2013 Ford F-150

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2013 Ford F-150
2013 Ford F-150

Key specs

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The good:

  • Variety of engines, from fuel-saving 3.7-liter V-6 to powerful 6.2-liter V-8
  • Freshened front-end appearance
  • Excellent power from the 5.0-liter V-8

The bad:

  • Higher hood may diminish forward view

11 trims

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Notable features

  • Revised center console and LCD information screens
  • Newly available MyFord Touch system
  • Power-folding and power-extending side mirrors
  • New grille designs and optional HID headlamps
  • New Limited trim level

2013 Ford F-150 review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

Despite the ups and downs in the truck market, the Ford F-150 remains the top-selling pickup in the U.S. and has garnered various awards. The truck’s platform remains the same for 2013, but adds noticeable visual changes and slight refinements to the interior. The F-150 seats up to six people in certain configurations, and competitors include the Chevrolet Silverado, Ram 1500 and Toyota Tundra.

With a variety of trim levels, there’s an F-150 that meets just about every segment of truck buyer out there, including those who use a light-duty pickup for work, play and simply to look good driving down the street. Truck owners wanting a custom look can choose the FX Appearance Package, which brings unique flat-black 20-inch wheels.  The King Ranch and Platinum bring high levels of luxury, while the Baja-ready SVT Raptor remains the prime choice for spirited off-road driving.
New for 2013
For 2013, the F-150 gets revised exterior styling. Available high-intensity-discharge headlights look similar to those on the Explorer and Edge crossovers. XLT and other work-oriented trims get a new two-bar grille while uplevel trims have a three-bar design. Tow mirrors that power-fold and power-extend are available.

Inside, uplevel trims like the Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum and new Limited get MyFord Touch and its 8-inch touch-screen in the middle of the dashboard. Other F-150s get a new 4.2-inch dash screen for the stereo and climate systems.
The 2013 Ford F-150 is available as a regular cab, SuperCab, and four-door SuperCrew, and can be had with a 5.5-, 6.5- or 8-foot bed. Exterior features include:

  • Flat-black-themed FX Appearance Package
  • Available 20-inch wheels 
  • Available rear parking sensors and backup camera 
  • Available running boards or tubular side steps 
  • Available two-tone paint on some models 
  • Available tailgate step and cargo box side steps

FX4 and FX2 trucks with the FX Appearance Package have black leather seats with red piping. Brushed metal surfaces and black-painted dash accents also add a custom appearance. Interior features include:

  • Seating for up to six
  • Premium Chaparral leather seats (King Ranch)
  • Flip-up rear seat on SuperCab and SuperCrew
  • Available MyFord Touch system with 8-inch screen

Under the Hood
The range of engines for the F-150 allows truck shoppers to select the power and fuel-economy levels that best match their needs. In any case, the F-150’s six-speed automatic transmission continues to play a key role in its fuel efficiency. Mechanical features include:

  • Base 3.7-liter V-6 delivers 302 horsepower and 278 pounds-feet of torque
  • 5.0-liter V-8 delivers 360 hp and 380 pounds-feet of torque 
  • Twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 delivers 365 hp and 420 pounds-feet of torque 
  • 6.2-liter V-8 delivers 411 hp and 434 pounds-feet of torque 
  • Available electronic locking rear differential
  • Available towing package

Safety features include:

  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system with Roll Stability Control  and Trailer Sway Control
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats 
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Available integrated trailer brake controller

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews


Pleased owner

I've owned a 2013 f150 Lariat 5.0 supercrew cab for 7 years. Only repair all this time was an A/C fitting leak. Happy owner. Love the sound system too.


Best gen F-150 to date

I purchased a 2011 F-150 new. Drove it 300,000 and decided to upgrade when the 2019s came out. Huge mistake. Drove it 1-1/2 years and problem after problem until I finally sold it to a dealer. Fortunately sold it at the height of the vehicle shortage so didn't do too bad. That truck had more problems than my last 4 Fords combined. Went back to my newly purchased 2013 F-150 FX4. Purchased it with 71,000 miles. now at nearly 120,000 miles I've only replaced a water pump and front hub assembly. It's performed great as the 2011 did. I still see tons of these trucks on the road. IMHO this gen truck was the last of the "built Ford tough" trucks. Get your act together Ford.


Truck feels real safe and dependable! I would buy

Truck rides like a car. Plenty of power, good looks, reliable, fun to drive and a great reputation! Great value for the money!! Handles well!

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Ford Blue Advantage Gold
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Gold Certified: Ford models up to 6 years old with less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12-Month/12,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty Blue Certified: 90-Day/4,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty Disclaimer: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.
7-Year/100,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Powertrain Limited Warranty Blue Certified: Available Disclaimer: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.
Dealer certification required
Certified 172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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