I'm not buying a Mav FX4 because I want a hard-charging, go-literally-anywhere, rough and tumble offroader that'll take on the most difficult Moab trails. I'm buying one because I want a vehicle that will drive me and my family to a camping area a bit further off the beaten track, or tow an ATV trailer a bit further out, or tow a small boat or RV. Which means I need, essentially, underbody protection and better shocks. It doesn't matter that it can't handle boulder crawls, because it'll get me where I want to go just the same and be the vehicle I need closer to 100% of the time.Maybe. But, I'm not convinced the additional drive modes add much in the way of capability. A skilled off-roader could likely achieve the same result.
Tow hooks are nice....on a proper off road vehicle, which the Maverick FX4 is not. For me, I don't see the Maverick as a credible off-road vehicle which calls to question the value and relevancy of the FX4 package. YMMV. 👍
Think of the Mav FX4 as being akin to a Kawasaki Versys with dirt tires on it, rather than a KLR with knobbies. The KLR will do better on full dirt, but knobbies are godawful to ride on at highway speeds. The Versys will be less capable offroad, but much better to deal with day to day on city streets or interstates where a lot of Americans drive. They're both still compromised in one way or another, but it's about choosing the amount of compromise you're willing to accept.