When Ford introduced the 2022 Maverick compact pickup truck, it rightfully crowed about the standard hybrid’s impressive preliminary fuel economy numbers of 40 mpg in the city and 33 on the highway. But it was suspiciously silent on fuel economy for the optional non-hybrid turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder. If the build sheets procured by a member of the Maverick Truck Club forum are to be believed, though, Ford had nothing to be ashamed of.
The build sheets and stickers are for Mavericks equipped with either the turbo engine and front-wheel drive, or with all-wheel drive plus the 4K Tow Package. The front-drive version gets 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. With all-wheel drive and the tow package it gets 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. That tops both versions of the Hyundai Santa Cruz, the best of which gets 21 mpg in the city and 27 on the highway, while the comparable turbo 2.5-liter all-wheel-drive one gets 19 in the city and 27 on the highway.
As the forum points out, there’s one configuration missing, the all-wheel drive without the tow package, which would have a taller final drive ratio. It’s possible that one might be more efficient than the tow package version, but probably only slightly.