I received the Ford Maverick for review purposes, but as usual, thoughts on Hybrid Life With Ford Maverick and all opinions are my own.
When we sold our truck, we wondered how we were going to brave into some more challenging hikes, complete our cosmetic projects at our home and an even more pressing question – how were we going to complete our garden project? We were so excited when Ford provided the experience of a Hybrid Life With Ford Maverick.
Hybrid Life With Ford Maverick
We miss our truck so much, but we have decided not to purchase another large truck, which limits places we use it and just the two of us means no need for a lot of space in a vehicle.
That is why the Ford Maverick is the perfect choice for city, environmentally conscious, active & busy DIYers like us!
Here’s what we love about the Ford Maverick Hybrid:
We averaged 45-46 miles per gallon HWY/ 56 miles/City, we drove it for 7 days, including multiple trips to our gardening store and a 200 mile trip to go hiking.
With great pick up and acceleration
A lot of room in the back seats. Hubby is 6’2 and rarely fits in vehicles with the front seat pushed to the back and he did on the Ford Maverick! He was very happy about that!
Storage under the rear seats
Love the front grille, the big truck vibe, which fits in most tight city parking spaces! It’s great to have the best of both worlds!
Also love the color and overall look!
Truck Bed was perfect for city life and house/gardening projects.
We used the Ford Maverick Hybrid to start and complete our vegetable & flower garden!
It had the perfect space for our gardening project with room to spare!
Here are some tips, if you want to start your garden:
If you’ve never had a garden before, I recommend you start small, buy strong plants from a local gardening center, buy only plants you have time to manage.
Watering and taking care of the plants requires time.
You can check out my tips on how to plant a small garden when you don’t have space HERE.
If you have done it and you’re ready for the next step, I recommend starting some plants from seeds and getting more than you need in case some do not survive.
How to start your garden from seeds indoors (for beginners), click HERE.
Today I’m sharing the next step, when your last frost is done and you’re ready to bring plants outdoors.
- Make sure you check the weather and that you will not be getting nights under 50F.
- Buy soil with fertilizer to prepare your gardening area/gardening beds
- Use a weed barrier, I use netting + landscape fabric to keep the weeds away, but just make sure your plants have room to grow roots deep enough.
- Start planting with plants which like cold weather, like lettuce, leafy greens, carrots, onions, strawberries. Leave tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers and herbs for mid May, depending on the area you live in.
- Gardening groups and experienced gardeners are a great source of help for beginners.
- After planting, water the garden generously. We have a hose system that automatically turns water on.
- We also add a layer of netting on the side and top to protect the garden from bunnies and other animals.
Here are some items you will need:
We also took the Ford Maverick Hiking! It’s great having a truck to support our active lifestyle!
Doing Good With The Ford Maverick
I used the truck to bring supplies & food to help host a luncheon at my church.
Loved having a truck to help me do good!
Sharing The Ford Maverick With Friends
Dear friends are looking for a smaller fuel efficient truck, so we took the Maverick there to show it to them!
Their Lab approved it!
They fell in love with it! It meets their needs and fits their active lifestyle! They will be looking to purchase one in the fall when it becomes available!
I love when our rides help friends see vehicles up close to make an informed decision!
Hiking With The Maverick Hybrid
We enjoyed celebrating our anniversary at Bushkill Falls in PA! Bonus points for Hybrid Life with the Maverick and its fuel efficiency, which allowed us to take the 200 mile round trip in less than ¼ of a tank.
Here are some moments:
You can follow our hiking adventures by joining our Hiking In New Jersey Group, click HERE to join!
We really loved the leg room in the back seat, which is usually compromised in small trucks, giving the Maverick those extra points for small families who might consider it.
A few other things we loved about the Maverick:
Apple Car Play made the connection seamless and gave me all the functionality.
Also love all the tech ports.
A few minor things you should know:
- It has no touch button to start you need to use the key.
- No adaptive cruise control
The Ford Maverick we drove was a prototype, so pricing and final fuel efficiency specs are still to be determined, but we can share the pricing we received as $28,895.00 MSRP.
The Ford Maverick Hybrid is the perfect pickup truck if you’re active and starting a family; or if you need a great vehicle which combines maneuverability for city driving and room for weekend adventures with great fuel efficiency.
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Can’t wait to hear what you think about my Hybrid Life With Ford Maverick!
As usual, give us a Trendy Shout!
I would love this vehicle especially since it has spacious indoors and we are big people. Any idea if Ford Maverick is available in India?
This is interesting, the truck is cool and this seems fun trip. The sky and clouds look so pretty.
Jennifer L Prince
Oh wow! I didn’t realize that Ford even had a hybrid. Good to know!
Nnniiiccceeeee….this is the kind of truck I wanna have for me. I love how they’ve incorporated all this new tech with some old. And the leg-room, too is a huge benefit!
I love cars that fit into tight city parking spaces! Thanks for the review of this car! It really helps us decide which is the best to buy.
The truck looks good. I like the size of its spaces—enough room for anything.
I did not even know hybrid trucks were a thing! This truck looks quite spacious and ready to tackle all sorts of adventures.
This sounds like a neat vehicle. I don’t think I was aware of there being hybrid trucks. It is nice to have something rugged and spacious to keep up with our busy routines.
How awesome that Ford provided you with the experience of a Hybrid Life With Ford Maverick! I love all the pictures showcasing your travels in the truck – especially delivering food to the church. Great post!
It looks like a great vehicle for families and all those extra gadgets looks really handy.
I knew very little about the Ford Maverick until I read this post. Ford needs to advertise this more, as it seems it has much to offer. And it’s tough to beat those gas mileage numbers!
I enjoyed reading your article about the Ford Maverick and your personal experience with it. Your writing style is engaging and I appreciate the insights you shared about its features and functionality. The photos you included also added a nice touch to the overall presentation.
I am in the market for a car and I was told that hybrid is the way to go! Your article is very very helpful, thank you so much.
It looks like such a great car for sure! Thanks for sharing
The Ford Maverick looks like a great all-round truck. It looks good on the inside and the outside and is economical too. All round win!
Such a great car. I would love to have a Ford maverick. It’s perfect to outdoor activities with family.
This truck serves the purpose well for a small family. storage capacity is sufficient too.
This looks like a great truck for families as perfect size and tons of storage but with comfort as well.
This looks like a fantastic truck. It’s the perfect size for storing all the people AND all the stuff!