Consumer Reviews Summary
96 of 103 (93%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2013 Ford F-150 Overview
When it comes to pickup trucks there’s a lot of braggadocio floating around but there’s only one truck that can claim to be the best-selling pickup in America and that would be the Ford F-150.
For 2013, the F-150 gets some highly visible changes thanks to its restyled exterior. The upright, squared off shape remains but up front is a brand new grille that has two prominent bars on work-truck models while uplevel trims get a three-bar grille. High-intensity discharge (HID) headlights are now available as an option, offering better visibility. Inside, the 2013 F-150 takes a step up when it comes to in-cabin technology with the MyFord Touch system now offered. Also new are optional powered trailer tow mirrors.
The F-150 is offered in a wide range of trims, cabs, and bed sizes. It appeals to those who are looking for anything from a capable work truck to a rolling palace, which is essentially what the Platinum trim level represents. There are regular, SuperCab, and four-door SuperCrew configurations, along with 5.5-, 6.5-, or 8-foot bed lengths.
There is also a wide range of available engines and a standard six-speed automatic transmission. The base engine is a 302-hp, 3.7-liter V-6, followed by a 360-hp, 5.0-liter V-8 that also produces 380 pounds-feet of torque. These are followed by an efficient, EcoBoost V-6 that is supposed to offer great efficiency without sacrificing power. The Twin-turbo, 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 delivers 365-hp, 420 pounds-feet of torque, and savings at the pump. Topping things off is a massive 411-hp, 6.2-liter V-8 that outputs 434 pounds-feet of torque. An electronic locking rear differential and a towing package are optional.
Inside, the 2013 F-150 seats up to six passengers depending on cabin/seating choices. Lower trims get a 4.2-inch LCD that contains the stereo and climate controls, while uplevel trims get a larger 8-inch touchscreen that dominates the center console. The aforementioned MyFord Touch system allows you to interact with the vehicle using touch sensitive controls and voice commands. It has been updated to improve usability and intuitiveness.
Standard safety features include antilock brakes, an electronic stability system with Roll Stability and Trailer Sway Control, and front, front side-impact, and side curtain airbags.
The 2013 Ford F-150 looks to keep its position as king of the pickups for another year, and with new style, technology, and added convenience, we think it will stay there.