Ford Bronco vs Bronco Sport: Which SUV is Best for You?

The Ford Bronco and the Ford Bronco Sport are a fun choice, not a dilemma as some of our customers might worry. These great options for our more adventurous customers each have their own approach to off-roading.

This article will help you understand the key differences in the Ford Bronco vs Bronco Sport debate to find the best fit for your needs. We’ll cover size, performance, fuel economy, and more to guide your decision.

Key Differences Between the Bronco and Bronco Sport SUVs

  • The Ford Bronco is larger, rugged, and better suited for extreme off-road adventures, while the Bronco Sport is more compact and agile.
  • The Bronco has a body on frame design, whereas the Bronco Sport has a unibody design.
  • Ford Bronco comes in 2.3L, 2.7L, and 3.0L EcoBoost whereas the Bronco Sport comes in 1.5L or 2.0L EcoBoost
  • There is diversity in fuel economy with the lowest consumption at 9.0 L/100km for baser Bronco Sport modles and 15.7 L/100km for the Bronco's upper trims.
  • Towing capacity for the Bronco caps out at 3,500 lb while the Bronco Sport caps out at 2,000 lb.
  • Upper trim Broncos can cost over six figures while Bronco Sport models are under $40K
  • The Bronco offers more powerful engine options and superior towing capacity, but the Bronco Sport shines with better fuel economy and a quieter, more comfortable ride on highways.

Size and Dimensions Comparison

Deep focus shot of Ford Bronco in foreground followed by multiple Broncos in background on offroad trail. The Ford Bronco is undeniably bigger, with size differences of only a few inches making a tremendous contrast. Still, get into a Bronco Sport at Universal Ford and you'll see how spacious the smaller option actually is!

A notable difference between the new Ford Bronco and the Ford Bronco Sport is their size. The Ford Bronco is designed to be larger and more rugged, perfect for tackling challenging terrains and tough conditions. On the other hand, the Bronco Sport is more compact, striking a balance between paved-road comfort and off-road capabilities.

The 2-door Ford Bronco is 1 inch longer than the new Ford Bronco Sport with the standard compact engine. Additionally, takes up space 4 inches wider with mirrors and stands 1.7 inches taller. The most four-door Bronco trims are 16.7 inches longer than the Bronco Sport and 2.8 inches taller.

This size difference provides the Bronco trims with more interior space and off-road capability. This gap makes the Bronco a more imposing presence on the road but can make it less maneuverable in tight spaces.

Another key difference lies in their construction. The Bronco features body-on-frame construction, similar to a pickup truck, making it more rugged and durable for off-road adventures. In contrast, the Bronco Sport uses unibody construction like you'd find in any sedan or crossover SUV, offering smoother car-like handling.

Structural differences play a significant role in their overall driving dynamics and suitability for different conditions, especially when considering a body on frame SUV like the Bronco. For the fans of the Bronco, the design feature represents a commitment to off-road performance.

Engine Options and Performance

The Ford Bronco delivers power and performance through its 3 engine options, catering to diverse driving needs. The engine options for the Ford Bronco include:

  1. 2.3L EcoBoost engine: Standard in trims like Big Bend, Black Diamond, Outer Banks, Badlands, and the Heritage Edition. It offers a good balance of power and efficiency through its 300 horsepower.
  2. 2.7L EcoBoost engine: Available in several trims, it provides a significant boost via 330 horsepower and plenty of torque for a thrilling driving experience.
  3. 3.0L EcoBoost engine: Exclusive to the Bronco Raptor, it is designed for those who crave the highest level of performance and off-road capabilities, and no less than 418 horsepower.

The Bronco Sport, on the other hand, offers 2 engine options for punching above its weight. The standard engine is a 1.5L EcoBoost that delivers 181 horsepower, while the more powerful 2.0L EcoBoost engine provides 245 horsepower.

The Bronco Sport’s engines may not match the sheer power of the Bronco’s options, but either still offers a peppy and responsive driving experience, especially with the turbocharged 2.0-liter engine. From 1.5L to 3.0L, all Ford engines benefit from diligent service, and maybe even more so when it's a dealership's Ford engine service. You can get in it for the long haul!

Cargo Space and Interior Room

Ford Bronco with tailgate open showcasing versatile storage options even with the second row up. The Bronco allows for versatile use of space. With the second row of seats still up, it boasts a lot of storage, even making use of the cantilever tailgate's inner surface. While the Bronco Sport has less, it's just as space conscious.

Both the Ford Bronco and Bronco Sport cater to varying needs with their generous cargo space and interior room. The Bronco Sport provides up to 1.84 cubic metres with the second row folded down, making it a practical choice for those who need a balance of passenger and cargo space.

In contrast, the two-door Ford Bronco offers 635 L of cargo space, in 2-door while the four-door Bronco can accommodate up to 1,008.0 L, providing more room for gear and supplies. If you prioritize maximum cargo capacity, the 4-door Bronco is the way to go.

When it comes to passenger room, the Bronco Sport has slightly more space than the 2-door Bronco, and if you get the Badlands trim, you can access a few extra litres of storage space under the second-row seats.

However, the four-door Bronco offers the largest passenger volume, especially when equipped with a soft-top. This makes it an excellent choice for families or those who frequently travel with passengers.

Fuel Economy: Bronco vs Bronco Sport

Fuel economy is often a key consideration for many SUV buyers and a faceoff like this one demands a side by side comparison. The Ford Bronco Sport shines in this area, delivering an estimated

The smaller 1.5L Bronco sport engine wins out with an impressive 9.0 L/100km combined city/highway efficiency. excellent choice for those who spend a lot of time commuting or taking long road trips. The 2.0L engine offers more horsepower but it'll cost you a reasonable 10.2 L/100km combined.

In comparison, the Ford Bronco achieves a decent 11.8 L/100km combined in 4WD, particularly in the middle-of-the-road 2.7L Ecoboost engine. At the extreme, the Ford Bronco in Raptor trim takes a combined 15.7 litres of premium fuel per 100 km.

The difference in fuel economy between the Bronco and Bronco Sport highlights their distinct purposes. The Bronco Sport is designed to be a more versatile and fuel-efficient daily driver, while the Bronco prioritizes power and off-road capabilities, even if it means sacrificing some fuel efficiency.

Towing Capacity and Off-Road Capabilities

Ford Bronco Sport in Blue with kayak on roof, towing lightweight off-grid trailer carrying adventure gear. The Bronco Sport is no slouch when compared to the superior towing capabilities of the Ford Bronco. Though you can tow a boat with the Bronco, you can haul smaller recreational trailers with the Bronco Sport's 2,000 lb capacity; just make sure to opt for a towing package when you buy from Universal Ford!

The Ford Bronco clearly outshines with its superior towing capacity and off-road capabilities, if that’s what you need in an SUV. In particular the Ford Bronco Wildtrak can tow up to 3,500 lb when properly equipped, making it suitable for hauling trailers, boats, and other heavy loads. The Bronco Sport of recent years, on the other hand, has a maximum towing capacity of 2,000 pounds, which is still respectable but falls short of the Bronco’s capabilities.

The Bronco also excels in off-road performance, thanks to its higher ground clearance and better approach and departure angles. It features a true 4-wheel-drive system with low-range gearing and an available locking front differential, making it well-suited for extreme off-road conditions.

Additionally, newer Bronco models offer several tech aids for off-roading, such as Trail one-pedal driving and Trail Turn Assist.

Pricing and Trim Levels

Consideration of pricing and trim levels can be quite a tall order when deciding between the Ford Bronco and Bronco Sport. A quick look at our inventory shows that the Ford Bronco starts at around $65,000 for baser trims, while the 4-door Bronco Sport's base trim level starts at just under $48,000.

Ford Bronco Trims

The options available for Ford Bronco trims show Ford's commitment to fulfilling every niche on a performance and luxury spectrum. Our customers come in with a variety of needs and aspirations to get the most out of their vehicle, which is why it helps to get vehicles in the following trims:

  • Big Bend
  • Black Diamond
  • Outer Banks
  • Badlands
  • Wildtrak
  • Everglades
  • Heritage Edition
  • Raptor
  • First Edition

For more budget conscious customers, we'd love to get some of our older models of the Ford Bronco back; please consider selling us your vehicle so we can boost our used inventory and offer a great price on a Bronco with some miles on it. With so many trims on the Bronco, we'd like to have several of each on hand for our customers!

Ford Bronco Sport Trims

In contrast, the Ford Bronco Sport starts at $28,910 for the base trim, making it a more affordable option. If you're trading in or not, the Bronco Sport Badlands trim has tons of features for an affordable price, compared to base trim.

On the higher end, the fully equipped Ford Bronco Wildtrak trim and Sasquatch package can cost up to $84,580, offering a wide range of premium features and capabilities. The Bronco Sport simplifies choices for lower prices and comes in 5 trims:

  • Big Bend: Adds more convenience and comfort features, making it a practical choice for daily driving.
  • Outer Banks: Focuses on luxury with leather-trimmed seats and advanced tech features.
  • Badlands: Geared towards off-road enthusiasts, it includes advanced 4x4 capabilities and all-terrain tires.
  • First Edition: Limited edition trim with exclusive features and top-of-the-line amenities.

Overall, the Bronco offers more trim levels and customization options, allowing buyers to choose the features and capabilities that best suit their needs. However, the Bronco Sport provides a more budget-friendly option without sacrificing essential features. If you get pre-approved for an auto loan through our finance department, you can get into either model for less.

Technology and Safety Features

smartphone with Bronco Trail app with Ford Bronco in background at sundown. The Bronco Trail App is a hidden gem of Ford's technology and safety features. Our sales advisors can tell you how to get into a model with this integration so you can plan and share your off-road trail routes with others.

Equipped with modern technology and safety features, both the Ford Bronco and Bronco Sport ensure a seamless and secure driving experience. The Bronco Sport features standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. It also includes an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system.

Similarly, the standard Bronco includes smartphone integration and an 8-inch touchscreen. However, it also offers an optional 12-inch screen with high resolution on mid-to-upper trims like the Bronco Outer Banks, providing a more immersive and user-friendly interface.

Optional features for the Bronco Sport and Bronco alike include Ford Co-Pilot360 with futher options to adopt adaptive cruise control and Ford’s navigation system. These models lead the way in enhancing convenience and safety on the road.

Driving Experience and Comfort

The Bronco Sport exhibits agility with confident performance at highway speeds and a peppy feel with the turbocharged 2.0-liter engine. This makes it an enjoyable vehicle for both city driving and long trips.

In contrast, the Bronco’s steering is well-weighted, providing a smooth ride on highways, though it's less maneuverable in tight spaces due to its size and optional off-road tires.

Both the Ford Bronco and Bronco Sport, produced by our OEM and namesake, Ford, feature clean layouts with high-quality materials. When considering Ford Bronco vs Bronco Sport, whether you prioritize silence and nimble handling or bulk and off-road capabilities, both vehicles offer a great driving experience.

Which Model Fits Your Lifestyle?

For urban commuting, the Ford Bronco Sport offers a nimbler approach and better maneuverability in tight spaces like parking lots or metered spots on 17th Ave. Its smaller size makes it easier to park and navigate urban environments, making them an ideal choice compared to the larger Bronco.

For family recreational use, the Ford Bronco offers more interior space and higher quality materials, especially in its upper trim levels. This makes it a great option for families who need extra room for passengers and cargo.

Additionally, the Bronco Sport is quieter on highways due to less wind noise compared to the Bronco (which is still not too noisy), making it more comfortable for long family trips.

According to lifestyle and how you choose to spend your time on and off the road, there's a clear choice that our sales advisors can help you discover; if you’re looking for an SUV that can handle urban commuting and family use, the Bronco Sport is a solid choice.

However, if you need more space for various types of gear and heavier off-road capabilities, the Ford Bronco is the better match for your adventurous lifestyle. If you take off-roading seriously and challenge your vehicle through trailblazing, the Bronco is the clear choice.

Test Drive and Purchase Information

Interior shot of Ford Bronco Sport Free Wheeling with 8-inch in centre of shot. The Ford Bronco Sport Free Wheeling trim is a great example of the style and comfort you can get out of a lighter duty off-road SUV. Some of the available trims and packages we have in our inventory can only be seen in person; describing it just wouldn't do it justice. Come test drive a Bronco Sport to see what we mean!

Our sales advisors often recommend a test drive of various models and trim levels to gain a comprehensive understanding of what these vehicles provide. Actually taking one through the streets of Calgary can you a better understanding of the features and powertrain options available.

For used Ford Bronco Sport models, a test drive is a must. While we check everything to make sure any used vehicle we sell is in great working order—you'll definitely want to feel out its ride and hear a bit about the vehicle's history.

At the end of the day, visiting our Ford dealership in person can help you explore special deals and discounts, ensuring you get the best value for your purchase. Taking the time to test drive and explore different options, even if it’s just for a few minutes, will help you make an informed decision for buying a used (or new) model of the Bronco and find the SUV that best fits your needs and lifestyle.

Come Down to Universal Ford

Our sales advisors can guide you through the difficult decision between these great Ford SUVs. It could be that you're still on the fence about what you might need out of a vehicle and that's fine! Let's put our heads together and figure it out. There are lots of tough decisions to make, as seen with our breakdown of the Ford Maverick vs Ford Ranger.

Ultimately, the best choice depends on your specific needs and lifestyle. Whether you prioritize power and off-road performance or efficiency and comfort, both the Ford Bronco and Bronco Sport have something to offer.

Contact us to schedule a back-to-back test drive and experience these impressive vehicles for yourself to make the best decision.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the main size differences between the Ford Bronco and Bronco Sport?

At first, you might think the Bronco Sport is just a trim of the Bronco. But they are different models!

The Ford Bronco is larger and more rugged, suitable for challenging terrain; most 4-door Bronco trims are 16.7 inches longer and 2.8 inches taller than the Bronco Sport.

How do the engine options compare between the Bronco and Bronco Sport?

The Ford Bronco has three engine options, with the top one producing 418 hp, while the Bronco Sport offers two options, with the highest generating 245 hp. They are all turbo-charged options, ensuring they pack a lot of power into a smaller engine block.

Which SUV has better fuel economy?

The Bronco Sport; in baser models the lighter option gets 9.4 L/100km in the city and an impressive 8.1 L/100km on the highway. Conversely, the Bronco, with a 2.7 L turbocharged engine does 12.4 L/100km in the city and 11.2 L/100km on the highway.

When you get into the upper trims of the Bronco with a 3.0 L EcoBoost, the lowest consumption stands at 14.7 L/100km on the highway. Are you budgeting gas for a road trip to one of the best summer destinations near Calgary? Knowing your chosen model's efficiency can help you decide if you're choosing for your lifestyle.

What are the towing capacities of the Ford Bronco and Bronco Sport?

The Ford Bronco can tow up to 3,500 lb, while the Bronco Sport can tow a maximum of 2,000 lb, though recent years show a higher capacity of up to 2,200 lb. Newer models are just as capable but a lower towing capacity sometimes means better safety.

If you are interested in towing more with SUVs the Ford Edge and Ford Escape also present some options to compare, with less emphasis on off-roading.

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Ford Maverick vs Ranger: Contesting Trims, Size & Features

Are you trying to decide between the new Ford Maverick and the Ford Ranger? Our customers in Calgary are sometimes torn between two great options for lighter-duty Ford trucks. Time to showcase a great comparison of Ford trucks, in a Maverick vs Ranger contest.

We'll see how these excellent trucks measure up to each other in performance, size, features, and overall driving experience. Whether you prioritize fuel efficiency, power, or versatility, it helps to determine which truck has the specs that fit your lifestyle best.

A Quick Look at the Maverick vs Ranger Highlights

  • The Ranger's towing capacity is up to 7,500 lb with the towing package; the Maverick’s limit of 4,000 pounds comes only with the towing package.
  • Fuel efficiency is close in 4x4 drivetrains with Ford Ranger 4WD getting combined 11.8 L/100km while the Ford Maverick Tremor AWD gets 11.2 L/100km.
  • The Maverick is lighter duty, with a 2.0L four-cylinder engine while the Ranger sports a EcoBoost 2.7L V6 generating 315 horsepower.
  • The Maverick is compact and maneuverable, ideal for city driving, while the Ranger is larger, providing more cargo space and a commanding road presence.
  • Both trucks come with robust customization options and trim levels, but the Maverick’s starting price of around $42,000 makes it a very budget-friendly option.

Ford Maverick vs Ranger: Engine Options & Performance

The Ford Maverick and a strong alternative, the new Ford Ranger showcase two distinct philosophies regarding what’s under the hood. Ford trucks have long represented strength and reliability, and the new Ford Maverick continues this tradition with a great feature—the availability of a hybrid engine.

This powertrain is a nod to those who prioritize fuel economy and environmental consciousness in their drive. Moreover, the Maverick’s turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder has become the standard powertrain—striking balance between efficiency and responsive acceleration while catering to daily commutes and weekend getaways.

Larger Ranger Engines

Powerful Ranger Raptor's 2.7L EcoBoost engine. The Ford Ranger offers impressive engine options including an engine normally reserved for larger trucks. Experience the power of the 2.7L turbo for yourself at Universal Ford! It's our sales advisors' favourite part of the day.

On the other hand, the Ford Ranger offers an exciting new option with the EcoBoost 2.7L V6 engine, serious power for horsepower turbo V6 engine, for considerable, and more importantly, available power. Designed for those who demand more power, the Ranger handles well and delivers performance for even the most power-thirsty drivers.

The Ranger's power translates into a significant towing capacity of up to 7,500 lb with the right configuration, dwarfing the Maverick’s respectable limit of 4,000 pounds when fully equipped. The Ranger emerges victorious in terms of sheer strength while the Maverick offers other benefits and a towing limit of 2,000 lb without the Tow Package.

Despite the difference in towing limits, they're both good trucks; differences arise with the Maverick being a compact truck and the Ranger a mid-size. The towing and hauling capacities of both models depend on multiple factors like vehicle configuration and cargo, guaranteeing sufficient power regardless of whether you choose the Maverick or Ranger.

Dimensions & Size Comparison

Transitioning from sheer muscle to physical stature, let’s compare the bed size and overall dimensions. The new Ford Maverick isn't much different from an SUV in size, making it a compact and maneuverable choice for city dwellers.

Its smaller size doesn’t mean it’s cramped, though. The Maverick is 5,073 mm, and about a foot shorter than the Ranger, offering a little more room to breathe inside the cabin. As a midsize, the Ford Ranger stands taller and longer, providing commanding road presence and more space for gear.

To put it in perspective, although the Ford Ranger is larger overall, the Maverick’s compact dimensions present an advantage in cramped spaces and city settings. You can think of the Maverick as the agile halfback compared to the Ranger’s linebacker stance; each has its role to play on the automotive field.

Cargo Space & Bed Features

The Ford Ranger offers a larger bed, ready to bear equipment for the job site or gear for a weekend escape. The SuperCrew Ranger’s cargo box stores an impressive 1,232.6 L; this larger bed size is ideal for carrying more payload, whether it’s for work or play.

The Ranger’s capacity to carry lives up to the reputation of Ford trucks. But don’t underestimate the new Ford Maverick. It may have a smaller size truck bed, but it compensates with unique features like the innovative FLEXBED system; the Maverick’s bed accommodates 940 L without this system.

Both trucks showcase Ford’s innovative designs, capable of meeting the demands of work and leisure irrespective of their size. Whether it’s the day-to-day or the rugged off-road, the Maverick and Ranger offer the necessary capabilities to get the job done.

Trim Levels & Packages

In terms of customization options, both the Maverick and Ranger offer a variety of trim levels and packages. The new Ford Maverick comes in 3 main models—XL, XLT, and Lariat. The XLT model adds with the option of the new Tremor Off-Road package, perfect for those who aim to tread the path less traveled.

The Lariat, for those who value their creature comforts, offers premium features and a polished interior; it's a compact truck that doesn’t compromise on style.

Ranger Trims

Ford Ranger in Raptor trim off-roading in Albertan foothills with Rocky mountains in distance. The Ford Ranger comes in an exclusive trim unavailable on the Raptor. The Raptor is performance taken to the next level. Ask our sales advisors for advice on whether you need these features to get the most out of this midsize.

The Ranger, too, is no slouch when it comes to options. It matches the Maverick’s trim levels and raises the stakes with specialized packages like the FX4 and Tremor Off-Road Packages, the rugged Raptor trim, and various Appearance Packages, including the chrome appearance package, that add sporty or elegant touches to the truck.

Whether you’re on a budget or looking to splurge, both trucks offer a suite of trims you'll love including:

  • XL
  • XLT
  • Lariat
  • Raptor

Such diversity in the model and trim offerings illustrates the versatility and personalization available to our prospective buyers in Calgary.

Whether you’re looking for the utilitarian charm of the XL or the refined touch of the Lariat, there’s a version of these trucks to match your desires. Ask a sales advisor which Ranger trim or package suits your unique lifestyle and the demands of your work!

Interior Comfort & Technology

Moving to the interiors, both the Ford Maverick and Ford Ranger can comfortably accommodate up to 5 passengers, making them perfect for family outings or carpooling to work. The Maverick surprises with more rear legroom than the Ranger, ensuring your crew or family rides in comfort during long hauls.

While the Ranger offers leather upholstery for a touch of luxury, the Maverick isn’t far behind with its ActiveX seating material —balancing durability with ease of cleaning.

In the arena of technology, both trucks are well-equipped. An 8-inch touchscreen comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity as a given in the Maverick. A 12-inch Centre Stack infotainment screen is available in the Ranger's Lariat trim.

The Maverick takes things a step further into the future with a wireless charging pad and 400-watt outlets, perfect for powering up tools or gadgets on the go—a feature the Ranger provides in Lariat trim. The Ranger's size allows it to offer more behind-the-seat storage, ideal for stashing tools or safety kits.

It’s not just about the journey but the friends and gear we bring along. The Maverick offers different storage dynamics compared to the Ranger, compensating for its compact truck size's limited storage.

Off-Road Capabilities

Ford Maverick Tremor kicking up dirt in dusty off-road section of the Canadian badlands in high morning. The Maverick makes great use of the Tremor off road package, and our customers in Calgary often opt for this type of extra assurance off the beaten path. Ask us about availability of our trucks with the Tremor package!

When it comes to off-roading capabilities, both the Maverick and Ranger offer robust packages. However, the question remains - which one will dominate the trail? The FX4 and Tremor Off-Road Packages, available for both models, equip these trucks with the necessary gear to tackle the rough and tumble of the great outdoors.

These packages include must-haves like heavy-duty skid plates, all-terrain tires, and selectable drive modes to tailor your ride to the terrain. The Tremor Off-Road Package includes:

  • Upgraded shocks
  • Tuned suspension
  • Added ground clearance
  • All-terrain tires
  • Steel skid plates

Whether you’re hauling gear to a remote campsite or towing a trailer over rocky paths, these packages ensure both trucks are more than capable of the adventure at hand. With the Maverick’s unique features and the Ranger’s towing and hauling capacity, you’re well-prepared for whatever challenges lie ahead. Keep an eye out for news on the Ford Ranger Tremor!

Fuel Economy & Efficiency

Combined mileages for select trims and drivetrains show impressive stats. If you're getting into a Ranger, it's likely you're putting it into its paces with AWD. But if you opt for the lighter Maverick, FWD makes more sense. In that contest, the newer Ford Maverick wins out with just 9.4 L/100km combined.

Despite this, the Ranger still maintains a competitive edge in the market with its balance of power and reasonable fuel economy for a truck of its capability, with the 4x4 Raptor capping out at only 13.8 L/100km.

The comparison between two engines - one prioritizing power and the other efficiency - underscores the contrasting philosophies of the Maverick and Ranger. It’s a consideration that might weigh heavily on your decision, depending on whether your priority lies with the long hauls and heavy towing or the daily grind and fuel savings.

Safety Features

Ford Co-Pilot360 infographic by Ford media. Ford's Co-Pilot360 has come a long way over the years, with a suite of reassuring new features that life in Alberta and the rest of the Rockies demands. Ask our sales advisors for the latest updates, core features that last and how to get it going on your Maverick or Ranger.

Regardless of whether you’re navigating city streets or rugged terrain, safety remains a top priority. Both the Maverick and Ranger come adequately equipped to safeguard their precious cargo. Ford Co-Pilot360 technology provides a suite of safety features standard in both models, including pre-collision assist and a rearview camera to keep you aware of your surroundings.

The Ranger takes it up a notch with BLIS® (blind spot information system) and a lane-keeping system as standard from the XLT trim, while these features are available across all Maverick trims.

Pricing & Value

The Ford Maverick enters the market with an attractive starting price of around $42,000, positioning it as one of the most budget-friendly trucks available. The Maverick typically does more with less making it a compelling option for those looking to get the most bang for their buck.

In contrast, the Ranger, while not the priciest in its class, does command a higher starting price due to its larger size and beefier powertrain. It’s a trade-off between the Maverick’s affordability and the Ranger’s additional capabilities. Ultimately, value is measured not just in price but in how well the truck fits into your lifestyle and meets your needs.

If you're looking to buy a used model, you can always get great features, reliable years of the make, and pricing that reflects its status, as with the used Ford Maverick.

Test Drive & Availability

Can’t wait to get behind the wheel? Scheduling a test drive for either the Ford Maverick or Ranger is easy through our website or by strolling into our dealership in Calgary. With the convenience of online scheduling tools, setting up a test drive at a time that suits you is part of our sales' advisors' process.

Whether you’re eager to experience the Maverick’s nimble city handling or the Ranger’s robust towing capacity, a test drive is your ticket to making an informed decision. It’s the perfect opportunity to see how the technology, comfort, and performance of these trucks measure up to your expectations and driving habits.

But remember, it's all about timing. Our inventory changes based on shipments and how fast specific trims and packages sell out. Whether you know what you want, or you need time to explore your preference for trims and packages, there's something here for you!

Visit Universal Ford to Get Into a Ford Maverick or Ranger

Woman getting into Ford Maverick confidently opening powered moonroof. The Ford Maverick is amazing value for a compact truck that punches well above its weight. It's also got the comfort features like an optional moonroof that give comfort SUVs a run for their money. Ask a sales advisor if the Maverick is the right choice for you!

It's one thing to read about the ins and outs of the Ford Maverick and the Ford Ranger, comparing their engines, dimensions, bed features, trims, interior tech, fuel efficiency, off-road prowess, safety, and value. It's another to choose them over great SUVs of similar power like the Ford Edge or Escape.

Whether you lean towards the Maverick’s affordability and efficiency or the Ranger’s strength and capacity, each truck stands tall in its own right. The road beckons, and the choice is yours—whichever path you choose, you’re in for a ride that’s tailored to your life’s adventures.

Contact us to speak with a sales advisor, to learn more about trims of both models in our inventory, and the available timeslots to test these vehicles! The Maverick especially is in high demand, so it's best to schedule ahead.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the towing capacity of the Ford Maverick compared to the Ford Ranger?

The Ford Ranger has a towing capacity of up to 7,500 lb with a towing package, surpassing the Ford Maverick's capacity of 4,000 lb when properly equipped. It's helpful to note, however, that most of the Maverick options available, whether 4x4 or 2WD, include a limit of 2,000 lb: if towing capacity is a key factor for you, the Ranger would be the better choice!

Does the Ford Maverick come with a hybrid engine option?

Yes, the Ford Maverick does come with a hybrid engine option, balancing performance and fuel economy. In the city, the FWD Ford Maverick of recent years comes to a staggering 7.8 L/100km on the highway. In the city it's still better than average with only 10.2 L/100km. If you're all about fuel efficiency, this option might be best for you!

Can I get a Ford Maverick with off-road capability?

Yes, you can get a Ford Maverick with off-road capability by opting for the Tremor Off-Road Package, which provide features like heavy-duty skid plates and all-terrain tires to handle tough terrain.

When it comes to factory off-roading, the Ranger has enjoyed all that the Maverick has in a Tremor package and more, with Fox dampers.

Are the Ford Maverick or Ranger the best Ford trucks?

The best Ford trucks can rotate, but customers seem to love the F-150. Out of these two trucks the Ranger gives the F-150 a real run for its money! Having said that, some forum users are more vocal about the Maverick for its ability to sell itself.

How do I schedule a test drive for the Ford Maverick or Ranger?

You can schedule a test drive for the Ford Maverick or Ranger by visiting our Calgary dealership. Keep in mind that there might be waiting lists for the Maverick because of its popularity.

Its hybrid powertrain is really starting to get eco-friendly attention for this model, as our sales advisors can attest! If you need to sell your vehicle to get into either of these new models, there are great reasons why you should sell it to us.

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Ford Edge vs Ford Escape: A Comprehensive Comparison for the Ideal SUV Choice

If you're deciding between the Ford Edge and the Ford Escape, think of it as choosing between power and space versus agility and fuel savings. The Ford Edge offers more room and strength, ideal for those requiring additional space and power. In contrast, the Ford Escape excels in fuel efficiency and maneuverability, making it perfect for city driving. This comparison focuses on the essential differences to help you find the right Ford SUV for you.

Key Notes For Those Who Don't Have Time to Read The Whole Article

  • The Ford Edge offers a larger, more spacious interior with higher horsepower engine options, while the Ford Escape emphasizes fuel efficiency and practicality, with a range of eco-friendly engine choices including hybrid options.
  • Both the Edge and Escape feature Ford’s Co-Pilot360 suite of safety technologies, providing a host of protective and advanced safety features, with additional packages available for enhanced driving assistance.
  • Customization is key for both models, with various trim levels and additional packages allowing for personal tailoring of features such as infotainment systems, interior comfort, and connectivity options.

Ford Edge vs Ford Escape: Defining the Contenders

Ah, the ever-present question for SUV enthusiasts: Ford Edge or Ford Escape? Both models gleam with Ford’s signature craftsmanship, yet they cater to distinct tastes and lifestyles.

The bigger Ford Edge is built for comfort and lots of space, while the smaller Ford Escape is quick and saves gas, perfect for city driving. Here, we'll break down the main features of each to help you decide which one fits your needs for a car.

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The Ford Edge at a Glance

The Ford Edge is a full-sized crossover that combines the soul of a gentle giant with the heart of an athlete. With its roots stretching back to a design from 2019, the Edge maintains a familiar presence on the road.

Inside, the Ford Edge is all about comfort, creating a space that feels like a treat every time you drive. The 2024 model of the Edge steps it up with free services to keep you connected and entertained while you're on the road.

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The Ford Escape's Overview

The Ford Escape is like the multi-tool of compact SUVs: it's flexible, down-to-earth, and built for what families need every day. It offers different engines, including ones that save on gas, which means you won't have to spend as much at the pump.

In 2023, the inside of the Escape got a new look to stay modern. The 2024 model starts with the Active trim, which means even the basic version is now a bit fancier than before.

Performance Prowess: Engine Options and On-Road Dynamics

Let's get into their performance. The Ford Edge and Ford Escape each have their own style of power that can turn a regular drive into something more exciting. They have strong engines and are easy to handle, so you can enjoy a fun drive on the highway or a smooth ride in the city.

Prepare to dive under the hood and discover what makes each of them tick.

Horsepower and Torque: The Power Beneath the Hood

Under the hood of the Ford Edge roars a choice between a 250-horsepower turbocharged engine and the ST model’s more ferocious 335-horsepower heart. The Ford Escape, however, plays a diverse tune with its engines, ranging from a modest 181-horsepower to a gutsy 250-horsepower turbocharged option, and even hybrid variants hitting a steady 200 horsepower.

The Edge has more torque for quick starts and heavy lifting, while the Escape offers a range of torque suitable for different needs.

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Handling and Ride Quality: Navigating the Roads with Confidence

The Ford Escape handles the road with ease, adapting quickly to different driving conditions. Its drive modes and all-wheel drive options give you the confidence to tackle any road.

The Ford Edge has a smooth ride, thanks to its well-tuned suspension and accurate steering. It gives you a dependable and enjoyable driving experience, with a strong sense of control behind the wheel.

Ford escape vs ford edge - ford escape redEfficiency on the Move: Fuel Economy Face-Off

The battle of the fuel gauges sees the Ford Escape taking a slight lead, thanks to its variety of economical powertrains and innovative efficiency technologies. For those who drive in the city or go on long trips, the Escape is all about saving you money on gas. Its Plug-in Hybrid version is especially good for this, with really great fuel efficiency numbers.

But let's not overlook the Edge, which also takes saving fuel seriously. It's designed to let you drive longer without stopping for gas, giving you more time to enjoy the ride.

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Interior and Cargo Space Comparison

Both of these Ford SUVs show a clear difference in design philosophy. The Ford Edge is spacious, with ample room for passengers and cargo. The Ford Escape, while smaller, makes efficient use of space to provide both comfort and storage capacity.

Next, we'll examine the specifics of their interior space and how they manage to accommodate passengers and their luggage.

When it comes to passenger comfort, the Ford Edge takes the lead with its upscale seating and additional space for heads, shoulders, and legs. The seats recline, offering a true sense of relaxation.

The Escape doesn’t lag far behind, with seats designed to be supportive, ensuring that every journey is as comfortable as it is practical.

The Ford Edge has a larger cargo capacity than the Ford Escape, making it better suited for those who need to carry more items. This advantage can be important for travelers and people with hobbies that require transporting equipment.

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A Look at Advanced Safety Features

When you're hitting the road, knowing you're safe is a big deal. That's why the Ford Edge and Ford Escape come with a bunch of safety features to keep you and your family protected. These SUVs have got your back with tech that watches out for trouble on the road.

Safety Features

Both SUVs have the Ford Co-Pilot360 system, which gives you important safety features like automatic emergency braking, staying in your lane, and watching your blind spots. These are the basics that Ford includes to help keep you safe on the road.

For those who want even more, both the Ford Edge and Escape can come with extra stuff like Adaptive Cruise Control and Evasive Steering Assist. These are sophisticated systems designed to enhance your driving safety and reduce stress during your travels.

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Trim Levels and Personalization Options

Choosing the right SUV is about finding the one that reflects who you are. With a variety of trim levels such as the SE, SEL, Titanium, and the performance-centered ST, both models offer a range to customize your ride to fit your taste and needs. Whether you're after the no-frills practicality of the base models, the balanced features of mid-tier trims, or the full suite of luxury and performance features in the top-tier trims, there's a version for you.

The Ford Edge and Ford Escape cater to different tastes and budgets, from the solid foundation of the base models to the high-end amenities found in the Titanium and ST trims. You can start with a solid base model and move up to higher trims with more features.

Customization doesn't stop at trims. With options like the Edge’s Bang & Olufsen premium sound system and cold weather package, or the Escape’s advanced Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist+ and panoramic vista roof, you can fine-tune your vehicle to suit your daily life. It's all about turning your SUV into a perfect companion for your adventures.

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Tech-Savvy Travel: Infotainment and Connectivity

In an age where staying connected is becoming more important than ever, the Ford Edge and Ford Escape do not disappoint. Their infotainment systems serve as the nerve center of your digital life on the move, blending advanced technology with intuitive design.

Ford's infotainment systems in the Edge and Escape make staying connected easy. Both come with big touchscreens that work with your phone, so you can keep in touch and enjoy your music or podcasts on the road.

In the Escape, you get the bonus of Alexa and Ford's own connectivity services, which are pretty handy for getting things done while you drive. Plus, both SUVs have wireless charging spots, so you won't have to worry about your phone dying when you're out and about.

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Ownership Experience: Warranty and Maintenance

Ensuring your SUV remains in prime condition is a crucial aspect of ownership. Ford’s warranty and maintenance coverage for the Edge and Escape reflect a commitment to long-term satisfaction and peace of mind.

The standard Ford warranty includes a 3-year/36,000-mile basic coverage, which encompasses most vehicle components and a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty that covers the engine, transmission, and drivetrain.

Additionally, Ford offers a 5-year/60,000-mile roadside assistance program, which provides help with flat tires, jump starts, and other emergencies. For added reassurance, corrosion coverage is also part of the package, lasting for 5 years with unlimited miles. Understanding the specifics of what’s included and what’s required, such as regular maintenance to keep the warranties intact, is key to a worry-free ownership experience.

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Making the Right Choice: Which SUV is Better for You?

So, you're at the crossroads trying to pick between the Ford Edge and the Ford Escape. Here's the straightforward scoop: If you dig a roomy ride with a bit more oomph under the hood, the Edge is your go-to. But if you're all about zipping through city streets and saving some cash on gas, the Escape's your ace. Just match up what you're looking for in an SUV with what these two bring to the table, and you'll have your answer.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between a Ford Edge in a Ford Escape?

In conclusion, the Ford Edge is slightly larger than the Ford Escape in terms of wheelbase, overall length, width, height, passenger space, and cargo volume. This difference may not be significant, but it is noticeable.

Can I get advanced safety features on both the Ford Edge and Ford Escape?

Yes, both the Ford Edge and Ford Escape offer advanced safety features such as Ford Co-Pilot360, including options like Adaptive Cruise Control and Evasive Steering Assist.

Which SUV offers better fuel economy, the Ford Edge or the Ford Escape?

The Ford Escape generally offers better fuel economy compared to the Ford Edge, especially with its hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants. Therefore, if fuel efficiency is a priority, the Escape would be the better choice.

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