Leaked stickers reveal the Ford Maverick will do 10.6km/L in mixed driving conditions

With a 2.0-liter EcoBoost
by Drei Laurel | Aug 17, 2021
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The Maverick is a small truck—like considerably small by American standards. For this release, Ford’s ditched a massive road presence, large bed, and intimidating vibe in favor of a more compact form factor, easier maneuverability, and what we expect should be better fuel efficiency.

Just how much more bang for the buck fuel-wise are we talking about here? Leaked windshield stickers that recently surfaced on the Maverick Truck Club forums should provide an answer.

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If these images are true, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lists the FWD Maverick as capable of averaging 25mpg (10.6 km/L) in a mixed city and highway driving environment—23mpg (9.7km/L)  in the city, and 30mpg (12.7 km/L) out on the highway. The unit this windshield sticker was reportedly sourced from packs a 2.0-liter EcoBoost gasoline engine capable of up to 250hp and 375Nm of torque mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

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The AWD Ford Maverick XLT, meanwhile, will do up to 22mpg (9.3km/L) in the city and 29mpg (12.3 km/L) on the highway for combined fuel consumption of 25mpg (10.6 km/L) in mixed conditions. This unit comes with the same 2.0-liter EcoBoost and eight-speed automatic transmission but runs on two more wheels.

That’s roughly the same fuel economy figures for both the AWD and FWD Ford Maverick. There’s also a hybrid powertrain which Ford claims can do up to 17km/L. That one packs a 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder for a total system output of 191hp and 210Nm.

For comparison, the hybrid version of the all-new Ford F-150 with a 3.5-liter V6 engine does around 10-11km/L. Think the Maverick’s fuel economy advantage over larger models will help convince Americans to check it out? Let us know in the comments.

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