Ford Maverick: 1000 km without refueling

Ford Maverick: 1000 km without refueling


A member of the Maverick Truck Club forum, dedicated to the Ford pickup truck of the same name, demonstrated how economical a truck with a standard hybrid powertrain can be. A Mavforever user drove almost 960 kilometers without refueling, and the on-board computer still had 40 more fuel in the tank. Average fuel consumption was around 44.1 mpg, that is, 5.3 liters per 100 kilometers, like the diesel BMW X3 20d.

In the United States, the new Ford Maverick is marketed as the only pickup truck with a hybrid “in-base” powertrain. The truck got an “aspirated” 2.5 operating on the Atkinson economy cycle, a PowerSplit planetary continuously variable transmission with two electric motors (traction and motor-generator for recharging the battery and recuperation), as well as a battery with a capacity of 1.1 kilowatt-hours. In total, the internal combustion engine and the electric motor give out 194 horsepower, but Ford indicates the torque value only for the engine – 210 Nm.

Hybrid “Mavericks” come exclusively with front-wheel drive – hence the low consumption. During the June presentation, Ford talked about 5.88 liters per hundred kilometers, but later the American Environmental Protection Agency made a clarification: 5.6 liters on the combined cycle. However, one of the owners managed to outbid even this figure and achieve a consumption of 5.3 liters. The car drove almost 960 kilometers without refueling, and there was still 40 more fuel left in the tank. At the same time, the mileage on electricity alone was an impressive 434 kilometers.

Meanwhile, British blogger Joe Achilles drove 1,450 kilometers without refueling. And he did it behind the wheel of a BMW 730Ld with an inline diesel “six” 3.0 (265 forces and 620 Nm of torque) and an eight-band automatic ZF, which “according to the passport” consumes 5.3-5.8 liters per 100 kilometers (in combined mode on the WLTP cycle). The average speed on the route was 100.9 kilometers per hour, and the consumption was 4.5 liters.

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