Ford Ranger Vs Ford Maverick: Size & Powertrain Differences

The smallest pickup truck in the Ford lineup, the new Maverick comes with a car-like unibody shape and a standard factory hybrid that delivers up to 40 miles per gallon in the city. However, the new Maverick isn’t the only pickup truck option you have if you like driving trucks from Ford.

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The mid-size Ford Ranger, revived two years ago after an eight-year hiatus, is another excellent choice for those looking for a lower-priced, more compact pickup than the F-150.

In this post, we offer a comparison of the Ford Ranger vs Ford Maverick to see how these small and affordable pickups compare to one another – specifically, their dimensions and powertrain.

How small are Maverick’s dimensions compared to Ranger?

In terms of size, the Maverick is the smallest of all the trucks Ford produces today. It is 199.7 inches long, 68.7 inches high and 72.6 inches wide. In comparison, the Ranger is about 11.1 inches longer, 2.8 inches taller and 13.2 inches wider than the Maverick.

Long Wide Tall Bed
Maverick 199.7 Inch 72.6 Inch 68.7 Inch 4.5 Feet
Forest ranger 210.8 Inch 85.8 Inch 71.5 Inch 5.0/6.0 Feet

Below, a perfect look at Ford’s entire lineup of trucks in terms of size:

Image: Ford

Powertrains differentiate Ranger and Maverick

The new Maverick comes with two engine options: the standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder hybrid and the turbocharged 2.0-liter EcoBoost. The standard hybrid powertrain makes 191 horsepower and 155 pound-feet, while the turbocharged factory is rated at 250 hp and 277 lb-ft. Both engines are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is optional, and you can have it for $3,300.

Independent review of the 2019 Ford Ranger Lariat
Ford Ranger Lariat. Photo: Amee Reehal
Ford Maverick Hybrid XLT.  Photo: Ford
Ford Maverick Hybrid XLT. Photo: Ford

Surprisingly, the Ranger comes with only one engine option. This car carries a turbocharged 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine that produces 270 hp and 310 lb-ft of power. The Ranger would be a better choice with other powertrain options, like the ones we get on the F-150 like the 3.3-liter V6 or the 2.7-liter and 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6.

Standard Machine Optional Machine
Maverick 2.5L Four Cylinder Hybrid Turbo 2.0L Four Cylinder
Forest ranger Turbo 2.3L Four Cylinder N/A

Of course, if your Ranger needs more power and capability, level up to the upgraded Ranger XLT ROUSH, or this Ranger Hennessey VelociRaptor boosts horsepower from 270 to 350 bhp @ 6,000 rpm and torque from 310 to 385 lb.ft. @ 3,800 rpm over the standard model.

There’s nothing like this for Maverick (yet). And there doesn’t seem to be anything that can be done about this hybrid-powered mini pickup (but we could be wrong, which is what it is).

Cost

The pint-sized Maverick has another advantage over its larger sibling. At the time of writing, it costs $19,995 (excluding destination fees), while the entry-level Ranger starts at $24,820. The more premium Maverick Lariat is the top range model, with a higher price tag.

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Much like the Ranger, the Maverick is accessible in three classes: XL, XLT, and Lariat, with an optional rugged FX4 package. Paying for the FX4, Ford put in all-terrain tires, a tuned suspension, in addition to an off-road-focused drive mode, and a hill-worthy control system.

2019 Ford Ranger Lariat interior cabin at the front
Ford Ranger Lariat. Photo: Amee Reehal
Ford Maverick Hybrid XLT
Ford Maverick Hybrid XLT. Photo: Ford

In our comparison of the Ford Ranger vs Ford Maverick lineup, we only found one difference. Ranger also offers a track-focused Tremor package, which costs $4,300.

Take it home

So, between these two trucks, which one is better? Well, both are reliable replacements for Ford’s bigger and more expensive pickups. Due to its small size and hybrid powertrain, the Maverick may be a better fit for city dwellers who prioritize compactness and price over bed size and general practicality. Alternatively, the Ranger is suitable for riders who prefer to haul heavy objects and tow motorhomes but don’t need an all-out work pickup.

Here are other midsize trucks currently on the market, including the new Hyundai Santa Fe Cruze and redesigned Nissan Frontier.

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