2013 Ford F-150 vs. Its Competition

2013 Ford F-150
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The bare-bones past of pickup trucks is long gone.

All of today's contenders have plush interiors, powerful drivetrains, and lots of choice in features and conveniences.

The Nissan Titan is the oldest vehicle in the class, and the least configurable, with just a thirsty V-8 and the fewest amenities available to go with its vivid NASCAR-style exhaust note.

The Toyota Tundra's new this year, and its awkward looks have been softened; we'll know soon if its excellent ride and very smooth powertrains make the trip into a new generation.

The GM trucks--the Silverado and Sierra--get a complete revamp for the new model year, with powertrains that post higher fuel economy in some cases than Ford's EcoBoost models.

The F-150's toughest competitor? The Ram 1500, already possessed with the best ride in the class and the best interior, gets a new V-6 and eight-speed automatic for 2013, and the interior's reworked for even more refinement.

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Quick Specs
8.2
Muscular but lower in fat thanks to turbo V-6 power, the 2013 Ford F-150 shares the truck lead thanks to extreme towing capability and best-in-class tech features.
7.2
The 2013 Chevrolet Silverado lineup appeals to truck traditionalists, offering a straightforward package that isn't as bold or fashionable as rivals but delivers in every way a truck should.
7.2
Among increasingly bold full-size trucks, the 2013 GMC Sierra is simple in looks and strong in performance—with the Sierra Hybrid remaining a fuel-efficient standout.
7.4
The 2013 Nissan Titan provides strong performance, with a brash style, but it's simply fallen to the back of the pack in many respects.
8.0
The 2013 Toyota Tundra is tough and able, but its overwrought styling, subpar interior appointments, and unimpressive fuel economy could be cause for hesitation.
8.2
The 2013 Ram 1500 leads full-size trucks in interior quality, gas mileage, and handling; it adds infotainment to the list this year, but we're mixed on its new air suspension, and towing capacity is down.
MSRP From     
$24,070$23,590$23,590$29,270$25,455$23,100
Gas Mileage     
11 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas/Ethanol V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V8Gas V6Gas/Ethanol V8
EPA Class     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Style Name     
2WD Reg Cab 126" XL2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck2WD King Cab SWB SReg Cab 4.0L V6 5-Speed AT (GS)2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Tradesman
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
333633
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Regular Cab PickupReg Cab 6.5' WidesideReg Cab PickupKing CabReg CabRegular Cab Pickup
Transmission     
AutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic