June 26, 2011
Ford`s Super Crew puts people ahead of cargo
USA TODAY - McLean, Va.
Author: James R. Healey
Date: Dec 17, 1999
Start Page: 14.D
Text Word Count: 1360
Abstract (Document Summary)
Next month, the king of the truckmakers launches a pair of sport- utility trucks: stylish, hip, youth-oriented, midsize Explorer Sport Trac and the more traditional, full-size F-150 Super Crew.
If you`re comfortable with a full-size pickup, and more or less like F-150, then Super Crew should suit you swell. It looks, drives, handles, goes, stops like a slightly refined F-150. But if you were expecting a Ford Expedition SUV with an abbreviated cargo box, sorry. Super Crew, though it uses some Expedition parts, is not the same big smoothie.
Super Crew is the same overall size as Super Cab, which is Ford`s extended-cab F-150 with a conventional cargo box. Ford, in effect, sliced a foot from the box and added it to the cab. Instead of half- doors and a good-for-almost-nothing back seat, Super Crew gets Expedition`s back doors and a sufficient rear seat with room to angle that seat`s back. Frankly put, Super Crew is the only Ford pickup worth considering if you need a usable back seat.