When I priced out a Mav to match a SC Limited AWD the price difference was around $2-3k but you were still missing a few things on the Mav technology wise. The only thing the Mav has the SC is lacking is a real tow package. As I've said before almost nobody buys a base, stripped, no options personal vehicle thus these under $20k Mavs will be unicorns or fleet sales only. In the real world the two vehicles are very close in price. The SC tends to be a touch more expensive but one look at the interior and it obvious where Ford saved those pennies. Also I don't mind spend a bit more knowing the SC is made in the USA.
Ford offers: hitch with 7 pin, transmission oil cooler, high capacity radiator, upgraded cooling fan, upgraded drive ratio, and trailer brake controller all for $745.Well....what's a "real" tow package anyways? A hitch and harness? It's available (aftermarket is about half price). A heavy duty transmission cooler? The turbo with the DCT has one, does anyone know about the non-turbo? Towing drops to 3,500 lbs from 5,000. Self leveling suspension? Has it. Doesn't have a trailer brake controller but wireless is available.