2022 Ford Maverick vs. New and Old Ford Ranger: Spec and Size Check!

The 2022 Ford Maverick has everybody with a lick of interest in the pickup truck market sizing it up—literally. Its relatively diminutive size is as noteworthy as its low price and standard 40-mpg-city hybrid powertrain. But how much different in size it is to offerings from other brands is a key to understanding what, exactly …

The Ford Ranger SVT V-8 Prototype Tested: Smoke Machine With a Bed

On the occasion of the reveal of the 2022 Ford Maverick—the first truly compact pickup truck from the company since the old Ranger was discontinued in 2011—we took a look in our archives and noticed that the 1996 Ford Ranger SVT V-8 prototype is actually out-muscled by the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost version of the …

So, I Bought a 1994 Dodge Caravan With a Manual Transmission

As the hand struck who-knows o’clock, the online car shopping vortex sucked me in once again. For months I’d been on the hunt, motivated by whimsy as much as need. Instinctually I punched in my search parameters. Image? Has. Color? Green. Transmission? Manual. Price? A Camaro’s convertible top costs more. By that point I was …

Spec Check: 2022 Ford Maverick vs. 2021 Honda Ridgeline

Considering the compact 2022 Ford Maverick and midsize 2021 Honda Ridgeline pickup trucks are in two different classes, this breakdown of the specifications is not exactly an apples-to-apples comparison. What these Ford and Honda trucks share in common, however, are construction methods. Rather than traditional body-on-frame construction, the Maverick and Ridgeline both rest on car-like …