4 Advantages of 2023 Ford Maverick Over 2024 Ranger

Ford has an enormously successful pickup truck lineup, which includes the compact Maverick and the midsize Ranger. Both trucks have various advantages, but for this article, we highlight the strengths of the Maverick. Here are four advantages that the 2023 Ford Maverick has over the redesigned 2024 Ford Ranger.

2023 Ford Maverick has higher fuel economy than the 2024 Ford Ranger

Front angle view of orange 2023 Ford Maverick pickup truck
2023 Ford Maverick | Ford

The first advantage of the 2023 Ford Maverick over the 2024 Ford Ranger is the Maverick has higher fuel economy than the Ranger. Most pickup trucks have low gas mileage, but the Maverick defies expectations with its efficient hybrid powertrain.

The hybrid powertrain, which comes standard in the Maverick, enables the truck to get an estimated fuel economy of up to 42 city/33 highway mpg. Also, the Maverick offers a fully gas-powered model. While less efficient than the Maverick Hybrid, it gets an estimated gas mileage of up to 23 city/30 highway mpg, which is higher than most trucks.

In comparison, the Ranger gets an estimated fuel economy of up to 21 city/26 highway mpg. With gasoline prices very high these days, an efficient truck like the Maverick translates to savings at the fuel pump.

2023 Maverick is more affordable than the 2024 Ranger

Front angle view of Cyber Orange 2024 Ford Ranger midsize pickup truck
2024 Ford Ranger | Ford

The second advantage of the 2023 Ford Maverick over the 2024 Ford Ranger is the Maverick is more affordable than the Ranger. The price information is not yet available for either model. However, for the 2022 model year, the Maverick is — by far — the cheapest pickup truck available in the United States. We expect this to continue.

The starting price of the 2022 Maverick is $20,995 MSRP. In comparison, the starting price of the 2022 Ranger is $25,930 MSRP for the Super Cab models and $28,115 MSRP for the SuperCrew models. 

Ford Maverick has a more versatile pickup bed than the Ranger

The third advantage of the 2023 Maverick over the 2024 Ranger is the Maverick has a more versatile pickup bed than the Ranger. This versatility can be credited to the innovative FLEXBED in the Maverick, which has various features for organizing and securing cargo, as well as accommodating accessories. 

The FLEXBED offers versatile configurations and the ability to slide 2x4s or 2x6s into the slots — providing flexibility for different uses. This includes segmented storage, DIY solutions, and racks for bicycles and other outdoor gear.

Furthermore, at various parts of the Maverick, there are QR codes. Owners can scan these codes with their smartphone and then view ideas for DIY projects — with a parts list and instructions.

2023 Maverick is more maneuverable than the 2024 Ranger

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The fourth advantage of the 2023 Maverick over the 2024 Ranger is the Maverick is more maneuverable than the Ranger. This maneuverability is due to the Maverick’s smaller size, lower weight, and tighter turning circle compared to the Ranger. 

The greater maneuverability of the Maverick is beneficial in several ways. This includes parking, backing up the truck, driving in city traffic, and navigating curves and corners.

The 2023 Ford Maverick has advantages over the 2024 Ford Ranger for fuel economy, affordability, a more versatile pickup bed, and maneuverability. These are advantages to consider when deciding which pickup truck to get.

To see the advantages that the 2024 Ranger has over the 2023 Maverick, continue reading below.

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