I replaced a 1997 F150 with this truck 3 months ago and so far I love it. I admit compared to other 2013 model trucks this one lacks tech features like a bluetooth radio or large touch screen display....
I replaced a 1997 F150 with this truck 3 months ago and so far I love it. I admit compared to other 2013 model trucks this one lacks tech features like a bluetooth radio or large touch screen display.. but I am ok with that. Coming from a 1997 its all pretty amazing to and for a few hundred dollars you could upgrade to a double din aftermarket radio.
Lots of power for a V6
Good gas mileage.. I know, people aren't impressed overall, but I get 23mpg at 70 mph on the interstate. Not terrible.
The trunk- This is the feature that sold me. I had a topper for my last truck to keep things dry and secure, but with the trunk you can go to the grocery store, camping, etc.. and always have a large dry storage area.
Towing: It only has a 5000lb towing capacity, but it handled 4000 really well. The unique transmission with no overdrive seems to help keep RPMs down.
All wheel drive: I haven't had to engage vtm 4 lock yet, I've played with it so I know how to use it, but despite loose gravel, dirt, wet grass, and some mud.. I haven't been able to make the truck slip. I backed a pop up camper up a wet yard.. no slipping. Really impressed. Also, some of the hills around here are nasty, so starting from a stop at a steep red light in the rain almost always makes other trucks lose grip... not this truck. We will see how it handles to more off road conditions as the summer progresses and I get into the back country more.
The headliner near the back window is falling a little. Some 3m adhesive did the trick, but still.. seems a little early for that type of thing to happen.
Ground clearance: Supposedly it has around the same ground clearance as my F150 did due to the lack of differentials hanging down, but it feels really low to the ground. I haven't bottomed out on anything yet, but am being extra cautious.