The people here are early adopters who like more power and flashy colors. Fleet managers will be buying white XT hybrids by the bucket full, IMHO.
To be fair, I don't think Ford's intent with this truck was to steer people from their best selling product in history.I’m an also not impressed by 26mpg to be honest. It’s not terrible but it’s far from impressive. My f150 gets 20mpg. I personally wouldn’t downsize for that kind of fuel savings. I would be giving up the ride height, ride comfort, cabin space, high residual value and a significant amount of capability to see a relatively small savings in fuel. What makes the maverick worth downsizing from my f150 is the hybrid drivetrain delivering substantial fuel efficiency gains over my current full sized truck. The smaller size will be a bonus at times but the maverick is still barely going to fit in my garage. That drivetrain and fuel savings is what is truly making it worth giving up all of those positives that come with a full sized truck.
All these comments make me more appreciative of my old banger Honda Element. 22-24 mpg. Pulls trailer with 1,200 lbs with ease. 2.0 liter with 4,000 towing is needed by some…anxious to see real worldDon't get me wrong, I'm all for more power, and the double the towing is awesome...
But id just think that mileage would be more important for most folks.
I'm hearing that the 2.0 ECO boost will likely get somewhere around 26mpg, which impo, is about as terrible as I'd expect from a small ICE truck.
I would have guessed (before coming to this forum) Ford would sell 10 to 1 of the 2.5L hybrids to the 2.0 ECO boost, but apparently not
From a personal standpoint, if I had to stick to an ICE truck, I'd just stick with my F150. That truck is my baby, I can just barely afford to drive it
My parents had a Honda Element. It was literally the worst handling/driving car i have ever driven. The only thing i could compare it to was driving my uncles H1 hummer - not the fake GM ones, but a real hummer. The element drove like it was a vehicle 4 times its size in every direction.All these comments make me more appreciative of my old banger Honda Element. 22-24 mpg. Pulls trailer with 1,200 lbs with ease. 2.0 liter with 4,000 towing is needed by some…anxious to see real world
I hate to agree with a man with your facial hair, but I'm afraid you are correct. EB's can be thirsty, and the boost is addictive.The 26 mpg figure came from someone's screen shot of an instrument cluster. It means nothing as these displayed averages can vary widely depending on how many miles of what were driven and how. That said, my experience with the EcoBoost engines is that they are very thirsty - especially when you ask for their power.
The Bronco Sport AWD 2.0 is EPA rated at 21 city, 26 highway and 23 combined. The Maverick should achieve nearly identical, and in my experience 10-15% less for real world vs EPA.
Nobody knows what the mileage will be yet. Plus, you're comparing apples to oranges with a diesel engine, big difference, plus the diesel costs more upfront.My full size Chevy baby Duramax(4X4) gets 30mpg on the freeway. I would assume Ford could do better than 26mpg in a 2.0L FWD minitruck. But whatever. And yes, I have a Maverick hybrid ordered that my son will drive. I would not purchase the 2.0L ecoboost version. IMO...