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So just for kicks…no need to play if not interested. If one excludes paint color and interior colors what model (xt, xtl, ect.) and package(s) provides the best value for $ spent?

I realize one can say…well it must have x, y, and/or z though this question is focused on ‘for $ spent what gives you the most value’. Value can be in the eyes of the buyer though if looking at just bits & parts a ‘best bang for the buck’ value is something one should be able to figure out…maybe. After all, guessing one can guess cost of items in each trim/package, in a manner of speaking.

Granted some may say XL hybrid (I am guessing) without extras added. Maybe one would say the First Edition option makes for a better value package when only looking at what you get for price paid. As we know, they do the trims in a way to sort of force one up the ladder to the next ring to get feature(s) x/y/z but that does not mean by default next ring up is best for $ spent.

I configured some builds though from a I want point of view along with I won‘t spend X just to get feature Z that I would otherwise want, Still might be fun to see what others think…or so I hope. If not sorry to have take time for your life :)
 

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So just for kicks…no need to play if not interested. If one excludes paint color and interior colors what model (xt, xtl, ect.) and package(s) provides the best value for $ spent?

I realize one can say…well it must have x, y, and/or z though this question is focused on ‘for $ spent what gives you the most value’. Value can be in the eyes of the buyer though if looking at just bits & parts a ‘best bang for the buck’ value is something one should be able to figure out…maybe. After all, guessing one can guess cost of items in each trim/package, in a manner of speaking.

Granted some may say XL hybrid (I am guessing) without extras added. Maybe one would say the First Edition option makes for a better value package when only looking at what you get for price paid. As we know, they do the trims in a way to sort of force one up the ladder to the next ring to get feature(s) x/y/z but that does not mean by default next ring up is best for $ spent.

I configured some builds though from a I want point of view along with I won‘t spend X just to get feature Z that I would otherwise want, Still might be fun to see what others think…or so I hope. If not sorry to have take time for your life :)
I don't think you can beat the base model in all honesty for just "value". It offers too much for so little $. Anything after the base model is all "quality of life" seeing as you can equip the XL with the 4K tow package or AWD. If you were trying to get some great quality of life features but still trying to squeeze pennies I'd go with the XLT with luxury package and copilot 360 and then whatever engine/drivetrain you prefer, because that package is giving you all those "wow" features like heated seats/mirrors/wheel, remote start, cruise control (why not on the XL? come on Ford) and the cool little safety features of copilot. I personally went with all the bells and whistles of the Lariat with the FX4 and tow package because even with everything I added, it still comes out 3000 less than the XLT Ranger I was going to buy, but better for my purposes.
 

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Good points, over time what once seemed like ‘options’ sort of rise to the top and maybe become ‘…not good to buy a car without feature XYZ. I would offer basic cruise control might be one of those. If so then indeed Ford crippled the base model XL on purpose by not offering that feature.
 

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Hear that...blimd spot mirror is nice. Once u have it u don't want a ride with out. Likewise cross traffic and LKA.
 

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I don't think you can beat the base model in all honesty for just "value". It offers too much for so little $. Anything after the base model is all "quality of life" seeing as you can equip the XL with the 4K tow package or AWD. If you were trying to get some great quality of life features but still trying to squeeze pennies I'd go with the XLT with luxury package and copilot 360 and then whatever engine/drivetrain you prefer, because that package is giving you all those "wow" features like heated seats/mirrors/wheel, remote start, cruise control (why not on the XL? come on Ford) and the cool little safety features of copilot. I personally went with all the bells and whistles of the Lariat with the FX4 and tow package because even with everything I added, it still comes out 3000 less than the XLT Ranger I was going to buy, but better for my purposes.
I agree with you statement - if you are just looking at value - go for the base with hybrid

it is interesting how when I really thought about it, the $19k base maverick ran up to $31.8k - and I had to resist the urge to add awd to even get that.

several questions for the crew:
a) does anyone have any idea how bad the torque steer will be If one opts for the 2.0 eco boost with FWD?

b) are the lariat seats really all simulated leather - or are there some real leather seating surfaces?
 

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I agree with you statement - if you are just looking at value - go for the base with hybrid

it is interesting how when I really thought about it, the $19k base maverick ran up to $31.8k - and I had to resist the urge to add awd to even get that.

several questions for the crew:
a) does anyone have any idea how bad the torque steer will be If one opts for the 2.0 eco boost with FWD?

b) are the lariat seats really all simulated leather - or are there some real leather seating surfaces?
A) I dont imagine it'd be that bad. You have to imagine that the AWD in the intelligent mode is only sending power to the front wheels unless it detects slip. Meaning they function the same 80% of the time (depending on your use case)

B) I think they're all ActiveX. Because ford has been bragging about it, which means they probably wouldn't waste putting any leather anywhere besides the steering wheel. I find this an interesting choice because they claim it's more durable than real leather, whereas most fake leather historically is not.. (so why wouldn't they put it on the steering wheel too?) >shrug<
 

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The best value if the goal is to just get from point A to point B would probably be a decade old used Prius that has a lolipop stuck in the carpet and the mild lingering scent of baby vomit and spilled milk on the rear passenger side. Ultimately, we only live once and spend quite a bit of time in our vehicles which also tend to make a fashion statement wherever we show up.

I like the XT hybrid, but it has some "must have" basic features missing, like cruise control and power mirrors.
 

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The best value if the goal is to just get from point A to point B would probably be a decade old used Prius that has a lolipop stuck in the carpet and the mild lingering scent of baby vomit and spilled milk on the rear passenger side. Ultimately, we only live once and spend quite a bit of time in our vehicles which also tend to make a fashion statement wherever we show up.

I like the XT hybrid, but it has some "must have" basic features missing, like cruise control and power mirrors.
I thought about this long and hard before ordering my XL Hybrid with six options:
1. Floor tray/carpet mat combo kit
2. 400 Inverter with cabin-only plug
3. Trailer hitch and 4-flat connector
4. Spray-on bedliner
5. Soft tonneau cover for bed
6. Bed light kit

All functional items only. Power mirrors are not needed when you're the only one driving. Cruise control is nice, but I find I hardly use it these days on the cars I have. I have found adding little stick-on mirrors are better than blind spot warning systems - I can actually see what is coming. Everything else is just nice to have. If I get tired of the silver painted steel wheels, I can always buy aftermarket wheels of my own choosing and design. Came to $23,170, including destination fee. Now, I feel that is one heck of a bargain for what I'm getting, in Velocity Blue.
 

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I thought about this long and hard before ordering my XL Hybrid with six options:
1. Floor tray/carpet mat combo kit
2. 400 Inverter with cabin-only plug
3. Trailer hitch and 4-flat connector
4. Spray-on bedliner
5. Soft tonneau cover for bed
6. Bed light kit
White and I will save the cost of met paint. ;) $22,410

The way I would order it would be the same optins but as an XLT for $24,695 because the extra $2,200 brings some niceties.
 

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White and I will save the cost of met paint. ;) $22,410

The way I would order it would be the same optins but as an XLT for $24,695 because the extra $2,200 brings some niceties.
That works too.

BTW, on the XL, none of the paint choices are extra, even Velocity Blue.
 

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I thought about this long and hard before ordering my XL Hybrid with six options:
1. Floor tray/carpet mat combo kit
2. 400 Inverter with cabin-only plug
3. Trailer hitch and 4-flat connector
4. Spray-on bedliner
5. Soft tonneau cover for bed
6. Bed light kit

All functional items only. Power mirrors are not needed when you're the only one driving. Cruise control is nice, but I find I hardly use it these days on the cars I have. I have found adding little stick-on mirrors are better than blind spot warning systems - I can actually see what is coming. Everything else is just nice to have. If I get tired of the silver painted steel wheels, I can always buy aftermarket wheels of my own choosing and design. Came to $23,170, including destination fee. Now, I feel that is one heck of a bargain for what I'm getting, in Velocity Blue.
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White and I will save the cost of met paint. ;) $22,410

The way I would order it would be the same optins but as an XLT for $24,695 because the extra $2,200 brings some niceties.
Nice ‘value’ package…I will go back and check out that bed light kit thu probably won‘t need it. Saw a YT video on the ‘stop and go’ feature…not part of 360 package I think. Interesting, just takes $.
 

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That works too.

BTW, on the XL, none of the paint choices are extra, even Velocity Blue.
An extra $2,200 might not be a bad bargain ‘value’ wise. Wonder if any deals near end of the year with this new release. Think one gets basic cruise control with xxl. interesting color choice for that interior.
 

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An extra $2,200 might not be a bad bargain ‘value’ wise. Wonder if any deals near end of the year with this new release. Think one gets basic cruise control with xxl. interesting color choice for that interior.
Yes you get cruise on the XLT
 

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I went with a XLT W/ Lux pkg and Moon-Roof $26915 I like the feeling of open cabin driving lol I'm all about Price-MPG and some basic luxuries... Don't really need AWD here in Idaho.. Some Blizztech's is all the tires you need for our light snow
 
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XLT for the cruise control. Hybrid for the fuel economy. $100 trailer hitch. $495 spray in bedliner. $540 for Co-Pilot-360, but I can see canceling this. $795 for the power tilt/slide moon roof because that's just too cheap to pass up. $25,705 includes destination & delivery. If I could get cruise control on the XL I would drop down and save $2,280.
 

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On the sunroof, watch the headroom. You lose a couple of inches of headroom, and at 6' 4", that was a deal breaker for me.
 

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Heh, there was a time I wouldn't get a vehicle without a sunroof (or convertible) and nwo I would nto get a (new) one with it. It just gets too brutal in the high desert.
 
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