2023 Maverick vs. 2024 Ranger— Which Ford Truck Is Right For You?

June 20th, 2023 by

2023 Ford Maverick vs 2024 Ranger

Comparing The 2023 Ford Maverick & The 2024 Ford Ranger At Bill Brown Ford

In the realm of rugged pickups, Ford has always emerged as a dominant force, constantly pushing the boundaries of innovation and performance. Two of Ford’s formidable contenders in the truck market are the 2023 Ford Maverick and the 2024 Ford Ranger. 

Packed with power, versatility, and cutting-edge features, the two Ford Trucks have generated a buzz among truck enthusiasts. Both have advantages over one another, but each stays true to the “built Ford tough” title.

With the 2023 Maverick production behind schedule, the 2024 Ford Ranger is an excellent alternative for those looking to get behind their Ford Truck sooner. Unlike other model years, Ford has hinted that they will not offset the price with rebates if models are not built. Therefore, there may be no better time to order the capable Ford Ranger from Bill Brown Ford in Livonia, Michigan.

Let’s dive into a head-to-head comparison to see how these Titans measure against each other.


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Price and Affordability

When it comes to affordability, the 2023 Ford Maverick stands out. With a starting price that’s considerably lower than many other trucks in its class, the Maverick offers an accessible entry point into the world of pickups without compromising on quality or features. The starting price of the 2023 Maverick XL is $22,595, $24,855 for the XLT, and $28,355 for the Lariat. 

On the other hand, the 2024 Ford Ranger offers a higher starting price, reflecting its larger size and more robust capabilities, with a starting MSRP of $32,565 for the XL, $36,005 for the XLT, and $43,525 for the Lariat. However, its exceptional performance and versatility justify the Ranger’s price. With order banks currently open, you can order your brand-new 2024 Ranger from Bill Brown Ford today!




Ford Maverick (XLT)

Ford Ranger


2.5L FHEV and 2.0L I-4

Turbocharged 2.3L I-4 and twin-turbocharged 2.7L V6


Up to 42 MPG for 2.5L Hybrid and Up to 30 MPG for 2L

19-21 MPG


5 Passengers

5 Passengers


E-CVT for 2.5L Hybrid and 8-Speed Automatic for 2L

10-Speed Automatic


191 hp for 2.5L Hybrid and 250 hp for 2L

270 hp for 2.3L and 315 hp for 2.7L


All-Wheel or Front-Wheel

Rear-Wheel or Four-Wheel Drive

Performance and Powertrain

The 2023 Ford Maverick offers two engine options. The standard 2.5L hybrid powertrain provides an impressive blend of fuel efficiency and capability, perfect for daily commuting and light-duty tasks. The 2.0L EcoBoost engine delivers exhilarating performance and towing capacity for those craving more power. Whereas the 2024 Ford Ranger comes equipped with a robust 2.3L EcoBoost engine that unleashes commanding horsepower and torque, making it a force to be reckoned with both on and off the road. 

With its larger size and potent engine, the Ranger is ideal for tackling more demanding jobs and venturing into rough terrains. The Ford Ranger offers a more powerful engine than the Maverick. The standard engine for the midsize pickup is a turbocharged 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine generating 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. Additionally, the Ranger Raptor offers a twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 engine that outputs 315 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque.

The Ford Maverick hybrid’s standard powertrain delivers 191 horsepower and 155 lb-ft of torque. Additionally, the compact pickup features a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that yields 250 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque, which is immeasurable compared to the Ranger. 

It’s no secret the Ranger tows a heftier capacity compared to its little brother, the Maverick. The midsize pickup offers 7,500 lbs of maximum towing capacity compared to the Maverick’s 4,000 lbs. Furthermore, the Ford Ranger delivers a higher maximum payload capacity, making hauling 1,860 lbs in the pickup bed a breeze. 

Towing and Payload

Both the Maverick and Ranger showcase impressive towing and payload capabilities. The 2023 Ford Maverick has a maximum towing capacity of up to 4,000 pounds, allowing you to hitch a trailer or a small boat for weekend getaways. Its payload capacity of up to 1,500 pounds ensures that you can haul all your gear and supplies with ease. On the other hand, the 2024 Ford Ranger takes it up a notch, offering a remarkable maximum towing capacity of up to 7,500 pounds and a payload capacity of up to 1,860 pounds. With these numbers, the Ranger proves to be a reliable workhorse for heavy-duty tasks.

Technology and Features

In terms of technology, both trucks come loaded with advanced features. The 2023 Ford Maverick offers a range of driver-assistance systems, such as automatic emergency braking and lane-keeping assist, ensuring a safe and confident driving experience. Its available SYNC 3 infotainment system integrates seamlessly with your smartphone, providing access to navigation, entertainment, and hands-free calling.

Moving to the 2024 Ford Ranger, you’ll find an equally impressive suite of tech offerings. Ford Co-Pilot360™, a comprehensive suite of safety features, comes standard, providing peace of mind on every journey. The available SYNC 4 system with an intuitive touchscreen interface and compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto keeps you connected and entertained throughout your adventures.

Design and Styling

The 2023 Ford Maverick breaks new ground with its compact truck design, blending the utility of a pickup with the maneuverability of a compact SUV. Its sleek and modern aesthetics appeal to urban dwellers and adventure-seekers alike. On the other hand, the 2024 Ford Ranger exudes a bolder and more muscular presence, showcasing its heritage as a midsize truck that’s ready to conquer any terrain. Both vehicles feature Ford’s iconic styling cues, but the Maverick’s smaller frame offers a unique advantage for those seeking urban versatility.

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In the battle between the 2023 Ford Maverick and the 2024 Ford Ranger, both trucks shine in their respective domains. The Maverick appeals to urban adventurers seeking a compact, fuel-efficient truck with versatile capabilities. Meanwhile, the Ranger showcases its rugged heritage and formidable performance, making it an ideal choice for off-road enthusiasts and those with demanding work requirements. Whether you prioritize urban agility or uncompromising power, Ford has a truck that fits your needs.

Visit Bill Brown Ford, the largest Ford dealership in Michigan, to explore and test drive these incredible trucks. Our knowledgeable sales team is dedicated to providing an exceptional customer experience and helping you find the perfect Ford truck that aligns with your lifestyle and aspirations.


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