I guess I'm old school because these are the first things I thought of when the cup situation came up. Also, F150s used to have giant bench seats - no cup holders. You would be able to purchase a console that sat in the middle of the seat with all kinds of storage and cup holders. We had one such F150 with one such console.
just clip this bad boy on the molle system
Same goes for Air Conditioning Ducts being routed under the front seats versus being in the center console like 99.9% of other vehicles.I know, some of the snark replies are made in jest, but OP is right ... it’s a very stupid move by Ford’s designers that there aren’t back seat cup holders in the 4D unless you have leather.
FFS, it’s 2021. Cup holders in an American car aren’t exactly nouveau technology. Especially considering you could have a $50K ride but no cup holders - Badlands High or Lux, but marine grade vinyl, which a lot of people will have. Most people who can afford that kind of money are a little older, often married - and have back seat passengers.
Check out Quadratec.com. There are some very affordable Jeep options for this problem. They’re not elegant but it looks like they’ll hold a Starbucks cup well enough.