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No. Sounds like you need a Ford Maverick
 

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I think that the Maverick is going to be such a huge hit for Ford, most other brands (including Nissan) are going to have no choice but to introduce something similar.

That market niche is going to be as popular as small SUVs are right now - and the same young women who are currently driving CR-Vs, RAVs and Rogues are going to be it's biggest customer base.
 

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I think that the Maverick is going to be such a huge hit for Ford, most other brands (including Nissan) are going to have no choice but to introduce something similar.

That market niche is going to be as popular as small SUVs are right now - and the same young women who are currently driving CR-Vs, RAVs and Rogues are going to be it's biggest customer base.
I don’t know or notice any women who drive a pickup truck where I’m from. Maybe it’s a regional thing.

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I don’t know or notice any women who drive a pickup truck where I’m from. Maybe it’s a regional thing.

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Come on up to Western Canada
 

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I think you'll see other automakers putting out Maverick sized unibody trucks in the next couple years. A lot of them already have models being sold overseas that could be brought to the market here, or they could do what Ford did and use one of the platforms currently in use for their brands midsize SUV and use a lot of shared components to build a small unibody. Ford is getting Escape, Bronco, and Maverick out of the same platform currently. Demand for the Maverick has been significant and I think other automakers will get a piece of that pie. I could see a revamped Dodge Dakota or a Chevy S10 having an audience.
 

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I don’t know or notice any women who drive a pickup truck where I’m from. Maybe it’s a regional thing.

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My wife told me what was a BIG factor with getting the Frontier was easy to drive, easy to see over the dash when driving, and the biggest was she can reach over the side of the bed.

For her it is very functional and practical. I think more women would have a truck because of these reasons.
 

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The Maverick is borderline too small. At the point you get left with front wheel drive and a 4 foot bed you have to start asking yourself, "Do I really need a pickup?"
 
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I don’t know or notice any women who drive a pickup truck where I’m from. Maybe it’s a regional thing.
Before the small SUV market existed, you rarely saw women driving SUVs, either.

Nowadays, probably 95% of all CRV, RAV or Rogue owners are women.

The Maverick has just about all the advantages of a small SUV (easy-to-handle size, good fuel economy, affordable price tag) - plus a truck bed.
 

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Here in my part of the country 9.5 of every 10 Chevy Tahoes and Suburbans are driven by women. And generally they have no children. Women LOVE land barges, not tiny CUVs and compact pickups.
 
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Thing is a lot of women are not going to like not having that closed in area where the bed is. Not the greatest grocery getter!
Ford offers hard and soft bed covers - And so do dozens of aftermarket manufacturers.

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The split back seats also fold down for cargo.
 

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The Maverick is borderline too small. At the point you get left with front wheel drive and a 4 foot bed you have to start asking yourself, "Do I really need a pickup?"
Have you actually looked at a Maverick in person? Interior is similar in size to the Frontier and the bed is surprisingly deep. Unless you are pulling big trailers or driving over rocks, these smaller trucks 100% fit a niche.
 

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Before the small SUV market existed, you rarely saw women driving SUVs, either.

Nowadays, probably 95% of all CRV, RAV or Rogue owners are women.

The Maverick has just about all the advantages of a small SUV (easy-to-handle size, good fuel economy, affordable price tag) - plus a truck bed.
An suv is a modern station wagon.

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I always wanted the Tacoma Marty Mcfly ended up with in Back to the Future. I really liked the size of those earlier Toyota and Frontiers and lamented the move to mid size. That said and after 16 mos. in my 2020, I now would not want something smaller, the 20 is a perfect size for my needs.
 
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