When the 2022 Ford Maverick was revealed, two numbers surrounding the all-new compact pickup stood out – its sub-$20k starting MSRP, and the base hybrid’s estimated city fuel economy rating of 40 miles-per-gallon. What we didn’t know, until now, is what sort of fuel economy to expect from Ford’s 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 in the new Maverick, however. But now, the EcoBoost-powered Maverick’s official EPA fuel economy ratings have been revealed, and they’re also quite impressive.
When equipped with the 2.0L EcoBoost I-4, the front-wheel drive 2022 Ford Maverick returns 23 miles-per-gallon in the city, 30 on the highway, and 26 combined. Opting for the all-wheel drive version of the compact pickup (the only combination available in Canada) costs a mere one mile-per-gallon across the board, as that configuration is rated at 22, 29, and 25 miles-per-gallon in the city, highway, and combined, respectively.
In the Maverick, the 2.0L EcoBoost power plant is rated to produce 250 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque. The turbo-four is mated exclusively to Ford’s eight-speed automatic transmission. When equipped with the optional 4K Tow Package, the EcoBoost-powered Maverick can tow up to 4,000 pounds.
Apparently, Ford will not be adding a base powertrain below the hybrid to the Maverick lineup. Regardless, the compact pickup is accomplishing Ford’s goal of attracting first-time truck buyers to the brand. The automaker also doesn’t believe that the Maverick will eat into Ford Ranger sales, as the latter is geared more toward off-road enthusiasts.