The past 2018 can be said to be a cold winter for the domestic auto market. Even the Spring Festival market, which had outstanding sales in the past, was also affected, and there were no surprises. Increasing the discount rate, whether it is a new brand or an established car company, may be a way to solve sales, which is undoubtedly a good thing for car buyers who just need it. The overall performance of Changan Ford-Maverick has been very good in the past few years since its launch, and it also has a good reputation in the field of joint venture compact SUVs. The current models on sale have been updated to the 2019 model.
I think the original Ford Escape was a star model, and the shape design now seems to be very elegant. Unlike many unconventional and exaggerated designs, excessive publicity may be popular for a while, but is it really acceptable after a few years?
The body size is 4524x1838x1701mm and the wheelbase is 2690mm. The reason why compact SUVs are popular these years is mainly because of the convenient and reasonable body size. As an SUV, of course, everyone knows that the bigger the better, the more enjoyable it is, but when it comes to a family car, the convenience of travel must be the first. It can hold people and things, and it is not afraid of congestion or parking.
The light sources of the headlights are xenon headlights, the daytime running lights and tail lights are LEDs, and the front and rear fog lights are halogen light sources. The headlights have follow-up steering, automatic high beam sensing adjustment and automatic cleaning functions.
The electric rear door supports kick sensor, and the 960L trunk volume far exceeds the average level of compact SUVs. The trunk floor is flat, and there is no obstacle to storing some large luggage items.
The standard interior is practical, the center console is covered with soft materials, and the workmanship requirements meet the level of joint venture brands. The leather multi-functional steering wheel has fine leather and a good hand feel. It has abundant function keys, reasonable layout and convenient use.
Traditional mechanical dashboards can’t keep up with the current full LCD era. Intelligent adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, vehicle information, etc. can all be displayed on the small screen in the middle of the instrument panel. The 8-inch central control touch screen is also a bit small (the 2019 model has been upgraded to 10 inches), the central control screen supports carplay and high-definition reversing images, and the SONY audio system performs very well. The physical button area can also reflect the comprehensive functional configuration of Maverick, such as seat heating, steering wheel heating, automatic parking and storage, etc.
Abundant storage space in the car is a necessary condition for a family car. There must be a suitable place to store the handy items. There are two USB ports in the front row, which is slightly less. Now they are all mobile phones. Of course, the richer the charging conditions, the better. , Fortunately, there are two cigarette lighter interfaces, which can be connected through an adapter.
The main and co-pilot seats are electrically adjustable in 10 directions, and the main driver’s seat has 3 sets of memory functions. The comfort of American car seats is unquestionable, and it is traditional to be wide and soft.
Regarding the seating space, there is actually no problem, but the rear legs of my height (190) are not so generous, and normal people don’t have to worry about it at all. The cushion of the rear seat is longer than that of many models, and it can almost support my entire thigh, which is not easy. The panoramic sunroof is not small in size, which can better enhance the sense of space in the car.
EcoBoost twin-turbocharged direct-injection 2.0 engine with a maximum power of 245 horsepower and a maximum torque of 350 Nm. This engine is a very mature product, and the output power is also the mainstream level of the 2.0T engine of the joint venture model. Since the engine can burst out the maximum torque at 1750rpm, the low-torque performance is very good, and the acceleration is complete quickly from the start. The stepping force of the accelerator is adjusted properly. Although there is no violent acceleration, the overall power output is still strong, and it is completely in line with the positioning of Kuga. The 6-speed automatic manual gearbox has a very stable performance, and the ride comfort is unquestionable. The downshift during rapid acceleration on the way can be considered decisive, and there will be no procrastination.
The Maverick’s control adjustment is still very convincing. The steering is accurate and sensitive, the feedback is even, and the chassis suspension support can also achieve a balance between sports and comfort. The overall control is easy and flexible, and it does not feel like a traditional SUV when driving. It’s more like a two-box sedan. Maverick’s braking performance is outstanding, with moderate braking stroke control and decisive and linear force, which can bring sufficient confidence to the driver.
Regarding fuel consumption, the EcoBoost engine has completely changed the impression of traditional American cars. The comprehensive fuel consumption of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology is 8.2L per 100 kilometers. In reality, the average fuel consumption will be controlled at around 10L when driving on congested urban roads under full load. Note 92 gasoline.
Brief summary: Changan Ford Maverick is a mature product that has passed the test and approval of the market. .