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  • (4.6) 213 reviews
  • MSRP: $14,405–$39,145
  • Body Style: Truck
  • Combined MPG: 13-19
  • Engine: 360-hp, 5.0-liter V-8 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Towing Capacity: 8,100 lbs.
2013 Ford F-150

Our Take on the Latest Model 2013 Ford F-150

What We Don't Like

  • Higher hood may diminish forward view

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 Reviews

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

(4.6)

Average based on 213 reviews

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Love it so far

by April from PROCTOR, WV on November 8, 2017

I've only owned it for 3 days but it seems to be in excellent condition. Previous owner took very good care of it.

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2013 Ford F-150 Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Ford F-150 FX2

Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G
Roof Strength
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Ford F-150 FX2

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
G
Overall Rear
G
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
G

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Left Leg/Foot
A
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
A
Structure/safety cage
G

Other

Roof Strength
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
G
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Ford F-150 FX2

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Ford F-150 FX2

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Side Barrier
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole
Side Pole Barrier combined (Front)
Side Pole Barrier combined (Rear)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

There is currently 1 recall for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,000 per year.

Save on maintenance costs and do your own repairs.

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/60,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60mo/60,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

Other Years