Ford Maverick’s Estimated Fuel Economy Hits 41 MPG

Ford has been talking a lot about its 2022 Ford Maverick hybrid pickup truck and how it will save truck fans money at the pump. Now the brand has the facts to back it up, with the truck officially earning an EPA estimated rating of 42 miles per gallon in the city.[1]

“Our team set out to redefine what a truck could be with Maverick, and we’ve done that with an EPA-estimated 42 mpg city… At the same time, Maverick offers room for five and plenty of towing and hauling for weekend trips or do-it-yourself projects,” said Chris Mazur, Ford Maverick chief engineer.[2]

The Ford Maverick is the first truck to come standard with a hybrid powertrain. It does have a gas engine and 4×4 option if you need more to hit rough roads.

There’s more to be excited about than just a hybrid powertrain. The Maverick can tow from 2,000 to 4,000 pounds when properly equipped. The bed can handle a payload of up to 1,500 pounds. Besides being able to carry a heavy load, the FLEXBED™  of the Ford Maverick can be configured into separate compartments using lumber and take advantage of four D-rings, two tie-downs, and built-in threaded holes to tie everything down. The multi-position tailgate is also built to handle versatile loads, as well as up to 500 pounds of people and food on tailgate nights.

Contact Two Rivers Ford in Mount Juliet, Tennessee, to learn more about the Ford Maverick.

[1] Actual mileage will vary.

[2] Payload, towing, and EPA-estimated Fuel Economy Ratings are independent attributes and may not be achieved simultaneously.

What to Know Before Towing Your First Trailer

Towing a trailer can seem challenging if you’ve never done it before, but it’s not difficult once you get the hang of it and know how to do it safely. Before towing your first trailer, here are some tips and tricks about towing that will help your first tow adventure go smoothly.

Enlist A Friend’s Assistance

Backing up with a trailer can be tricky. While rear view cameras and trailer cameras can help you navigate backing up, having another set of eyes assist you can be extremely beneficial. If you have a friend available, especially one who has experience towing, see if they can help guide you as you park your vehicle with a trailer in tow.

Check Your Vehicle’s Tow Rating

Make sure you know how much your vehicle can handle by checking its tow rating. You need to keep track of the combined weight of the loaded vehicle and the total weight of your loaded trailer to make sure it does not exceed the manufacturer’s rating and guidelines.

Review The Condition Of Your Tires

Make sure you check the tire pressure on both your tow vehicle and your trailer tires. Under-inflated tires can make towing tougher, and they increase the likelihood that your tires will overheat and blow out. You should have a spare tire for your vehicle and trailer in case something happens, so don’t forget to check the tire pressures of those tires, too.

Get a closer look at the impressive towing capacities and trailering technologies of the current Ford truck lineup at Two Rivers Ford in Mount Juliet, Tennessee.

Should You Buy a Light-Duty or Heavy-Duty Pickup Truck?

If you’re thinking about getting a new or new-to-you pickup, you’re already on the right track with Ford. The F-Series is America’s bestselling truck for 44 years and counting, making the F-150 and Super Duty® two of the finest choices available to you. Not sure whether a light-duty or heavy-duty truck is best for you? Here’s what you need to know.

Light-duty trucks

The Ford F-150 is a light-duty truck, and it tends to offer the best balance of power, capability, and convenience for most drivers. This size of truck is fairly easy to navigate even in and around Nashville, and it offers impressive towing and payload capacities for work or play purposes. With a SuperCab or SuperCrew option, the F-150 even doubles as a great family vehicle.

Heavy-duty trucks

Choose a truck like the Ford Super Duty if you have really big jobs to tackle. A properly equipped Super Duty can tow nearly three times the amount of an F-150, making it a popular choice on worksites where moving equipment is just part of the gig. But a heavy-duty truck like the Super Duty is also a heavy hitter when it comes to style and presence — you’ll have no trouble standing out in Mount Juliet and around Tennessee.

As if that’s not enough, Ford offers two smaller-sized trucks for everyday driving. You can opt for the rugged and powerful Ford Ranger or the all-new Maverick — a compact pickup that’s the first ever to offer a standard hybrid engine.

Torn between the Ford Maverick, Ranger, F-150, and Super Duty? Ask the experts at Two Rivers Ford. We’ll help make sure you get as much or as little truck as you need so that you can make the most out of every drive.

Top Reasons to Buy a Used Truck

There may be no better type of vehicle to buy used than a truck. On top of all the usual perks of buying used, you get a few extra ones when you buy a used truck — and largely, it has to do with their dependability.

Trucks are more durable

Trucks like the Ford F-150 and Ford Ranger are built from the ground up to take punishment. Towing a few thousand pounds, or in the case of the Ford Super Duty®, tens of thousands of pounds, takes more than just a whole lot of power. It also requires an ultra-strong frame and some seriously robust powertrain components. As a result, trucks tend to remain in service for quite a long time, especially if you take good care of them. If you can find a pre-owned truck that was used for commuting more so than for work, you’ve got yourself a gem.

Trucks retain more value

Thanks to their popularity, reputation, and aforementioned durability, trucks also retain more value over time than your average vehicle. If your preferred vehicle shopping strategy is to buy used, sell in a few years, then rinse and repeat, you can get much greater value out of buying and selling trucks than other types of rides. Trucks keep their value better so that when you sell or trade them, you get more of your money back.

Have you decided to buy a used Ford truck? Check out our excellent pre-owned inventory at Two Rivers Ford in Mount Juliet, Tennessee!

Why Should I Buy a Truck Instead of a Car?

Pickup trucks are more appealing than ever, and they offer a wide range of advantages over sedans. If you’re on the hunt for a new ride and are thinking a pickup might be right for you, there are a few factors that could tip the scales toward a truck instead of a car.

More variety

Because cars are less popular these days, there aren’t as many new options as you’d find with trucks. Ford, for example, offers three great options: the midsize Ranger, full-size F-150, and heavy-duty Super Duty®. Ford will also be adding a smaller truck to the lineup in 2022 as well as an all-electric version of the F-150. While you can find quality pre-owned examples of cars like the Fusion at Two Rivers Ford, the only new car Ford offers is the Mustang. If you’re not looking for a sports car, a truck may be the better option.

Family-friendly

You might think of trucks being mostly handy when it comes to towing, hauling, and off-roading. While that’s true, modern trucks can also prove superior choices if you’re looking for a family vehicle. The all-new 2021 Ford F-150, for example, offers spacious seating for up to six in its cozy interior as well as cutting-edge safety technologies. At higher trim levels, the F-150 even rivals luxury vehicles in terms of quality and tech.

The power to do more

Maybe the biggest advantage of owning a truck is what you can do with it. If you buy a truck instead of a car, you won’t have to worry as much about your trip to the hardware store or garden center. You can bank on your Ranger offering ample space in the bed for your cargo and delivering plenty of power to get where you’re going. Add the ability to tow trailers and boats to your vacation destination and impressive off-road abilities, and a Ford truck is plenty appealing if you lead an active lifestyle.

Need more convincing? You might just need to feel the difference. Check out the great selection of Ford trucks at Two Rivers Ford in Mount Juliet, Tennessee.

U.S. Truck Sales Surpass Passenger Car Sales for the First Time

U.S. vehicle trends have been changing for years in favor of trucks and SUVs. While their sales have gradually gone up year after year, passenger car sales have declined. This year, American truck sales have finally surpassed the sales of cars for the first time in history according to Autodata Corporation.

There’s not a small gap, either. Bloomberg reported that there were 17,000 more pickup trucks than passenger cars during April. The trucks that are doing the best are full-size trucks, accounting for more than 40 percent of American manufacturer sales in that month.

You’re probably not surprised if you’re a truck enthusiast, but others might wonder why trucks have taken over. Recent deals like zero-percent financing offers and the extremely low gas prices have certainly made buying a truck a sweeter choice.

If the trend continues, it’s possible that dealers like us at Two Rivers Ford may even find it difficult to keep trucks in stock. This is thanks to some production plants shut down during the ongoing COVI-19 pandemic, resulting in less supply when there’s been a surge in demand.

Sales will only get better as there is no reason for this trend to end, so you should expect the margin between trucks and cars to get even wider in the future. No matter what happens, we on the Two Rivers Ford team in Mount Juliet, Tennessee, will do what we can to find you the perfect truck.

Truck Month is Going On Now!

Truck Month is back, which means automakers are holding sales on the best pickups they have to offer. Now is the perfect time to grab a sweet deal on a new truck to help you around the jobsite and home. Ford has a fantastic offering of capable trucks designed to go the extra mile time and time again. Here’s a few trucks you shouldn’t miss during truck month this year!

Truck Month - F-150

2017 Ford F-150

The 2017 Ford F-150 is the light-duty truck that drivers have been eating up for 40 years straight. The bestselling vehicle offers a 12,200-pound maximum towing capacity when properly equipped. This workhorse can even double as a family hauler with some configurations seating up to six passengers comfortably.

New for the 2017 model year, the Ford Raptor brings plenty of performance and a unique, eye-catching style to the roughest terrain imaginable.

Truck Month - F-250

2017 Ford F-250

The 2017 Ford F-250 is a heavy duty monster design to complete tough tasks with ease. The latest model tops out at a 21,000-pound maximum towing capacity when properly equipped. It also boasts a best-in-class maximum payload capacity of 7,630 pounds.

See us here at Two Rivers Ford to test drive any of the tough trucks we have in stock!