Ford F-150 2013 Review
Ford Motor Company today celebrates introduction of the new 2013 Ford F-150 – part of the best-selling line of pickups in America – with the agricultural professionals and leaders of tomorrow. For 2013, the Ford F-150 receives new front-end design and advanced technologies such as MyFord Touch with voice-activated driver controls and available high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps.
On sale this fall, Ford is adding a new high-end Ford F-150 Limited model and is making its Sync communications and entertainment system standard on the F-150 XLT and higher trim levels. MyFord Touch voice-activated driver controls, a new 8-inch LCD color touchscreen and a media hub are included on the Ford F-150 Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum and Limited.
Visual changes include the availability 18- and 20-inch wheels, as well as L-shaped high-intensity-discharge projector headlamps. An optional navigation system is also offered.
New exterior colors for 2013 include Blue Jeans Metallic, Kodiak Brown Metallic and Ruby Red Clearcoat Metallic. Also new are a Steel Gray interior on Lariat and a Black interior for King Ranch, as well as a choice of Black or Pecan leather seating on the Ford F-150 Platinum.
Engine choices include a 302-horsepower 3.7-liter V6, a 360-hp 5.0-liter V8, a 411-hp 6.2-liter V8 and a 365-hp 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6. All engines come with a six-speed automatic transmission.
The 2013 Ford F-150 adds Ford’s award-winning SYNC voice-activated communications and entertainment system with 911 Assist and Vehicle Health Report as standard equipment in XLT series and above. This enables hands-free, voice-activated control of enabled mobile devices.
Buyers may choose from an optional suite of SYNC Services, including Traffic Information, Turn-by-Turn Directions, Business Search, Send to SYNC from Google Maps and MapQuest, News, Sports, Weather and Horoscopes.
Ford F-150 also introduces SYNC paired with a new 4.2-inch LCD center-stack screen that provides enhanced displays of audio and climate-control functions. In addition, the instrument cluster contains a 4.2-inch driver-configurable LCD productivity screen including menus for gauge setup, trip computer, fuel economy and towing/off-road applications.
Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum and Limited series models are equipped with SYNC with MyFord Touch, adding voice control to more vehicle systems coupled with an all-new, large 8-inch LCD color touch screen mounted in the center stack. This package adds a media hub with two USB ports, an SD card reader and audio/video input jacks.
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