Yes, we’re not even done with 2022 and we’re already talking about hybrid pickups available in 2024. But the electrification of everything on two, three and four wheels is rising faster than anticipated. And hybrids have become a good springboard for the full adoption of electric vehicles. So there’s a push to get these interim hybrid pickups to buyers as quickly as possible. We have nine to tell you.
Ford Maverick Hybrid Pickup
The Ford Maverick continues to baffle critics who thought minitrucks were dead and gone. And it continues to evolve with the hybrid option. This front-wheel drive truck comes standard with the hybrid system. Power comes from a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 191 hp. A non-hybrid option is available, but you have to accept the switch to hybrids and enjoy the gas savings.
Ford F-150 Hybrid
The hybrid option for the F-150 costs $4,500 but should save you money in the long run, especially with the price of gas these days. In the F-150, the hybrid system starts with the 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6. It’s linked to a 35 kW motor, driving a 10-speed automatic transmission. With this combo, you can see up to 700 miles between top-ups.
Toyota Tundra Hybrid Pickup
Toyota calls its hybrid system Tundra I-Force MAX. It starts with a 3.4-liter twin-turbocharged V6 with an electric motor attached. Behind that is a 10-speed automatic transmission. That combines for 389 hp and 583 pound-feet of torque. This net towing capacity is 11,450 pounds, which should be plenty for most owners. The system adds an extra $3,400, but it should pay for itself pretty quickly.
Ram 1500 Hybrid
The Ram has been a latecomer to the hybrid and electric table, but is quickly fitting into the program. Its e-Torque system produces 305 hp and 270 lb-ft from the 3.6-liter V6 engine. Ram’s e-Torque hybrid system is reasonably priced at $2,295.
Hybrid Honda Ridgeline
New for 2023, the Ridgeline Plug-in Hybrid System features the 3.5-liter V6 powered by a hybrid engine and nine-speed automatic transmission. Although no official specs have been released, expect 300 hp. The price will be right at $40,000.
Hybrid Hyundai Santa Cruz
Hyundai has refreshed the popular Santa Cruz for 2023 with more options, colors and updates. A new suspension and shock absorbers should improve stability. Powered by a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. With the petrol engine producing 281 hp, we expect the hybrid version to top 300 hp.
Toyota Tacoma Hybrid Pickup
With Toyota leading the hybrid charge, we were expecting a hybrid Tacoma long before now. However, it will be in 2023 when the hybrid power arrives. Which engine Toyota has chosen hasn’t been revealed, but it’s expected to be a detuned version of the Tundra’s twin-turbocharged V6 powertrain. So you can expect around 300hp from it.
Jeep Gladiator 4xe Hybrid
Jeep is waiting until 2024 when it debuts a facelifted Wrangler JL, which the Gladiator is based on. Along with the upgrade will be the Wrangler Unlimited hybrid system. The current 4xe has a hybrid system and uses two electric motors combined with the four- and eight-speed TorqueFlite turbo automatic transmission. That translates to 375 hp and 470 pound-feet of torque. Will Jeep squeeze more power out of this hybrid combo? We will know soon.
ford ranger hybrid
Ford first tackled a hybrid and all-electric F-150. Now the new Ranger comes with both powertrains electrified. With Ford deep into the development of the new Ranger, it had enough to deal with just to debut it in 2023. So, by switching to the Ranger plug-in hybrid system, it will use Ford’s 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine. Rumors suggest this won’t appear until 2025, but we’re hoping Ford has ramped up all of its electric initiatives and has it by 2024. At the same time, a fully electric version will launch.
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