Good news for those who are considering owning the new Ford Maverick hybrid. The truck, which is still a question mark, is estimated to exceed expectations.
Of course, Ford’s primary source of income is trucked so far. In 2023, the carmaker plans to introduce the newest truck version, the 2023 Ford Maverick hybrid AWD, after a hiatus of several years. Coupled with the standard hybrid powertrain, this will add to the efficiency of Maverick as 1 of the most popular pickups on the market. With a smaller design than its predecessor, Ranger or F-150, the price of Maverick is also expected to be cheaper than the two.
Indeed until now, there has been no official statement from Ford. However, the presence of the Maverick hybrid in 2023 could add to the available AWD options. The Maverick can be an internal rival between fellow pickups, Ranger. It will be a formidable competitor to other compact trucks, like Santa Cruz from Hyundai and Subaru’s small SUV, Crosstrek.
What We Expect
This 2023 Ford Maverick hybrid AWD design is carried out with excellent execution despite the small body shape. Maverick’s proper suspension and easy handling confirm that you will be impressed with it. Of course, it seems to be a reminder that you don’t need a big vehicle weighing up to 6,000 pounds to help you get things done. Fuel consumption will be more efficient with the standard hybrid powertrain.
As we may already know, Ford always presents an interior that invites admiration. Besides it provides comfortable storage space, the clever mix of materials and textures also creates an interior that looks elegant at a low cost. However, one of the weaknesses that Ford’s interior has owned is the rear seats which are very narrow for three people to sit on.
Your suspicions about using the AWD system will most likely not be wrong. 2023 Ford Maverick hybrid AWD will surprise you with a standard hybrid powertrain. A 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder, 1.1 kWh battery, automatic CVT, and electric motor will produce a truck with 191 hp and 155 lb-ft of torque from the front wheels. Although this Maverick is a hybrid truck with more efficient fuel consumption, it is claimed to be able to reach sixteen mph in 7.6 seconds.
The typical application of Ford trucks’ elegant interior and boxy style is not enough to match the truck market from other manufacturers. To win the competition with Hyundai’s Santa Cruz, Ford is expected to choose a larger engine variant. Therefore, as customers, you will be able to get a 4K Towing and FX4 off-road package and an independent rear suspension. You must be looking forward to this realization in the 2023 Ford Maverick Hybrid AWD.
Ford also provides a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine to quench the thirst of those who want AWD with more power. The machine has to come with the 4K towing and off-road FX4. The power generated by the engine is 250 hp with 277 lb-ft of torque. Unfortunately, the transmission used is not a hybrid CVT but a conventional eight-speed automatic transmission. The speed of this version of Maverick is estimated to reach 60 mph in 7 seconds.
Is There Any Safety Feature?
There has been no confirmation of the Maverick crash test by NHTSA or IIHS. Ford has embedded a safety feature for its drivers in Co-Pilot360. This feature provides standard automatic options of headlights and emergency braking to minimize the occurrence of collisions and relieve driver fatigue.
Other safety features like blind-spot monitoring, fixed lane assistance, rear traffic warning, and adaptive cruise control are still under consideration, considering installing these features will add to the price of Maverick.
Estimated Market Price
The 2023 Ford Maverick hybrid AWD will later be introduced as a compact pickup choice with better handling, more efficient fuel consumption, and a lower price in one package. With all features that will be pinned to Maverick, its price will likely not be too far from its predecessors. With the most efficient pickup appendage at an affordable price, the cost offered is estimated at around $21,500 for the entry-level Maverick. As for the variant with a 2.0-liter turbo-four, it comes to $27,000.