under 100 miles!?! better have a generator in the back
Myself I don't remember the last time I more than 200 miles. My daily commute is 6 miles total, on weekends I put on maybe 100 miles at most... Plus, with DC fast charging you can get most of a battery pack charged in like 40 minutes or something.They've been teasing it for ~a year now. As someone who loved the Ford Ranger I was really looking forward to them bringing back a small truck, only for it to be longer and taller than a base F150 so no excitement here until I see the finished product... There's plenty of photos of them wrapped up floating around though, and it supposedly will be a pickup version of the "Bronco Sport" which is a boxy bodied "Escape" so I'd expect it to follow suit mechanically.
Bringing back the Lightning name for an Electric truck is a no brainer, and while it is cool and potentially very fast, I would be stranded by it several times a month because the range is so low and current batteries I've seen in Teslas etc lose another ~30% in Michigan winters. Last time I used a truck as a truck (2 weeks ago) it involved a 700 mile trip fully loaded with most of a Mercury Marquis, and the range on the new one is drastically reduced if it's actually towing with estimates under 100miles.
From Car and Driver...Oh, I expected more like 2000 like the BS.
To get 4000 pounds, you need the optional 2.0L turbocharged engine, and the tow package.Even with the base hybrid powertrain, the Maverick offers 1500 pounds of payload capacity and 2000 pounds of towing capacity.
To unlock the Maverick's maximum towing capacity of 4000 pounds, we'd also order the $745 Tow package.
Ford has the "Build and equip" feature active for the Maverick. The lowest level I would buy comes out to about $27k and the fully equipped Lariat with everything I would want comes out to just under $36k.
That's pretty impressive.
They even offer Ford cross-rails for the bed. Not sure how useful they would be since its only a 4 1/2 foot bed so I dont think you could haul a 4x8 sheet even with the rails, but its still a neat feature.
Pretty sure I saw that in the video as well.Car and Driver said:Still, Ford says the Maverick bed will accommodate the industry-standard 4x8 sheets of plywood, if they go on top of the wheelhouses and you set the tailgate to its “propping up plywood” angle.