I don't think they are supposed to be allowed to upload this stuff until after Oct 10th embargo, so hopefully its still up in the morning!
Yeah, it does look like a murder scene from smurf village, will have to see how bad it is in person. And of course all the interior is hard plastic, like the Hyundai Venue. But then again, like the Venue, their appeal is that it can be equipped very inexpensively and standards are different for a $25K vehicle than a $35K one.Absolutely HATE that fugly two-tone interior (the gray/blue was bad enough, the orange was just horrible!)! The doors look like they are missing half the panel on the front where it's a different color. The arm rests look short and uncomfortable. The dash/media center both look 10 years old. So glad I'm not a "Ford" guy!
Same here. It will no doubt be a decent small truck option, as long as you don't mind its boring, boxy look and cheap interior.all i have to say is that for my taste, the styling of both the interior and exterior, NOT for me.
Same here. I could careless about the Mav's mileage, price or features - I wouldn't take one based on looks alone. I find it totally bland and boring looking. Its like you asked a kid to draw a generic "truck". While the exterior is weak the interior is a mess of hard edges, random colors and cheap materials.all i have to say is that for my taste, the styling of both the interior and exterior, NOT for me.
I believe those comments are from people that have already placed their order, so they want to badmouth the competition on silly things to help reinforce that they made the right choice.Then you have the Maverick fans going off about how useless the SC bed is, because it's all of what, 3 inches shorter?
Yes. Unless there is a hidden gremlin with the hybrid-every pool company, exterminator and municipality will buy them like there's no tomorrow. Almost 40 mpg and $21k. All in fleet white!all i have to say is that for my taste, the styling of both the interior and exterior, NOT for me. IMO this isn't a CUV/SUV replacement for someone with a family. It looks to me like a utilitarian fleet vehicle which with the hybrid should be very good for. I'll have to see one in person.
Agreed. What Ford nailed, even up to the XLT hybrid (because outside of fleet/business use, I don't see the XL as particularly attractive outside the price point) is a solid truck-like Focus replacement. They nailed the price point and EPA numbers there. How they thought the 2.0T would be wildly more popular baffles me a bit. Almost all of the early comments were "40MPG!!! OMG!!!" Those weren't the comments of someone looking for the turbo engine. They wanted the hybrid.Personally, I just think the 2.5 hybrid is overall nicer than the 2.5 smartstream, and if Hyundai had offered the base engine as the 226hp 1.6T hybrid that gets up to 38mpg combined on the Tucson, it would sell like hotcakes. Even Ford apparently underestimated the popularity of the hybrid, and I believe I read they expected only a 30% take rate and yet it was more like 60% that preferred the hybrid option with some people only changing their order to the turbo because hybrid orders were expected to have a huge production delay to fulfill orders.
Actually the difference is only 2" - so yeah hardly worth cheering about.Then you have the Maverick fans going off about how useless the SC bed is, because it's all of what, 3 inches shorter?
Bingo. The Mav is the cheapest, most fuel efficient vehicle in Ford's line up and maybe even in the US? Hybrids are uncool, only eco-weenies buy them if you believe the internet So someone at Ford desires a raise, they figured out the secret to selling hybrids - just make them look like a gas guzzling full size trucks.What Ford nailed, even up to the XLT hybrid (because outside of fleet/business use, I don't see the XL as particularly attractive outside the price point) is a solid truck-like Focus replacement. They nailed the price point and EPA numbers there.
Read similar reactions to the SC as well. These might be called "compact" trucks but are as big as some mid-size SUVs. For example the SC is longer then a Nissan Murano, Toyota Highlander and GMC Acadia.Saw the Ford Maverick today at the Denver Auto Show. It was larger than I thought.
Confirmed, his channel only has Ford stuff on it, and he appears to own a Mustang. Maybe a Ford dealership employee or Ford fanboy: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClJVD3gBi1X_Ip8TcZETj8g/videosA vehicle reviewer that has only positive comments and not one negative comment???????? Sounded more like a Ford employee than an independent reviewer.