Ford’s Hybrid Pickups Are Some of Car and Driver’s Best Choices

May 10th, 2023 by

Ford – aka “The Blue Oval” – has been a leader in building fuel-efficient vehicles. And we at
Schomp Ford now are celebrating a major recognition for two of our hybrid Fords, the 2023
Ford Maverick Hybrid and the Ford F-150 Powerboost Hybrid. Car and Driver, the respected
automotive publication, has named both of these outstanding pickup trucks to its list of “Best
Hybrid Vehicles of 2023 and 2024.”

Car and Driver put available hybrid vehicles through a comprehensive testing regimen and
came up with those it considers to be the best of the best.
The 2023 Ford Maverick, according to Car and Driver, “is a workhorse pickup … with a novel
design and surprising usefulness.” What makes it so good is not just fuel efficiency provided by
the front-wheel drive hybrid system, but good payload capacity and the ability to tow up to
2000 pounds.

Almost everybody knows that the Ford F-150 has been Ford’s best seller for close-on to a half-
century. Add a plug-in hybrid option and the F-150 is doubly appealing. The 2023 Ford F-150
Powerboost Hybrid is still a workhorse, but also a fuel-sipper with a V6 engine that puts out 430
horesepower, 570 lb-ft of torque and has a towing capacity of up to 12,700 lbs.

Colorado drivers are leaning into electric and hybrid vehicles in a big way. According to a
January report in The Colorado Sun, “Combined sales of fully electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in
hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), both of which are considered ultra-low emission vehicles under
Colorado laws, reached 10.5% of all car sales for 2022, by far a new high mark.”

The report also noted that that figure would have been higher if there had been more
availability. But with Covid-19 and supply-chain problems tapering off, we expect there will be
more of these two great plug-in hybrid vehicles coming your way.

Pickup trucks are a significant part of the Colorado lifestyle. Drivers can have the best of both
worlds with the 2023 Ford Maverick and F-150 Powerboost Hybrid – the convenience and style
of a pickup with the eco-friendliness of a hybrid. Isn’t it great to know that no less than Car and
Driver has singled them out?

Visit us at Schomp Ford on Havana’s Motor Mile and we’ll show you why one of these might
just be perfect for you.

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