How big is the 2022 Ford Maverick compared to other compact trucks?

If you’re interested in the new 2022 Ford Maverick pickup truck, you might have some questions. One of the most frequently asked questions concerns its size. How big is the Maverick? More importantly, how big is it compared to other compact trucks? What will be the difference if you are used to the size of a Toyota Tacoma or a Hyundai Santa Cruz? Here’s how the 2022 Ford Maverick’s size compares to other models in its class.

How big is the 2022 Ford Maverick?

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First, the 2022 Ford Maverick is smaller than other compact and midsize trucks as a unibody truck. The closest comparably sized model is the Hyundai Santa Cruz. Additionally, the Maverick’s wheelbase measures 121.1 inches. According to Car and Driver, it measures 199.7 inches in overall length front to back. Additionally, the width without mirrors is 72.6 inches and the Maverick is 68.7 inches tall. As a result, the Maverick really puts the “compact” in “compact truck.” How does it compare to other models?

Surprisingly, the Maverick is bigger than another model in its class and its nearest competitor. The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz is just a bit smaller in almost every direction. With a wheelbase of 118.3 inches and an overall length of 195.7 inches, the Santa Cruz barely qualifies as a truck. However, its 75-inch width and 66.7-inch height are nearly identical to the Maverick, albeit slightly smaller.

Model (2022) Wheelbase (in.) Length (in.) Lenght (in.) Height (in.)
Ford Maverick 121.1 199.7 72.6 68.7
Hyundai Santa Cruz 118.3 195.7 75 66.7
Toyota Tacoma 140.6 225.5 75.2 70.6
Ford Ranger 126.8 210.8 77.8 70.7
Chevy Colorado 128.3 212.7 74.3 70.3

How big is the Maverick loading area?

A 2022 Ford Maverick is a camping-ready little truck.  How small is the compact truck compared to models like the Toyota Tacoma and Hyundai Santa Cruz?
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The loading surface is one of the most important elements of a van. Larger mics usually come in a number of sizes, usually six feet, sometimes 5.5 and often eight feet for larger work-oriented models. However, compact trucks, especially as small as the Maverick, only come with one cargo bed option. For the 2022 Ford Maverick, the cargo area is just 54.4 inches long, or about 4.5 feet. It’s slightly smaller than even the smallest traditional cargo beds, which typically range from 5 to 5.5 feet in length.

Additionally, the Maverick’s bed is 53.3 inches wide at the ground and 42.6 inches between the wheel wells. Unfortunately, it’s a bit too small to lay a standard 4×8 sheet of plywood flat, which you’d have to do with the tailgate open anyway because the bed isn’t long enough. Next, the cargo area is 20.3 inches high and offers a total of 33.3 cubic feet of cargo space. Just like the exterior dimensions of the truck, the cargo area is most comparable to that of the Hyundai Santa Cruz.

Model (2022) bed length (in.) Floor bed width (in.) Bed width between wheels (in.) bed height (in.) Bed area (ft³)
Ford Maverick 54.4 53.3 42.6 20.3 33.3
Hyundai Santa Cruz 48.4 53.9 42.7 19.2 27
Toyota Tacoma 73.7 56.7 41.5 19.1 N / A
Ford Ranger 72 61.4 44.8 20.8 51.8
Chevy Colorado 74 57.8 44.4 N / A 49.9

How big is the interior of the Maverick?

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Finally, since the exterior of the compact truck is small, the interior should be too. Surprisingly, the 2022 Ford Maverick doesn’t feel quite as compact inside. In fact, many reviewers found it comfortable, even roomy inside. Its second row is larger than the Santa Cruz’s back seat in almost every direction. However, it’s far more surprising that the Maverick beats some otherwise larger models in its class.

Model (2022) Front Legroom (in) Rear Leg Room (in)
Ford Maverick 42.8 36.9
Hyundai Santa Cruz 41.4 36.5
Toyota Tacoma 42.9 32.6
Ford Ranger 43.1 30.4
Chevy Colorado 45 28.6

How big is the 2022 Ford Maverick compared to other compact trucks?

In conclusion, the 2022 Ford Maverick is smaller than almost every other truck in almost every way. For exterior dimensions, it’s slightly larger than the Santa Cruz in some respects, but not all. The same goes for the cargo area, which is longer but narrower than Hyundai’s similarly sized offering. However, the real anomaly comes from the inner space. Impressively, the Maverick’s rear seat offers more legroom than the other four models we compared. Although they are much bigger, the Tacoma, Ranger and Colorado don’t even beat the Maverick in terms of rear legroom.

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