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MotorWeek’s Retro Review Of The 1991 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCab: Video

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Last week, the folks at MotorWeek reached back into their archives and dug up yet another great retro review to share with the masses: that of the 1991 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCab.

Much the same as today, trucks were a big deal back in 1991, constituting a full third of all new-vehicle sales in the US. And, like today, the Ford F-Series was the best-selling vehicle in America, let alone the best-selling truck.

What wasn’t the same in 1991 was the Ford F-150’s price range. Back then, the truck based at $10,220 (about $18,790 in today’s dollars), and could reach up to $20,346 ($37,400 adjusted for inflation). Today, the 2017 Ford F-150 starts at $28,025 (including destination), and can get as pricey as $69,000 with every box ticked. Not only has the whole range gotten more expensive, but the spread from the least- to most-expensive Ford F-150 has grown.

And then, there’s the matter of performance. MotorWeek found that their truck, equipped with a 5.8-liter V8 and a 4-speed automatic, took 11.2 seconds to jog from 0 to 60 mph. Good luck trying to find a modern Ford F-150 so slow.

Ready for a blast of nostalgia? Then watch MotorWeek‘s retro review of the 1991 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCab above.

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Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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