2013 Ford F-150 Revealed With New Styling and Tech

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

The Ford F-150 has been updated for 2013, getting a fresh new nose and some new technology and interior appointments.

The look of the truck has changed only in the front end, getting a new grille that mimics the grille found on Ford’s lineup of heavy duty trucks. New high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps complete the look with the classic ‘L’ shape found on all new F-series pickups. 18- and 20-inch wheels are now available as well along with three new color options; blue jeans metallic, kodiak brown metallic and ruby red clearcoat metallic.

MyFordTouch infotainment system is now available in the cab of the F-150 along with SYNC, displayed on a new 8-inch LCD color touch screen. Other tech goodies powered by SYNC include turn-by-turn directions, business search, send to SYNC from Google maps and mapQuest, news, sports, weather and horoscopes.

Under the hood, the F-150 gets four engine options. The 3.5-liter EcoBoost, arguably the most popular Ford engine right now, which makes 365 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque, a 3.7-liter V6 that makes 302 hp and 278 lb-ft of torque, a 5.0-liter V8 capable of producing 360 hp, and finally the most powerful in the lineup 6.2-liter V8 that produces 411 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque.

A wide array of trim levels are available for the F-150, making it easy to get luxury appointed pickup are a bare bones model.

No pricing was announced. Expect to see the new F-150 in dealers by late summer.

Watch the video below to see the F-150 marketing manager explain the update.

GALLERY: 2013 Ford F-150

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Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="http://www.twitter.com/selmer07">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/117833131531784822251?rel=author">Google+</A>

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  • Bubba Bubba on Jul 19, 2012

    Only a wuss would drive a 6 cyl. EcoBoost. Get a real truck.

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    • Jaredhhhh Jaredhhhh on Nov 30, 2012

      A wuss that could beat you in a drag race while towing a 6,000 pound boat.

  • Onesixinc Onesixinc on Aug 16, 2012

    Leave the v6 for the Ford Exploder. Real trucks run V8's!