The hybrid system has an 8 year 100k warranty. So little worries there for a long time.I don’t like the carpeted floors and cloth seats in the XL. I am looking for a cheap, practical, fuel efficient, low maintenance car. The Maverick is cheap as a sedan, practical thanks to the bed, and fuel efficient at 37mpg. The hybrid should reduce some maintenance like brake replacements, but could be more costly if the hybrid system fails.
For the interior, I would like something as easy to clean as a Bronco Black Diamond, but I don’t need the off roading abilities that make the Bronco more expensive, less fuel efficient, and less practical than the Maverick.
Unfortunately the Santa Cruz interior is even worse. They market it as an adventure vehicle, but if you come from the beach or the snow, you want to be able to get in you car and not worry about ruining the interior with the carpeted floors, glossy controls, and soft touch materials.
With the batteries below the back seat, not sure how safe it is to have hose out the interior. Maybe this is part of why there is carpet.