First Look at the 2013 Ford F-150
JUN
04

What’s the first thing you notice that’s different about the 2013 Ford F-150 based on this photo of the XLT model? Sure thing, the new front-end styling makes an impression, as the 2013 F-150 lineup has bold new grilles and fresh designs! It sure has come a long way since the first Ford F-Series pickup – the F-1 – in 1948!

The F-150 also gains new 18- and 20-inch wheels by way of various trim packages. And new colors await you: Blue Jeans Metallic, Kodiak Brown Metallic and Ruby Red Clearcoat Metallic.

Here’s a video introduction of the new truck by Raj Sarkar, F-150 Marketing Manager.

Here are some other cool changes you’ll want to check out: The F-150 has available new high-intensity discharge projector headlamps. There are also segment-exclusive power-telescoping and power-folding trailer-tow sideview mirrors. Inside, the aggressive FX Appearance Package now adds Alcantara seat inserts, while the Platinum series – which has come to define the notion of high-end trucks – offers new choices of Black or Pecan leather seating.

There’s also availability of the EcoBoost® engine, the powerful 6.2-liter V8, an electronic-locking rear axle and Hill Descent Control™.

The F-150 adds the SYNC® voice-activated communications and entertainment system with 911 Assist™ and Vehicle Health Report as standard equipment in XLT series models and above. This enables hands-free, voice-activated control of enabled mobile devices. SYNC is paired with a new 4.2-inch liquid crystal display (LCD) center-stack screen that provides enhanced displays of audio and climate-control functions. In addition, the instrument cluster contains an additional 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.

By the way, did you catch that? A Limited? Yep, the F-150 now is available in a new Limited luxury model.

Back to performance: Each engine across the F-150 lineup is mated to a fuel-saving electronic six-speed automatic transmission with tow/haul mode, with tow packages and STX series and above adding SelectShift® capability. The engine choices include the 3.7-liter V6, the 5.0-liter V8, the 6.2-liter V8, and the 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6.

Pretty exciting stuff for the new 2013 pickup!

And did you know that Ford has been a continuous sponsor of the National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Organization since 1948? “Farm families have always represented an important F-Series truck constituency,” said Doug Scott, Ford Truck Group Marketing Manager. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their leadership potential, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The FFA alliance gets a boost from supporting Ford dealerships serving agricultural markets. For the 2011-12 academic year, the Built Ford Tough® Scholarship Program and 285 participating Ford dealers awarded a total of 540 individual $1,000 grants for post-secondary education.

Now in its 15th year, the Built Ford Tough Scholarship Program and participating Ford dealers have awarded $6.7 million in grants.

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63 COMMENTS ON THIS ARTICLE
Dylan B first thing I notice is the missing stickshift.
5 months(s) ago via
James B I like the new f150 but would like mine with 5cyl diesel thanks I love Ford trucks
1 year(s) ago via
john WIsh it came in a standard transmission. I'm gonna go buy a tacoma that still has a 5-speed.
1 year(s) ago via
Loren D Nice F-150/Except for the headlights!!! But Anyway, Yes, It would be really Nice if Ford decided to build a new mid-size truck... even if it is an F-100 or even a Ford Ranger again. If they decide on bringing back the Ford Ranger, they really should look at the designs that Ford had in the past. I would look at the designs that Ford produced for its Ford Ranger series from the years 1994 to 2004 that was a part of the Ford Ranger series dealing with the Edge, Tremor, & Splash Ford Ranger Models but this time also incorporate ideas from their new F-150 Ecoboost Lariet (especially the front & back). If Ford could remember to add a crew cab & stepside models..it would be ideal. Plus, include nice hub caps that were on their 2000 Ford Ranger model. Anyway, I hope Ford changes its mind too on making a midsize truck soon..as long as they do not get too futuristic with their designs, they should be fine. Everyone take care, LJD
1 year(s) ago via
Rick B Why can't you get a F-150 Platinum in Kodiac Brown with the Pecan Leather interior, it is available in every other color in the Platinum Series? This is the BEST looking interior has ever put into any car or truck. It's a real shame.........Market Research failed here.
1 year(s) ago via
Stetson A I have ordered a 2013 Raptor. I would have to have had the 3.5 Eco Boost but Ford refuses to make it availible. Also I would like the securaty system, but that is not available with the trailor break control As it must use the same wireing. Why they cannot make both available just by changing the wireing I do not know. Ford and other makes only offer what they want you to have, NOT what we want. This needs to GHANGE.
1 year(s) ago via
Loren D Looks Good!!!, Now lets have a New Ford Ranger to match the New F-150 :) P.S. That is Designed around the 1994 through 2004 Ford Ranger Edge, Tremor, & Splash trucks; plus mixed in with the front & back ideas of the New F-150. Please do not forget a crew-cab and flareside-stepside models included with some nice hub caps that was like on your 2000 Ford Ranger. Plus include a 2.0 Ecoboost Engine, suggested by Justin P. Thanks Ford, I am Still Trying!!!, LJD :)
1 year(s) ago via
Johnny N If only we could be offered an ecoboost street friendly Raptor. I'm not feeling the look of the F-150s, but I'd love the look of a Raptor. We purchased the newer Ford Explorers and love it. So count me as shocked to even now consider a Ford truck or Mustang if a Raptor ever got an Ecoboost engine and or the next revamped Mustang looks like the Evos concept. Ford needs to move on these. First one to market gets my dollars and joins our family next to our beloved Explorer XLT.
1 year(s) ago via
Michael P Well people we have a F-150 FX4x4, 2011 crew 20" wheels and the all v-6 EcoBoost, with under 3000 miles we set off for Flordia in Nov 2012, with your RV trailer 10,300 + ibs. 33 FT. We got 6.9 miles to the gal. AVG there. 4 Months later we return back to Michigan with over 10,000 miles on the truck, we got 13.9 mile per gal. AND MAY I SAY IT PULL IT BETTER THAN WE THOUGHT. LOVING THIS V-6
1 year(s) ago via
rick w I have a 2001 4.2L F-150 with 408,000 miles on it pulling a 3500lb trailer for 10 years, 12 years of technology has happened since then, I can't imagine what the new V6 engines can do now. I guess I won't know for a while because I'm keeping the one I have for now.
1 year(s) ago via
Do the engineers at Ford not listen? Cheap interior plastic trim and knobs on the F-150 and Expedition are an embarrassment! Even if you love Ford products, you're always feeling conflicted after buying one, once you see a nicely appointed vehicle like the Explorer has now become.
1 year(s) ago via
jessica b thats my dream truck. now i just have to say.. thats 1 beautiful truck:)
1 year(s) ago via
tom Is it really true that neither of the two top end units - Platinum and Limited - will be available in the new blue? Keeping grey and silver, adding dark brown, but no blue. Oh wait, but I can get a King Ranch in blue but have to pay EXTRA to not have it be two tone? Please tell me I am wrong because I really want to make the buy. And when will the website have the info updated???
1 year(s) ago via
JT To Bobby W who said Ford should ditch the V6, it's not going to happen. The EcoBoost and the 3.7 V6 are two of the best V6 offerings around as far as pickup trucks are concerned, and Ford's strategy as far as engines included heavy reliance on the EcoBoost. I happen to like and prefer V6 engines and I think Ford is on the right track with their V6 strategy. If you swear by a V8, they have engines for you, but the age of a V8 being supreme in light duty trucks is over and Ford will drag you kicking and screaming into progress, whether you like it or not. Ram is doing the same thing with their Pentastar V6, and if GM/Chevy, Nissan and Toyota know what's good for them, they'll look into V6 technology for their full size light duty trucks too.
1 year(s) ago via
Joe S @Bobby W Have you looked at the price of fuel lately? Im all for the big V8 (my 08 has a 5.4) but if they can offer a turbo 6 thats putting out as much or more then the old v8 options, while getting better fuel economy, who cares? If you truly need the extra two cylinders however..they are available still.
1 year(s) ago via
Johnny O BRING BACK THE MANUAL TRANSMISSION OPTION!!!
1 year(s) ago via
ROCKandREVIEW $50k+ luxury truck w/o remote start and intelligent access with push-button start? Makes no sense. The target market will expect these items and every time they have to grab their key and fob there will be a little tinge of let-down. Using the same system as the new Explorer would be rather nice. Some minor tweaks to the interior are still needed. The 'fisher-price' style nobs and buttons have no place in a vehicle that is otherwise very refined. The Expedition could also use the same updates and intelligent access. If your going to do it, do it right!
1 year(s) ago via
Bobby W Yeh,it's Ok ,the fact that it's a Ford is what makes it so special. but I think that they should start making it look more like the old F-1's, and ditch the V-6 , I mean whatever happened to the 351's?
1 year(s) ago via
J When can we start ordering?
1 year(s) ago via
Ed How about 2 tone paint on the FX4 model?
1 year(s) ago via
Bob Lockwood Lets put the V-6 in an upscale trim model. Some of us want a nice looking ride, and don't need to haul a 5-ton boat. 4-doors, good fuel economy, and the convenience of a pick-up.
1 year(s) ago via
Michael Smyth Meh
1 year(s) ago via Facebook
Carl W WIth lots of buttons and dials added to the IP panel will this be enough to shut up the herd of sheep auto reviewers and especially Counsumers Report regarding MyFord Touch and SYNC lack of secondary knobs and dial control functions
1 year(s) ago via
Billy S How bout a Flareside box
1 year(s) ago via
Matuschek Welding Products, Inc. BEST Hi-Strength steel welds in the biz on that bad boy!!
1 year(s) ago via Facebook
I would love to but a new F-150, however they cost as much as a small house, plus my 2000 F-150 is still running strong after 12 years and 185000 miles!
1 year(s) ago via
Robert Cunningham I hope the EXHAUST MANIFOLDS last more than 72700 miles, unlike my 2004 F-150! $1850 to replace those manifolds!!! NOT SO FORD TOUGH.
1 year(s) ago via Facebook
Robert Cunningham I hope the EXHAUST MANIFOLDS last more than 72700 miles, unlike my 2004 F-150! $1850 to replace those manifolds!!! NOT SO FORD TOUGH.
1 year(s) ago via Facebook
Vivian Aguon BadASSSSSS!
1 year(s) ago via Facebook
Brian Paone That should read CAM phasers.
1 year(s) ago via Facebook
Brian Paone Sorry. Can't do it. My 2005 F-150 burned me too badly. Triton Disease, can phasers, leaky AC condenser drains bubbling paint on the hood, chronic peeling emblems. It was just too much for me to want to risk it. Perhaps, one day in the future, if the trends are consistently good...
1 year(s) ago via Facebook
Brad B Hey Ford ! How about a short box step-side model? Bring out a Tuxedo black with alot of thoughtful chrome .... call it the Puma.
1 year(s) ago via
Frank Way to clank you're wedding ring on the truck Raj...
1 year(s) ago via
Chas Leeson not bad cud b better tho! -think modern with a retro 50s twist, wide footboards and arches! like the last mustang bring back styling cues from the 1st...
1 year(s) ago via Facebook
Ewusi Wilson Enoch Ford really get the techniques of makeing new things happening.Good wrkdone ford!!.
1 year(s) ago via Facebook
Todd Ott Really wish I could get a 2013 Ranger!
1 year(s) ago via Facebook
Kelby S They should make the f.series look the same agaim id like to have a beefy looking half ton
1 year(s) ago via
Jason Ira Myers They look like the Super Duties, now...
1 year(s) ago via Facebook
Renee G Still need to hear about the new design of the Ford Expedition King Ranch 2013, they sure need to do a change next year!! Im am a Ford Girl and are looking forward for this model..
1 year(s) ago via
P.d. M I still don't care for the notched side windows, but it looks really nice.
1 year(s) ago via
Douglas Mappin I want a first look at the next generation Mustang even more!
1 year(s) ago via Facebook
Rich Jetzky Fantastic. I like the hard buttons and knobs. This is a brill idea that should make its way into everything mft. j/s.
1 year(s) ago via Facebook
Keith L. Andoos Excellent job, Ford! Glad to see that the V8 has not disappeared. As for the guy that wants a 40MPG truck, good luck! A truck is a truck, and people can either afford them or they can't
1 year(s) ago via Facebook
Geauxfish Need info and pics on the 2013 Raptor.
1 year(s) ago via
Oscar M The best just got better!!!
1 year(s) ago via
Oscar Millan The best just got better!!!
1 year(s) ago via Facebook
Chris Dobbin Nice
1 year(s) ago via Facebook
Lee H Damn, It seems like I just got my new '11 F150 and seeing how much nicer this one is I wish I would have waited, I already want to trade :(
1 year(s) ago via
Tyler V. What about the Harley-Davidson edition, is that coming back?
1 year(s) ago via
Mike Palko Guess i should have waited to buy my 2012heart f150 xlt ecoboost and got the 2013 model lol
1 year(s) ago via Facebook
Chris Erickson how about a 40 mpg truck?
1 year(s) ago via Facebook
Floyd E. Holcom Now for a new hefty Expedition!
1 year(s) ago via Facebook
Karl-Arne Jørgensen Gammal bil med ny grill.
1 year(s) ago via Facebook
Josh Pedigo Need a new body style!
1 year(s) ago via Facebook
Don Santucci Not!
1 year(s) ago via Facebook
Edward W Stein Jr WHERE'S THE PHOTO??????
1 year(s) ago via
Timothy Watson Drooooling
1 year(s) ago via Facebook
Ami Robideau Love it!
1 year(s) ago via Facebook
Casey Payne I don't know why. But I love the automated side mirrors.
1 year(s) ago via Facebook
Omar Taguid-id Mansari How about the 2013 ford everest/endevour? Would it still be based on it's pick up version of ford ranger?
1 year(s) ago via Facebook
Bisbis Adil tres beau pickup
1 year(s) ago via Facebook
Darlene TheQueen Waller I'm looking at this truck the way guys look at a hot babe... ummmmm! Mommy like!
1 year(s) ago via Facebook
Cody Portz Give us a bronco!
1 year(s) ago via Facebook
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