2013 Ford F-150

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$24,070

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

Pickup Truck

Body style

19

Combined MPG

3

Seating capacity

213.2” x 74.8”

Dimensions

Rear-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

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

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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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.
Exterior
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

Interior
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
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 4.6
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value 4.5
  • Exterior 4.7
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Great truck

Purchased new in 2013 crewcab with big engine.11 years later and 80,000 highway miles still runs like new. Minor electrical problems and battery drainage when first purchased. Nearly zero problems in 9 years. Great truck!

5.0

Pretty much love it!

I absolutely love my new to me 2013 F150. I am a bit frustrated that the engine light came on after 2 days of owning (for reference: 134k miles). Turns out it's a catalytic converter code, which can be cleared, but I am sure the dealership was aware of the issue. So, although I'll be able to clear code and pass emissions-this time. I will need to address the problem sooner vs. later. 99% love this truck. If there was anything I would change it would be the steering column; I wish it either lifted or extended. With my short legs the cab feels a bit snug. Other than that, a VERY nice pickup.

5.0

Nicest truck I've owned (out of six)

2013 Lariat 2WD with all options. Rides great, 3.5 dual turbo runs smooth and strong when you need it. Super sounding Sony sound system. 113,000 miles and runs perfect. These are great values as used vehicles. It's a super crew with 6.5' bed. Tons of room inside.

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Safety

Based on the 2013 Ford F-150 base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
5
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
4
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
3
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
4
Overall rating
4
Overall side crash rating
5
Risk of rollover
19.8%
Rollover rating
4
Side barrier rating
5
Side barrier rating driver
5
Side pole rating driver front seat
4

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Ford Blue Advantage Blue
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Fords and many non-Ford vehicles up to 10 years old with less than 150,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
90-Day/4,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty
Powertrain
Available
Dealer certification required
139-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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