We can finally see how small this new truck is.
Ford is getting ready to revive the Maverick name for a new compact pickup truck that will slot below the Ranger. We've already spotted the 2022 Ford Maverick out driving completely undisguised in the buildup to its debut. Still, it isn't easy to picture how big this new truck is without another one for comparison. Thanks to the folks at Maverick Truck Club, we now have a much better gauge on the new one's size.
We previously spotted a camouflaged Maverick alongside a Mustang. While this was a decent indicator of size, the Mustang is not the perfect comparison tool. Now we can see what the Maverick looks like driving alongside the Ford's midsizer.
The Ranger is known as a midsize truck, competing against the Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Jeep Gladiator, Nissan Frontier, and Toyota Tacoma. The Maverick will compete in a new compact truck class, with the Honda Ridgeline and the upcoming Hyundai Santa Cruz. This particular Ranger is a SuperCrew model with a five-foot bed, which measures 210.8 inches long, 73.3 inches wide, and 71.1 inches tall.
Though the two are never lineup up directly side-by-side, we can tell the Maverick is considerably shorter and narrower than the Ranger. Seeing them close to each other, it looks like the Maverick will sport a five-foot bed, same as the Ranger. If we had to guess, the Maverick looks comparable to the existing Honda Ridgeline.
It's still unclear what will be under the hood of the Maverick. We doubt it will get the Ranger's 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine. The 1.5-liter three-cylinder and 2.0-liter four-cylinder options seem highly possible. We're guessing Ford's ten-speed automatic would also find a home. Judging by how many test mules we've spotted recently, Ford must be ready to reveal the Maverick soon, likely in the next few months. Production is rumored to begin in July.