Hey all, Sergeant Gearhead here.
So late last night I took a quick swing by the Hyundai place to check out the new 2022 Santa Cruz. Just thought I would look at the Hyundai and give my take on it before I have the chance to see the Ford Maverick in person. (Sadly, the new Maverick has yet to...
Another great comparison chart, FirstOnRaceDay. It's a little embarrassing to find out that a base Santa Cruz can cost not much less than a top trim Maverick Lariat. I wouldn't say Hyundai has dropped the ball or failed the SC as a product just yet, because they are famously known for providing...
I'm glad to see he was able to get ahold of one of those trucks before everyone else could. His review was pretty thorough enough (I had no idea how the FlexBed worked until now), and I liked how he talked about headroom because I remember a lot of us were worried it wouldn't be tall enough.
I would go for an XL with the 2.0L EcoBoost and AWD (3,305). The color would be Velocity Blue. Options include:
-4k Towing Package ($745)
-Fullsize spare tire ($115)
-Spray-in bedliner ($495)
-Floor liners ($135)
-110V/400W outlet ($150)
Enough yapping, here's the truck:
Wow... A standard hybrid for less than $20K? I don't think anyone saw that coming... Shame you can't get it with AWD, though. I thought only the plug-in (on the Escape) couldn't get it because you could on the (Escape) hybrid. What's up with that?
I sure hope Ford nails the Maverick. Just because it's going to be one of the cheapest products in their portfolio doesn't mean it has to feel cheap as well. I should only be cheap price-wise, not quality-wise (to a certain degree).
This truck's dimensions are looking nice and tidy! I remember we had a size comparison between the two cars when the Mav was still under heavy camo, but this helps us get an even better idea. The Maverick seems to have a significantly longer wheelbase than the Bronco Sport, which I'm hoping will...