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2022 Ford Maverick rated at an estimated 42 city MPG

The 2022 Maverick Hybrid beat Ford’s estimate of 40 mpg in the city, notching 42 mpg in the city, 33 mpg on the highway, and 37 mpg combined. A 2.5L inline-4 engine and an electric motor combine to give the car 191 hp of output. The Maverick Hybrid starts at $21,490. Read more

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2021 Escape Plug-in Hybrid now on sale

After one year plus of delay, the 2021 Escape plug-in hybrid is now available for sale. The Escape is available in just front-wheel drive and has a best-in-class fuel efficiency of 41 mpg on gasoline alone. The base SE trim starts at $32,650, and the higher SEL and Titanium trims cost around $3,000 and $6,000 more. Read more

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Ford F-150 Hybrid towing examples

Cars.com’s Mike Hanley carried out several tests of the 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid’s towing capacity. The items towed were the Taxa Cricket, a lightweight single-axle camper, the 1998 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, the Airstream Flying Cloud 25FB, a 25 ft travel trailer, and the 2002 Ford SVT Focus. The most fuel-efficient trip was 16 mpg over 285 miles with the…

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Fuel economy of Ford’s hybrid SUV models

Three ford SUVs landed in the U.S. News and World Report’s list of the 12 Most Fuel-Efficient Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid SUVs for 2021. The Ford Escape PHEV took the #1 spot, boasting a 102 MPGe range. The Escape Hybrid and the Explorer Hybrid also appeared on the list. Read more

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2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid’s fuel economy rated at 24 MPG

The Ford F-150 Hybrid posted a fuel economy rating of 24mpg combined, making it one of the most fuel-efficient pickup trucks on the market. The F-150 Hybrid’s 24MPG bests the Ram 1500’s 21mpg, the Chevy Silverado’s 20mpg, and the GMC Sierra’s 19mpg. The diesel F-150 still boasts the best fuel economy with a rating of 25mpg combined.Read more

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Ford releases video showing testing of F-150 hybrid

Earlier this month, Ford released a video detailing the grueling testing its new F-150 hybrid underwent. In addition to running the vehicle through the same tests as the gas-powered F-150, Ford developed a new battery test — a custom-built hydraulic rig that violently shakes the battery — for the F-150 hybrid.Read more

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Ford’s Transit Custom PHEV pushes for cleaner air in EU

Ford’s Transit Custom PHEV includes a geo-fencing feature wherein while in predetermined zones, the vehicle will switch to electric-only, allowing for reduced carbon emissions. The Transit Custom PHEV has an electric-only range of 35 miles, allowing it to maintain zero emissions while in pre-determined low-carbon zones, like London’s Ultra Low Emissions Zone. Vehicle operators can also create additional zones for…

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RAV4 Hybrid tops Motor Trend rankings

Motor Trend has released rankings of the best compact hybrid SUVs for sale in 2020. At the top of the list is the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. The compact SUV carries a 41/38/40 mpg rating, and features 219 horsepower combined, powered by a 2.5L I-4 engine and dual electric motors. In second and third place came the Honda CR-V Hybrid and…

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