2022 Ford Maverick
2021 Ford Ranger

Vehicle Comparison

2022 Ford Maverick XL
2021 Ford Ranger XL
MSRP $19,995 $25,070
Max Seating 5 4
Transmission 2.5-liter FHEV (Standard) 2.3L EcoBoost® I-4 
Fuel Capacity 13.8 gal. 18 gal. 
Max Towing 4,000 lbs. With Max Tow Package 7,500 lbs. 
Wheelbase 121.1 inches 126.8 inches 
Steering Electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) Electric power-assisted, rack-and-pinion 

Ford Maverick is the latest addition to Ford's fleet, a compact pickup truck for the 2022 model year. Its slick urban design will make it a guaranteed hit, but if you're in the market for a new pickup, you might be wondering what are the differences between the Maverick and the Ford Ranger.

We've made this guide to point out the key differences between these amazing trucks, and help you make the right purchase decision.


Ford Maverick and Ranger may look similar, but their design philosophy is completely different.

The Maverick is a compact pickup truck, a class smaller than the Ranger. It's made on the chassis of the Ford Escape and Bronco Sport, making it one of the few unibody trucks. 

Unibody differs greatly from body-on-frame construction, favoring ride comfort and lightweight construction over the true qualities of a pickup truck. Maverick is a true city pickup, versatile and capable enough to be used on the streets, where off-road capabilities aren't needed. It can still carry up to 1,500 pounds and trailer up to 4,000 pounds, which is quite impressive for a unibody truck.

Until Maverick appeared, the Ranger used to be the smallest light truck Ford had to offer. Built the old-fashioned way with the body-on-frame, it's more capable off-road and can haul up to 1,900 pounds of payload and 7,500 pounds of towing weight.

If you want a truck that can be a city vehicle but also an off-road & work truck, Ford Ranger strikes the perfect balance between the two sides.

Power & Fuel Consumption

There's a clear difference in power and fuel consumption between the two trucks. 

With the 2.0L EcoBoost, 250 horsepower engine, Maverick achieves 23 MPG in the city and hits 30 MPG on the highway. The 191 horsepower 2.5L hybrid is yet to be tested, but Ford claims it can do 40 MPG in the city, which is more than you'd ever expected out of a pickup truck.

Ranger has just one engine option - a 2.3L EcoBoost petrol engine that can do 21 miles to the gallon in the city, or 26 MPG on the highway. The larger engine delivers 270 horsepower, but when we take into account the 500-pound weight difference between the two trucks, Ranger has the upper hand.

Trims & Features

To streamline production and make it easier for the customers to get the right equipment, both the Ford Ranger and Ford Maverick have three trim levels with the same names: XL, XLT, and Lariat. These are the most important differences between them: 

The XL Trim

Ford Maverick:

  • Ford Co-Pilot360 Technology

  • Auto High-Beam

  • Autolamp Auto On/Off Headlamps

  • Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Breaking

  • Rear View Camera

  • Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert (Optional Extra)

  • Lane-Keeping Aid (Optional Extra)

  • 2.5L FHEV Hybrid Engine

  • Continuously Variable Transmission

  • Optional 2.0L EcoBoost Engine with an 8-speed Automatic Transmission 

Ford Ranger:

  • Ford Co-Pilot 360 Technology

  • Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Breaking

  • Rear View Camera

  • AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control

  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System

  • 16-Inch Silver Steel Wheels

  • 4x2 with Optional 4x4 Powertrain

  • 10-speed SelectShift Automatic Transmission

  • 2.3L EcoBoost Engine with Auto Start-Stop Technology

The XLT Trim

Ford Maverick:

  • Includes The Features of the XL Trim

  • Cruise Control

  • Heated Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel (Optional Extra)

  • XLT Luxury Package (Optional Extra)

  • FX4 Off-Road Package (Optional Extra)

Ford Ranger:

  • Includes The Features of the XL Trim

  • Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert and Trailer Coverage

  • Automatic High Beams

  • Lane-Keeping System

  • Curve Control

  • 17-Inch Silver-Painted Aluminum Wheels

The Lariat Trim

Ford Maverick:

  • Includes The Features of the XL and XLT Trims

  • Power Eight-Way Adjustable Drivers Seat

  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-And-Go and Lane Centering Systems (Optional Extra)

  • First Edition Package (Optional Extra)

Ford Ranger:

  • Includes The Features of the XL and XLT Trims

  • 18-Inch Machined Aluminum Wheels w/Stealth Gray Pockets

  • Forward Sensing System (Optional Extra)

  • Trailer Tow Package (Optional Extra)

  • FX4 Off-road Package (Optional Extra)

In terms of features, both vehicles have similar options, although Maverick has less equipment available as standard. All the connectivity features for 2022 are there - phone integration, 4G Wi-Fi hotspot, and phone chargers. 

Both trucks have front and side airbags for the driver and front passenger, as well as Safety Canopy side curtains, but Maverick also has the driver's knee airbag.

When it comes to the cost, Ford Ranger in base XL trim is almost as expensive as Maverick in Lariat, but that's mostly due to the increased production cost. Both trucks are very reasonably priced, and offer the maximum in terms of performance and features their price can allow.


The choice between the Ranger and the Maverick comes down to what you're looking to achieve with your new pickup truck. 

For a vehicle with some functionality of a pickup but also versatility and great fuel economy in the city, Maverick is a better option. If, on the other hand, you plan on utilizing your pickup to the fullest, then the Ranger  will prove to be a great light truck that can satisfy your needs!


The Maverick truck gives you the best of both worlds: compact on the outside, but big enough on the inside to seat five and store all your stuff. Unsurpassed turning radius* and impressive maneuverability make getting around the city just as easy as escaping from it.

*More maneuverability than any other mid-size or full-size truck based on turning diameter, size and unibody construction. Unsurpassed turning diameter among compact pickups. Class is compact pickup.


Designed to seize the day, this Built Ford Tough® truck offers an exceptional, targeted EPA-estimated 40 mpg city,* 1,500-lb. standard payload capacity,** 2,000-lb. base towing capacity and available 4,000-lb. max towing capacity. Plus, it has a 4.5-ft. bed, multi-position tailgate and smart storage solutions to support all your big projects.

*2.5L hybrid powertrain. Actual mileage will vary. Final EPA estimated ratings available later in the 2021 calendar year.
**Max payload varies and is based on accessories and vehicle configuration. See label on door jamb for carrying capacity of a specific vehicle.
Max towing with available 2.0L EcoBoost and 4K Tow Package. Max towing varies based on cargo, vehicle configuration, accessories and number of passengers. EPA-estimated fuel economy, payload and towing are independent attributes and may not be achieved simultaneously.


Stay in touch with a standard eight-inch Bluetooth® touchscreen, as well as standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto compatibility. Work from anywhere with a personal 4G LTE in-vehicle Wi-Fi hotspot powered by FordPass Connect and AT&T, then blast your playlist everywhere with the available eight-speaker B&O® 660-watt sound system.

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This value-packed model comes equipped with a standard 2.5L full hybrid engine or available 2.0L EcoBoost® engine, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, eight-inch Bluetooth® touchscreen, FordPass connectivity, LED headlamps, two USB ports, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto compatibility.
Plus, every Maverick comes with six FLEXBED™ system standard tie downs and two standard pre-wired 12V electrical leads in the bed.

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Ride in style to the next level of functionality and comfort with 17-inch painted aluminum wheels, an upgraded Navy Pier with orange highlight interior, cruise control, power mirrors, SecuriCode keyless entry, power locking tailgate and wiper activated headlights. Plus, the versatile XLT model also comes with cubby storage in the bed and 10 FLEXBED system tie-down spots.


Take the lead with the head of the Maverick lineup, the LARIAT. With 18-inch machined aluminum wheels with painted pockets, Desert Brown ActiveX premium-vinyl seats, eight-way power driver’s seat and a leather-wrapped steering wheel, the Maverick LARIAT is as stylish as it is practical.
The interior caters to your comfort with a noise-reducing windshield, ambient lighting, dual-zone electronic automatic temperature controls and a 6.5-inch LCD instrument cluster screen.
Plus, Intelligent Access with push-button start for seamless entry and ignition means you don’t even have to take the key fob out of your pocket to get moving.


Set your own trends with the Maverick LARIAT First Edition, available in three exterior colors — Area 51, Carbonized Gray and the exclusive Rapid Red. A black-accented roof and mirrors, power moon roof, distinct hood and lower-door graphics make you look sharp wherever you are. At its base, the First Edition with the standard full hybrid engine glides on 18-inch black wheels. You can also opt for the gas AWD powertrain which comes with 17-inch aggressive all-terrain tires.


This truck was made to innovate. The standard 2.5L full hybrid engine is paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) for seamless shifting. That means smooth acceleration and operation out on the road.


If your ideal weekend includes escaping with a group of friends and a boat to a pristine lake, consider pairing the 2.0L EcoBoost® engine with the available 4,000-lb. Trailer Tow Package with AWD. Available with Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, the EcoBoost engine packs a punch with 250 horsepower and 277 lb.-ft. of torque. *

*Horsepower and torque ratings based on premium fuel per SAE J1349® standard. Your results may vary. Horsepower and torque are independent attributes and may not be achieved simultaneously.


When you equip your Maverick truck with the available FX4 Off-Road Package, the world is your playground. There are front tow hooks, Hill Descent Control, skid plates, all-terrain tires, five selectable drive modes (Normal, Tow Haul, Slippery, Mud & Ruts, Sand) and even more capable features. Plus, this package includes a Heavy Duty Radiator and Engine Fan to provide that extra boost of cooling capability when your adventure heats up. Requires the 2.0L EcoBoost® engine and all-wheel drive.


With a Class II 4,000-lb. tow rating,* this package includes a trailer hitch receiver with a seven-pin connector to handle your jet skis or camper. Available only with the 2.0L EcoBoost® engine with AWD.

*Max towing varies based on cargo, vehicle configuration, accessories and number of passengers.


With 1,500 lbs. of standard payload,* you can load up your groceries and landscaping equipment or try to make the move in one trip.

*Max payload varies and is based on accessories and vehicle configuration. See label on door jamb for carrying capacity of a specific vehicle.

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