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No one should be surprised as the Ford Maverick continues to make a huge splash in 2024. There aren’t enough of these little trucks to go around. But the 2024 Ford Maverick still isn’t perfect and has a few potential problems to consider. 

Three potential 2024 Ford Maverick problems 

The 2024 Ford Maverick on the road
2024 Ford Maverick Hybrid | Ford

The 2024 Ford Maverick is starting to hit the streets, and critics continue complaining about the same old issues. The Maverick debuted as a new compact truck in 2022, so it’s still fresh. It’s too early for a mid-cycle refresh and significant changes. 

For 2024, the only change is related to the engines. The gas-powered option is now standard, and you can upgrade to the hybrid engine for $1,500. 

1. The Maverick Hybrid can’t be paired with AWD 

Ford Maverick fans just want fuel savings and all-wheel drive simultaneously! But the Maverick Hybrid still can’t be paired with AWD, so it’s not as well equipped to tackle inclement situations. 

You’ll need the gas-powered engine to equip AWD and the towing package. This allows the Maverick to tow up to 4,000 lbs. Without it, it can tow up to 2,000 lbs, and thats a considerable difference. 

On the other hand, AWD systems are heavy, so it could reduce Maverick’s fuel economy. The Maverick Hybrid gets an EPA-estimated 42 mpg in the city and up to 33 mpg on the highway.

2. The Maverick is full of plastics 

It should be a surprise that the 2024 Maverick interior isn’t exactly upscale. It’s an affordable, entry-level truck that starts at $23,400. But the hard plastics are a bit rough. 

The cab is tiny, and the truck has a bumpy ride quality, so you may accidentally hit the plastic panels with your knees or elbows. 

While the interior is a bit bland and basic, it’s practical. Textured patterns and orange accents spice things up. Plus, there are plenty of storage cubbies to take advantage of. 

3. The Maverick is hard to find 

Increasing the 2024 Ford Maverick production is a good start, but not enough. People are still scooping up these little trucks like seagulls after french fries on the boardwalk. They’re disappearing in the blink of an eye. 

The current Maverick wait time is between three to six months or more. Some dealerships shared that the waiting times could be over 20 weeks long. 

The Maverick Hybrid is harder to get because it’s the more popular option. Charging $1,500 to upgrade to the hybrid engine hasn’t slowed demand. 

Stay tuned for updates as we continue tracking the 2024 Maverick’s progress!