Both the Toyota RAV4 crossover SUV and the Ford Maverick pickup truck are immensely successful models. The RAV4 is the best-selling vehicle in the world, while the demand for the Maverick is very high. See how the two models compare in this comparison of the 2023 Toyota RAV4 vs. the 2023 Ford Maverick.
2023 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2023 Ford Maverick: What are the differences?
For this 2023 Toyota Compared between RAV4 and 2023 Ford Maverick, we evaluated multiple areas. This includes performance, gas mileage, towing, off-road capabilities, safety, passenger space, warranty coverage, and price.
RAV4 vs. Maverick: Performance
On the Performance Front, the 2023 Toyota RAV4 Outperforms the 2023 Ford Maverick with its most powerful engine options. Engine options for the RAV4 include a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine (203 horsepower), a hybrid (219 horsepower) and a plug-in hybrid with the RAV4 Prime (308 horsepower). By comparison, the Maverick offers two engine options: a hybrid (191 horsepower) and a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder (250 horsepower).
RAV4 vs. Maverick: Gas mileage
For added efficiency, the all-gas RAV4 has an estimated fuel economy of up to 30 mpg combined, while the RAV4 Hybrid has a fuel economy of up to 40 mpg combined. Additionally, the RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid has a fuel efficiency of 94 combined MPGe when in electric-only mode and 38 combined mpg in hybrid mode. By comparison, the Maverick gets an estimated gas mileage of up to 26 mpg combined for the full gas model and 37 mpg for the hybrid version.
RAV4 vs. Maverick: Trailer
The 2023 Maverick pickup truck can tow more than the 2023 RAV4 crossover SUV. It has a maximum towing capacity of 4,000 pounds, compared to 3,500 pounds for the RAV4.
RAV4 vs. Maverick: off-road capabilities
The RAV4 has the advantage of off-road capabilities. Both vehicles offer an all-wheel drive system that improves traction. However, four-wheel drive is only available for the gasoline-powered Maverick. You can’t get it for the Maverick Hybrid.
Also, while the Maverick offers Tremor and FX4 packages with added off-road features, it doesn’t have a true off-road trim level that can match the RAV4’s capabilities. In contrast, the RAV4 has off-road-focused models with TRD Off-Road, Woodland Edition, and Adventure trims.
RAV4 vs. Maverick: Safety
Given its history, the RAV4 has the advantage of safety. For the prior year model, the RAV4 earned an IIHS Top Safety Pick award, but the Maverick received no IIHS award.
RAV4 vs. Maverick: passenger space
Which vehicle is bigger: the 2023 RAV4 crossover SUV or the 2023 Maverick pickup? The Maverick offers slightly more passenger space, with a total passenger volume of 100.3 cubic feet, compared to the RAV4’s 98.9 cubic feet.
RAV4 vs. Maverick: Warranty Coverage
For warranty coverage, both the RAV4 and Maverick have a 3-year/36,000-mile base warranty and a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty. Unlike the Maverick, however, the RAV4 offers a free maintenance plan, with two years or 25,000 miles of coverage.
RAV4 vs. Maverick: Price
Which vehicle costs more: the 2023 RAV4 crossover SUV or the 2023 Maverick pickup? Starting prices for the 2023 RAV4 range from $27,575 MSRP for the LE trim to $45,460 MSRP for the RAV4 Prime XSE trim. By comparison, the starting price of the 2023 Maverick ranges from $22,195 for the XL trim to $27,955 for the Lariat trim.
2023 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2023 Ford Maverick: Which vehicle is better?
In this comparison between the 2023 Toyota RAV4 and the 2023 Ford Maverick, each vehicle has several advantages. The 2023 RAV4 crossover SUV has advantages in performance, fuel economy, off-road capabilities, safety and a free maintenance plan. By contrast, the 2023 Maverick pickup has advantages for towing, passenger space, and a lower price.