“Our fleet customers have been asking us to create this option for F-Series trucks,” said Ford Government Sales Manager Tony Gratson. “We’re confident the current and updated 2013 F-150 equipped with the SSV Package will be of particular interest to our government customers with rugged jobs such as law enforcement, firefighting, and national and state park patrols.”
Meant to be as flexible as possible to meet individual agency needs, the trucks include a no-cost SSV option that adds a 220-amp alternator to cope with heavy-duty electrical demands. Additionally, the automaker says there are no option restrictions on the vehicles. Keeping in line with the idea of flexibility, the package is available on both SuperCab and SuperCrew configurations in either rear-wheel or four-wheel drive systems.
The front seats are upholstered in cloth while the rears are a durable vinyl, which is better for crew transport and law enforcement. The center console is removed as well to make more space for equipment storage or firearms installations.
Finally, customers can choose between Ford’s 5.0-liter V8 or 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, though choosing the V8 is downright silly when you consider that the V6 makes more power and uses less gas.