Depends on your definition of decently equipped, and how Ford structures the options list (forcing dual zone climate with an 8" screen kind of thing), but I'd go along with that pricing scenario you've posited. A mid level XLT with some creature comforts, but no moonroof or navigation or fancy stereo or things like that for sub $30k. If they stick to the ~$20k starting price and my theories are right of course.Thanks for clearing that up now that makes sense. So potentially a decently equipped Maverick with an 8 inch screen and AWD could be around 26-29k? I wonder how that will compare to the Santa Cruz similarly equipped. I personally like the look of the Santa Cruz better but if the Maverick is cheaper I’d be happy with it also, both great looking versatile vehicles.
I have a feeling the Maverick will always be priced less than a Santa Cruz, option for option, across the board. But probably only a few thousand difference, and likely because of interior furnishings/materials and other fancy little knick-knacks that the Santa Cruz will employ but Ford won't.
But again, all just my speculation. I am pretty sure that a handful of people on here hoping for an AWD 2.0L EB for low to mid $20k are going to be disappointed when they see the pricing though. I'd be happy to be wrong in this instance, but I have a feeling I won't be just based on everything else Ford does.