One other day, one other weblog claiming that the brand new Ford Maverick is “compact,” after, earlier this week, one other weblog known as it “tiny,” although it’s neither of these issues. Cease saying this!
You might bear in mind a time on this nation when you possibly can purchase a brand new truck that wasn’t over 16 ft lengthy. I’m talking, in fact, of the Nineteen Nineties, when you possibly can purchase a first-generation Ford Ranger that was simply 176.5 inches lengthy, or a first-generation Chevy S-10 that was 178.2 inches lengthy. Each of these had been nearly two-feet shorter than the brand new Maverick, which is 199.7 inches lengthy.
The Maverick can also be solely 11 inches shorter than the trendy Ford Ranger, which is a midsize truck, which is what the Maverick is, too. What the Maverick shouldn’t be: a compact truck, as Ford calls it, and Ford ought to know higher as a result of Ford used to truly make a compact truck.
You could be pondering that fashionable security tools implies that vans have to be massive or one thing, however we all know that’s hogwash, as a result of Chevy is ready to match the entire required security stuff in a Spark, a automotive that’s 143 inches lengthy. You may also be pondering that vans will need to have 4 doorways just like the Maverick and never two doorways today, due to “market demand” or one thing, to which I say I believe automakers can do each!
The opposite day, I used to be strolling and noticed an everyday cab, eight-foot field fourteenth-generation F-150 and it almost made me emotional, as that isn’t a configuration that you simply see a lot anymore. A truck that you simply by no means see anymore (as a result of it doesn’t exist) is a compact truck, like Ford and Chevy and Toyota used to make thousands and thousands of. It pains me to say that the Ford Maverick additionally ain’t it. As you had been!