Consumer Reports F-250 – 2013 Worst Pickup Value
Consumer Reports has released another yearly recap list and this one has the F-250 as the worst pickup value on the market. And this is the Ford without the EcoBoost.
The automotive value list is based on Consumer Reports reviews and surveys from each value. This information is put together in a ranking based on what it costs per mile to operate.
Consumer Reports says that this list is a “combination of performance, utility, and reliability for the money, considering all owner costs over a five-year period. All have an automatic transmission, except where noted, and typical options.”
Here is the 2013 list by worst in each category:
- Compact /Subcompact Cars: Volkswagen Beetle with a 2.5-liter engine
- Midsized Cars: Nissan Altima 3.5 SL
- Large Cars: Ford Taurus Limited
- Luxury Cars: BMW 750Li
- Sports Cars/Convertibles: Chevrolet Camaro convertible 2SS with a V-8
- Wagons/Minivans: Chrysler Town & Country Touring-L
- Small SUVs: Ford Escape SE with a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine
- Midsized SUVs: Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara
- Luxury/Large SUVs: Nissan Armada Platinum
- Pickups: Ford F-250 Lariat with a 6.7-liter V-8
Unfortunately, the owner cost per mile isn’t available without a subscription. Consumer Reports did release one value though, the Nissan Armada costs $1.20 per mile driven. For comparison, the Toyota Prius (best car value) is only 47 cents per mile.
What surprises us about the Ford F-250 is that we haven’t heard that many issues with the truck. However, if you get a few survey responses with large repair bills, it is easy to see the cost per mile skyrocket.
What do you think? Have you heard anything on the F-250?
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