Originally Posted by D&R_MA
We very much like driving the Frontier/Canyon size trucks, but they don't have they hauling power of full-size pickups. When I spoke to Reace at Escape, he strongly recommended the bigger trucks for the 5.0TA.
Maybe this was intended to be about capability
, rather than specifically power
, but anything you can buy today has more power than typical trucks of the past. The big highway trucks routinely weigh ten times as much as a pickup with an Escape 5.0TA, and have only twice the power of a mid-size truck's V6 engine. At the other extreme, my first car weighed well over a ton and had 68 horsepower (no better than 4 tons of rig with about 300 horsepower)... and its performance was not a problem (I even used it in competition). I think it's important for each of us to understand our expectations of performance.