(Posted on Dec 11, 2016 at 07:38AM by Laurel Steele)
According to The Car Connection, the success of the 2013 Ford F-150 is due to its improved gas mileage, class-leading towing, luxury touches, and tech features. Read on to learn why you should consider it for your next used truck.
Consumers can choose from a number of engine types including the popular V6 and V8 powertrains. The first comes packaged in a turbocharged 3.5-liter engine that wields 360 horsepower and can reach 60 mph in under 8 seconds. This particular beast can tow up to 11,3000 pounds. The 5.0-liter V8 also boasts 360 horsepower along with the melodic exhaust sounds of a Ford Mustang.
The exterior of the F-150 is muscular with its imposing grille, tall fenders, and meaty slab sides. Even when it’s in park, you can sense its power. Inside, drivers and passengers are treated to a comfortable, organized, and quiet cabin. There’s plenty of legroom for tall adults in the back and a tailgate ladder and side box step for shorter passengers needing a boost.
The F-150 is a class favorite when it comes to safety features, which include trailer sway control, stability control, anti-lock brakes, and hill start assist. A rearview camera is helpful whether you’re trying to maneuver around a worksite or a busy parking lot. In 2013, this Ford truck was the only one of the Big 3 to be named a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS and receive ‘good’ scores in the rollover related IIHS roof-strength test.
Get behind the wheel of an F-150 at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington or browse our online inventory of used F-150s.