Ford’s new Maverick is one of the smallest pickups out there.Slightly similar size Hyundai’s new Santa Cruz, Many consider it a return to compact trucks over the last few decades. Small for a pickup, that’s for sure. But how small is it actually?
We’ve already compared Maverick to our closest competitor, but compact trucks must be compact. Here’s how the new Maverick stacks for vehicles in and out of class.
First, Maverick’s wheelbase is 121.1 inches and the overall length is a healthy 199.7 inches. Compare it with the super popular crossover. Kia Telluride. Telluride’s wheelbase is fairly short at 114.2 inches, but its overall length is very similar to 197 inches. Similarly, Telluride is two tenths higher than the 68.9-inch Maverick. The Kia is 5.4 inches wide, but only a few inches on each side.
So Maverick Is It’s one of the smallest trucks on the market, but it’s dimensionally similar to a medium-sized SUV. Let’s clarify one thing. This is not a return to the previous generation Ranger pickups sold in the United States from 1998 to 2011. Unlike the new Maverick, the old ranger was available in a variety of lengths and cab configurations, the smallest of which could only accommodate two people and had a short wheelbase of nearly 10 inches. The ranger closed the tailgate tightly at 6 feet. Despite offering a full bed, the overall length was more than 11 inches shorter.
In an extended cab configuration with a 6-foot bed, the largest 3rd generation rangers are actually longer than Maverick in both overall length and wheelbase. What does this translate into? Well, the old 3rd generation rangers weren’t really that small. It looks pathetic small compared to today’s full-frame pickups, but take into account the fact that even Mavericks are more than 4 feet shorter and nearly 10 inches lower. F-250 Super Duty. So while it meets the footprint of a medium-sized SUV, today’s full-frame trucks are really huge, and there is certainly a difference.
Ford is also working on at least one side, the rotating circle, to make Maverick feel smaller than it really is. It spins firmly in just 40 feet. New BMW 3 Series Despite the wheelbase being about 9 inches long. It may not be the size of a sedan like the Bimmer, but it’s as easy to use as at least one.
So if you’re curious if the new Maverick is basically a Honda Civic with a bed at the back, it’s not. It is a 5-seater middle-sized SUV with a space at the rear that is suitable for being called a pickup. Although not as practical as the old Ranger, pickups have gradually changed from being used solely for work to being like a vehicle for doing everything. It’s not anyone’s fault, it looks like consumers want it.
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