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I think most of us agree that trim levels aren't really a great way to give people all of the features they want and none of the features they don't want. It would be far better if every option was available as standalone options for any trim level. This got me thinking about what I really want (whether it's offered or not), without changing the overall design. A 6 foot bed might be a great idea, but that would change it from a Maverick into something else entirely.

I've given it a lot of thought. I think this is how I'd spec a Maverick if I could:
2.0 EcoBoost
Manual transmission
FWD
4k towing package (exactly as Ford has this package)
Manual seat position
Manual window cranks
Manual door locks
Manual mirrors
Vinyl floors
Cloth seats
17" Sparkle Silver Steel wheels
Cruise control
No blindspot monitoring or assist
No lane keep monitoring or assist
Acoustic windshield
Manual sliding rear window
Tinted windows
Spray in bedliner
Full size spare
Back seat power outlet
Roof rails

Unfortunately, much of this isn't even an option. And a lot of the things that are available are lumped in with things I don't want.
 

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Mine is a littler easier. XL trim, AWD and 2.0l engine with 4k tow and fx 4 package. I would take manual it it was available. Save the manual!!!
 

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I would take the 1st edition version in rapid red with the 2.0 awd, 18” steelie wheels, and 4K tow pkg at the xl price
 

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I would take the cloth seats from the XLT and replace the synthetic leather ones from the Lariat.
You would think that there should be a seat material upgrade in the XLT vs XL trims, and not only the leather in the Lariat. I mean, when the XLT has the optional “LUXURY Package”, that should have leather seats included IMO.
 

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I think most of us agree that trim levels aren't really a great way to give people all of the features they want and none of the features they don't want. It would be far better if every option was available as standalone options for any trim level. This got me thinking about what I really want (whether it's offered or not), without changing the overall design. A 6 foot bed might be a great idea, but that would change it from a Maverick into something else entirely.

I've given it a lot of thought. I think this is how I'd spec a Maverick if I could:
2.0 EcoBoost
Manual transmission
FWD
4k towing package (exactly as Ford has this package)
Manual seat position
Manual window cranks
Manual door locks
Manual mirrors
Vinyl floors
Cloth seats
17" Sparkle Silver Steel wheels
Cruise control
No blindspot monitoring or assist
No lane keep monitoring or assist
Acoustic windshield
Manual sliding rear window
Tinted windows
Spray in bedliner
Full size spare
Back seat power outlet
Roof rails

Unfortunately, much of this isn't even an option. And a lot of the things that are available are lumped in with things I don't want.
I really like your build list but would switch out the 2.0 EB for a 2.7 V6 EB with a 8 speed auto trans .
 

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I really like your build list but would switch out the 2.0 EB for a 2.7 V6 EB . And 8 speed auto trans .
Yeah, I'd be good with more power. But truthfully, I don't know much about modern engines. I don't know which ones are good and which aren't. It didn't seem appropriate to drop a 300 straight six or a Ford 460 into a modern truck. As for the trans, I don't know how to drive a manual, but I've been wanting to learn. I figure the best way to learn is to get one. I'm certain I'd love it once I became proficient with it.
 

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Yeah, I'd be good with more power. But truthfully, I don't know much about modern engines. I don't know which ones are good and which aren't. It didn't seem appropriate to drop a 300 straight six or a Ford 460 into a modern truck. As for the trans, I don't know how to drive a manual, but I've been wanting to learn. I figure the best way to learn is to get one. I'm certain I'd love it once I became proficient with it.
Manuals bring the fun to driving and save some money. You can control the power by upshifting and downshifting. When offroad you dont need all the crawl mode stuff. You, the clutch and gas pedal can do it all. Some braking

If you park on a down slope or with an unblocked path you wont be stranded with a roll start

you will always have great memories to talk with friends about learning to drive a stick. Everybody who knows how to drive a manual has a story that starts with. “Do you remember that time you were stopped on that incline and……”
Yes. Start and stop driving can be a pain in the old days. But clutch travel and shifting were becoming very efficient before the manual left us with most autos

Paddle shifting doesnt count. Save the manual!
 

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I'd do a little different. This is money no object even if it doesn't exist thinking, but still basically a regular Maverick.

Hybrid power train,
AWD
Leather, ventilated heated seats
Co pilot 360
Active park assist
Adaptive cruise control
Outlet in truck bed
Spray in bedliner
Sport bar
Under bed trunk instead of spare (take your shots if you must but I'm perfectly comfortable relying on AAA instead of having a spare)
 

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I think most of us agree that trim levels aren't really a great way to give people all of the features they want and none of the features they don't want. It would be far better if every option was available as standalone options for any trim level. This got me thinking about what I really want (whether it's offered or not), without changing the overall design. A 6 foot bed might be a great idea, but that would change it from a Maverick into something else entirely.

I've given it a lot of thought. I think this is how I'd spec a Maverick if I could:
2.0 EcoBoost
Manual transmission
FWD
4k towing package (exactly as Ford has this package)
Manual seat position
Manual window cranks
Manual door locks
Manual mirrors
Vinyl floors
Cloth seats
17" Sparkle Silver Steel wheels
Cruise control
No blindspot monitoring or assist
No lane keep monitoring or assist
Acoustic windshield
Manual sliding rear window
Tinted windows
Spray in bedliner
Full size spare
Back seat power outlet
Roof rails

Unfortunately, much of this isn't even an option. And a lot of the things that are available are lumped in with things I don't want.
Mine is easier: Lariat Trim, with optional packages, and the interior from the XLT.
 

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Yeah, I'd be good with more power. But truthfully, I don't know much about modern engines. I don't know which ones are good and which aren't. It didn't seem appropriate to drop a 300 straight six or a Ford 460 into a modern truck. As for the trans, I don't know how to drive a manual, but I've been wanting to learn. I figure the best way to learn is to get one. I'm certain I'd love it once I became proficient with it.
I believe the 2.7 Eco Boost got a lot of great reviews for being Fords smallest V6 engine . And the 2.7 EB is not a large engine by any means , even though it's a bench mark for making very good HP .

Ford also has a 3.0 Eco Boost that I think will see in their larger trucks like the Ranger very soon .
 

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Lariat FX4 Ecoboost
all the fun self-driving stuff
Sync 4
a clutch pedal and the accompanying manual transmission
the grille bar and side badging of the XLT, and probably the XLT's cloth interior, but all heated and cooled.
and maybe the engine out of a FoST for good measure.
 

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+1 for three pedals!
Mate that to an electric motor and big battery. All the fun of a manual, but no need to work the clutch in stop-and-go.

Edit: And add a small ICE with one job: charge the battery.
 

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A Manual Shift Mode that will allow you to manually shift gears and upgrade performance.
 
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