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Young Buyers? Ford Maverick Hybrid Is Getting Great Reviews

January 10, 2022,

Joyous it is when you can use your vehicle for many fun or practical situations.

Driving is practical.

Tailgating is fun.

The 2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid is receiving rave reviews. It is both practical and fun.

You might want to familiarize yourself with it.

The Ford Maverick is a compact pickup truck produced by Ford.

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It was unveiled on June 8, 2021 as the smallest truck marketed by the company.

The Maverick is based on a front-wheel drive-based unibody platform shared with the Ford Escape and Bronco Sport, and offered with a hybrid powertrain as standard and a conventional turbo engine as an option.

It went on sale in late 2021 for the 2022 model year.

The Maverick is available in three trim levels: XL, XLT, and Lariat, with a limited-production First Edition model also being available at launch based on the Lariat trim.

Standard equipment on all models include touchscreen infotainment system with wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration and an integrated FordPass 4G LTE modem, power windows and door locks, air conditioning, and a multifunction steering wheel.

See what we mean. It is practical and fun.

Smart too.

According to Ford, it starts at $19,995. What a bargain. We expected the price to be much higher.

Here is what Ford had to say, “Flexible, fun and affordable — the Maverick pickup is breaking all the stereotypes. With endless customization opportunities, a roomy interior and the technology you need, the Maverick truck is made for people who never knew they needed a truck.”

Especially young people.

It gets even better. Need confirmation on how incredible the Ford Maverick Hybrid is?

Here is what the industry respected team at The Car Connection had to say.

The Car Connection Names Best Car To Buy 2022: Ford Maverick Hybrid

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– Ford Maverick Hybrid receives top honors from trusted car research brand

– Rivian R1T, Lucid Air get accolades from related performance/luxury and green-car enthusiast brands

– Honda Civic, Hyundai Ioniq 5, Genesis GV70 and Ford Mustang Mach-E take honors in The Car Connection’s individual categories

– Readers choose Chevrolet Corvette, Kia Telluride among Driver’s Choice winners

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The Car Connection

Jan 03, 2022, 08:00 ET

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Car Connection (www.thecarconnection.com), the easiest place to research and shop for cars online, today named the Ford Maverick Hybrid as its Best Car To Buy 2022.

Related auto enthusiast brands Motor Authority (www.motorauthority.com) and Green Car Reports (www.greencarreports.com) also named the winners of their Best Car To Buy awards. The Rivian R1T took the title of Motor Authority’s Best Car To Buy 2022, while the Lucid Air was named Green Car Reports’ Best Car To Buy 2022.

The Car Connection also named its best picks in individual categories, with base prices limited to $50,000 and with a requirement for standard automatic emergency braking:

Best Convertible To Buy 2022 Ford Mustang
Best Coupe To Buy 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Best Crossover To Buy 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E
Best Economy Vehicle To Buy 2022 Honda Civic
Best Electric Vehicle To Buy 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E
Best Family Vehicle To Buy 2022 Kia Telluride
Best Hatchback To Buy 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5
Best Hybrid Vehicle To Buy 2022 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
Best Luxury Vehicle To Buy 2022 Genesis GV70
Best Minivan To Buy 2022 Kia Carnival
Best Performance Vehicle To Buy 2022 Hyundai Elantra N
Best Pickup Truck To Buy 2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid
Best Sedan To Buy 2022 Honda Accord
Best SUV To Buy 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Best Wagon To Buy 2022 Subaru Outback

Ford Maverick Hybrid: A first pickup-truck winner

The Car Connection’s expert editors chose the Ford Maverick from a competitive field of nominees. Contenders were new or fully redesigned models that achieved top scores in The Car Connection’s unique “TCC Rating” system, while adhering to a $50,000 base-price limit.

The 10-point TCC Rating rolls up scores given to each vehicle across six categories: safety, comfort and utility, fuel economy, performance, technology, and styling.

“Our editors voted unanimously and unequivocally for the Maverick Hybrid, cementing it as the first pickup truck to win the award,” said Marty Padgett, Editorial Director of The Car Connection, Motor Authority, and Green Car Reports. “It satisfies drivers who need and want a smaller truck that still offers utility along with towing capability, creative packaging, great fuel economy, and best of all, a low price.”

Rivian R1T: An electric pickup truck for electric-vehicle enthusiasts

Performance and luxury brand Motor Authority named the Rivian R1T as its Best Performance/Luxury Car To Buy 2022. Editors selected the winner from new or redesigned luxury/performance vehicles made available for testing. The winner was judged to have the strongest appeal to enthusiasts with capability, acceleration, handling, styling, and features—as well as value—with no price limit.

“The Rivian R1T captures the imagination of enthusiasts with its electric drivetrain and its adventure-ready utility,” Padgett said. “It’s astoundingly quick and off-road ready—it’s the first of a wave of vehicles that will take trucks into a new era.”

Lucid Air: The new electric-car range champion’s a beauty, too

Green Car Reports, a research and news destination for electric cars, fuel-efficient cars, and hybrid cars, named the Lucid Air as its Best Green Car To Buy 2022. Editors chose the most significant new green car made widely available to shoppers during the 2022 model year, taking into account new technologies, their practicality, and their impact on the environment.

“The Lucid Air sets many new benchmarks for electric cars in terms of driving range, efficiency, charging, and powertrain engineering,” Padgett said. “But it’s also a stunning sedan that would lure new drivers into the electric-car arena on looks alone.”

Driver’s Choice Awards: Putting enthusiasts in the driver’s seat since 2016

For the sixth year in a row, enthusiasts took the driver’s seat in The Car Connection’s Driver’s Choice Awards.

Readers were asked to vote on their personal picks for the best new-vehicle choices in a variety of major auto segments. Their choices were:

  • Best Performance Car: Chevrolet Corvette
  • Best Green Car: Ford Mustang Mach-E
  • Best Luxury Car: Genesis GV70
  • Best Looking Car: Genesis GV70
  • Best Car On A Budget: Ford Maverick
  • Best Car For Families: Kia Telluride

About The Car Connection

The Car Connection (www.thecarconnection.com) is the easiest place to research and shop for cars online. The site makes car research easy with its unique “TCC Rating,” a clear numeric rating value based on a 10-point scale that reflects the overall opinion of our automotive experts on any vehicle.

The Car Connection is part of the Internet Brands Automotive Group (www.internetbrandsauto.com), one of the largest collections of automotive properties on the Internet, including pioneering car-buying website CarsDirect.com and a collection of more than 130 auto enthusiast websites. Collectively, the Internet Brands Automotive Group reaches more than 35 million unique visitors each month.

SOURCE The Car Connection

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