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What will the power train be? I can't imagine too many truck people leaning towards a 3 cyl under the hood, I'm concerned about the acceleration of the courier engine at 162HP and 144HP, but I also doubt ford would put the BS badlands 2.0 for a price point much lower than the ranger...any guesses?
 
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What will the power train be? I can't imagine too many truck people leaning towards a 3 cyl under the hood, I'm concerned about the acceleration of the courier engine at 162HP and 144HP, but I also doubt ford would put the BS badlands 2.0 for a price point much lower than the ranger...any guesses?
Id think they would go with the Bronco Sport/Escape setup:

1.5-liter three-cylinder with 181 horsepower and 190 lb-ft of torque & hopefully they will offer the 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 245 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque.

Eventually a hybrid/electric maybe?

If the rumor of starting point under $20K it will be lower & maybe the fully optioned will get the 2.0 & then cross over that starting Ranger price point.
 
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1.5 EB for a base model FWD/AWD could keep the price point down, but at what cost to towing capacity? Ford is very strong in Payload and Towing Capacity for their pickups... so maybe the 2.0 EB comes in as a higher power option for some pulling power and sportier packages (dare I dream of a Grabber package that adds performance and style)..

Just the opinion of the new guy..
 

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1.5 EB for a base model FWD/AWD could keep the price point down, but at what cost to towing capacity? Ford is very strong in Payload and Towing Capacity for their pickups... so maybe the 2.0 EB comes in as a higher power option for some pulling power and sportier packages (dare I dream of a Grabber package that adds performance and style)..

Just the opinion of the new guy..
I agree. I’d assume the top of the line fully optioned will have the 2.0. Would be a big selling point with weekend outdoors groups (avt/utv/small boat/mini camper).
 

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1.5 EB for a base model FWD/AWD could keep the price point down, but at what cost to towing capacity? Ford is very strong in Payload and Towing Capacity for their pickups... so maybe the 2.0 EB comes in as a higher power option for some pulling power and sportier packages (dare I dream of a Grabber package that adds performance and style)..

Just the opinion of the new guy..
This is most likely the case. This truck will not likely be able to tow much. To be honest, I'm not too concerned about towing with this truck. As long as it can tow about 3-4k pounds with the 2.0, that should suffice.
 

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It's possible they go the Ranger route and only offer a single powertrain. Being at altitude I'd be happy to see anything with a turbo...
 
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It's possible they go the Ranger route and only offer a single powertrain. Being at altitude I'd be happy to see anything with a turbo...
Possible, but man I hope not. With all the shared parts with the Escape & Bronco Sport it would be crazy to not offer the two. I get the lower models will have the lesser, but the top models should have the 2.0. I’m also thinking people are underestimating that this thing will be a hit with the mini truck crowd. I think between them & the Bronco Sport crowd the aftermarket options for engine upgrades will be there as well. Just my opinion.
 
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Possible, but man I hope not. With all the shared parts with the Escape & Bronco Sport it would be crazy to not offer the two. I get the lower models will have the lesser, but the top models should have the 2.0. I’m also thinking people are underestimating that this thing will be a hit with the mini truck crowd. I think between them & the Bronco Sport crowd the aftermarket options for engine upgrades will be there as well. Just my opinion.
I'm with you. I'd love options. Just seems that with Ford's interesting financial situation they're likely going to need to streamline production as much as possible.

Even more so if they botch the F150 launch or end up with substantial recalls.
 

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I'm with you. I'd love options. Just seems that with Ford's interesting financial situation they're likely going to need to streamline production as much as possible.

Even more so if they botch the F150 launch or end up with substantial recalls.
I think a lot of it will hinge on the popularity of whatever they release at first. I hope both options, but if only the 1.5 it will be interesting. I know the small truck people/commercial will buy not caring. Then their are the rest of us that want the 2.0. If they don't release that at first will we buy? Again I'm hoping the popularity the Bronco Sport versions with the 2.0 are seeing will be that push to add it to the Maverick lineup. Don't even get me started on the G.O.A.T. mode. I'm their fully optioned buyer just waiting for them to bring it to the lot. Give me the 4 door, 2.0, G.O.A.T. mode, power everything model.
 

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I would enjoy a Hybrid powertrain, similar to what's in my wife's 2020 Escape. And since it is in the Escape, it should most likely be able to go in the Bronco Sport and Maverick, since they're all based on the same platform. A little truck, with AWD, can tow our teardrop camper, fit my fatbike and random home improvement items in the bed, AND come in a hybrid where I could get upwards of 40mpg would be amazing!
 

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I would enjoy a Hybrid powertrain, similar to what's in my wife's 2020 Escape. And since it is in the Escape, it should most likely be able to go in the Bronco Sport and Maverick, since they're all based on the same platform. A little truck, with AWD, can tow our teardrop camper, fit my fatbike and random home improvement items in the bed, AND come in a hybrid where I could get upwards of 40mpg would be amazing!
So its pretty good in the Escape. I have a friend that has an Escape & like sit, but its only gas. I agree & will help get them in favor with the government regulations. The idea of a commercial fleet of hybrid vehicles would also boost those numbers & allow companies to get kick backs im sure.
 

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So its pretty good in the Escape. I have a friend that has an Escape & like sit, but its only gas. I agree & will help get them in favor with the government regulations. The idea of a commercial fleet of hybrid vehicles would also boost those numbers & allow companies to get kick backs im sure.
My wife regularly gets mid-40mpgs on her work commute with hers. And that's driving it normally. Anytime I drive it I play the "how long can I stay in electric mode" game and end up with near 50mpg. So, if I could get a little truck that got even close to that mileage, that would be pretty nice.
 

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A 3-cyl turbo mated to a hybrid powertrain would be quite slick and have a lot of torque. If it can tow 5000 pounds I'd be impressed.
 
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