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2015 New York International Auto Show: Part Two

The Autocracy went back to the New York International Auto Show because we apparently didn’t get enough of the hundreds of new cars and trucks from the first weekend! Round 2 of the event brought us the DUB Show, showcasing customized vehicles ranging from a BMW i8 & Mercedes SLS to a Saleen S7 and an Acura NSX. Also on display was Ken Block’s Ford Fiesta, famous from his Gymkhana videos. Additional new vehicles included the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, a Jurassic Park Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, the Land Rover Discovery Sport, and Ford’s much-anticipated GT & Mustang GT350R. Stay tuned for more updates this week on our Top 10 Favorite Cars from the show and a spotlight on electric vehicles!

REVIEW: 2013 Ford F250 XLT Super Duty

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Having our first pickup truck to review, we had nothing to compare it to. Now, we know there’s very little to compare to it! Setting the bar high, Englewood Ford got us into the F250 and it was a blast. With a large 6.2L V8 engine pushing out 385 horsepower, we were certain that you could get the truck moving, but moving as fast as it did surprised us. With a 0-60 time of just over 7 seconds for a more than 6,000lb. truck, we were impressed.

While driving the F250, we noticed it had a very smooth, comfortable and enjoyable ride. When making turns or turning around, the large turning radius helped greatly  and the reverse sensors definitely came in handy when backing up! With power extending mirrors and 405 lb-ft. of torque, you’re in great hands with towing a trailer. Additional options included a power sliding rear window, roof clearance lights and AM/FM/CD/MP3 player with USB compatibility. The only drawbacks we found with the F250 was that it was a little dated on the interior and it hadn’t come with the optional leather seats which would have been nice in a $46,000 truck, but other than that, it was very pleasant to drive and highly recommended!

 

Pros: Drove very smoothly for such a large vehicle; great turning radius, acceleration for a 3-ton vehicle was phenomenal, great amount of features for towing and 4WD, good looks!

Cons: Interior was dated; for almost $50grand, I want leather seats!

 

QUICK FACTS:

Base Price: $29,875 || Price as Tested: $46,440

Vehicle Layout: 5-passenger, 4-door, two- or four-wheel-drive pickup truck

Engine: 6.2L V8, 385hp, 405tq || Transmission: 6-speed Automatic

Curb Weight:  6,347lbs || Length/Width/Height: 246.8/104.9/79.7 inches

0-60:  7.2 seconds || EPA City/Highway Fuel Economy: 15/20 mpg

 

RATING: 7.9/10

Exterior: 8

Interior: 7

Acceleration: 8

Braking: 8

Ride: 8

Handling: 8

Gearbox: 8

Audio: 8

Tech: 8

Value: 8

We’d like to thank Steve at Englewood Ford for getting us into the F250. For all of your Ford needs, go check out Englewood Ford in Englewood, NJ and online at http://englewoodford.com/. Make sure you tell him Greg and Dave sent you!