Drivers know what they want out of the Ford Maverick, but they can’t have it yet. Also, people don’t mince words. Ford doesn’t have to ask, and people still share what the 2023 Ford Maverick lacks.
Is the Ford Maverick Hybrid 2023 AWD?
No, the 2023 Ford Maverick Hybrid does not have all-wheel drive. The lack of AWD with the Maverick grinds the gears for potential owners and buyers. However, sales aren’t exactly suffering as a result.
TorqueNews decided to poll members of the Ford Maverick Club, which includes fans and truck owners, to see what’s missing. The survey asked if you could change one thing about the Maverick, what would it be, and hundreds of people responded.
The most popular answer involved making the Maverick Hybrid available with AWD. It is the most popular demand. Combining the hybrid setup with AWD would give drivers the ability to save fuel while traversing inclement weather and nature.
It could also help the Gord Maverick Hybrid tow more. The 2023 Maverick Hybrid can tow up to 2,000 lbs., but the gas-powered Maverick can tow up to 4,000 lbs. However, both models can carry a payload of up to 1,500 pounds.
But keep in mind that adding AWD to the Hybrid Maverick would make it heavier and could affect your fuel economy. It currently gets an EPA-estimated 42 mpg city and up to 33 mpg highway.
Will the 2024 Maverick Hybrid have AWD?
A 2024 Ford Maverick Hybrid AWD model may be in the works. While this option was expected for 2023, time is running out. Also, the order books closed. You may have to wait until 2024 to get a Maverick either way.
Spy shots could have captured a shocking change in the pipeline. A Maverick model that is partially covered in camo is believed to be a plug-in hybrid model. The Maverick PHEV AWD model is another popular choice from the TorqueNews polo.
The pictures show a junction box attached to the tailgate that says the 2.1-litre PHE-V. That could indicate a 2.1-liter engine paired with a PHEV setup. Also, the base weight increased to 3946 pounds. The gas model weighs 3,731 pounds. That seems like a small increase.
Also, we can speculate that the truck has an independent rear suspension that sends power to each wheel.
Can the Maverick Hybrid support AWD?
Yes, the Ford Maverick Hybrid can support AWD. No difficult mods required to add AWD. The Maverick Hybrid was designed with a space-saving battery to accommodate all-wheel drive.
However, the Maverick Hybrid will need more power to support the AWD system. That’s why there’s room to add another battery or switch to a PHEV setup. But here is a strange issue to consider.
The Ford Escape PHEV is not available with AWD and the Maverick is based on the Escape. Does this mean there is a complication that the critics are unaware of? Also, the Escape PHEV uses a 2.5-liter engine, so the 2.1-liter unit could provide more space.
We’ll keep tracking the Maverick Hybrid. Stay tuned for the latest updates. Ford could give drivers what they want soon.