The 2013 F-150 has received an updated front end, with a new grille and HID projector headlamps. Customers can also opt for new 18 and 20″ wheels, as well as the choice of three new hues including Blue Jeans Metallic, Kodiak Brown Metallic, and Ruby Red Clearcoat Metallic. The F150 can also now be ordered with SYNC with MyFord Touch voice-activated driver controls.
The 2013 Ford F-150 is available in 10 different trims, ranging from the XL base model to the new top Limited trim. A dedicated off-road model, called the SVT Raptor, is also available. The XL comes standard with manual windows and mirrors and vinyl seats. Upper trims get power windows and mirrors, cloth or leather seats, Ford’s SYNC and MyFord Touch systems, navigation and a power sunroof. The F-150 regular cab variants seat three, while SuperCab and SuperCrew cabs seat up to six. There are three available bed lengths, four engine choices and either two- or four-wheel drive. The F-150 was last redesigned in 2009. Since it hasn’t changed much since then, this overview uses applicable research and reviews from 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, as well as 2013.
2013 Ford F-150 – Interior and Exterior
SYNC Services Include:
- Traffic Information
- Turn-by-Turn Directions
- Business Search
- Send to SYNC from Google Maps and MapQuest
2013 Ford F-150 – Engine
The F-150 is available with four different engines, including a powerful yet fuel-efficient “EcoBoost” V6. All are paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and can be had with either rear- or four-wheel-drive.
The base motor is a 3.7-liter V6 that produces a healthy 302 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 278 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm. Fuel economy for rear-drive-equipped V6 models is rated at 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway, while four-wheel-drive versions return at 16/21 mpg.
The next rung up in the powertrain hierarchy is a 5.0-liter V8 that makes 360 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 380 lb-ft. of torque at 4,250 rpm. With the 5.0-liter mill under the hood, rear-drive F-150s return 15/21 mpg while four-wheel-drive models are rated at 14/19 mpg.
A popular alternative to the 5.0-liter V8 is Ford’s turbocharged and direct-injected “EcoBoost” V6. Displacing just 3.5-liters, the motor is good for 365 ponies at 5,000 rpm and a stump-pulling 420 lb-ft at 2,500 rpm. Ford says that up to 90 percent of peak torque is on tap all the way from 1,700 rpm to 5,000 rpm, and maximum output is achieved with regular fuel. Rear-drive EcoBoost trucks are rated at 16/22 mpg while four-wheel-drive models are good for 15/21 mpg.
2013 Ford F-150 – Safety
All F-150 models come standard with dual front, front side and full-length side curtain airbags. An AdvanceTrac stability system detects wheel slip, understeer, oversteer or roll motion through the use of two gyroscopic sensors and intervenes with reduced engine power and selective braking to help the driver maintain control. A traction control system is also included.
2013 Ford F-150 – Price
The F-150 is priced from $ 23,995.