Hybrid.I am really just looking for the engine that will last longer and be more reliable. I have a bad feeling on the ecoboost as the turbos seem to go out easily... but not sure if the new e-cvt hybrid is better. What are your guys thoughts??
It's an interesting question. They may eventually but I don't think they will any time soon.The hybrid (and price!) is what originally got my attention. But after careful thought I went with the Ecoboost since I live in the Northeast and want the AWD capabilities due to the weather. I wonder if they will ever offer an AWD hybrid🤔
From what I understand the original Hybrid (trans,etc.) system in the early Ford Hybrids were engineered along with Toyota and have been improved upon by both Ford and Toyota over the years, while it may not be a direct descendant of the Toyota transmissions it should be very close. In fact if you look at test drives of the 2020 Ford Escape on YouTube (which is very close to that of the Maverick) they say its very smooth and responsive. As far a winter driving I agree that FWD is better than RWD, with a set of studless winter tires and all the traction control sytems cars have nowadays it should to fairly well in the snow, ice, etc.Wife has a Toyota Rav4 Hybrid and if the Maverick H is similar then it will be a winner. Hybrids have very linear power delivery with no hesitation or flat spots. Very hard to match with an ICE and conventional transmission combo.
As far as winter driving with front wheel drives. Obviously not as confidence inspiring as AWD vehicles but they have much better traction and control than RWDs.