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Nov-26-2013

2013 Ford F-150: Leading Its Class With Muscle and Reliability

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If you are looking for a reliable full-sized pickup truck that has a lot of muscle then the new 2013 Ford F-150 could be perfect for you. Of course, the name sounds familiar as this model has been the segment king in terms of sales for the past years. One look at this year’s model will give you an impression that has nothing has changed with it except for the new HID head lamps.  The good news is that there is more to it than we could ever expect. There are reasons why this model from Ford will continue to be a class leader out in the markets.

Let us get started with the power that the 2013 Ford F-150 could provide for us. It is a leader in terms of towing and hauling. Under the hood, we would have many options when it comes to the engine. The options include a 3.7 Liter V6, 5.0 Liter V8, and the Turbo 3.5 Liter V6.  These engines have an output of 302, 360, and 365 HP respectively. Of course, if we want screaming power  that would be hard to beat in its class, we could go for the massive 6.2 Liter V8 that has an output of 411 HP and a torque rating of 434 lb-ft.

The 2013 Ford F-150 could tow a maximum of 11,300 lbs. at current times. This capability is supported by the automatic sway control system. The tow/haul mode in its engine makes it easily adapted to the need at hand. There are some optional packages that could be availed of in order to reach this maximum towing power in base models (there are 10 trim models to choose from). In terms of payload capacity, it is a leader too. The 2013 Ford F-150 has 81.3 cubic feet of cargo box that allows it to carry 3,120 lbs. even when in tow mode.

 If you have a job that requires moving materials, then this car could be your best buddy.  Its reliability has been one of its greatest selling points. Base models are priced at $24,070 and this goes up as you move up the trim models. The most expensive one is the Limited trim which has a starting MSRP of $53,300.