Ford to charge extra for hybrid Maverick
Many of us thought it odd that the base model of the 2022 Ford Maverick pickup was the gas-sipping, 40-mpg-plus hybrid version. Ford apparently caught on: For the 2024 model year, the 191-hp, 2.5-liter hybrid will no longer be the truck’s standard engine, according to Ford Authority.
It seems the 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder, an option through 2023, will replace it as the base engine; the hybrid engine will become a $1500 option, as Ford tells The Drive. The truck’s price is expected to remain around $25,000.
Order banks for the 2024 model year are expected to open within the next few weeks. Act quickly when they do, as the 2023 model sold out, and multiple dealers took the opportunity to mark up the Mexico-built Maverick in general, and the hybrid model in particular.
Those of us who have driven the Maverick, especially the hybrid, have been more than impressed with it in practically every area. But it’s up to you how much of a markup you consider reasonable.