The hybrid Maverick is just fine for a fuel efficient urban grocery hauler. Without AWD its next to useless for the variety of uses the R1T or Hummer will be able to do. And as you pointed out, it will suffer from the notorious Ford production quality issues. In my mind the Maverick isn't even a worthy candidate for a vote other than it's cheap. GM did a nice job with the Hummer - at a steep price. Factoring in the most bang for the buck, I give the edge to the R1T. If Ford would have put the earlier investments into an electric Ranger at its launch, I suspect they would have had the winner. But they didn't.