Our time with our long-term 2022 Ford Maverick Lariat hybrid, winner of our Best of the Year 2022 and Best Pickup Truck of 2022 and 2023 awards, has wound down. Our staff racked up nearly 16,000 miles on the truck’s odometer in the year we owned it, and our ownership experience was mostly issue-free. The plucky Maverick got its share of scratches and dings from frequent city use in and around Chicago, including one large dent in the plastic lower front bumper that we repaired ourselves, but through it all, our staff’s view of the pint-sized pickup hasn’t wavered. We’d certainly buy it again, and it has lived up to the expectations created by its multiple award wins.
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We paid $34,585 for our Maverick — including a $2,500 dealer markup and $800 to ship it from the dealership in Ohio to our home base in Chicago. Besides the addition of a very necessary $1,100 bed cover, our costs have been mostly limited to fuel. How much did we spend on gas, and what was our overall fuel economy? Read on to find out.