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2022 Ford Maverick vs. 2022 RAM 1500 Classic Review

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2022 Ford

MSRP*: $20,995 to $26,860
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2022 RAM
1500 Classic

MSRP*: $30,235 to $48,425
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Invoice* $19,595 to $24,980 $31,699 to $38,684
MPG - City 22 - 42 MPG 15 - 17 MPG
MPG - Hwy 29 - 33 MPG 21 - 25 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 2 - 6 seats
Cargo Space 33.3 ft3 50.3 - 74.7 ft3
  • 191-hp, 2.5-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 Automatic, Continuously Variable Automatic
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

*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

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.

With the RAM 1500 Classic you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Ford Maverick, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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