True however, the same argument can be said for the Ranger vs F150... a lot of Rangers are priced at F150 lower trim levels so common sense says get the F150 as it's more capable in just about every way.I specced one out the other night online and with the options I wanted (not even the top Lariat, just an XLT) it was within 2-3000 of a mid-tier Ranger.
But, the selling point IMO is the size factor, you can put a Ranger in a garage... that was a big thing for me. The Mav and SC selling points for me is they are a little smaller than the Ranger and I don't really care about towing so either would be ok. I like the styling, tech and safety features of the SC much better.
I've been checking both 2022 Tuscon forums as well as Bronco Sport forums since those are the basic platforms for the SC and Mav... not finding many issues on the Tuscon forums but also looking at other Hyundai models that use the 2.5t and dual wet clutch... The Bronco Sport forum I was looking at is definitely experiencing some misc first-year issues.
I really like my Ranger and it's been great with no issues... but I would like something smaller with ventilated front seats and upgraded tech not to mention Honda Ridgeline features so the SC is still high on my list.