President TelePrompTer® compares Model T to SUV

Jim Caron
At a visit to the Edison electric car factory in California, President TelePrompTer told the employees that "A Model T got better gas mileage than today's SUV". Not wanting to take a man of his stout reputation at his word alone, let's look at the specs for each. Since the Model T is a Ford, we will use the Popular Explorer for comparison:

Model T:

Engine: 177 Cubic Inch (1.9 Litre) in line 4 cylinder

Horsepower: 20.2 BHP

Top Speed: 40-45 MPH

Fuel Mileage: 13-21 MPG

Ford Explorer:

Engine: 4.6L V8

Horsepower: 292 BHP

Top Speed: ~120 MPH

Fuel Mileage: 15-21 MPG

So, to summarize the Explorer has a bigger engine, more power, higher top speed, not to mention more luxury and comfort than a Model T, plus all kinds of pollution controls and electronic monitoring and it gets about the SAME MILEAGE and the Model T!

I suppose no one would dare challenge His Holiness on his wholesale fracturing of the facts.

(I got the specs off the Ford website and various sites that promote Model T collectors.)
At a visit to the Edison electric car factory in California, President TelePrompTer told the employees that "A Model T got better gas mileage than today's SUV". Not wanting to take a man of his stout reputation at his word alone, let's look at the specs for each. Since the Model T is a Ford, we will use the Popular Explorer for comparison:

Model T:

Engine: 177 Cubic Inch (1.9 Litre) in line 4 cylinder

Horsepower: 20.2 BHP

Top Speed: 40-45 MPH

Fuel Mileage: 13-21 MPG

Ford Explorer:

Engine: 4.6L V8

Horsepower: 292 BHP

Top Speed: ~120 MPH

Fuel Mileage: 15-21 MPG

So, to summarize the Explorer has a bigger engine, more power, higher top speed, not to mention more luxury and comfort than a Model T, plus all kinds of pollution controls and electronic monitoring and it gets about the SAME MILEAGE and the Model T!

I suppose no one would dare challenge His Holiness on his wholesale fracturing of the facts.

(I got the specs off the Ford website and various sites that promote Model T collectors.)