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2022 Ford Maverick vs. 2021 RAM 1500 Classic Review

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2022 Ford
Maverick

MSRP*: $19,995 to $25,490
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2021 RAM
1500 Classic

MSRP*: $29,510 to $46,150
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Invoice* $19,595 to $24,980 $27,663 to $40,829
MPG - City 22 MPG 15 - 17 MPG
MPG - Hwy 29 MPG 21 - 25 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 2 - 6 seats
Cargo Space 33.3 ft3 50.3 - 74.7 ft3
Engine 250-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid), 250-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 305-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 395-hp, 5.7-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T, Continuously Variable 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 191 - 250 hp 305 - 395 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs 4,350 - 8,240 lbs
Exterior Length 199.7 in 209.0 - 237.9 in
Exterior Width 72.6 in 79.4 in
Leg Room Front 42.8 in
Rear 35.9 - 36.9 in
Front 41.0 in
Rear 34.7 - 40.3 in
Head Room Front 40.3 in
Rear 39.6 in
Front 39.9 - 41.0 in
Rear 39.7 - 39.9 in
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available ****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available ****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Ford Maverick offers a bit more room for passengers in the extended cab than the RAM 1500 Classic. The Ford Maverick offers just a little more head- and legroom than the RAM 1500 Classic, making it a little roomier and more comfortable.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Clearly, the Ford Maverick is a better financial choice over the RAM 1500 Classic, when considering MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Ford Maverick carries a much lower Destination Charge than the RAM 1500 Classic.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Maverick is much slimmer than the RAM 1500 Classic, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Ford Maverick, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the RAM 1500 Classic.

Handling
The Ford Maverick has a significantly smaller turning radius than the RAM 1500 Classic, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the RAM 1500 Classic is clearly the choice over the Ford Maverick for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Maverick is clearly outclassed by the RAM 1500 Classic.

Powertrain
The Ford Maverick offers much less torque than the RAM 1500 Classic, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit the same number of people in the Ford Maverick as you will the RAM 1500 Classic. The RAM 1500 Classic has a lot more cargo capacity for hauling lumber or gardening supplies than the Ford Maverick.

Warranty
The Ford Maverick comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the RAM 1500 Classic.