Ford vs. Ford: Digging into the numbers of the Maverick and Ranger
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Ford vs. Ford: Digging into the numbers of the Maverick and Ranger

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Speaker 1: The Ford Maverick is the newest little trucking entering the market. And I was wondering how it stacks up against Ford's mid-size offering the ranger. Now, if you're on the fence, when it comes to size and capability, let me break it down for you. And we'll see which Ford product gives you the most bang for your buck. Now I'm gonna be talking a whole lot of math here, cost per pound of towing payload percentages, total nerd Fest for this compare, I'm going to use the top lat trim for both. And since the Maverick is only available with four doors, we'll use the [00:00:30] super crew ranger to keep things even as for drivetrain. Well, in my humble opinion, it's not a truck unless you can put power down to all four wheel. So we'll go with the all-wheel drive Maverick and the four wheel drive ranger. And I'll go ahead and add the max toe package to each rig as well. That brings the Maverick to a price of $31,035, including $1,495 for destination. The ranger sits at 40,725 bucks, including $1,195 for destination, which [00:01:00] brings me to my first quibble. I mean, why is the destination fee higher for the smaller Maverick it's built in Mexico? Not Mars. Speaker 1: Just how much bigger is the ranger compared to the Maverick? Well, the Ranger's wheel base is 5.7 inches longer, or about 4.7% longer. Overall, the ranger is 11.1 inches longer. The equivalent of 5.6% longer. Naturally the ranger is wider [00:01:30] as well, but just by 0.7 inches or a mirror, 1% interestingly, the Maverick actually has more interior space, but just by a smidge in the front, the Maverick has 0.5 inches more headroom, or about 1.3, 3% for leg room. The ranger takes it, but only by 0.3 inches or app paltry 0.7% more in the rear. The Maverick has 1.3 more inches of headroom or 3.4% more. And it kicks some butt with leg room with 2.4 more inches for those [00:02:00] gangly things or 7% more. Now looking at the bed, the Ranger's bed is about seven inches longer or about 13% bigger. You can cram 43.3 cubes in the bed of that ranger compared to just 33.3 cubes for the Maverick making the Ranger's bed capacity 30% bigger. So let's bring price into it. You're paying $931 and 98 cents per cubic foot of the space in the Maverick and $940 and 53 cents per cubic foot of bed space in the [00:02:30] ranger. Huh? I mean, I'm not sure what I really expected, but I certainly didn't think that those prices would be that close. Speaker 1: The comes standard with a 2.5 liter hybrid engine, but that is only in front wheel drive. Remember we want the power to go to all four wheels, which means we need to look at the two liter EcoBoost four cylinder engine with 250 horsepower and 277 pound feet of torque. And that's pushing around [00:03:00] 3,731 pounds of chocolate. The ranger gets a 2.3 liter EcoBoost four cylinder engine with 270 ponies and 310 pound feet of torque motivating 4,441 pounds. So getting all math on you, one horsepower in the Maverick has to move 14.9 pounds at a cost of $124 and 14 cents per pony for the larger ranger. One horsepower has to move 16.4 pounds at a cost of $150 [00:03:30] and 83 cents per horsepower. When it comes to torque, looking at the Maverick, each pound foot of torque has to move 13.5 pounds at cost of $112 and 4 cents per in the ranger. One pound foot has to move 14.3, two pounds of truck, and you'll pay $131 and 37 cents for each of those 310 pound feet of twist. So just looking at the power to weight ratio and the cost per horsepower and pound feet of torque, the Maverick is actually a better buy. Speaker 1: [00:04:00] Okay, let's dig into towing payload and off-road capability. You know, the good truck stuff. The ranger with this cab and driveline can haul 1,560 pounds. That's only 60, more than the Maverick. Yep. Only 4% more. And you'll pay pay $26 and 11 cents per pound of payload in the ranger. The Maverick with its 1,500 pounds of payload, has you paying only $20 and 69 cents [00:04:30] per pound of payload. But when you look at the $9,690 price difference between the ranger and the Maverick, you're paying $161 and 50 cents for each additional pound of payload in the ranger. And that seems like a really steep price. The ranger, however, can tow a lot more than the Maverick 7,500 pounds compared to just 4,000 pounds. That's 87.5% more towing capacity at a cost per towing, pound of $5 and 43 cents. Meanwhile, the cost of towing in [00:05:00] the Maverick is $7 and 76 cents per pound. Speaker 1: Again, if you look at the price difference that works out to $2 and 77 cents, you'll pay in the ranger for each additional pound of towing over the Maverick. So I think it's pretty clear here. If you're just hauling things, the Maverick's gonna be the better buy, but the ranger provides much better value when it comes to towing as for the off-road stuff. Well, the ranger can be had with a tremor package. That's pretty dope, but we're not including that here still the standard ranger is gonna get you further from civilization with 7.1 more degrees of [00:05:30] approach. Angle breakover angle is better by 3.4 degrees and departure angle is 4.2 degrees better in the ranger over the Maverick. The two, however, our closer in ground clearance with the ranger sitting just 0.3 inches high with a price difference of $9,690. The Rangers offered capabilities are pretty pricey, especially when you consider that you'll likely be able to find a DIY lift for the Maverick in a set of 30 inch tires, pretty cheaply. However, I have not factored in the Rangers two speed transfer case, which pretty much brings the value up to par. Speaker 1: [00:06:00] So in my life, towing is more important than hauling. So just given the choice, I'd likely pick the ranger over the Maverick, whoever, if you just need a vehicle to haul your junk pound pound, the Maverick is definitely the better buy. If you care more about power, you'll get more for your or money with a Maverick. But if you know, you'll be leaving the pavement, the ranger with its increased geometry and two speed transfer case is gonna be better at the end of the day, though, all that really matters is what you need in a truck and what is worth to you.

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