2013 Ford F-150 Gets Limited Model, Slight Changes
Top trim levels equipped with MyFord Touch; By Dale Jewett
The Ford F-150 pickup gets a handful of upgrades for the 2013 model year. The key changes include a redesigned center stack, the availability of high-intensity discharge headlamps and the addition of a new range-topping Limited trim.
The F-150 was last redesigned in 2009.
The 2013 F-150 Limited becomes the new top of the F-series lineup. This gives Ford four luxury trim levels in its pickup lineup-Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum and Limited. Those four models get the MyFord Touch telematics system with an eight-inch screen in the center stack. The technology includes the Sync voice control, two USB ports, audio/video input jacks and an SD card reader.
Ford redesigned the F-150 instrument panel to include a four-inch video display for trucks that don't use the eight-inch MyFord Touch system. The four-inch display, which is flanked on each side by rows of buttons, also includes Sync technology.
On the exterior, Ford gave the F-150 redesigned grilles and L-shaped headlamps. HID headlights are optional.
Other mechanical changes include the expanded availability of hill-descent control technology, which had been limited to the high-performance Raptor model.
The powertrain lineup for the F-150 is unchanged. Buyers can choose from among two V6s, including a 365-hp EcoBoost engine, and two V8s.
The 2013 Ford F-150 goes on sale later this year.
Had a 2003 F-150. For some reason, I traded it for a 2004 Chevy........really wish I had my F-150 back!
Maybe someday I will be in a position to get a new F-150
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