Given all that, there’s no better time for the 2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid to come out, packing capability and frugality in equal doses, wrapped up in a shell that feels like anything but a bargain-basement punishment.
There is nothing more American than buying way more vehicle than you need.
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It’s possible to double that tow rating, letting you tow a small trailer or some ATVs, but you have to upgrade to the 2.0-liter turbocharged gas engine (,085), all-wheel drive (,305) and add the 4K Tow Package (5) to make that happen.
I know what you’re thinking — a tiny hybrid pickup truck with front-wheel drive? — but hear me out, because the Maverick’s base powertrain is utterly impressive.
All-wheel drive is only available with the Maverick’s optional 2.0-liter turbo I4, which produces a decent 250 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque.
Hybrid Mavericks are capable of towing up to 2,000 pounds, which covers a flatbed and a riding mower, or a couple of jet-skis, and should be more than most people need.
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