Old vs New: Will the New Ford Maverick Hybrid Be As Hugely Popular as the Original Ford Ranger?

Both surprise us when we run the 0-60 MPH numbers.

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Will the all-new 2022 Ford Maverick be as successful and popular as the original Ford Ranger from three decades ago? This is precisely why we are here. In this video, we are comparing a 1994 Ford Ranger V6 (Mazda B4000) pickup truck to the all-new Maverick Hybrid.

The old Ford Ranger offered a 4.0-liter V6 as its top-of-the-line engine back in the day. It was good for around 160 horsepower when it was new. The U.S. market did not have access to an older crew cab Ford Ranger or a Mazda B4000, so the extended cab old truck you see here was about as big as it got for passengers. The old truck does however offer a 6-ft bed.

The 2022 Ford Maverick is bringing back the compact pickup segment to the U.S. (along with the Hyundai Santa Cruz). The Maverick is only available in a crew-cab configuration with a short 4.5-ft bed. The bigger news is that the Maverick comes standard with a gas/electric hybrid powertrain. It’s a combination of a 2.5-liter I4 gasoline engine and an electric motor. They are connected to an eCVT planetary-gear transmission. The result is 191 combined horsepower and a 42 MPG rating in the city.

How do they compare side-by-side, and most importantly – how quick are they from 0-60 MPH? Check out all of the small truck fun in the video below.