2013 Ford F-250

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$29,875

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2013 Ford F-250
2013 Ford F-250

Key specs

Base trim shown

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Overview

The good:

  • Diesel torque
  • Steering ease
  • Impressive driver information system
  • Diesel fuel economy
  • Affordable fifth-wheel and gooseneck trailer prep package

The bad:

  • Manual transmission not offered
  • Brake feel and power
  • Ride quality

5 trims

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Notable features

  • New Platinum edition
  • Gas or diesel power
  • Choice of three cabs and two beds
  • RWD or 4WD
  • Available CNG/LPG prep package for gas trucks

2013 Ford F-250 review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The F-Series Super Duty is Ford’s line of heavy-duty pickup trucks, which are available in a variety of configurations and three model series: F-250, F-350 and F-450. The truck can carry as many as six people when properly configured, and competitors include 2500 and 3500 models in the Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra and Ram truck lines.

Two engines are available: a 6.2-liter gas V-8 and a 6.7-liter turbo-diesel V-8. Both engines team with a heavy-duty six-speed automatic transmission.
New for 2013
Ford debuts a Platinum edition of the Super Duty that comes standard with upscale features like a backup camera, navigation system, MyFord Touch, remote start, power-adjustable pedals, power-telescoping mirrors and 20-inch polished-aluminum wheels. The truck also gets a mesh grille surrounded by satin chrome trim as well as chrome tow hooks, door handles, mirror covers and exhaust tip. Inside, there’s a heated leather steering wheel, premium leather upholstery, woodgrain-style trim, two USB ports, A/V connection points and an SD card slot.
Exterior
A 2011 restyling brought a “power dome” hood, a bolder grille stamped with a Super Duty logo and an oversized Ford oval badge. Buyers have the choice of an extended cab (Super Cab) with a 6.75- or 8-foot box and a crew cab with four conventional doors and a 6.75- or 8-foot box. Dual-rear-wheel models are available with the 8-foot box. Exterior features include:

  • Standard trailer hitch receiver
  • Standard 17-inch wheels; 18- and 20-inch wheels available
  • Optional PowerScope towing mirrors 
  • Optional power moonroof
  • Optional tubular side steps or running boards
  • Optional spray-in bedliner

Interior
The Super Duty borrows seats from the Ford F-150 pickup truck, and it offers a three-place front bench seat or front bucket seats. The bench seat is split 40/20/40, and a lockable under-seat center storage compartment is optional. A wide center console is available on models with front buckets and includes a bin large enough to hold a laptop computer. On the Lariat, heated and cooled front seats with a memory feature for the power driver’s seat are optional. Crew cab models have a three-place rear bench seat that flips up to reveal a flat cargo floor. An available 4.2-inch LCD screen in the instrument cluster shows fuel-economy information and monitors off-road and towing details. Interior features include:

  • Standard air conditioning
  • Standard tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Optional navigation system with SiriusXM Travel Link
  • Optional power-adjustable pedals
  • Optional Sync system

Under the Hood
The standard 6.2-liter gas V-8 is a single-overhead-camshaft engine that runs on regular gas or E85 ethanol. It produces 385 horsepower and 405 pounds-feet of torque.

The available Power Stroke 6.7-liter turbo-diesel V-8 produces 400 hp and a massive 800 pounds-feet of torque at 1,600 rpm, making it the logical choice for serious towing and hauling. The Power Stroke V-8 burns regular diesel fuel or a blend of up to 20 percent biodiesel.

Both engines work with a standard six-speed automatic transmission that incorporates Ford’s SelectShift technology, which enables driver-initiated shifts. Mechanical features include:

  • Rear- or four-wheel drive
  • Gas V-8 can be fitted to run on CNG/LPG

Safety
Safety features on the Super Duty include:

  • Electronic stability system with Roll Stability Control
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Front-seat side-impact airbags
  • All-disc antilock brakes
  • Optional rear parking sensors
  • Optional backup camera

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.9
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Beauty Meets Beast

Strongest towing, carrying, Ford commercial special order Super duty truck that turns heads. This was driven by an executive since new, so even tho it can work hard, it’s never had to. Reliable, quiet, powerful!

4.6

Plenty of power

This is a working truck not only do I use it for my daily 45 minute drive but I tow a 26 ft camper a few times a year and I hall a lot in it on the weekend because I’m a landscaper/ hardscaper that builds stonewalls and patios on the side from my full time landscaping job during the week. I love the truck it has plenty of power for now until I get a one ton for mi side jobs. I will probably never go back to a F-150

4.9

Best truck I have ever owned

Powerful,Reliable,Comfortable, Transmission shifts very smoothly,lots of room inside and a long bed for hauling. Great looking truck, I get lots of compliments on it. It pulls the 5th wheel with no trouble at all. The back seat can easily fit three adults.

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Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Ford Blue Advantage Gold
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.
Powertrain
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
Yes
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