I have a bunch of different sizes of equipment cases and the largest/longest case I have just fits in the Maverick. The Cruz bed is just a few inches to short in my book. I mean, maybe I could squeeze some of my gear in their on the diagonal. I don't really want to roll with the tailgate partially down for long distances. The cruz bed is just a little too small. I do like the Trunk in the Bed thing in the Cruz though - that is a cool feature.