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I really like the hot pepper red color; but I don’t think it jives with the Navy Pier interior you get with the XLT package. I wonder if it would be possible to get the XLT luxury package and upgrade to the tan ActiveX interior?
 

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Is "ActiveX" the leather-look upholstery?

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Yes it is. I like the look of it and it would be easier to keep clean I think, plus it seems to match some of the paint colors they have.
I know you can get leather on an XLT F150; I wonder if it’s something they’ll offer by the time orders start actually being built? I hope so!
 

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Yes it is. I like the look of it and it would be easier to keep clean I think, plus it seems to match some of the paint colors they have.
I know you can get leather on an XLT F150; I wonder if it’s something they’ll offer by the time orders start actually being built? I hope so!
Cool. I can't wait to sit inside the different trims. Very glad they broke free of the ubiquitous and depressing black pit of despair interior everyone seems so keen on these days.

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I priced out a Lariat FX4 with the EcoBoost AWD powertrain, and optioned it out how I liked, and it came to around $37,000. I personally hate the poop-brown leatherette interior and wish there was a black or gray option. Also not an enormous fan of the 'youthful' XLT interior (and I'm 21, they missed the mark there IMO). So I priced out an XL with the 2.0 EcoBoost AWD powertrain, added all the available features I liked (4k tow pkg, all-weather floor mats, power moonroof, 110V outlet, etc, etc). I like the "onyx" interior of the XL the best, and the nail in the Lariat's coffin for me was that the XL optioned how I wanted it was only $26,000 and change. It had the powertrain I wanted and honestly more bells and whistles than I would expect for that price.

To boot, I remembered that I am also experienced with FORScan, so I can add fun features like Remote Start later on. I can also later swap in a leather steering wheel from the Lariat, change the wheels to something sportier, and make it exactly how I want it for a LOT less than paying for the Lariat. That would likely be the route I chose. Only thing you miss out on with the XL is the FX4 package really, and all that adds is just a couple drive modes and some other stuff like tires that you can change later on. Plus there's an ugly sticker on the rear quarter panels which bugs me. As I would build it into a street truck, the standard AWD works for me, and regarding entry ticket price, the XL seems like the best deal BY FAR.
 

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I priced out a Lariat FX4 with the EcoBoost AWD powertrain, and optioned it out how I liked, and it came to around $37,000. I personally hate the poop-brown leatherette interior and wish there was a black or gray option. Also not an enormous fan of the 'youthful' XLT interior (and I'm 21, they missed the mark there IMO). So I priced out an XL with the 2.0 EcoBoost AWD powertrain, added all the available features I liked (4k tow pkg, all-weather floor mats, power moonroof, 110V outlet, etc, etc). I like the "onyx" interior of the XL the best, and the nail in the Lariat's coffin for me was that the XL optioned how I wanted it was only $26,000 and change. It had the powertrain I wanted and honestly more bells and whistles than I would expect for that price.

To boot, I remembered that I am also experienced with FORScan, so I can add fun features like Remote Start later on. I can also later swap in a leather steering wheel from the Lariat, change the wheels to something sportier, and make it exactly how I want it for a LOT less than paying for the Lariat. That would likely be the route I chose. Only thing you miss out on with the XL is the FX4 package really, and all that adds is just a couple drive modes and some other stuff like tires that you can change later on. Plus there's an ugly sticker on the rear quarter panels which bugs me. As I would build it into a street truck, the standard AWD works for me, and regarding entry ticket price, the XL seems like the best deal BY FAR.
With your forscan experience, do you think that cruise control is something that could be added and programmed into the XL?
 

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Yes definitely. With Central Config enabled that is possible. On my XL I would be swapping the crappy foam steering wheel for the leather one from a Lariat anyways, which would give me the buttons for cruise control. Then I’d just have to plug my laptop in, enable C/C, and boom there you go. Similarly, you can enable global windows up/down via the key fob with a single click on FORScan, and if you want remote start, just purchase a set of keyfobs with the Remote Start button built-in, get them cut at a locksmith’s, and then follow the standard procedure to pair them with the vehicle. Then go into FORScan, enable Remote Start, and voila.

I added Cruise to my 09 Focus, which is how I got into FORScan in the first place. My crappy base model foam steering wheel with no buttons was falling apart, so I went to a local junkyard and sourced a leather one with all of the buttons. The wire harness was identical, plugged right in. Bolted it on and went for a test drive, played with the cruise control buttons, nothing. Played with the radio buttons on the other side, also nothing. They lit up with the rest of the dash when I turned the headlights on, so they were definitely connected. Went to my local dealer and surprisingly they were cool enough to plug their Ford IDS system into my car and enable Cruise for $50. Did some research online and figured out how to use FORScan, and was able to make the car recognize the radio buttons too, so now everything works like it came with the car from the factory. Make it yours!
 

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Cool. I can't wait to sit inside the different trims. Very glad they broke free of the ubiquitous and depressing black pit of despair interior everyone seems so keen on these days.

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I'm sick of the Drab greys, and all the BLACK interiors... We have the imports to thank for that! American cars had the nicest interiors years ago. There were the days.....That 1978 Buick Electra Limited with that baby blue velvet pillow interior..... You could lounge in those front seats! I hope the Maverick XLT is kinda blueesh? I'm going tomorrow to finallize my order. I have went from White, to Cactus Grey, to Area 51, to Velocity Blue. I still don't know. I haven't seen Cactus Grey in person.... that's my problem. If Ford would have put green in the mix....that would have been my choice. I love green.
 

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Yes definitely. With Central Config enabled that is possible. On my XL I would be swapping the crappy foam steering wheel for the leather one from a Lariat anyways, which would give me the buttons for cruise control. Then I’d just have to plug my laptop in, enable C/C, and boom there you go. Similarly, you can enable global windows up/down via the key fob with a single click on FORScan, and if you want remote start, just purchase a set of keyfobs with the Remote Start button built-in, get them cut at a locksmith’s, and then follow the standard procedure to pair them with the vehicle. Then go into FORScan, enable Remote Start, and voila.

I added Cruise to my 09 Focus, which is how I got into FORScan in the first place. My crappy base model foam steering wheel with no buttons was falling apart, so I went to a local junkyard and sourced a leather one with all of the buttons. The wire harness was identical, plugged right in. Bolted it on and went for a test drive, played with the cruise control buttons, nothing. Played with the radio buttons on the other side, also nothing. They lit up with the rest of the dash when I turned the headlights on, so they were definitely connected. Went to my local dealer and surprisingly they were cool enough to plug their Ford IDS system into my car and enable Cruise for $50. Did some research online and figured out how to use FORScan, and was able to make the car recognize the radio buttons too, so now everything works like it came with the car from the factory. Make it yours!
...one smart kid....thanx for the info... sorry I had to edit this. One smart person. I'm '63 sorry, old school.
 

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I priced out a Lariat FX4 with the EcoBoost AWD powertrain, and optioned it out how I liked, and it came to around $37,000. I personally hate the poop-brown leatherette interior and wish there was a black or gray option. Also not an enormous fan of the 'youthful' XLT interior (and I'm 21, they missed the mark there IMO). So I priced out an XL with the 2.0 EcoBoost AWD powertrain, added all the available features I liked (4k tow pkg, all-weather floor mats, power moonroof, 110V outlet, etc, etc). I like the "onyx" interior of the XL the best, and the nail in the Lariat's coffin for me was that the XL optioned how I wanted it was only $26,000 and change. It had the powertrain I wanted and honestly more bells and whistles than I would expect for that price.

To boot, I remembered that I am also experienced with FORScan, so I can add fun features like Remote Start later on. I can also later swap in a leather steering wheel from the Lariat, change the wheels to something sportier, and make it exactly how I want it for a LOT less than paying for the Lariat. That would likely be the route I chose. Only thing you miss out on with the XL is the FX4 package really, and all that adds is just a couple drive modes and some other stuff like tires that you can change later on. Plus there's an ugly sticker on the rear quarter panels which bugs me. As I would build it into a street truck, the standard AWD works for me, and regarding entry ticket price, the XL seems like the best deal BY FAR.
... I believe you get two skid plates too... on the FX4... I would if I was you try to find out if the mounting holes are there adding those on later as well. If I knew. I probably would go your route, maybe. Electronic stuff scares the heck out of this old guy here.
 

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All this ado about these Active X seats. What is it? really? I have seen people say they chose their Bronco Sport model ( Badlands or First Edtion) because of the way they seat, and feel. If they are better sitting, I might go with a Lariat...as much as I don't like that that cat food color. (sorry just me) I really like the cheriness of the XLT. From the pics. The white door panels!
 

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yes….supposed to be very durable and breathable unlike leather.
Thank You for the info. I just have been watching everything Bronco, Bronco Sport, Jeep, Nissan Frontier, for over a year now....I just haven't had much info on that Activ X seat stuff....Happy 4th to you. Happy Birthday America!!!!!!!! The beautiful!!!!!!!
 

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I really like the hot pepper red color; but I don’t think it jives with the Navy Pier interior you get with the XLT package. I wonder if it would be possible to get the XLT luxury package and upgrade to the tan ActiveX interior?
im going with hot pepper red and I think it will go nicely with the blue interior ( since the exterior color has a fair amount of orange.
 

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We rented a new Expedition w/black ActiveX seating and mistook it for leather. It’s very soft and pliable like real leather and it felt luxurious to boot.
 

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I'm sick of the Drab greys, and all the BLACK interiors... We have the imports to thank for that! American cars had the nicest interiors years ago. There were the days.....That 1978 Buick Electra Limited with that baby blue velvet pillow interior..... You could lounge in those front seats! I hope the Maverick XLT is kinda blueesh? I'm going tomorrow to finallize my order. I have went from White, to Cactus Grey, to Area 51, to Velocity Blue. I still don't know. I haven't seen Cactus Grey in person.... that's my problem. If Ford would have put green in the mix....that would have been my choice. I love green.
I agree , I'm sick of black and grey interior?
 

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Thank You for the info. I just have been watching everything Bronco, Bronco Sport, Jeep, Nissan Frontier, for over a year now....I just haven't had much info on that Activ X seat stuff....Happy 4th to you. Happy Birthday America!!!!!!!! The beautiful!!!!!!!
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