A new video of the pickup catches a glimpse at the economy figures, and they look good.
The Ford Maverick took a while to arrive, but when it finally became available for pre-order, Ford received 36,000 reservations in a single week. It's safe to say, then, that the Maverick is already proving to be a remarkable success. However, it's not perfect. Its towing capacity has been revealed to be rather poor compared to direct rivals like the Honda Ridgeline and Hyundai Santa Cruz. But there may be a way that Maverick buyers will be able to remain smug. In a new walkaround video, we catch a glimpse of the Maverick Lariat FX4's digital dash, and on the screen, the Maverick claims that its 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine returns an average of 26.6 mpg.
The screen shows that the Maverick in the video has covered 312 miles, but there's no other info surrounding this video. We don't know how the truck was driven before this, or on what roads, nor do we know when the trip computer was last reset. Nevertheless, if these figures prove to be accurate, then the top-spec Maverick will have a good selling point to make up for its disappointing towing figures. Although Ford has claimed that the base Maverick will manage to deliver close to 40 mpg, the automaker hasn't indicated what the EcoBoost motor is likely to achieve.
The base Maverick is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder hybrid developing 191 horsepower and 155 lb-ft of torque with a continuously variable transmission driving the front wheels. The upgraded 2.0-liter EcoBoost motor is more powerful with 250 hp and 277 lb-ft of torque on tap. Power again goes to the front wheels, but you can opt for an all-wheel-drive system if you so desire. We look forward to testing these ourselves and seeing if the economy figures really are what the above video suggests. Either way, it seems that the Maverick will be a massive sales success. Maybe one day we'll even get a Raptor version.