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Hello Maverick Friends!,

Today, I went to my local dealership and test drove the Maverick!! It was a XL Ecoboost model in Iconic Silver. I spotted this Maverick on a car carrier (see pic) last Saturday as I was returning home from lunch. I did a quick U-turn and followed it to the dealership to confirm that's were it was going. According the saleswoman I was the first person to test drive this Maverick.

So how was the drive? Glad you asked. It was awesome!! Very much like a very nice car, in that the ride was very smooth, exterior noise was barley noticeable.

The seats are soooo comfortable, which I was very surprised being a XL model. I had expected harder seats and a stiffer ride. I had an '08 F150 and always felt that the ride in it was very plush compared to other trucks, Dodge, Chevy, GMC. The F150 always felt more like a car than a truck and the Maverick feels the same to me, an elegant ride.

Steering was very responsive and I liked that when I made U-turns there's no cranking the steering wheel around numerous times, you turn the steering wheel to the full stop position, which felt like a bit more than 90 degrees and you get full turning radius. I believe this is because of the electronic steering that's graduated so you're not having to turn the steering a lot.

I also tested the lane keeping system, which I've never had before. Unfortunately, I didn't take a picture or video during my testing of this so I will try to describe it, please keep in mind this is a new feature to me so if I've overlooked something have mercy in the comments! I had it set to "Alert and Aid" with "Normal" assist. You can scroll through the center display to show MPH, Phone, Road Info (Miles to empty, Avg MPG, etc.), Settings, Lane Assist, and Music (?). So while driving I had it on Lane Assist so I could tell when "assist" was happening visually. The center display shows "lane markers" with a white line on each side depicting the road. As I drifted towards the side of the lane the white "lane marker" would turn orange and the steering would ever so slight nudge in the opposite direction and re-center me. It was so subtle that I had to do an additional 2 times to be sure of what was happening!! Loved it!! Correction was gentle and not overbearing! Once Maverick was re-centered the orange lane marker turned white again. It also popped-up a warning (in orange) on the center display to put my hands on the wheel!! The first time it did this I had taken my hands off for a few seconds so I could see the steering wheel move ever so slightly. The second time I had my hands off the steering for longer and the warning popped up again (in red) warning me to put my hands back on the steering wheel. It would interesting to know if I didn't put my hands back on the steering what Maverick would have done. Is there a secret voice like Kit from KnightRider that comes on and warning me or a voice like HAL 9000 and takes over?! 😲

I had my elderly Mom (83) with me during the test drive and she also commented on how quite and plush the ride felt. It was very easy for her to enter and exit the Maverick with no problem.

Since this was the XL model the interior was the black trim and seeing it in person I really loved it! It looks a lot darker in person than in pictures and coupled with blue really gave the interior a nice dark look. Personally, if it was offered for the XLT I would have taken it. I'm not unhappy with the XLT, but if I had a choice I would have taken the XL trim.

The motor!! Almost forgot about it! The ecoboost does have get up and go ponies! I did a couple of stop light burn outs just to see how fast off the line it was it. Actually, has me thinking...hmmm hybrid or ecoboost! Nope! Hybrid all the way!! 🤣 The ecoboost definitely feels like it's got plenty of power compared to my '04 Ranger 3.0L. I think folks will like it.

Also while we parked so I could check out the display center setting the auto start / stop did a cycle and to me it was very subtle and not intrusive. The saleswoman did point out that can be disabled by pushing a button on the center console, however, I do believe you have to do this for every start cycle.

Overall, viewing from inside to the outside I didn't find any blind spots or areas of concern. This XL did have powered mirrors with the blind spot warning, which I indicated to me that the 360 package is installed.

The back up camera was nice with the line layout pattern, which I liked (see pictures).

I didn't think to take a picture of the window sticker, but if you look on JIM CLICK FORD website you can see it. They are due to get 2 XLT models soon and when they do I'll test drive it because that's what I've ordered. I mostly just want to see the XLT interior in person. I've seen Lariat and now XL, so one more to go!! I realize that this review is very subjective and just my opinion so don't take what I've written here as gospel, factual or have a cow because I've written something that doesn't agree with your knowledge or beliefs. I'm more than happy to try and any questions someone may have. Hopefully, a dealership near you will soon have a Maverick to test drive.

UPDATE: How I forgot this bit of information is beyond me! I forgot to mention that the dealership had a $3000 market markup on the price!! I know there are few folks on this forum who are waiting to see a Maverick at their dealership, be prepared to pay more!


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AWESOME !!! Really amazing feedback you provided. This is very helpful. Thank you for taking the time to write it.
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How all the Maverick 2.0 EB MTC members really feel...
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AWESOME !!! Really amazing feedback you provided. This is very helpful. Thank you for taking the time to write it.
You're welcome, I'm glad you liked it and found it helpful!
 

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Dealer markups are a real point of contention with me!

I'm curious how roomy it was for you? How tall are you? I have to give up a company provided car and purchase one with a minimal allowance after changing jobs and I just found this vehicle and forum. Seriously considering it, although I need one in the next 2-6 weeks...
Welcome to the forum! Once you’ve read some forum posts you will see that 2-6 weeks more than likely won’t happen. Unless you find one at a dealer for sale, and supposedly all early deliveries are for demos only. Most forum members have had factory orders from June through August and are still waiting.
 
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Thanks so much for the clarification: I was thinking "how can this thing ride smooth, and carry a load in the bed at the same time?"

I have an 01 Ranger, and I love her ride, although the truck does get pitched around on twisting, bumpy, roads, from time to time.

Again...thanks for the write up, and your photo's highlighted details about the XL's interior that I had never before seen; the black chrome on the A/C vents looks classy.
Glad to hear you found my write up was helpful, I appreciate it!
 
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Thanks for the legwork, great info. Going to order my XLT and wait...
You're welcome, I appreciate your kind words.
 

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Do car dealerships really just let people test drive the vehicle you built and ordered it before the sell it to you? I don't want someone else to drive my Lariat before me . I'll definitely get to my dealership the same day the car is delivered.
You say you did a couple of burn outs in the test drive ? Oh no , You do know there is a break in speed and mileage of 1000 miles to 3000
 

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You say you did a couple of burn outs in the test drive ? Oh no , You do know there is a break in speed and mileage of 1000 miles to 3000
Oops!! It was enough to spin the front tires, but I let up right away because I didn't want to damage anything!
 

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It was certainly a lot less turning than I'm used to.
I forgot which car it was, but when I bought it, I slammed the steering stops for a solid week or two because the steering wheel turned about one full turn less than my truck at the time. Took a bit to retrain the muscle memory!
 
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I forgot which car it was, but when I bought it, I slammed the steering stops for a solid week or two because the steering wheel turned about one full turn less than my truck at the time. Took a bit to retrain the muscle memory!
That's exactly what I'm talking about! I surprised the first few times I made a U-turn! It is very nice once I got use to it.
 

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Hello Maverick Friends!,

Today, I went to my local dealership and test drove the Maverick!! It was a XL Ecoboost model in Iconic Silver. I spotted this Maverick on a car carrier (see pic) last Saturday as I was returning home from lunch. I did a quick U-turn and followed it to the dealership to confirm that's were it was going. According the saleswoman I was the first person to test drive this Maverick.

So how was the drive? Glad you asked. It was awesome!! Very much like a very nice car, in that the ride was very smooth, exterior noise was barley noticeable.

The seats are soooo comfortable, which I was very surprised being a XL model. I had expected harder seats and a stiffer ride. I had an '08 F150 and always felt that the ride in it was very plush compared to other trucks, Dodge, Chevy, GMC. The F150 always felt more like a car than a truck and the Maverick feels the same to me, an elegant ride.

Steering was very responsive and I liked that when I made U-turns there's no cranking the steering wheel around numerous times, you turn the steering wheel to the full stop position, which felt like a bit more than 90 degrees and you get full turning radius. I believe this is because of the electronic steering that's graduated so you're not having to turn the steering a lot.

I also tested the lane keeping system, which I've never had before. Unfortunately, I didn't take a picture or video during my testing of this so I will try to describe it, please keep in mind this is a new feature to me so if I've overlooked something have mercy in the comments! I had it set to "Alert and Aid" with "Normal" assist. You can scroll through the center display to show MPH, Phone, Road Info (Miles to empty, Avg MPG, etc.), Settings, Lane Assist, and Music (?). So while driving I had it on Lane Assist so I could tell when "assist" was happening visually. The center display shows "lane markers" with a white line on each side depicting the road. As I drifted towards the side of the lane the white "lane marker" would turn orange and the steering would ever so slight nudge in the opposite direction and re-center me. It was so subtle that I had to do an additional 2 times to be sure of what was happening!! Loved it!! Correction was gentle and not overbearing! Once Maverick was re-centered the orange lane marker turned white again. It also popped-up a warning (in orange) on the center display to put my hands on the wheel!! The first time it did this I had taken my hands off for a few seconds so I could see the steering wheel move ever so slightly. The second time I had my hands off the steering for longer and the warning popped up again (in red) warning me to put my hands back on the steering wheel. It would interesting to know if I didn't put my hands back on the steering what Maverick would have done. Is there a secret voice like Kit from KnightRider that comes on and warning me or a voice like HAL 9000 and takes over?! 😲

I had my elderly Mom (83) with me during the test drive and she also commented on how quite and plush the ride felt. It was very easy for her to enter and exit the Maverick with no problem.

Since this was the XL model the interior was the black trim and seeing it in person I really loved it! It looks a lot darker in person than in pictures and coupled with blue really gave the interior a nice dark look. Personally, if it was offered for the XLT I would have taken it. I'm not unhappy with the XLT, but if I had a choice I would have taken the XL trim.

The motor!! Almost forgot about it! The ecoboost does have get up and go ponies! I did a couple of stop light burn outs just to see how fast off the line it was it. Actually, has me thinking...hmmm hybrid or ecoboost! Nope! Hybrid all the way!! 🤣 The ecoboost definitely feels like it's got plenty of power compared to my '04 Ranger 3.0L. I think folks will like it.

Also while we parked so I could check out the display center setting the auto start / stop did a cycle and to me it was very subtle and not intrusive. The saleswoman did point out that can be disabled by pushing a button on the center console, however, I do believe you have to do this for every start cycle.

Overall, viewing from inside to the outside I didn't find any blind spots or areas of concern. This XL did have powered mirrors with the blind spot warning, which I indicated to me that the 360 package is installed.

The back up camera was nice with the line layout pattern, which I liked (see pictures).

I didn't think to take a picture of the window sticker, but if you look on JIM CLICK FORD website you can see it. They are due to get 2 XLT models soon and when they do I'll test drive it because that's what I've ordered. I mostly just want to see the XLT interior in person. I've seen Lariat and now XL, so one more to go!! I realize that this review is very subjective and just my opinion so don't take what I've written here as gospel, factual or have a cow because I've written something that doesn't agree with your knowledge or beliefs. I'm more than happy to try and any questions someone may have. Hopefully, a dealership near you will soon have a Maverick to test drive.

UPDATE: How I forgot this bit of information is beyond me! I forgot to mention that the dealership had a $3000 market markup on the price!! I know there are few folks on this forum who are waiting to see a Maverick at their dealership, be prepared to pay more!


Mav arrives at Jim Click.jpg
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20210927_134620.jpg
Great review! Thanks for the information. I don't have one near me yet to check out, so I'm just waiting for my order I guess lol
 

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Do car dealerships really just let people test drive the vehicle you built and ordered it before the sell it to you? I don't want someone else to drive my Lariat before me . I'll definitely get to my dealership the same day the car is delivered.
This person never said it was his car he ordered that he drove
 
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