Yes, we’re not even done with 2022, and we’re already talking about hybrid pickups available in 2024. But electrification of just two, three and four wheels is growing faster than expected. And hybrids became a great step towards the full introduction of electric cars. So, there’s a push to get these temporary hybrid pickups to buyers as soon as possible. We have nine to tell you about.
Ford Maverick hybrid pickup
The Ford Maverick continues to confound critics who thought mini trucks were dead. And it continues to develop with a hybrid variant. This front-wheel-drive pickup truck comes standard with a hybrid system. Power comes from a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 191 hp. A non-hybrid option is available, but you should accept the switch to hybrids and enjoy the gas savings.
Ford F-150 hybrid
The hybrid option for the F-150 costs $4,500, but should save you money in the long run, especially with gas prices lately. In the F-150, the hybrid system starts with a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6. It is mated to a 35 kW engine that powers a 10-speed automatic transmission. With this combo, you can see up to 700 miles between fill-ups.
Toyota Tundra hybrid pickup truck
Toyota calls its Tundra I-Force MAX hybrid system. It starts with a 3.4-liter twin-turbo V6 with an electric motor. Behind it is a 10-speed automatic transmission. It combines 389 hp. and 583 lb-ft of torque. The towing capacity of this net is 11,450 pounds, which should be plenty for most owners. The system adds an additional $3,400, but should pay for itself fairly quickly.
Ram 1500 hybrid
Ram is a latecomer to the hybrid and electric table, but it’s getting on board quickly. Its e-Torque system produces 305 hp. and 270 lb-ft from the 3.6-liter V6 engine. The Ram e-Torque hybrid system costs $2,295.
Honda Ridgeline hybrid
The new 2023 Ridgeline hybrid system includes a 3.5-liter V6 with a hybrid engine and a nine-speed automatic transmission. Although no official specs have been released, expect 300 hp. The price will be $40,000.
Hyundai Santa Cruz hybrid
Hyundai has updated the popular Santa Cruz for 2023, adding more options, colors and upgrades. New suspension and shock absorbers should improve stability. It is powered by a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Since the gas engine produces 281 hp, we expect the hybrid version to reach 300 hp.
Toyota Tacoma hybrid pickup truck
With Toyota leading the hybrid charge, we expected a Tacoma hybrid long before then. However, it will get hybrid power in 2023. There’s no word on what engine Toyota has chosen, but it’s expected to be a tuned version of the Tundra’s twin-turbo V6 engine. So you can expect around 300 hp from it.
Jeep Gladiator 4xe hybrid
Jeep is waiting until 2024 to debut the updated Wrangler JL, on which the Gladiator is based. Along with the update will be the Wrangler Unlimited hybrid system. The current 4xe has a hybrid system and uses two electric motors paired with a turbocharger and an eight-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission. This means 375 hp. and 470 lb-ft of torque. Will Jeep be able to get more power out of this hybrid combo? We will find out soon.
Hybrid Ford Ranger
Ford first tackled the hybrid and all-electric F-150. Now, the all-new Ranger should have both electrified drivetrains. With Ford deep into development for the new Ranger, it had enough to contend with for a 2023 debut. So when switching to the Ranger’s hybrid system, it will use Ford’s 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine. It’s not rumored to arrive until 2025, but we expect Ford to fast-track all of its electric initiatives and have them in place by 2024. An all-electric version will be released at the same time.
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