GMC Terrain 2011

GMC Terrain 2011

. At the same time, these crossovers have also tended to be a little noisier, less refined and not as appealing for long-distance family road trips. The 2011 GMC Terrain, on the other hand, is a small crossover SUV that manages to feel grown up and refined at the same time.
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Like the Chevy Equinox with which it shares everything except exterior styling, the GMC Terrain finds the middle ground between compact and midsize crossover SUVs. While it offers nearly as much interior space as a midsize Ford Edge, its lighter weight means it can make do with its standard four-cylinder engine. We’ve discovered the Terrain is not quite as fuel-efficient with this engine as its segment-leading EPA estimates would indicate, but compared to the Ford Explorer and GMC Yukon, the four-cylinder Terrain is bound to save you some money. There’s also a moderately powered V6 option for those who need a bit more grunt for carrying around growing children and their gear.
The Terrain’s grown-up feel isn’t just literal, however. Its designers went out of their way to make the cabin visually interesting in a segment where stark utility has generally reigned supreme. An abundance of acoustic insulation and an innovative noise-canceling system (yep, like those fancy Bose headphones) make the cabin noticeably quieter than its competitors, while the Terrain’s ride and seating is comfortable and more indicative of a bigger SUV.
Overall, we’re quite fond of the 2011 GMC Terrain, though you’ll want to take a look at other top models as well. The Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 are more agile and offer better cargo capacity, plus the small sport-utes afford better visibility from the driver seat than the somewhat claustrophobic Terrain. The Kia Sorento can’t match the Terrain’s roomy backseat, but it does offer better value and a sportier drive. Each one of these models is a great pick, but the GMC Terrain stands tall, especially if you’re stepping down from a bigger, more grown-up SUV.
Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options
The 2011 GMC Terrain is a midsize crossover SUV available in SLE 1, SLE 2, SLT 1 and SLT 2 trim levels.

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Standard equipment on the SLE 1 includes 17-inch alloy wheels, foglights, tinted windows, heated mirrors, cruise control, a backseat with sliding and reclining features, six-way adjustable driver seat, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, auto-dimming rearview mirror, rearview camera, OnStar and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player, auxiliary audio jack, iPod/USB interface and satellite radio.
The SLE 2 adds roof rails, automatic climate control, an eight-way power driver seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, upgraded cloth upholstery, Bluetooth and an eight-speaker Pioneer sound system. The Convenience package adds heated front seats and remote engine start.
The SLT 1 adds the Convenience package items plus 18-inch wheels and leather upholstery. The SLT 2 gets rear parking sensors, a power tailgate (with adjustable maximum height), chrome exterior trim, driver memory functions and a sunroof.
Some of the upper trim’s extra features are available as options on the lower trims. Depending on trim, you can also select 19-inch chrome-clad wheels, a voice-controlled navigation system (with digital music storage) and a dual-screen rear entertainment system.

Powertrains and Performance
Every GMC Terrain comes standard with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder producing 182 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque. The Terrain also comes standard with front-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is optional across the board.
In performance testing, a front-drive, four-cylinder Terrain went from zero to 60 mph in 9.4 seconds — on the slow end for the class. Estimated fuel economy stands at 22 mpg city/32 mpg highway and 26 mpg combined with front-wheel drive and 20/29/23 mpg with all-wheel drive. These numbers are impressive, but after extensive testing, we have failed to see such thriftiness from the four-cylinder Terrain — especially on the highway.
Optional for the GMC Terrain SLE 2 and SLT 1 is a 3.0-liter V6 that produces 264 hp and 222 lb-ft of torque. In performance testing, an all-wheel-drive Terrain with this engine went from a standstill to 60 mph in 8.3 seconds, which is also on the slow side. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 17 mpg city/25mpg highway and 20 mpg combined with front-wheel drive and 17/24/20 with all-wheel drive.
Every 2011 GMC Terrain comes standard with antilock brakes, stability and traction control, front side airbags, side curtain airbags, a rearview camera and OnStar. Rear parking sensors are optional. In Edmunds brake testing, a four-cylinder Terrain came to a stop from 60 mph in 121 feet. A heavier V6 model did the same task in 127 feet. Both results are about average for the segment.
In government crash tests, the Terrain’s Chevy Equinox twin received a perfect five stars in all front and side crash categories. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety also gave the Equinox and Terrain the best possible rating of “Good” in its frontal-offset, side and roof strength tests.

GMC terrain 2011 dashboard
Interior Design and Special Features
The GMC Terrain’s cabin is remarkably stylish, particularly by the standards of this typically utilitarian segment. The slick-looking dashboard design is quite modern and the Terrain’s high-tech navigation and entertainment options only heighten its appeal. However, many of the buttons are flush-mounted and tightly grouped, meaning they can be difficult to decipher at a glance.
In terms of accommodations, the Terrain (and its Equinox sibling) boasts the most welcoming backseat in the class thanks to a rear bench that both reclines and slides. This makes it perfect for the legs of big kids and the car seats of little kids. Unfortunately, when the backseat is in its most rearward position, cargo capacity shrinks to among the least in the class. Rob the kids of some legroom, though, and you should be able to fit in all their stuff despite a rather narrow compartment. Maximum cargo capacity stands at 63.7 cubic feet, which is about 6 cubes shy of the more utilitarian Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4.
Driving Impressions
The Terrain’s base four-cylinder engine should provide enough acceleration for most buyers, as compact SUVs are hardly known for thrilling performance. Its fuel economy isn’t quite as stellar as its EPA numbers would suggest, but the Terrain remains one of the most fuel-efficient SUVs on the road. If you frequently haul around a lot of people or cargo, the optional V6 should provide the needed grunt.
On the move, the 2011 GMC Terrain is impressively quiet and boasts a comfortable ride indicative of a much bigger, more expensive SUV. However, we’d suggest sticking with the 17- or 18-inch wheels, as the larger 19s noticeably degrade the ride quality. The Terrain’s capabilities when it comes to handing won’t have you thinking sports car but certainly will make you think of a car, and despite the numb steering, the vehicle’s overall competence will please most drivers.

Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon -2011-12

The Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon 2011 balances the sporty dynamics of the CTS sedan with the utility of a luxury station wagon. 

The CTS has only been on the market for a year, but Consumer Guide named it a “Best Buy” and it is one of Car and Driver’s “10Best Cars.” In terms of performance, the CTS Sport Wagon reigns supreme among luxury wagons.

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 Given that it’s basically an elongated version of the sporty CTS Sedan, that’s no surprise. Introduced in 2010, the CTS Sport Wagon combines the CTS’s exemplary driving dynamics with the utility of a large cargo hold — and, according to critics, it does so marvelously.
Cadillac has made some changes to its line in recent years. E ‘eliminating some lines and adding new niche vehicles: Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon 2011. This is the Cadillac CTS, which has been updated with the engine super-fast, then reached in the car model. It ‘a cross between a Cadillac CTS-V, Cadillac CTS wagon. Even if you can not sell a huge number of vehicles (Cadillac says that the model will be “restricted”), this car offers a level of performance that make it one of the hottest cars of all time. This car will be available in late 2010 or early 2011.

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Exterior Features
The Cadillac CTS-V 2011 car looks like a CTS-V sedan-pillar forward and back like a Sport Wagon. E ‘on the edge of the roof spoiler with integrated third brake light. The vehicle has 19-inch wheels and Michelin Pilot Sport PS2. Expect features like adaptive xenon headlights and Brembo brakes.
Interior Features
The interior of the car Cadillac CTS-V 2011 is very similar to the sedan, the CTS-V, as well as more space. With the rear seats down, the vehicle can fit a surprising 58 FT3 load. Passengers in the rear, still fits a respectable 25.4 cubic feet of space. Is there a way for 14-powered leather seats, 40 GB hard drive, digital surround sound, Bose, Bluetooth, and compatibility.

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New Cadillac CTS-V wagon 2011 is a powerful V8 engine is mated to a six-speed automatic or six-speed manual. This vehicle is likely to be fast, and Brembo brakes are likely to help him to come quick, efficient suspension. At this time, this vehicle is not available for testing.
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The CTS’s standard safety features include antilock disc brakes, traction control, stability control, front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and GM’s OnStar emergency communications system.
In government crash testing, the Cadillac CTS 2011 was awarded a perfect five stars for side protection. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety testing, the sedan was awarded the best rating of “Good” in frontal-offset and side-impact testing. In the brake testing, the 3.6 Sport Wagon with FE2 suspension and summer tires came to a stop from 60 mph in a solid 118 feet.

Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Mercedes-Benz   A-Class 

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New York has finally came with the start of the New York Auto Show at the 11th Avenue megaplex. Lots of companies are showing off their car products at this event. Not miss also by the Daimler company that makes luxury cars are very famous in the world of Mercedes-Benz. In their opportunity this time, Daimler took a car that they named the Mercedes-Benz Concept A-Class.
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Mercedes-Benz Concept A-Class is a conventional three-door hatchback car. In terms of exterior, Mercedes-Benz Concept A-Class is very interesting because it looks really shines when exposed to light. Also Mercedes-Benz Concept A-Class has a unique and different details with the others series of Mercedes-benz such as AMG, SLS, etc. Unique details such as the elaborate pinwork grille and consists of hexagonal silver nubs on the blacked-out stems, the waifish side mirrors or the windswept headlamps. In addition, this car is very different from the blunt-nosed view that infiltration the Three-Pointed-Star’s lineup. Wheels look smaller, which tends to be more conventional engine and higher greenhouse. But this will be its own factor that will make Mercedes-Benz Concept A-Class very interesting.

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For terms of engine, Mercedes-Benz Concept A-Class equipped by the 2.0-liter engine with four-cylinder that can generate power of 210 horsepower. In addition, this engine is also completed with the new M270 range of driving the front wheels and shifted by a dual-clutch gearbox on its transmission. But there are no reports about the price and when Mercedes-Benz Concept A-Class will immediately launched to the market. We hope this car will soon be in production and decorate the streets of manhattan.

Limousines World


 High-end Limo executive car company Limousines World has been in the business for over thirty years and now introduces the RHD Mercedes limo. This new Mercedes is available in both S-Class & E-Class models with an abundance of features. It comes equipped with a champagne chateau for the hardwood bar with ice chests, and also has a hands free intercom.

For entertainment purposes passengers will enjoy AM/FM stereo, a CD/DVD system, and either dual 7 or 13 inch flat screen televisions. For business, the limo provides Wi-Fi capabilities for internet & 12V electric ports (nifty for gadgets).
Other amenities include illuminated vanity mirrors, facing seats, armrests with cup holders, vanity console, and storage area lighting. This beauty can seat up to 10 people (dependent on the size). If this thing had a bed, you’d only have to leave to use the bathroom.

Scion FR-S -Sports car

 Toyota president Akio Toyoda asked his technicians, “Where is the passion in the lineup?” So Toyota engineers got busy and developed a new sports vehicle with “passion” in mind.

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That car is new Scion FR-S, which has only a $25,000 price tag while supplying an impressive 2,758 pounds of passion.The Scion FR-S was built to go toe-to-toe with the Hyundai Genesis Coupe, Ford Mustang, and Chevrolet Camaro.The FR-S is genuinely a driver’s..
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If prior to this at the Geneva Motor Show we look at the Toyota Ft-86 II concept is very exciting for us because of the beauty exterior and greatness of the engine, this time at  we will see it is no less fantastic because families Scion introduces a beautiful sports car . And the car they called the Scion FR-S Concept which according to Jack Hollis (vice president of Scion) FR-S stands for “friggin ‘really sweet.
But the actual Scion FR-S Concept means “front-engine, rear-wheel-drive sport”. This was made as a tribute by car maker to the AE 86 Corolla car which is famous for lightweight body and has incredible balance without decreasing power. Scion FR-S Concept is get a 2.0-liter Boxer engine package flat-four that in combination with the two choices of transmissions that is with six-speed manual or automatic transmission. As for wheels that are used by Scion FR-S Concept is the wheel size of 20-inches and uses carbon ceramic brake rotors with incredible size which is 18-inches.
Hollis returned to say about the Scion FR-S Concept is that the design of the car was inspired by legendary car of Toyota’s 2000GT. But we have not received full details of this Scion FR-S Concept. We’ll wait the official release of the Scion for details and prices. And we will be ready to drive a Scion FR-S Concept is on the streets.

New Model 2013 Range Rover

New Model 2013 Range Rover

2013 Range Rover

The body redesigned 2013 Land Rover Range Rover is the first sport ute with a solid aluminum unibody. 
The weight is only 61 percent to a monohull of his predecessor, about 700 pounds. lighter than its predecessor. 
We will see two V-8 engines in the U.S. The current 5.0-liter V-8 moves with a few minor updates, 

which makes 375 horsepower and 510 horsepower supercharged apparently normal time. A ZF eight-speed automatic is standard, regardless of the engine.

Porsche 918 Spyder 2013

Porsche 918 Spyder Concept

Porsche 918 Spyder Concept
 Porsche has released a video showing the new 918 Spyder, the 918 Spyder is a new mid-engined sports car with plug-in hybrid powered by both a V8 engine with 500 horsepower and a torque of electric motors (front axle and rear) that produces 218 hp or 160 kW additional. 
Porsche 918 Spyder Concept
It can reach 62 mph in 3.2 seconds, top speed of 198 mph late. The best past is that Porsche says it also can reach 78 miles per gallon and emits only 70 grams of CO2 per kilometer

2013 Mercedes Benz SLS AMG GT

2013 Mercedes Benz SLS AMG GT

2013 Mercedes Benz SLS AMG GT
The new 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, the GT, AMG SLS Replacing earlier versions, with the year higher maximum power of 583 hp (435 kW), has been recalibrated Speedshift AMG 7-speed transmission. 

Available in Coupe and Roadster, which goes on sale in mid-November 2012. From 0 to 60 mph 3.6 seconds with a top speed of 197 mph (electronically limted).

Semi-Autonomous, -Self-driving BMW

Selfdriving BMW

BMW ConnectedDrive Your ad (CDC) Connect the system to conduct semi-autonomous, and has just released a new video of him in action. Four types of banking sensors, radars and cameras, laser scanners and ultrasonic sensors for distance, § Be aware of the vehicle environment. Watch the video.
"However, when Auto Sense behind the tortoise One lane open without knowing where to safely combine speeds of up to 130 one km / h (81 mph). If there is an opening, vehicle system respond in this way, pass the slower vehicle and return your original way alone.
As Dr. Nico Kaempchen explains. "Our main challenge was to develop algorithms that can handle situations Brand new in principle, the system works on all the roads we have agreed in advance with [a] centimeter accuracy." The CDC said a vehicle saying "It attaches a traffic" and glue speed limits. "

Self-driving BMW

B.A.T. 11 Concept

Italian coachbuilder Bertone, and the design house Stile has announced that a new concept car at Geneva motor show next month. 
He promises that in Geneva will present the new Alfa Romeo BAT 11 concept car. It is based on the Alfa 8C Competizione high performance coupe Romeo, but the 

BAT 11 was designed to reconnect with BAT famous study 5, BAT 7 and BAT 9 concept cars developed between 1953 and 1955 by Bertone Nuccio. More images to jump over.

New Style NmG Myers Motors

NmG Myers Motors

Does not mean more gas. NMG NMG is a three-wheeled road-legal electric vehicles of all created by Myers Motors. 

This vehicle looks cute personal electric can reach speeds of 75 mph range at a cost of $ 0.02 mi. 
The only passenger, three-wheeled NMG has a range of 30 miles between charges, making the vehicle a 220-volt outlet to recharge an empty battery in three hours. Priced at $ 24.900, the NMG comes in bright colors outside. 

Standard amenities include audio system, adjustable bucket seat, accessory shops, the six cubic feet of trunk, power windows, and heating.

Model 2009 Ferrari

Model 2009 Ferrari California

2009 Ferrari California revealed soon. Be powered by a 4300 cc V8 engine that generates 460 hp at 7,500 rpm. 0 to 100 km / h (62 mph) in under 4.0 seconds.
2009 Ferrari California

 It is a retractable hardtop and the chassis and bodywork are aluminum and the engine is mated to the gearbox seven-speed dual clutch system controlled by the F1-Trac traction control 599 GTB Fiorano. Will premiere in October at the Paris Motor Show.

Cheaper car insurance Today

Cheaper car insurance
Do not despair, however, there are many steps you can take to seize the cheapest car insurance, and some of these steps are listed below.

It may be helpful to get the cheapest car insurance if you have burglar alarms installed in your vehicle. The vast majority of insurance companies will gladly give you a discount if you have a device like this equipped. Make sure it is a recognized brand and although it is often useful to do it professionally fitted.
There are driving courses available, which if adopted also go a long way to get the cheapest car insurance. These courses are widespread and have a show you know how to drive properly in a wide range of driving conditions and so the insurer does not secure fully aware that it will be safer than it would with a more inexperienced drivers.
If you have other types of insurance with a company that offers car insurance could very well get a voucher. For example, you can have home insurance with a company to make sure you do not forget to tell you that when it comes to getting a quote for the cheapest car insurance.
Finally, if you are looking for cheaper car insurance for young driver not to move because they have to go for a less powerful car. There are far away from this sad reality and it is fair to say that young people in powerful cars 'and' cheaper car insurance are three sentences that just do not go together.
Once you are satisfied that you have obtained car insurance is cheaper than other steps you can take to keep premiums low. When given a car insurance quote is usually for the year and if you pay a lump sum.

Fair enough, but most people like to pay for your car insurance cheaper on a monthly basis, but before signing on the dotted line, so to speak, make sure you do not pay interest on these payments. If this is the case, the cheapest car insurance quote may well become the insurance quote most expensive car.

Furthermore, it is recommended to use only insurance companies are reputable seize the cheapest car insurance. If something sounds too good to be true, especially on the Internet, it is probably for the complete piece of mind, always stick with auto insurance from reputable companies, as it is better to be safe rather than heal.

If you find that you are unable to gain cheaper car insurance, no matter how hard you try it's probably because they are classified as high risk ASA pilot. If this is the case, would be a good decision to use the services of a broker.



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  • Petrol
Electric mirrors, Electric windows, Leather interior, Radio/CD., R 619,000

Tiny Chevy Spark Gets Mom,

Chevrolet Spark Gets tiny teen mom, the approval

I learned long ago not to assume I know what teens think is cool. 
2013 Chevrolet Spark

That's why I asked my son, 17 year old niece if he was caught driving the Chevrolet Spark subcompact caramel 2013. Not only that, but your social network gave the go ahead too.

 By using the "thumbs up" I have shown that officially passed to the parent category and you should always consult with teens about what is "cool" or "hip to the point."

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid

                     2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid $ 1,000 Cash Back Already

The Ford C-Max Hybrid Events is not for sale yet and already one of Cash on the Hood. Dedicated first Ford Hybrid hen back $ 1,000 cash or United Nations funding of 5.9% of the pending IN IAM markets 72 Most Great. This means the price at Quebec Departure of $ 25.995, including charges of $ 795 destination, really is. $ 24,995, the pricing model about to regulate the Sami Whether the Toyota Prius Sedan ($ 24,795). Ford, A History of Money Just hang on new models of STI STI Lever From The plates move You In The Neighborhoods of signage.

 Nous recall seeing in the same chosen on New Ford Focus Ford Edge happens to you when they are on the first scene.

2013 Ford C-Max 
The Ford C-Max Hybrid SE, SEL IN Eat and Models, the SE trim wheels Aluminum 17 Inches standards, dual-zone automatic climate control and Ford's Sync system. The SEL trim ($ 28 995, including the destination INCLUDED) is with book I LEATHER Seats, MyFord Touch, not an electric driver seat adjustment I 10 directions you do not mirror heater exteriors.

2012 Ford F-Series Super Duty

2012 Ford F-Series Super Duty: New Car Review

Pros: Great power for towing and hauling; numerous configurations and interior options; if you like chrome, the Super Duty deals it up in spades
Cons: Poor fuel economy; not easy to maneuver in small spaces; high-end models cost as much as some luxury sedans

Those in need of light-duty hauling and towing should be fine with any number of half-ton pickups. But when the work at hand requires towing numbers in the 10,000-pound range, a three-quarter-ton or one-ton pickup is the only option. To this end, you have a choice of Ford, Ram, GMC and Chevrolet. Toyota and Nissan don't play in this field, and it's probably good that they don't. Why? Because the people who buy these big trucks are a loyal bunch, and none more loyal than the owners of Ford's Super Duty trucks. The F-250, the F-350 and the F-450 dually comprise the Super Duty lineup, which is almost as extensive as the F-150.
Super Duty trucks can be had in a variety of configurations, including Regular Cab, Crew Cab and Supercab. Bed lengths also vary between 6 ¾ and 8 feet, and Ford offers the choice of a power gasoline V8 or a more powerful Power Stroke V8 turbo-diesel. The maximum tow rating for the Super Duty is 17,500 pounds at the hitch and 24,500 pounds with a fifth wheel. We understand that Ram and Ford are in a bit of a spitting war over which truck has the most power and best tow ratings, but really, both trucks can pull the same payloads. For the record, the Super Duty's Power Stroke diesel matches the Ram's high-output Cummins diesel's torque output of 800 lb-ft but bests it in horsepower and fuel economy.

Comfort & Utility

It might be hard to believe there's much leeway for comfort in a full-size heavy-duty pickup, but Ford has turned this conventional wisdom on its head. In the base XL truck, the interior is pretty basic, composed mainly of vinyl and hard plastics designed to take a beating. The XLT softens the interior somewhat, bringing softer seats, carpeting, power windows and locks and cruise control. The Lariat and King Ranch push the pickup-truck paradigm to new heights, offering lush leather seating, advanced audio and navigation, power adjustable pedals, power extendable side trailering mirrors, a rear-view camera, 10-way power driver's and passenger's seats, a power moonroof, heated and cooled front seats and Ford's SYNC communication, information and entertainment system.
The Regular Cab trucks feature a 40/20/40 front split bench seat, with the option of a 40/console/40 setup that features a fold-down console/armrest between the driver's and passenger's seats. Super Crew cabs feature a small rear seat that can be flipped up or folded down to increase cargo space. The SuperCab has under-seat lockable storage with a 110-volt inverter power point, a folding center armrest and dual integrated cupholders.

To make hard chores a bit easier, the Super Duty can be equipped with a stowable bed extender, a built-in tailgate stepladder and a spray-in bedliner. Also available are rear sonar parking sensors, auxiliary uplifter switches for adding aftermarket accessories to the existing electric system and Ford's Crew Chief telematics, which allow a dispatcher to know the vehicle's location, operating condition and performance.

The high-end King Ranch and Lariat versions of the Super Duty can be equipped with Ford's voice-activated navigation. The system is compatible with Sirius Travel Link and provides a 10-GB digital jukebox for storing music. The SYNC AppLink system is available on all trims and includes hands-free Bluetooth phone calling, voice-activated music searches and the ability to stream audio from your cell phone via Bluetooth music streaming.

Another interesting option is the LCD Productivity Screen, which shows various data such as fuel economy, towing information, angle of ascent and descent and four-wheel-drive data.
Performance & Fuel Economy

The standard engine on the Super Duty F-250 and F-350 is a 6.2-liter flex fuel V8 good for 385 horsepower and 405 lb-ft of torque. Optional on the F-250/350 and standard on the F-450 is the 6.7-liter Power Stroke turbo diesel that generates 400 hp and an astounding 800 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are connected to a heavy-duty TorqShift six-speed automatic transmission that offers manual shift ability.

There are no EPA ratings for the Super Duty, but mileage is expected to be in the low to middle teens. On diesel models, Ford offers two interesting options. First is the Live Drive Power Takeoff (PTO) that allows the transmission to power external accessories such as a snowplow or a truck lift, provided the diesel engine is running. The other is the exhaust brake function, which limits combustion by restricting exhaust, which helps maintain desired speed when towing.


Interior safety features include front, front seat side impact and front and rear side curtain airbags.

To help maintain control in all driving situations, the Super Duty includes four-wheel ABS, electronic traction and stability control with roll stability control and trailer sway control. Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control use the brakes to control the vehicle, keeping it from rolling backward on takeoff or descending steep hills too quickly. A factory-installed Trailer Brake Assist option eliminates the hassle of getting aftermarket systems installed.

Driving Impressions

For such a massive truck, the Super Duty is surprisingly manageable. If you feel comfortable behind the wheel of a Ford F-150, the Super Duty adds a bit more bulk up front but basically feels about the same. The fully boxed frame is impressively stiff, an important attribute for towing and hauling heavy loads. On the road, the ride is not luxury-car smooth, but it isn't harsh, either. The steering is tight and direct, and the cabin is fairly quiet, especially on the King Ranch trim.

Acceleration is good with the gasoline engine, but it's the Power Stroke Turbo Diesel that gives the Super Duty the power it needs to pull, haul and climb.

Other Cars to Consider

Ram 2500/3500 - The Ram 2500/3500 can match the Super Duty's torque but not its horsepower or trailer tow ratings with a fifth wheel attached. Although we like the looks of the Super Duty, we find the Ram's design a bit more refined.
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