Ford Launches "Most Refined F-150 Yet" With Introduction of Limited Model

By Trevor Dorchies | June 26, 2012
Ford is launching its "most refined F-150 yet" with the introduction of the 2013 F-150 Limited. The 2013 Ford F-150 Limited is pegged above high-end Blue Oval light-duty truck models like the Lariat, King Ranch, and Platinum, but will include many familiar features.  More than 30 percent of F-150 sales today are of the aforementioned high-end trims and Ford expects the Limited to only make that number grow. These higher-end trucks start around $30,000 and go all the up to around $50,000. Some standard features included on the 2013 Ford F-150 Limited are MyFord Touch powered by SYNC, Sirius XM, rain-sensing wiper blades, high-intenisty discharge headlights (a segment first), and 22-inch polished aluminum wheels. On the inside, red and black leather-trimmed seats can be both heated or cooled and the the second row of seats are heated as well. A moonroof is now standard and a rear-view camera is still present to help the driver see where the parking spot or hitch ball is. A centrally-mounted 8-inch LCD screen acts as a gateway to navigation and entertainment while a 4.2-inch screen located on the dashboard in front of the driver displays an array of gauges like fuel and other various monitoring gauges. USB ports, video input jacks, an SD-card reader, and a Sony sound system is also present. The 2013 Ford F-150 Limited is only available with a SuperCrew four-door cab lay-out. On the outside, the 2013 Ford F-150 Limited can be dunked in three colors; Ruby Red Metallic, Tinted Clearcoat, and Tuxedo Black Metallic.  The front and rear bumpers, front bumper valance, wheel-lip molding, sideview mirror caps, and the grille surround are all colored the same as the choosen exterior color. Power-deployable running boards, a 110-volt inverter, and a reverse sensing system are also standard features too. High-intensity discharge headlights, a first for the segment, also come standard on the 2013 Ford F-150 Limited.
Under the hood, Ford's highly-touted 3.5-liter V-6 Ecoboost engine provides power to the 2013 Ford F-150 Limited. The Ecoboost engine is rated at 365 horsepower , 420 lb-ft of torque, and has up to 90 percent of peak torque available from 1,700 rpm to 5,000 rpm. A six-speed automatic transmission with tow/haul  mode controls the posh F-150 and a trailer brake control and trailer tow package are included as well. Pricing for the 2013 Ford F-150 Limited is expected closer to when the trucks begin reaching dealerships later this year. What say you? What do you think of Ford's posh F-150 lineup? Tell us your opinion in the comment section below. Source: Ford