Compact Goodness: Ford Maverick Pickup Truck

Ford Maverick

The Ford Maverick reopens an old segment. Who would have ever thought we’d see a new compact pickup truck sold in America? Few people, that is for sure. Well, two new models arrived this year, one from Hyundai and the other from Ford. Unlike the previous models, though, these are … Read more

The Ford Maverick is Your Urban Hauler

Ford Maverick

Our “right now” weekly driver is a Ford Maverick, the newest and smallest pickup truck model in Ford’s fleet. Introduced earlier this year, the 2022 Maverick is a compact model in a segment that has not been served since the 1990s. That is when manufacturers upsized their smallest trucks to … Read more

Coming to America: Ford Ranger Raptor!

Ford Ranger Raptor

Rumors that the Ford Ranger Raptor would arrive stateside have percolated for months. Yesterday, the news boiled over when CEO Jim Farley confirmed that it would, by tweeting the same. The next-generation Ranger along with the Ranger Raptor will go on sale in 2023, with American and Canadian customers in … Read more

Ford Europe Gets a V6 Ranger Diesel, But You Can’t Have One

2023 Ford Ranger

A new midsize Ford Ranger drops cover. We now know what the next-generation Ford Ranger will look like and this one seems like a winner. Introduced by Ford Europe, the fifth-generation Ranger features improved exterior styling, a fresh interior, and a wide-ranging assortment of engine choices. But the new V6 … Read more

One Step Closer: Ford Maverick Pickup Truck

Ford Maverick

It has been a long year of anticipation for fans of Ford’s newest pickup truck. No, we are not talking about the all-electric Lightning, which carries near-equal attention for enthusiasts. Rather, the current shiny object we are awaiting will debut first. And that is none other than the Ford Maverick … Read more

The Ford Maverick Returns as a Compact Hybrid Pickup Truck

2022 Ford Maverick

Ford goes crossover with its all-new small Maverick truck. Ford’s worst-kept rumor is now a reality. Or at least the automaker has confirmed what we knew was coming. Today, the automaker introduced the all-new 2022 Ford Maverick compact pickup truck, the smallest model of its kind in America. Notably, the … Read more

Ford Maverick Trucklet Rumors Swirl!

The compact pickup truck market disappeared by the mid-1990s when small models from Toyota, Nissan, and others were replaced by midsize varieties. That loss left only mid- and full-size trucks for consumer consideration as the tiniest models were locked out of the market, largely due to the infamous “Chicken Tax.” … Read more

Trail Hopping With the New Ford Ranger

We test the latest-generation Ranger pickup truck. The Ford Ranger is back, giving the blue oval brand a midsize complement to the full-size and segment-leading F-150. The latest version rolled out in 2019, ending an 8-year hiatus. The current Ranger is the largest we’ve seen thus far and is no … Read more

Highlights of the 2020 Ford Ranger

The Ford Ranger is back and in some ways it is better than ever. Indeed, the current model, which was released in 2019, is now a midsize pickup truck. This means it is better suited to take on the likes of the Toyota Tacoma, Chevrolet Colorado, Nissan Frontier, Jeep Gladiator, … Read more

New Pickup Truck Shopping Tips

Find the right truck at the right price. If you are in the market for a new pickup truck, you may be considering a brand you are already familiar with. That’s a sensible approach as pickup truck buyers are typically brand loyal. In particular, they are more likely to stick … Read more

Ford Ranger Fun Facts

An all-new Ford Ranger debuts at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Following an eight-year hiatus, the Ford Ranger pickup truck makes its return. The new model was unveiled over the weekend at the Detroit auto show, coming in larger than before. It will join a segment … Read more

Premium Truck: GMC Canyon Denali Crew Cab 4×4

GMC brings luxury touches to its midsize pickup truck. It’s been three years since GMC reintroduced its midsize Canyon pickup truck, this brand’s equivalent of the Chevrolet Colorado. Both trucks have been an overwhelming success for GM and the segment’s renewal follows that achievement. Yes, the Toyota Tacoma remains the … Read more

Return of the Ford Ranger?

Updated Aug. 27, 2015, to reflect information about a second model, the Ford Bronco. Ford may build the Bronco (concept pictured) and the Ranger at its Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, pending talks with the UAW. By now, you probably have heard reports that the UAW and the Ford Motor … Read more

GM Beats Ford in Pickup Truck Sales

The Ford F-Series is the indisputable sales leader by model, but GM has the upper hand in overall pickup sales. Looming changes in the segment, including the dissolution of the “chicken tax” may shake up the market further. Chevrolet Silverado sales are outpacing the market in 2015. It has been … Read more

Killed by Takata; Denied Access by the NHTSA

Two-thirds of the airbag recalls involve Honda vehicles. The news this week turned especially gruesome as the New York Times shared the account of a dying Florida woman lying in a hospital bed who appeared to have stab wounds in her neck. On further investigation, it was revealed that an … Read more

Trends Indicate Compact Pickups Will Die

Small trucks have never really found lasting success in the American market. It certainly hasn’t been from lack of trying – major automakers as diverse as Volkswagen, Toyota and even domestic players like Ford and Chevrolet have all tried their hand at selling U.S. drivers on the idea of a true compact pickup, … Read more