Used Car: 2013 Ford F-150 Review
The 2013 Ford F-150 can tow more than most other full-size pickup trucks, and it impressed auto critics with its powerful turbocharged V6 engine and spacious SuperCrew body style.
With its standard V6 engine, test drivers said the 2013 Ford F-150 has satisfactory power for day-to-day driving. There are two V8s that reviewers preferred over the base engine for their added pulling power and quicker acceleration, and they were especially pleased with the abundant power and torque that the available turbocharged V6 provides. With any engine, a six-speed automatic transmission is standard. A rear-wheel drive 2013 F-150 with the base V6 achieves an EPA-estimated 17/23 mpg city/highway, which is decent for the class. Auto journalists said the F-150 has a pleasant ride and strong brakes, though some cautioned that the brakes are sensitive. The off-road-oriented F-150 SVT Raptor was praised for its ability to effortlessly trek through tough terrain. When properly equipped, the 2013 F-150 can tow up to 11,300 pounds, which is one of the best ratings in the class.
Reviewers wrote that the 2013 Ford F-150's cabin is quiet and built with high-quality materials. Regular cab models seat up to three, while SuperCab and SuperCrew cabs seat up to six. The front seats offer plenty of support and are comfortable, according to auto journalists. They added that the SuperCab's rear seats offer adequate space, but agreed that the SuperCrew has much more legroom. The base 2013 F-150 comes sparsely equipped. Available features include power windows and door locks, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a rearview camera, a Sony stereo system, the MyFord Touch infotainment system, navigation and Ford's voice-activated SYNC system with Bluetooth and a USB connection.
Other Trucks to Consider
Auto critics said the 2013 Ram 1500 has a pleasant ride with either its standard suspension or available air suspension. They were also impressed with its peppy base engine and eight-speed automatic transmission, which help the Ram 1500 return excellent fuel economy for the class.
According to test drivers, the 2013 GMC Sierra 1500 has ample power with its available 5.3-liter V8, as well as a composed ride. The Sierra 1500 also has an excellent reliability rating for the class.