Don’t Get Your Hopes up for a Better Ford Maverick Hybrid
We know that waiting for the Ford Maverick Hybrid hasn’t been easy. You probably wish you were free on the open road with an excellent fuel economy already. If you were waiting for a few improvements to be made, such as AWD and more power, don’t hold your breath. The 2024 Ford Maverick Hybrid could still fall short.
2024 Ford Maverick Hybrid: What’s new?
The 2024 Ford Maverick Hybrid hasn’t been officially released, but rumors suggest that it will be easier to get as production increases and a few supply chain issues start to ease up. The production increase in July should provide more Maverick Hybrid models.
This is good news for some people who have been waiting for months. However, rumors suggest that Ford will only complete EcoBoost Maverick models by the end of the year.
This could mean roughly 19,500 Maverick Hybrid trucks will be incomplete by November first. That would leave about 33% of unfinished trucks on the table.
According to AutoBlog, those with Maverick Reservations that don’t get filled could be out of luck. Ford might not provide price protection rolling into 2024. That means if the MSRP increases, then you’ll have to cover the difference.
But dealerships currently have a 10-day supply of Maverick trucks. So, you can skip the wait by buying a truck locally. However, hybrid models are more difficult to find, and they could have stout dealership markups.
Is the 2024 Maverick Hybrid gaining AWD?
Unfortunately, we don’t expect the 2024 Ford Maverick Hybrid to gain AWD. This has been a popular demand among Maverick fans, but sales are crushing it. Ford has no reason to make any improvements yet.
Even by increasing Maverick production at the Hermosillo Mexican plant, Ford can’t keep up with the rampant demand. This indicates buyers are perfectly fine driving a hybrid truck without AWD or increased towing power.
There are rumors about the Ford Maverick PHEV floating around, which is exciting. It could have more muscle and efficiency. However, Ford North America Product Communications Director Mike Levine quickly poured water on these flames.
He shared that there’s no need for a Maverick PHEV because the Maverick Hybrid is incredibly efficient and affordable.
But the AWD makes the truck heavier, so it can’t tow as much or be equipped with AWD. So Maverick buyers have to choose between fuel savings and more practicality.
How strong is the 2024 Maverick Hybrid?
The 2024 Ford Maverick Hybrid will probably use the current 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that’s paired with an electric motor and battery to crank out 191 hp and 155 lb-ft of torque. It can tow up to 2,000 lbs and carry a payload of up to 1,500 lbs.
This compact hybrid truck gets an EPA-estimated 42 mpg in the city and up to 33 mpg on the highway. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in about 7.8 seconds.
The gas-powered Maverick uses a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 250 hp and 277 lb-ft of torque. It can tow up to 4,000 lbs and carry a payload of up to 1,564 lbs.
The small pickup truck gets an EPA-estimated 22 mpg in the city and up to 28 mpg on the highway. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in roughly 5.9 seconds.
So, the good news is that production is increasing, and Maverick Hybrid models should be easier to get. However, some orders may get pushed back until 2024, and it might get more expensive without significant changes.