2022 Ford Maverick vs. Its Competition

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Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

Based on the same front-wheel-drive architecture as the Ford Escape and Bronco Sport, the Maverick doesn’t have many rivals.

The pickup bed and the compact size make the new Hyundai Santa Cruz its only true rival.

The Santa Cruz is roughly the same size, with smart powertrain options but a much more racy shape.

The Honda Ridgeline’s a size larger and more adept at carrying stuff, but it’s expensive, too.

The Ford Ranger is a mid-size truck in the same showroom, one with significantly higher towing and off-road ability.

Maverick buyers who don’t need the open bed would do just as well with the rugged-looking, rugged-acting Bronco Sport crossover.

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Quick Specs
The 2022 Ford Maverick recasts the pickup as a small, high-efficiency Swiss Army knife.
Putting the fun in functional, the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz combines the utility of a truck with the ride quality of a crossover.
The 2021 Ford Ranger ventures further off the pavement this year with oversized off-road packages for the mid-size truck.
The 2021 Ford Bronco Sport carves out a new all-terrain niche for one of the most beloved off-road names in auto history.
The 2021 Honda Ridgeline is the just-right pickup most users really need.
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Gas Mileage    
22 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3Regular Unleaded V-6
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Style Name    
XL AWD SuperCrewSE FWDXL 2WD SuperCab Pickup Box Delete *Ltd Avail*Base 4x4Sport AWD
All Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
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Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
SuperCrewCrew CabSuperCabSport UtilityCrew Cab
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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