The Best Pickup Trucks Of 2022

The Best Pickup Trucks Of 2022

American manufacturers have recently steered away from producing small pickup trucks. Instead, powerful vehicles fitted with big V8 engines and four-wheel drive demonstrate impressive hauling capabilities and exceptional off-road features. Pickups such as the Ford F-150 Raptor generating 450 hp or the Ram 1500 TRX boasting a whopping 702 hp, have gained favor. For 2022, Ford has filled the gap by offering the Maverick, the first hybrid pickup truck, a unibody crossover-based pickup built on the Escape and Bronco Sport platform.

Ford offers the truck in two powertrain options. The standard equipment version features a gas-electric hybrid with a four-cylinder 2.5-liter engine generating 191 horsepower and 155 lb-ft of torque and an e-CVT drivetrain that sends more than ample power to the front wheels for most applications (via) Motor Trend). The hybrid version has an EPA-estimated 42 mpg (city) and a range of 500 miles on a tank of gas (via Ford).

An optional turbocharged four-cylinder 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine generating 250 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque connected to an eight-speed automatic is available with either front- or all-wheel drive. Either powertrain will haul up to 1,500 pounds of cargo, but Ford offers a Tow Package with the EcoBoost engine that provides towing up to 4,000 pounds. The Maverick provides a comfortable ride with the handling of a typical SUV and the simple cabin sans any luxury adornments helps keep the selling price near $20,000.


via SlashGear

November 25, 2022 at 06:28AM

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