The Ford Maverick Outperforms The Competition

Compare the Ford Maverick to the Honda Ridgeline and Hyundai Santa Cruz

If you're looking for a small, adventurous truck, the new Ford Maverick is sure to impress. The Maverick is a new addition to the Ford lineup, offering Ford toughness and capability in a fun-sized package. The Maverick is ideal if you need a vehicle with plenty of versatility, towing power, and hauling capability that doesn't take up space the way a full-size truck would. It offers the perfect blend of maneuverability, practicality, and strength, making it a must-see for drivers in the Taylor, MI area.

See how the Maverick compares to rivals like the Honda Ridgeline and Hyundai Santa Cruz here at Taylor Ford:

Honda Ridgeline

Ford Maverick 
Hyundai Santa Cruz

Power and Capability

The Maverick is small for a truck, so you're probably wondering: can the Ford Maverick tow? The answer is yes, and it offers hybrid capability as a unique ingredient in the mix.

The Maverick is distinctive in that it offers a standard full hybrid powertrain, making it the first standard full hybrid pickup truck in America. With the 2.5L full hybrid engine under the hood, the Maverick offers a max payload capacity of 1,500 pounds, making it perfect for hauling your gear around Allen Park. You can also upgrade to a 2.0L EcoBoost engine and equip the Maverick with a 4K Towing Package with AWD to boost the towing power to up to 4,000 pounds.

The Honda Ridgeline and Hyundai Santa Cruz lack a hybrid option, making the Maverick a fantastic choice if you're looking for a small pickup truck that can help you get the most out of every mile.


The Ford Maverick offers a wide range of standard and available features in the truck bed that make it far more than a place to store your gear. Some of the features that you can take advantage of include factory-installed LED box lighting, two 400-watt 100V outlets, two pre-wired 12V connections that you can use to power things like a small TV or mini-fridge, and a handy cubby for extra storage.

The Maverick also offers a longer truck bed than the Santa Cruz, offering a few more inches of room for your gear. The Honda Ridgeline has the longest bed overall, but it's also a midsize truck as opposed to the Maverick and Santa Cruz, which slot into the compact truck category.

Interior Space

Driving a truck isn't all about what you can fit in the bed or in a trailer. You need plenty of room inside the cabin, too! When it comes to interior dimensions, the Ford Maverick makes the most of its space. It offers more front legroom than both the Ridgeline and the Santa Cruz, allowing you and your passengers to stretch out during your drives around Detroit. The Maverick also offers more front hip room than the Santa Cruz.

Fuel Efficiency

When it comes to helping you go farther for less, the Maverick is the one to beat. Its standard hybrid powertrain grants it the ability to offer an estimated 40 mpg city, which handily beats the Honda Ridgeline and Hyundai Santa Cruz.

The Hyundai Santa Cruz offers an estimated 26 mpg highway, while the Honda Ridgeline trails even more with an estimated 24 mpg highway. So, if you want the versatility and capability of a truck that can help you get more out of every trip to the gas station, the Ford Maverick uses its hybrid capability to full effect.

Learn More

Get to know the Ford Maverick when you stop by our Ford dealership serving Riverview, MI and Romulus, MI. We'll be happy to answer questions and go into more detail about how this exciting compact truck compares to the competition.

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