Agreed with everything here. If you look at the F-150 and Ranger, the F-150 starts at ~$29K and the Ranger starts at ~$25K (a bit of rounding here). Sub $20K would be a great starting point for Maverick, but I agree it seems difficult to achieve. Perhaps I'm a bit pessimistic, but $21-22K seems like a more reasonable starting price. That said, I hope they keep the trim levels very reasonable. A lot of people will be wanting the mid- or high-trim package (XLT/Lariat?) and I can't see them pushing those types of units if they're costing $32k/$35K. In my opinion, I'd hope a fully-loaded variant would be <$32k.I heard that idea floated somewhere else too back when this was a rumored Transit Connect based truck and Id be all for it. I think that non turbo 2.0 is fine overall. Nothing fancy at all but it does work.Unfortunately I think were only getting a 1.5/2.0 choice. I dont think they would try to do three engines in one model like this either (2.0/1.5/2.0).
I think it was just a rumor that caught a lot of ground but nothings been even vaguely confirmed yet by Ford. The absolute best indicator you would have for this price would be the Ranger starts at $24k and this thing would HAVE to be a good chunk cheaper to make it competitive otherwise Id happily just buy the more capable Ranger instead (and in a better extended cab body style).
I also think the $20k starting point is absurd since thats what the little Ecosport starts at. You're telling me its gonna cost the same to start as a lifted 1.0 front wheel drive Fiesta based crossover?
Its a very tight price point to fit into. If they can make it significantly cheaper than the Ranger in a tradesman trim Ill be on board 100%. Im hoping they make a super super low tech model for fleet purposes for $20k. Ill absolutely love it.