Green Car Journal named Ford's all-new Maverick its 2022 Green Truck of the Year on November 12 during a Green Car Awards press conference at the San Antonio Auto & Truck Show.
"Ford's Maverick is a milestone vehicle offering pickup enthusiasts an affordable choice that's highly fuel efficient, functional, and right-sized for everyday use," said Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal and GreenCarJournal.com.
Featuring a compact design offering easier maneuverability in crowded areas, the all-new Maverick pickup aims at work and play with its ability to seat five, handle a 1,500 pound payload, and tow up to 4,000 pounds. It comes with a standard hybrid powerplant delivering up to 42 mpg in the city and an approachable price starting under $20,000.
Finalists for this year's Green Car Awards featured powertrains ranging from plug-in hybrid and battery electric to hybrid and efficient internal combustion, highlighting the diversity of today's automotive landscape, according to Green Car Journal. Along with the Ford Maverick, vying for Green Truck of the Year were the Ford F-150, GMC HUMMER EV, Rivian R1T, and Toyota Tundra.