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Couple of other observations about the buying process. I originally was leaning towards the XLT because I wanted the 4 X 4 package and they didn't offer it on the XL trim. The original package on the preorders included a rear locking differential gear with extra gearing options and a 10 speed transmission. They later changed the package and dropped those options and when they did my opinion was the 4 x 4 package wasn't worth getting then for extra drive modes and a larger radiator since for all practical purposes it was no different than a standard drivetrain.
do you mean FX-4 package? There was never any 4x4 option- only AWD. Also, I have been really tuned in to all Maverick specs and options information I could find since before Ford even admitted it was a real vehicle and I never saw any mention of a 10 speed trans in any Ford documents or the build & price, etc. I actually was hoping it would have that for MPG purposes (I have it in my F-150), but after driving the ECO + 8 speed IMO it shifts way better than my F-150 10 speed :)
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do you mean FX-4 package? There was never any 4x4 option- only AWD. Also, I have been really tuned in to all Maverick specs and options information I could find since before Ford even admitted it was a real vehicle and I never saw any mention of a 10 speed trans in any Ford documents or the build & price, etc. I actually was hoping it would have that for MPG purposes (I have it in my F-150), but after driving the ECO + 8 speed IMO it shifts way better than my F-150 10 speed :)
Yes I meant the FX-4 package. I remember seeing it in the build features when you selected it as as an option when you built the vehicle on the Ford website. This was around August or earlier of last year. They did this with other packages as well before they finalized things.
 

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Speed kills(gas mileage). The difference in aerodynamic drag going from 70 to 80 is 30%. Now drag isn’t the sole determinator of mileage at highway speeds but it’s a significant one.
modern vehicle designs are all wind tunnel tested for a sweet spot on best mpg vs. mph and also the tranny is optimized for same. Look around you on any open road, hwy, fwy etc. and you almost never see anyone driving 55. The cars are designed to get their best mileage higher than 55- my Grand Cherokee for example loves 65-70 mph. Our F-150 is same thing.
 
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Great review. I'm considering printing this and putting in the manual:)

What are your driving tips for getting this type of mileage? I got 32 on the highway at 65-70 on a long trip. With mostly city driving I am getting just above 24. The latter has been in very cold weather if that matters. I have EB with 4K also. Very impressed with my highway mileage and not surprised at city. I have been driving with a very light foot.
No tips what I do notice is it will read 30 or less MPG for short trips like 30 miles both ways or less on highway but longer runs the MPG reads higher. What I do to check it is the following I fill the tank to 16 gallons with a top off. Reset the the trip meter drive it until I've gone 460 miles before filling up. Every time I've done this I've only needed to refill with a top off at about15 gallons so my MPG is 460 miles / 15 gallons = 30 MPG.

If you can do that regardless of what it says then you know you are getting at least 30 MPG. You can in that case recalbrate the cluster to calculate you MPG on the trip meter based upon your actual gas usage by changing what is called AFE bias in the instrument cluster. You need to put the cluster into what is called engineering test mode first to access the settings. You can also access the DTC codes that way without using an OBD2 scanner among other things.

Here is how to access the test mode
https://www.mavericktruckclub.com/f...rick-engineering-test-mode-how-to-enter.5672/

The AFE BIAS I believe is set at 1000 when they leave the factory.
The AFE Bias calculation is the following (hand calculated MPG/cluster MPG) * 1000
So for example if your cluster reads 29 MPG and your hand calculated reads 30 MPG it is the following
(30 / 29) * 1000 = 1034 rounding down and that is number you'd set it at instead of 1000.
 
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No tips what I do notice is it will read 30 or less MPG for short trips like 30 miles both ways or less on highway but longer runs the MPG reads higher. What I do to check it is the following I fill the tank to 16 gallons with a top off. Reset the the trip meter drive it until I've gone 460 miles before filling up. Every time I've done this I've only needed to refill with a top off at about15 gallons so my MPG is 460 miles / 15 gallons = 30 MPG.

If you can do that regardless of what it says then you know you are getting at least 30 MPG. You can in that case recalbrate the cluster to calculate you MPG on the trip meter based upon your actual gas usage by changing what is called AFE bias in the instrument cluster. You need to put the cluster into what is called engineering test mode first to access the settings. You can also access the DTC codes that way without using an OBD2 scanner among other things.

Here is how to access the test mode
https://www.mavericktruckclub.com/f...rick-engineering-test-mode-how-to-enter.5672/

The AFE BIAS I believe is set at 1000 when they leave the factory.
The AFE Bias calculation is the following (hand calculated MPG/cluster MPG) * 1000
So for example if your cluster reads 29 MPG and your hand calculated reads 30 MPG it is the following
(30 / 29) * 1000 = 1034 rounding down and that is number you'd set it at instead of 1000.
Thank you very much. Last time I filled up I checked against the cumulative mg that the vehicle was recording and it was very close. I am amazed at what you are seeing for city mpg. You have a good build.
 
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Thank you very much. Last time I filled up I checked against the cumulative mg that the vehicle was recording and it was very close. I am amazed at what you are seeing for city mpg. You have a good build.
One thing to also consider is how cold it is where you are when you drive. I've noticed that my MPG drops when starting to get down near freezing.
My FWD 2.0 has only 1000miles but I drive highway 80% and cannot get anything higher than
26.5mpg.

@Maverick2022XL, what speeds do you usually drive? I do 70-80mph. And, per your experience, do you think mine should improve? I'm a little disappointed.
I have an AWD not FWD so maybe that has something to do with the gas mileage difference?
 
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Great review. I'm considering printing this and putting in the manual:)

What are your driving tips for getting this type of mileage? I got 32 on the highway at 65-70 on a long trip. With mostly city driving I am getting just above 24. The latter has been in very cold weather if that matters. I have EB with 4K also. Very impressed with my highway mileage and not surprised at city. I have been driving with a very light foot.
Also is yours's an AWD or FWD?
 
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Here is my DIY lined bed. Cost me $59 for the horsestall mat and fasteners before tax. Tools used, box cutter, contour gage, marker, drill bit, drill and mallet.

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