2013 Ford F150

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Pros:  Strong engine lineup; towing and hauling capability; inviting and well laid out cabin; variety of models to choose from

Cons: Lengthy options sheet; pricey with options

Overview
The 2013 Ford F-150 is both capable and comfortable. It offers so many trim levels and useful features that customers should have no problem finding the best truck to suit their needs

Body Styles, Trims & Options
It is offered in nine different trim levels. Most trims can be outfitted with your choice of cab, including a Regular Cab, SuperCab or SuperCrew cab.  Available box types also vary depending on your choice of trim level. Trim levels offered include: the bare-bones XL, the sporty STX, the crowd pleasing XLT, the tough and rugged FX2/FX4, the posh Lariat, the western  inspired King Ranch, the flashy Platinum,  the new Limited and the extreme off-roading champion, the SVT Raptor.

The F-150 offers a quality engine lineup that is just a diverse as its list of cab and cargo configurations. With an EPA rating of 23mpg highway, its V6 produces more than 300 horsepower.  If you are a traditional V8 enthusiast, you can get a 360-hp 5.0 liter V8 engine that is capable of towing up to 10,000 lbs. when properly equipped.  There is also a powerful 411 hp 6.2-liter V8 with best-in-class horsepower and torque. And last but not least, a 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine offers an unequaled combination of torque and efficiency in its class.

Ford even offers a variety of functional features such as a fully flat load floor, tailgate and box side steps for easy access to cargo and Ford’s SYNC® multimedia interface complete with voice command control. One thing to keep in mind while shopping for your next truck is that Ford listens to suggestions and criticisms from both consumers and critics. This is very important to Ford’s success and is one of the reasons why they continue to outsell their biggest rivals such as the Silverado, Ram, 1500 and the Tundra.

Charlotte Ford F-150

For the most complete list of features and available options, visit your local Ford dealer today to speak with an experienced professional and schedule a test drive.

Safety
Standard safety features include four-wheel antilock disc brakes, a tire pressure monitoring system, stability control, trailer sway control, an advanced hydroformed high-strength steel safety cage, front airbags, front seat-mounted side airbags and Safety Canopy® side curtain airbags. In the event of a collision, a standard SOS Post-Crash Alert System helps draw attention and assistance in the event of a collision.

Warranty Information
Every new Ford F-150 comes with complimentary Roadside Assistance coverage for 5 years or 60,000 miles plus extended service plans are also available. Other new vehicle coverage includes a Bumper to Bumper Warranty for 3/36,000, a 5/60,000 Powertrain Warranty, a 5/60,000 Safety Restraint System Warranty, a Corrosion (Perforation Only) Warranty for 5/Unlimited miles, a 3/36,000 Emissions Defects Warranty and a 2/24,000 Emissions Performance Warranty for light duty trucks. The California Emissions Warranty (Defects Short Term: 3/50,000 Long Term: 7/70,000; Performance: 3/50,000) will only apply to your new F-150 if it will be registered in a state that has adopted and is enforcing California emission warranty regulations applicable at the time of repair and if the vehicle is certified for sale in the state of California.

MSRP  

Available Trims MSRP
XL $23,670
STX $25,935
XLT $29,050
FX2 $35,625
Lariat $36,275
FX4 $39,205
King Ranch® $43,515
SVT Raptor $43,630
Platinum $46,540
Limited $52,895
Similar Vehicles MSRP
2013 Dodge Ram 1500 $22,640
2013 GMC Sierra 1500 $23,690
2013 Chevrolet Silverado $23,590

 Engines, Transmissions, & EPA Ratings

Trim

Engine

Drive Type

Transmission

Fuel Economy (city/highway)

XL, STX, XLT

3.7-liter V6

4×2

6-speed automatic

17/23

XL, STX, XLT

3.7-liter V6

4×4

6-speed automatic

16/21

XLT, FX2, Lariat, FX4, King Ranch, Platinum, Limited

3.5-liter EcoBoost™ V6

4×2

6-speed automatic (XLT only); 6-speed SelectShift  Automatic™

16/22

XLT, FX2, Lariat, FX4, King Ranch, Platinum, Limited

3.5-liter EcoBoost™ V6

4×4

6-speed automatic (XLT only); 6-speed SelectShift  Automatic™

15/21

XL, STX, XLT, FX2, Lariat, FX4, King Ranch, Platinum

5.0-liter V8

4X2

6-speed automatic (XL, STX & XLT only); 6-speed SelectShift  Automatic™

15/21

XL, STX, XLT, FX2, Lariat, FX4, King Ranch, Platinum

5.0-liter V8

4X4

6-speed automatic (XL, STX & XLT only); 6-speed SelectShift  Automatic™

14/19

XLT, FX2, Lariat, FX4, Platinum

6.2-liter V8

4X2

6-speed automatic (XLT only); 6-speed SelectShift  Automatic™

13/18

XLT, FXT, Lariat, FX4, Platinum

6.2-liter V8

4X4

6-speed automatic (XLT only); 6-speed SelectShift  Automatic™

12/16

SVT Raptor

6.2-liter V8

4X2

6-speed SelectShift  Automatic™

11/16

 

Christine is a Contributing Editor at DriverPulse, a provider of online automotive editorial reviews and news. She is also an Account Manager and Head of Client Services for Nusani Media. She drinks a lot of coffee, loves to drive (manual, of course) and enjoys the company of her dog. She spends her free time exploring the great outdoors, painting and volunteering at her local animal shelter. Her passion for cars started at an early age. While most little girls were playing with dolls, she was playing with matchbox cars and watching her grandfather work on his prized Fords. She believes a vehicle should not only give you goosebumps while speeding around the circuit, its design should be purpose focused and elicit a pure emotional response. Her dream car, the Porsche Carrara GT, may not be easy to control however it is the perfect definition of form following function; mind blowing performance and beauty.

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