I love that color in the light it is so beautiful! After having my black 2018 Pilot though... I couldn't stand trying to keep it clean. Even still it is one of my favorite colors! I know the post, and I am new here, but just couldn't help but look at some of the members vehicles. It is wildly different from the Ford website... lolOrdered 6/29. Original build date 11/29, then 12/6, then 12/20, then finally built 1/3/2022. Shipped on 1/4 or 1/5, stalked the rail car movement until it arrived at Wayne Assembly on 1/16, and delivered to the dealer 1/18 (yesterday).
Very happy with this new addition! The Mav's overall height seems shorter than our 1995 Ranger 2.3l s/c 4x2 M/T ($14.5 k MSRP in 1995). [Update: Ranger of that era actually had a shorter height than the Mav.]
BTW, that Ranger M/T 5-spd with manual windows was anemic with it's 112 HP and 135 ft-#. Fast-forward 27 years later and I get this loaded Mav for $31.8K MSRP??!! DANG...inflation adjusted, this is the best value automobile out there!
The animations on the drive modes are so slick. I like the subtle B&O audio logos. B&O (Harman) did a great job with the audio, and a quiet interior. As quick and as quiet as the similarly-powered 2018 Fusion Titanium Hybrid I'm replacing. Seems like the Mav has better freeway passing ability as compared to our 2018 Fusion Hybrid. The Mav does not come with auto-dimming, electrochromic rearview or sideview mirrors, but I can live with that. The lane centering system is awesome, and way better than the lane keeping aid in my 2018 Fusion.
Alto Blue seems very different in various lighting. I swear I can see some greenish hues at times. My wife disagrees, and tells me I'm color blind. Anyway, it makes me reminiscent of the bluish-green Ford Explorers of the 1990s/2000s. Alto Blue looks almost black when it's overcast. I prefer a purer blue metallic, like the 2022 Mustang Atlas Blue.
But back to the Mav, Alto Blue is a great contrast to the blues in the interior panels and seat trim. I would not want to look at the door jambs of a Velocity Blue Mav against this Lariat interior trim or seating trim.
The Mav feels spacious (front and back) for my 5'7" frame. No floor mats in the back seat? Strange.
39.5 MPG c/h mix on my way home from the dealer on a 38 F morning.
Factory soft trifold tonneau fits well. The weep holes look clean (my build date was after the recall on the weep hole clearing procedure). Here are some pics!
Great choice. Area 51 is a great color also. I think it matches well with the Lariat interior. I see a lot of them around the Motor City, and you won't be disappointed!I love that color in the light it is so beautiful! After having my black 2018 Pilot though... I couldn't stand trying to keep it clean. Even still it is one of my favorite colors! I know the post, and I am new here, but just couldn't help but look at some of the members vehicles. It is wildly different from the Ford website... lol
Picking up a Area 51 Lariat Hybrid this weekend I am scared whether I will like the color (I have only seen a white and the other blue color which i also like a lot! I haven't seen many in my area so as far as I know will be the only Area 51 that i know of.
Ya I think I may just get one of those car wash plans. I found a random dealer stock. It is about 5 hours away though but I'm okay with it. Nearby an aunt and uncle of mine so may as well stop by to say helloGreat choice. Area 51 is a great color also. I think it matches well with the Lariat interior. I see a lot of them around the Motor City, and you won't be disappointed!
And you're right...you won't have to run it through the wash as often. I use a monthly wash pass to keep the Alto Blue looking sharp.
How long did you have to wait, or did you find yours at a dealer, or 2nd owner?