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I have 2017 Kia Niro — avg 48-51 mpg consistently and trouble free so far and I love it. You will love the mpg’s and there‘s no reason to think it will feel sluggish. When one has a hybrid they never want to go back to ICE again. I feel up my gas tank about every 6 wks as I average 540 miles on a tank. I will be taking a hit on MPG‘s when I buy the Maverick. I’m only buying it because it intrigues me and I think it would be nice to have a small truck bed to just do basic hauling needs but nothing too large or too heavy. My warranty on the Niro expires next March. When I buy the maverick I will have three more years of under warranty driving. In approximately five years I will be ready to change up to an EV vehicle.
Which ends up buying the Niro will be getting a real good compact SUV as it is in excellent condition, one owner, and perfect maintenance record. 😊
 

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Hybrids have come a long way over the last 20 years. Of course, every manufacturer has a different drivetrain, but they rarely feel "slow." I can floor my Insight and it will whine, but it will go. In Sport mode, it has been the most fun car I've ever driven. Engine startup time is less than half a second. You also get instant torque with a hybrid, which is something only a gas sports car may come close to.

Personally, I'm not ever going to buy another pure gas vehicle in my life. I will only purchase a hybrid or pure electric (once trucks mature enough) in the future.
 

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Thanks for your feed back. I don't want another sluggish car. We just sold our 2019 Subaru Forester because used car prices are up. Was very sluggish among other things. I'm interested in the Maverick. I think I'd like to sit in one before I buy. Are people ordering now paying full price? Do you know if you order now and when it comes in and you change your mind if your forced to purchase? Thanks, Bob.
 

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Thanks for your feed back. I don't want another sluggish car. We just sold our 2019 Subaru Forester because used car prices are up. Was very sluggish among other things. I'm interested in the Maverick. I think I'd like to sit in one before I buy. Are people ordering now paying full price? Do you know if you order now and when it comes in and you change your mind if your forced to purchase? Thanks, Bob.
Depends on the dealer. The buy order is a sort of signed "intent to purchase" that could be legally binding. I say it depends, because some dealers just need the stock. Orders come before dealer stock, so they're happy to put in the order so that even if they don't sell it to you, they can put it on their lot. Custom orders are priority 10-19 whereas dealer stock is priority 80 (I think).

I kid you not, my dealer has 3 new cars on their lot. And only about 10 used.

Find a good dealer and ask. I doubt any dealer will get dealer stock until next year.

Edit: answering the other question: orders sometimes require a (refundable) deposit, but most dealers will match MSRP (plus titles fees and such) when they come in. My dealer did not require a deposit.
 

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I have never driven a hybrid. Will it be Okay? Will it be sluggish? What's your thoughts?
I have a 2018 Ford CMax. In my experience Ford hybrids are more responsive than regular cars. This does not necessarily mean faster.

The thing is that you don't have to wait for the gear to kick down or for the engine to wind up... When you hit the throttle, it just goes and goes without hesitation. I used to drive Uber in Chicago and it was great for merging, passing and you name it, especially when you turn off eco mode.

When my wife was in labor with my second child, I drove her to the hospital in this car. I got on the highway and punched the throttle up to a comfortable speed. When I looked down, I was going 97 MPH and there was plenty of power to go even faster if I wanted to.

The beauty of this system is you never feel short on power because of the responsiveness and torque. There is no muss and no fuss. It just quietly launches up to (illegal) speed with no protest - like a luxury car.

Ironically, I expect that the Maverick might be even faster than my CMax. It is within 100 pounds of my CMax in weight but it has a more powerful 2.5L gas engine, as well as a revised electric motor.
 

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I have a 2018 Ford CMax. In my experience Ford hybrids are more responsive than regular cars. This does not necessarily mean faster.

The thing is that you don't have to wait for the gear to kick down or for the engine to wind up... When you hit the throttle, it just goes and goes without hesitation. I used to drive Uber in Chicago and it was great for merging, passing and you name it, especially when you turn off eco mode.

When my wife was in labor with my second child, I drove her to the hospital in this car. I got on the highway and punched the throttle up to a comfortable speed. When I looked down, I was going 97 MPH and there was plenty of power to go even faster if I wanted to.

The beauty of this system is you never feel short on power because of the responsiveness and torque. There is no muss and no fuss. It just quietly launches up to (illegal) speed with no protest - like a luxury car.

Ironically, I expect that the Maverick might be even faster than my CMax. It is within 100 pounds of my CMax in weight but it has a more powerful 2.5L gas engine, as well as a revised electric motor.
Hey,, thanks a lot for responding! I'm feeling better about the power stuff.
 

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Hey,, thanks a lot for responding! I'm feeling better about the power stuff.
No problem... Yeah, unless you are the type of person that has driven sports cars your whole life, you won't feel down on power. The power is way more useable in a Ford or Toyota hybrid than in a similarly powered gas car.

If this gives you an idea, I have since moved out of Chicago and the only time I ever turn off eco mode is to humiliate people in half-ton trucks on the highway.
 

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Thanks for your feed back. I don't want another sluggish car. We just sold our 2019 Subaru Forester because used car prices are up. Was very sluggish among other things. I'm interested in the Maverick. I think I'd like to sit in one before I buy. Are people ordering now paying full price? Do you know if you order now and when it comes in and you change your mind if your forced to purchase? Thanks, Bob.
I would highly recommend you simply go test drive a newer Escape Hybrid or a used Fusion Hybrid. That way you will be able to experience it for yourself.
 
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