Maverick’s 13.8-gallon tank, which is why our fill-ups are slightly behind the odometer). Ford marketed the Maverick as a thrifty fuel-sipper; has its real-world fuel economy lined up with that?

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Over 2,170.5 documented miles, we’ve filled our Maverick up with 65.138 gallons of gas. That works out to over 33 mpg — well below the Maverick hybrid’s 37 mpg combined rating from the EPA. We’ve seen better numbers while driving and actually averaged almost 39 mpg on one tank (also our longest individual trip on a tank at nearly 450 miles), but it appears the harsh winter months may have impacted our overall fuel economy. At the same time, a pickup truck of any size returning fuel-economy ratings comfortably above 30 mpg is something of a novelty. The mileage of our larger 2021 F-150 Limited hybrid, which we’ve owned for over a year, hovers around 20 mpg.

Despite our Maverick hybrid’s relatively judicious use of fuel, it hasn’t been as inexpensive as it could’ve been because we’ve been using premium gas as recommended by the owner’s manual. You can use regular fuel if you want, but Ford says your performance may suffer in warmer temperatures or while towing. The total cost for those 65.138 gallons was $353.98, an average of $5.43 per gallon.

Hopefully, warmer temperatures will help our fuel economy to climb. We’ve also added a bed cover — more on that soon — which could lead to improved aerodynamics and efficiency. There are also a lot of road trips planned for the Maverick in the coming months, so stay tuned for more updates about our ownership experience.

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