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This seems promising, according to Ford Authority the Maverick will have a sliding rear window! They're also reporting that it will ride on Ford's C2 platform that's already being used on the Escape and Bronco Sport.

The sliding rear window has been a staple feature of pickup trucks for decades. In the old days, drivers had to reach back and open them manually, but in recent years, even the humble sliding rear window is power-operated, a good thing given the popularity of large, four-door pickups these days that make it impossible to reach back and open the rear window by hand. And now, Ford Authority has learned that the forthcoming Ford Maverick compact pickup will also have a small sliding rear window, just like the larger Ford F-150 and Ford Ranger trucks.

Much like traditional sliding rear windows, the Maverick will feature a small center window that slides to the side for extra air flow.

Back in 2018, Ford Authority exclusively reported that Ford had begun developing a small unibody pickup that would slot underneath the Ranger. Then, in May, we learned that the new pickup would be called the Maverick. Recently, a few key details have emerged about the compact pickup, including a leaked picture of its tailgate. Meanwhile, recent spy photos did their best to disguise the Maverick as an SUV.

The Maverick will ride on the Ford C2 platform, the same architecture that underpins the Ford Bronco Sport and the 2020 and newer Ford Escape. As Ford Authority previously reported, the Maverick will also share styling cues with the Bronco Sport, including its flat hood and upright front end.

The Maverick will be produced alongside the Bronco Sport at the Ford Hermosillo Assembly Plant in Sonora, Mexico. Pricing is expected to start around the $19,000 mark, and the very first units are expected to begin arriving in roughly two years, if not slightly sooner.
 

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I really like the Maverick's price, and I really like the small sliding glass rear window, but I hope that the Maverick isn't a car repackaged as a truck.
 

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I really like the Maverick's price, and I really like the small sliding glass rear window, but I hope that the Maverick isn't a car repackaged as a truck.
If the Bronco Sport is any indicator of how the Maverick can perform that shouldn't be an issue.

 

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I really like the Maverick's price, and I really like the small sliding glass rear window, but I hope that the Maverick isn't a car repackaged as a truck.
This visual comparison does give the impression that it is a proper compact pickup.

What do you think?

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I would much rather see a supercab with a 6 foot bed, than a crew cab. I already have a crew cab '21 F-250, and would want a smaller truck for when I don't have passengers, or a big load. That said, I attended the Houston Auto Show last weekend, and sat in several new Fords, including the Ranger, '21 F150 XLT, and the full size (new Bronco). All are nice, but I hope the Maverick winds up at least a few inches shorter than the Ranger, otherwise don't really see the point of it.
 

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I agree Patrick, if the Maverick sits as high as a Ranger I’m out. Honestly if they offered the Ranger with a lower ride height like they used to I would’ve bought one of those already. From the looks of the pictures above it looks like it will sit lower than the Ranger.
 

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Can the Maverick be flat towed like the Bronco?
Welcome @BillK

This is what Ford said in response to someone asking if they can flat tow the Bronco Sport.

"We did not engineer Bronco Sport for flat towing, as our research shows relatively few customers plan to tow Bronco Sports versus Bronco owners. However, we are always listening to our customers and are open to their feedback on desired future capabilities."

Since it shares a platform with the Maverick, I don't think it will be possible here either.
 
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