Friday, December 14, 2012

New for 2013 Ford F-150

Here are some of the changes from the 2012 Ford F-150 to the 2013 Ford F-150.
2013 Ford F-150
2012 Ford F-150












Model Lineup

• Harley-Davidson no longer available
• 2013 model lineup includes: 
– XL
– STX
– XLT
– FX2/FX4
– Lariat
– King Ranch
– Platinum
– All-new Limited
– SVT Raptor (see SVT Raptor section)

Performance/Handling

• 3.55 electronic locking rear axle standard in Off-Road Package
• Hill Descent Control standard on FX4, included in Off-Road Package
• 3.5L EcoBoost V6 available on XL SuperCrew
• 6.2L V8 engine optional on XLT, FX2/FX4, Lariat and Platinum (does not require Max. Trailer Package)

Comfort/Convenience

• 4.2" LCD audio and climate control screen in instrument panel center stack standard on FX2/FX4; available on XLT 
– Includes oversized control buttons below the screen that can be used while wearing gloves
• 8" LCD MyFord Touch screen in instrument panel center stack standard on Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum and Limited; available on FX2/FX4 
– Includes oversized control buttons below the screen that can be used while wearing gloves
• Audio system from Sony®(1) with single-CD player and HD Radio™ standard on King Ranch, Platinum and Limited; available on FX2/FX4 and Lariat
• PowerScope power-folding, power-telescoping trailer tow mirrors included in Max. Trailer Tow Package — Power, Telescoping; available on FX2/FX4 (Equipment Group 402A) Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum
• Hill start assist standard on all models
• High-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps standard on Platinum and Limited; available on FX2/FX4 (Equipment Group 402A), Lariat (Equipment Group 502A) and King Ranch
• SYNC voice-activated communications and entertainment system standard on XLT; available on XL (Equipment Group 101A) and STX (Equipment Group 201A) 
– Includes 911 Assist, AppLink and Vehicle Health Report, audio/video input jack, USB port and instrument cluster compass
– For a $60 annual subscription fee, SYNC can be upgraded to include SYNC Services like Traffic, Directions and Information (with Operator Assist), Send to SYNC and more
• SYNC with MyFord system is standard on FX2/FX4 and available on XLT and includes all SYNC features, plus: 
– A 4.2" LCD audio and climate control screen in instrument panel center stack for audio/entertainment/phone information
– Oversized control buttons below the screen that can be used while wearing gloves
– Recognition of approximately 1,000 spoken commands
– Audio input jack and USB port
– For a $60 annual subscription fee, SYNC can be upgraded to include SYNC Services like Traffic, Directions and Information (with Operator Assist), Send to SYNC and more
• SYNC with MyFord Touch system is standard on Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum and Limited, available on FX2/FX4 (Equipment Group 402A) and includes all the features of SYNC with MyFord, plus: 
– An 8" LCD color touch screen located in the center stack with color-coded tabs for Phone (yellow), Entertainment (red), Climate (blue) and SYNC Services or Navigation (green)
– Redundant oversized buttons and knobs below the screen allow users to access audio and climate control functions
– Recognition of approximately 10,000 spoken commands
– Wi-Fi® capability(2)
– Includes a 3-year complimentary subscription to SYNC Services including Traffic, Directions and Information (with Operator Assist), Send to SYNC and more
• SecuriCode keyless entry keypad standard on XLT models

(1) Sony® is a registered trademark of the Sony® Corporation.
(2) Wi-Fi® is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance®.

Design/Styling

• New grille surround and inserts for all models except SVT Raptor
• Wheels: 
– Polished 22" aluminum wheels with unique center cap standard on Limited
– 18" and 20" chrome-clad wheels included or available in XLT Chrome Package and Lariat Chrome Package
• Black interior environment available on King Ranch
• Seats: 
– Black or Pecan leather-trimmed seats available on Platinum
– Steel Gray leather-trimmed seats available on Lariat
• FX Appearance Package includes Alcantara® seat inserts and hood graphics
• King Ranch Luxury Package (61K) available
• King Ranch Chrome Package (66K) available 
– Includes 20" chrome-clad aluminum wheels
– Requires King Ranch Luxury Package (61)
• King Ranch Monochromatic Paint Package (61M) 
– Requires King Ranch Chrome Package
• Colors added: 
– Blue Jeans Metallic (N1)
– Kodiak Brown Metallic (J1)
– Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat (RR)