I have to admit, the Maverick checks all my boxes, except one--hybrid AWD.
But, I am not buying until Jan 2022 at the earliest. So we'll have to see how it shakes out.
I value mph above towing, and the Maverick gives me all the mpg I want/need. If I decide I HAVE to have AWD, then it will be a tough decision between the Mav and SC.
An AWD Maverick is priced right around where I expect the SC to be priced. For those who haven't played with the Maverick build tool (toy?), Ford prices the upgrade to the 2.0l Turbo at $1085, and an extra $3300 for AWD. Add in the $1495 destination charge, and $19995 is suddenly $25875(US).