Is the Maverick worth it? Aligning expectations.

GaryHoosier

XLT
Well-known member
First Name
Kevin
Joined
Oct 21, 2021
Messages
61
Reaction score
52
Location
Kenosha WI
Vehicle(s)
2010 Ford Escape, 2019 VW Alltrack
Trim
XLT
That's true if all other factors are equal, but those "other factors" have a big impact on the outcome.

It turns out that being ejected from the vehicle (one of the things those airbags and safety harnesses are designed to avoid) is a big predictor of whether you are going to die or not. There are lots of data collections available on the web. Here's a snippet from one of them:

"Data from over 25 years ago suggest that individuals ejected from the vehicle during an MVC are up to 8 times more likely to die compared to those who are not, with a mortality rate between 7% and 11% for those ejected during an MVC." New cars on the highways: Trends in injuries and outcomes following ejection - ScienceDirect

So who knows? You might be better off in a smaller vehicle with airbags and harnesses than in one of those early 60s cruisers with nothing but a spear-like steering column between you and the windshield.
Very good point about Ejection.

I'd personally like to see technology which would incapacitate mobile phones whenever a vehicle is in-gear. They're a menace.
Advertisement

 

JKinPA

XLT
Well-known member
First Name
Jim
Joined
Aug 10, 2021
Messages
420
Reaction score
744
Location
York, PA
Vehicle(s)
07 Mountaineer
Trim
XLT
No offense but for about 36k I could spec out a base, 4 dr, 4wd Ranger. I'd do that.

The Maverick I get would be XL only adding the 2.0 and AWD, and would MSRP at 24,700. 10k less than that Ranger. Hence why I've looked at the Maverick.
You might want to reprice that Ranger. Getting a similar Ranger to a $36k Maverick and you’re at $46 to $48k if you’re comparing apples to apples. Why pay more if the Maverick capabilities are all that you need. It’s not made to be compared to a Ranger. The Maverick has the versatility and MPG’s that we were looking for. I could have bought either but bought the Maverick because it checked nine out of ten of my need Boxes for a great price.
 

ThrowbacK

Lariat
Well-known member
First Name
Ricky
Joined
Oct 30, 2021
Messages
83
Reaction score
82
Location
Florida
Vehicle(s)
Corolla SE
Trim
Lariat
Not sure why people hate on the lariat so much. I was pretty set on the xlt but my wife wanted the better interior, especially with two dogs and a 2 year old. After I ordered the lariat, I did not realize how much extra stuff you get with the lariat. Way worth the 3k extra. Paint matched pieces, push to start, signature led headlights, dual zone climate. This is a truck that I “plan” on having for 10ish years. Hope it lasts that long
 

Guardian

Lariat
Well-known member
Joined
Aug 16, 2021
Messages
131
Reaction score
146
Location
Northeast Ohio
Vehicle(s)
smartcar,F150,alfa romeo,pontiac gto
Trim
Lariat
I think it is worth the wait. Gas is going to go down a little in price but not that much...it will be good to have a hybrid around to drink less gas. The price of what you are getting is cheap right now... a little trucar. So yeah I don't like waiting but shelling out more money is not my idea of fun...just to have something right away.
 

huunvubu

XLT
Well-known member
First Name
Steve
Joined
Jul 21, 2021
Messages
1,247
Reaction score
2,162
Location
coppell tx
Vehicle(s)
2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid
Trim
XLT
You might want to reprice that Ranger. Getting a similar Ranger to a $36k Maverick and you’re at $46 to $48k if you’re comparing apples to apples. Why pay more if the Maverick capabilities are all that you need. It’s not made to be compared to a Ranger. The Maverick has the versatility and MPG’s that we were looking for. I could have bought either but bought the Maverick because it checked nine out of ten of my need Boxes for a great price.
I agree there is no way for a Ranger equally configured as the Maverick is to be anywhere near the same price.

My Maverick XLT SuperCrew configured as shown in my signature has a MSRP price of $24,620.

A Base Ranger XLT SuperCrew has a MSRP of $31,990 which is 30% higher cost than the Maverick.

DORA.jpg
 

Attachments

Arukoru

Lariat
Well-known member
Joined
Nov 12, 2021
Messages
332
Reaction score
469
Location
Atlanta
Vehicle(s)
2013 Chevy Cruze
Trim
Lariat
Very good point about Ejection.

I'd personally like to see technology which would incapacitate mobile phones whenever a vehicle is in-gear. They're a menace.
Just had to piggy back off the conversation and throw in that in the example of a 3k mass vs a 6k is way more about crumple zones, compliant structures, and designed destruction. The art and science of surviving a car crash is pretty interesting.

I recommend checking out one of those vids where they crash a classic car into a newer model (or just look at after crash pics from real life). It might surprise you how bad old cars are at taking a major hit like the engine going straight into the passenger compartment.

Overall point taken though not all regulation is good regulation.
 

Mllombardi

XL
Well-known member
First Name
Mike
Joined
Oct 21, 2021
Messages
114
Reaction score
216
Location
Enfield CT
Vehicle(s)
2002 Maverick XL
Trim
XL
CR-V's are the ultimate 'Chick-Car'...err, 'Appliance'.
The Rom-Com of motor vehicles.
If you doubt me, just pay attention to who you mostly see driving them.
'Not saying they're bad, only that they appeal to a certain demographic.

It's interesting therefore that roughly 25% of Maverick buyers are female.
Women, not chicks.
Thank you for teaching me such a valuable lesson! But to quote a friend “I ain’t got time for that “

To give you credit you did say “Not saying they’re bad…” and it’s true. 15 years and 215k miles later It started to define what I needed in a vehicle . I thought it a tool, but if an appliance it was an old GE refrigerator from ‘64 that’s still keeping your Costco run cold in the basement. It towed what I needed, got down to fishing spots through mud and ruts, regularly had lumber up against the windshield and generally did yeoman duty as a truck substitute. That’s what I need.

All that said, the maverick is a perfect choice for me and I talk it up like I’m on commission. Is the Maverick worth it? Absolutely. There is nothing on the market today that provides what is valuable to me in a vehicle at such a bargain price. It can also be equipped, modified and accessorized to satisfy so many people.
As someone else said already: Zero Regrets
 
Last edited:

Mikknj

XLT
Well-known member
First Name
Mikk
Joined
Sep 4, 2021
Messages
172
Reaction score
181
Location
New Jersey
Vehicle(s)
Maverick XLT Luxury CO360
Trim
XLT
Very good point about Ejection.

I'd personally like to see technology which would incapacitate mobile phones whenever a vehicle is in-gear. They're a menace.
But it's not the phone it's the person using. I am in my 50s and more cautious these days. When I get into a car I connect it to the car via bluetooth. I program the GPS before I move the vehicle. I don't and Can't answer texts while driving. The phone sits in the dash board is is almost never touched. If the phone rings I say Answer! and the phone will go into hands free mode. That's the way to be safe. But this is upon the driver.
 

AngeloInSC

First Edition
Well-known member
First Name
Alan
Joined
Aug 30, 2021
Messages
175
Reaction score
143
Location
Greenville, SC
Vehicle(s)
Mazda CX-5
Trim
First Edition
You might want to reprice that Ranger. Getting a similar Ranger to a $36k Maverick and you’re at $46 to $48k if you’re comparing apples to apples. Why pay more if the Maverick capabilities are all that you need. It’s not made to be compared to a Ranger. The Maverick has the versatility and MPG’s that we were looking for. I could have bought either but bought the Maverick because it checked nine out of ten of my need Boxes for a great price.
That is spot on. My son bought a new 2020 Ranger 4wd 5 months ago for $37k. My FE Maverick also has a MSRP or $37k, so about a loaded as you can get. He is already seeing how short changed he will be with features all to gain a little extra towing power. I'll take the Mav for the same price anyday. And it leaves me a hell of a lot more room in my garage for my other tasks.
 

AngeloInSC

First Edition
Well-known member
First Name
Alan
Joined
Aug 30, 2021
Messages
175
Reaction score
143
Location
Greenville, SC
Vehicle(s)
Mazda CX-5
Trim
First Edition
Very good point about Ejection.

I'd personally like to see technology which would incapacitate mobile phones whenever a vehicle is in-gear. They're a menace.
NO, PHONES ARE NOT THE MENACE. The users are the menace. (I'm sure you are anti gun as well.) This is the bad thinking, that you need to punish everyone for the bad behavior of others. Should we ban all vehicles because of bad drivers? Now that would save a shit-ton of lives. Maybe we should get rid of the auto-lockout of the onboard GPS system which forces people to use their phones, which is far more hazardous. There should just be an automatic check of phone records for every auto accident to see if the person was on the phone when the crash occurred. If they were, then suspend their DL and mobile phone account.
 

BlueSnake77

XLT
Well-known member
First Name
Jim
Joined
Oct 28, 2021
Messages
120
Reaction score
87
Location
Rochester NY
Vehicle(s)
2018 Ford Escape
Trim
XLT
NO, PHONES ARE NOT THE MENACE. The users are the menace. (I'm sure you are anti gun as well.) This is the bad thinking, that you need to punish everyone for the bad behavior of others. Should we ban all vehicles because of bad drivers? Maybe you should lobby for the auto-lockout of the onboard GPS system with forces people to just use their phones, which is far more hazardous. There should just be an automatic check for every auto accident of phone records to see if the person was on the phone when the crash occurred. If they were, then suspend their DL and mobile phone account.
Agree. Can't tell you how many people I've seen driving with thier cell phone up to thier ear when I know darn well that they have a hands free system in thier car like Fords. I know because the ones I see doing it are usually are driving a car over $35k. I know if my sub $25k Fords have/had it, thiers certainly do. Are they just too stupid or too lazy or both to know how to pair thier phone with the system? I also see people with these phone mounts that holds the phone upright right next to the steering wheel. I 've seen a few people so far steering with thier left hand and texting with thier right. Sheer stupidity! Guess they have the "Can't happen to me" attitude. ................ and then it does.
 

AngeloInSC

First Edition
Well-known member
First Name
Alan
Joined
Aug 30, 2021
Messages
175
Reaction score
143
Location
Greenville, SC
Vehicle(s)
Mazda CX-5
Trim
First Edition
Not sure why people hate on the lariat so much. I was pretty set on the xlt but my wife wanted the better interior, especially with two dogs and a 2 year old. After I ordered the lariat, I did not realize how much extra stuff you get with the lariat. Way worth the 3k extra. Paint matched pieces, push to start, signature led headlights, dual zone climate. This is a truck that I “plan” on having for 10ish years. Hope it lasts that long
I would say the ONLY people hating on the Lariat are the jealous types. There are things that it includes that I could NEVER do without with radar cruise control at the top of the list.
 

AngeloInSC

First Edition
Well-known member
First Name
Alan
Joined
Aug 30, 2021
Messages
175
Reaction score
143
Location
Greenville, SC
Vehicle(s)
Mazda CX-5
Trim
First Edition
Agree. Can't tell you how many people I've seen driving with thier cell phone up to thier ear when I know darn well that they have a hands free system in thier car like Fords. I know because the ones I see doing it are usually are driving a car over $35k. I know if my sub $25k Fords have/had it, thiers certainly do. Are they just too stupid or too lazy or both to know how to pair thier phone with the system? I also see people with these phone mounts that holds the phone upright right next to the steering wheel. I 've seen a few people so far steering with thier left hand and texting with thier right. Sheer stupidity! Guess they have the "Can't happen to me" attitude. ................ and then it does.
You left out my favorite morons, the ones that are on the phone at a traffic light and won't turn left when they get an opening and then cause you catch the red light. Or even worse, won't turn right on red because they are too involved in their conversation. I will always go around those idiots which really pisses them off.
 

Mikknj

XLT
Well-known member
First Name
Mikk
Joined
Sep 4, 2021
Messages
172
Reaction score
181
Location
New Jersey
Vehicle(s)
Maverick XLT Luxury CO360
Trim
XLT
That is spot on. My son bought a new 2020 Ranger 4wd 5 months ago for $37k. My FE Maverick also has a MSRP or $37k, so about a loaded as you can get. He is already seeing how short changed he will be with features all to gain a little extra towing power. I'll take the Mav for the same price anyday. And it leaves me a hell of a lot more room in my garage for my other tasks.
And the Hybrid will be a smoother ride and better shifting machine... ( if you don't mind eCVT) Personal preference there.
 
Advertisement

 
Advertisement
Top