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Old 06-08-2021, 09:36 AM   #1
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Class C toad - Ford Maverick?

We just recently bought our Class C and have been contemplating a Ford Escape Hybrid as a toad. We know the Escapes are under our 5k pulling capacity. Just recently saw the new Ford Maverick. It is supposed to come out this fall. The specs aren't out yet. They have a hybrid and from what we are reading the Maverick is built on the Escape chassis? The transmission is supposed to be the same as the Escape. Would love to see the weights on this thing! Price is so much lower than the Escape. If anyone has additional info to share especially on weight of the truck.....
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From “Automobile” magazine website:

“CURB WEIGHT 3,550-3,750 lb (mfr)”

https://www.automobilemag.com/news/2...t-look-review/
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From “Automobile” magazine website:

“CURB WEIGHT 3,550-3,750 lb (mfr)”
Thanks!

If they actually come out within that range it would be perfect! With a tonneau cover, that will supplement the minimal outside storage on the class c. Can't wait till they hit the market. There were a lot of Youtube videos that just came out today about the Maverick.
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Sorry, I have to say, the marketeers who chose that name are YOUNG.


Young enough to not remember the pitiful "original" Ford Maverick.


Why not call it the Ford Pinto??
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Sorry, I have to say, the marketeers who chose that name are YOUNG.


Young enough to not remember the pitiful "original" Ford Maverick.


Why not call it the Ford Pinto??
Do the fuel tanks still explode ?

Does the "Maverick" emblem on the grille , still fall off ?
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Do the fuel tanks still explode ?

Does the "Maverick" emblem on the grille , still fall off ?
You guys are really showing your age to remember all that!

The concept is still a good one. It is coming off the line with the Escape and that is a good vehicle. I guess we will wait & see!
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I just remember that when they put the Pinto in an air tunnel, some engineer determined it was more aerodynamic in reverse than forward.

If they design the Maverick to be TOAD-enabled, it would probably be a decent little TOAD.
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When I saw the thread title I was wondering if they made baseplates that far back.
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I actually like the looks of that better than the new Ranger. I drive a 2001 Ranger and the new Ranger is almost as large as a 2000 Ford F150.

Interesting that you can lay a 4X8 plywood sheet flat in the bed of the Maverick.

People have been asking for smaller trucks. This will probably compete against the Ridgeline.
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I think it looks like a miniature F150 in this photo.
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I actually like the looks of that better than the new Ranger. I drive a 2001 Ranger and the new Ranger is almost as large as a 2000 Ford F150.

Interesting that you can lay a 4X8 plywood sheet flat in the bed of the Maverick.

People have been asking for smaller trucks. This will probably compete against the Ridgeline.
The interesting thing is, on many fronts, the Ridgeline is actually closer in size the the F150.

I believe there is a good, general market for this truck. I don't think this is a good tow vehicle. If it is TOAD certifiable, it would be an excellent TOAD. But I see people around me giving their kids a (used) Lexus or a brand new Jeep Wrangler as graduation presents, or worse, first car driving to school. This may come in at a better price point than half of those. Probably a great vehicle for companies to use for delivery vehicle in place of a full size or mid size truck, a decent priced work truck option. Ford intends it to be their low cost entry model, as they totally stop making small cars.
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This link is from Ford:
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