The legendary Ford F-150 makes a grand appearance but this time in Limited edition. For 2013, Ford F-150 gets more luxurious and more powerful at the expense of higher price tag. This best-in-line pickup truck will flaunt red lush interior with all luxurious amenities including a moonroof.
Performance is boosted with the inclusion of EcoBoost 3.5L V6 enginein lieu of the previous V8 engine. Let us find out more about the 2013 Ford F-150 in this review.
Features Of 2013 Ford F-150
Ford redefines the Tonka-like look that it adopted way back in the 90s. The 2013 Ford F-150 adorns a muscular look because of the huge grille, tall fenders and slab sides. 2013 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor does look outdated because of the lacquer finish. However, the understated color without any matte finish does work for some, especially the industrial workers.
The interior is well-organized and comprises of plush elements and advanced technological features. The center stack in 2013 Ford F-150 consists of MyFord Touch controls. 2013 Ford F-150 is designed to accommodate three passengers, to count the minimum. The longer body is accompanied with rear-hinged doors. Driver gets more leg space at the front.
2013 Ford F-150 offers 6.5-ft-long or 8-ft-long bed across trim levels. 2013 Ford F-150 accommodates front-hinged doors. King Ranch edition of 2013 Ford F-150 sport natural-hide cushions that spell ultra comfort and set the benchmark higher than that of the other models that come with bench seat or fold-down armrest.
2013 Ford F-150 Super Crew version sports flat floor to render the ultimate comfort even in long rides. All models of the new F-150 come with side box step as well as a tailgate ladder that help in easy cargo loading. Being a pickup truck, 2013 Ford F-150 pays special attention to cargo category.
It comes with lockable center console that is ideal for storing briefcases, files, folders and laptops. It abounds in smaller storage spaces for smartphones, notebooks, tools and even sunglasses. Some of the important safety features included in 2013 Ford F-150 are airbags, electronic assistance, stability control, trailer sway control, hill-start assist, anti-lock brakes, rear-view camera and Bluetooth.
2013 Ford F-150 can be synced with the proprietary SYNC media controller that offers real-time traffic information. In addition, in some of its trim levels 2013 Ford F-150 offers DVD entertainment players and Sony sound system. The King Ranch edition offers navigation system.
Ford buyers seem to be attracted towards the V6 versions of its trucks since 2011 when Ford revamped the engine of F-150 for the first time. 2013 Ford F-150 has placed special attention to mileage and power output because these things matter to truck drivers more than anything else.
The turbocharged 3.5L V6 engine in 2013 Ford F-150 has been borrowed from the latest Mustang cars. The 2013 Ford F-150 engine renders 365 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. Apart from being powerful, the V6 engine in 2013 Ford F-150 is much smoother than the 5.4L V8 engine in the outgoing model.
The best thing about this engine is its fuel economy that is rated at 17mpg in the city and 23mpg on the highway. 2013 Ford F-150 sports 6-speed automatic transmission. 2013 Ford F-150 offers the best towing limits when compared to other models in the entire F-150 range.
The 3.5L V6 engine is tuned to meet the specific needs of 2013 Ford F-150 and is different to that in Ford Flex crossover. The engine blesses the 2013 Ford F-150 with effortless power at low speeds, loads of torque and incredible passing power across mid range though it increases the weight of the truck to 11,300 pounds.
The version with 5L V8 engine renders 360 horsepower and 380 lb-ft torque. This engine features EcoBoost technology. The even bigger version with 6.2L V8 engine renders 411 horsepower and 434 lb-ft of torque. Although 6-speed automatic transmission is standard on all models, manual-shift mode comes in XLT trim.
In addition, electric power steering is standard on all models except the 6.2L F-150 that boosts fuel economy and improves driving as well as responsiveness. Except for the 4×4 versions, all other models of 2013 Ford F-150 offer decent ride quality.
Braking system, as usual, works incredibly well. The latest firmer brake pedal helps the driver control such a huge vehicle smoothly. 2013 Ford F-150 comes with all-wheel drive. 4×4 versions come with automatic traction mode. 5L F-150 models sport anti-lock brakes.
Price Of 2013 Ford F-150 Price
Price Of 2013 Ford F-150 is not announced yet.
In 2013 Ford F-150, Ford has put in years of excellence and expertise to take it to the level of perfection. With abundance in trim levels, high power output and high-end exterior and interior renovations, 2013 Ford F-150 is indeed the best in the F-150 line-up.