Ford's hybrid Maverick truck is a cheaper alternative to the F-150 Lightning

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It doesn't plug in, but the hybrid battery makes the tank last longer.
So it's not the all-electric Ford F-150 Lightning, but Ford's newest truck still has an electric boost.

The Ford Maverick was revealed Tuesday as a compact hybrid truck. It'll get a combined 500 miles of range on a single tank of gas thanks to its hybrid engine. While city driving that equates to about 40 miles per gallon. It doesn't have a plug-in battery, so it recharges while braking or when coasting downhill, just like the quintessential hybrid, the Toyota Prius.

However, this is a five-seater, truck that can haul 1,500 pounds in the bed, or tow 2,000 pounds (that bumps up to 4,000 pounds with a bigger engine and all-wheel drive) behind it. It also has a cheaper starting price than the hybrid Prius: $19,995. The Prius starts at about $25,000.

The Maverick is a lot smaller than the electric Lightning; it's just under 200 inches long and only 68.4 inches tall. The Lightning, which has an electric motor, is more than 230 inches long and stands more than 75 inches tall.

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