Ford says its 2013 F-150 Limited is its most refined F-150 yet. The F-150 Limited features an electronic six-speed automatic transmission with tow/haul mode, trailer tow package, trailer brake controller, Reverse Sensing System, power-deployable running boards and a 110-volt power inverter.
It offers standard SYNC® with MyFord Touch®, navigation with SiriusXM® Travel Link™, rain-sensing windshield wipers and high-intensity discharge headlamps.
Available exclusively with a SuperCrew four-door cab configuration, the F-150 Limited is powered by a 3.5-liter Ti-VCT EcoBoost® engine. It features 365 hp at 5,000 rpm on regular fuel; 22-mpg highway for the 4x2 model; twin independent variable camshaft timing for improved fuel economy; best-in-class 420 lb. ft. of torque at 2,500 rpm vs. premium V8 competitors; and up to 90% peak torque available from 1,700-5,000 rpm.
The F-150 SVT Raptor redefines factory off-road trucks, Ford says. Beadlock-capable wheels increase grip in low-traction conditions, while internal triple-bypass FOX Racing Shox™ dampers, Torsen® front differential and front-mounted camera technologies add more high-performance, off-road capability. In addition, high-intensity discharge headlamps improve visibility, and SYNC® with MyFord Touch® provides added connectivity.
The SVT Raptor is available exclusively with a 6.2-liter V8 engine, producing 411hp and 434 lb. ft. of torque, mated to an electronic six-speed automatic transmission with tow/haul mode and SelectShift Automatic® functionality. The 4WD system features electronic shift-on-the-fly capability for the transfer case. The front axle features the Torsen differential with 4.10-to-1 gearing, while the rear axle is also 4.10 to 1, with an electronic-locking differential.
The SVT Raptor features Ford’s SYNC® communications and entertainment system, allowing hands-free voice-activated control of a driver’s mobile device and the truck’s audio system. For 2013, the SVT Raptor adds a new 4.2-in. multifunction LCD screen for the MyFord® driver connect technology.
For 2013, Chevrolet offers 10, 2500HD models and eight, single- and dual-rear-wheel 3500HD models, including regular cab, extended cab and crew cab body styles. The 2500HD capabilities include:
• A maximum payload of 4,212 lbs., with the available Performance Package on regular cab, long box models (2WD).
• 13,000-lb. conventional towing capacity.
• 17,800-lb. fifth-wheel towing capacity.
Meanwhile, the 3500HD boasts:
• A maximum payload of 7,222 lbs.
• Conventional towing capacity of 18,000 lbs.
• 23,100-lb. fifth-wheel towing capacity.
The HD trucks are offered in WT, LT and LTZ models, in 2WD and 4WD. Highlights of the lineup include:
• Fully boxed, high-strength steel frames.
• Duramax 6.6L turbo-diesel rated at 397 hp and B20 biodiesel capability.
• Standard 36-gal. fuel tank and engine efficiency enable up to 680 miles between fill-ups with the Duramax turbo-diesel.
• Smart exhaust brake feature that provides greater control on grades and reduced brake pad wear.
• An array of control features, including trailer sway control, integrated trailer brake control, hill-start assist, automatic grade braking, intelligent brake assist and larger brakes.
New for 2013 is a bi-fuel compressed natural gas fuel system and bi-fuel-compatible version of the 6.0L V8 engine.
The 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offers proven V8 power with an EPA highway estimate of 21 mpg for mainstream 2WD or 4WD models, and a 22-mpg highway estimate for the Silverado XFE. Offered are a broad range of body styles and fuel-efficient powertrains with a five-year/100,000-mile limited warranty.
Model offerings include the WT, LS, LT, XFE and LTZ models, and the Silverado 1500 Hybrid – the industry’s only hybrid full-size truck. Three cab styles are available – regular, extended and crew cab; and three cargo box lengths – 5ft., 8in.; 6½ ft. and 8 ft.
An array of features for safe and reliable towing and hauling is complemented by a lineup of proven engines:
Ram 1500 delivers best-in-class fuel economy of 18 mpg city and 25 mpg highway. Pioneering fuel-saving systems include a more fuel-efficient and powerful 3.6-liter V6 engine and such first-in-segment technologies as: eight-speed automatic transmission, stop-start system, thermal management system, pulse-width modulation and active aerodynamics, including grille shutters and air suspension.
The Ram 1500’s new 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine features 42% more horsepower, 13% more torque, and at least 20% better fuel economy when compared to the previous 3.7-liter V6 powertrain.
Meanwhile, the 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 with Fuel Saver Technology and variable-valve timing provides 395 hp, 407 lb. ft. of torque and best-in-class fuel economy for V8 trucks. Class-exclusive air suspension enhances fuel economy, improves ride control and off-road capability along with improved entry/exit and loading. It also features automatic load leveling.
The 2013 Ram 1500 is backed with a five-year /100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty. The transferrable warranty covers the cost of all parts and labor needed to repair a covered powertrain component – engine, transmission and drive system.
The 2013 Ram Heavy Duty rises offers best-in-class towing and Gross Combined Weight Rating. In addition, it offers best-in-class torque, more horsepower, B-20 biofuel capability and improved fuel economy with the new 6.7-liter Cummins High-Output Turbo Diesel powertrain.
There’s a choice of Cummins or HEMI® engines that feature new six-speed automatic and exclusive manual transmissions. The 6.7-liter Cummins High-Output Turbo Diesel produces 385 hp at 2,800 rpm and best-in-class 850 lb. ft. of torque. The standard 5.7-liter HEMI V8 delivers 383 hp at 5,600 rpm and 400 lb. ft. of torque, and features variable-valve timing for greater efficiency and performance.
The Ram 3500 is now available with a 5.7-liter HEMI V8, and Ram reduces operating costs via new diesel exhaust after-treatment to deliver a 15,000-mile oil-change interval and contributes to a 10% fuel-economy gain.
F-Series Super Duty pickups claim the best-in-class industry benchmarks for heavy-duty pickup towing (18,500 lbs.) and payload capacities (7,260 lbs). Ford says brake system improvements enable higher payload figures and deliver increased capability and usability. In addition, a larger parking brake also contributes to increased payload capacity.
The brake rotor swept area has increased 16.4% in front and 14.5% in the rear for maximum braking to help dissipate heat, especially on long downhill grades. The changes support a 700-lb. increase in the maximum Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, to 14,000 lbs. Meanwhile, improved brake pads and a retuned booster enable enhanced pedal brake feel to increase driver confidence. Available adjustable pedals also enhance customer comfort by personalizing the interface between driver and brake system.
The 6.7-liter Power Stroke® diesel and 6.2-liter V8 gasoline engines provide class-leading fuel economy. What’s more, the 2013 F-Series Super Duty builds on the foundation of SYNC with MyFord Touch. An 8-in., high-resolution touch-screen display gives drivers easy access to phone, climate control, entertainment and navigation features, along with a dramatically expanded voice control vocabulary.
For 2013, GMC offers 10 Sierra 2500HD models, eight 3500HD models and six Sierra Denali HD models – including regular cab, extended cab and crew cab body styles offered in 2WD and 4WD, as well as single- and dual-rear-wheel configurations. All are available with either a standard gas V8 or Duramax 6.6L turbo-diesel engine.
Capabilities of the 2500HD include: maximum payload of 4,212 lbs., with the available Performance Package on regular cab long box models (2WD); conventional towing capacity of 13,000 lbs.; fifth-wheel towing capacity of 17,800 lbs. Meanwhile, the 3500 HD boasts a maximum payload of 7,222 lbs.; 18,000-lb. conventional towing capacity, and 23,100-lb. fifth-wheel towing capacity.
Work Truck, SLE and SLT models are offered, as well as the distinctive Sierra Denali HD models, which blend heavy-duty capability with distinctive style and luxury appointments.
New for 2013 is a bi-fuel compressed natural gas fuel system and bi-fuel-compatible version of the 6.0L V8 engine. It features hardened valves and valves seats that enable it to run on gasoline or compressed natural gas. The bi-fuel package is available on 2500HD extended cab models.
GMC’s 2013 Sierra 1500 lineup offers everything from job-ready work trucks to the luxurious Sierra Denali.
Sierra 1500 is available in several trim packages, including Work Truck, SL (crew cab and extended cab), XFE, SLE and SLT, in 2WD and 4WD configurations (XFE is 2WD only). The range of body styles and configurations include: three cab styles – regular, extended and crew cab – and three cargo box lengths: 5 ft., 8 in.; 6½ ft. and 8 ft.
A range of V8 engines are available, and variable valve timing is standard, while cylinder-deactivating Active Fuel Management is incorporated on 5.3L engines. Sierra’s powertrains, backed by fuel-saving, six-speed automatic transmissions, deliver the industry’s best V8 fuel economy – including up to 22 mpg on the highway for the Sierra XFE, and up to 23 mpg on the highway with the segment-exclusive Sierra Hybrid.
The Sierra XFE is the only full-size truck that offers more than 300 hp and 22 mpg on the highway. It incorporates unique aerodynamic enhancements, a 5.3L/six-speed automatic powertrain and other details to deliver its 22-mpg highway rating..
Sierra boasts a maximum payload capacity of 1,937 lbs. When equipped with the available max trailering package and the 6.2L V8, the Sierra 1500 can tow up to 10,700 lbs.
The 2013 Toyota Tundra is offered in three grades (Tundra, Limited and Platinum); three cab styles (regular, double-cab and crew max); three wheelbase lengths (126.8, 145.7 and 164.6 in., depending on model and configuration); and three bed lengths (78.7, 97.6 and for CrewMax only, 66.7 in.). Three engine choices are also offered – a 270-hp, 4.0-liter V6; a 310-hp, 4.6-liter V8; and the 5.7-liter V8 with 381 hp.
A 4.0-liter Dual Overhead Cam (DOHC) V6 is standard in the Tundra Regular and Double Cab models and produces 270 hp and 278 lb. ft. peak torque. It is paired with a five-speed automatic transmission with uphill/downhill shift logic.
The available 4.6-liter DOHC i-Force V8 offers 310 hp and 327 lb. ft. of peak torque, and the 5.7-liter DOHC i-Force V8 produces 381 hp and 401 lb. ft. of peak torque. All Tundra engines feature an aluminum cylinder block and DOHC heads, along with Dual Variable Valve Timing.
Both i-Force V8 engines are teamed with a six-speed automatic transmission, and both meet Ultra-Low Emissions Vehicle certification requirements.
The 2013 Tacoma is available in a wide variety of configurations and models, with a choice between four-cylinder and V6 engines, and 2WD and 4WD drivetrains.
Tacoma Regular Cab models are built on a 109.6-in. wheelbase; while Access Cab models ride on a 127.4-in. wheelbase. The Tacoma Double Cab with the standard 5-ft. bed shares the 127.4-in. wheelbase, while the Double Cab long-bed models use a 140.6-in. wheelbase. The Tacoma Regular Cab and Access Cab models feature a 73.5-in.-long bed, while the Double Cab is available with a choice of a 60.3-in. or 73.5-in. bed.
The 2013 Tacoma model line offers two engines – a 2.7-liter Dual Overhead Cam (DOHC) four-cylinder that produces 159 hp and 180 lb. ft. of torque; and a 4.0-liter DOHC V6 that provides 236 hp with 266 lb. ft. of torque. In both engines, variable valve timing with intelligence ensures strong low- and mid-range torque, while an Electronic Throttle Control System helps optimize performance and fuel economy.
The V6 can be teamed with either a six-speed manual or a five-speed automatic transmission. Four-cylinder models offer a choice between a five-speed manual and a four-speed automatic transmission. When equipped with a V6 Tow Package, Access Cab models boast a maximum tow capacity of up to 6,500 lbs.
Ford, Dodge, Chevy, GMC and Toyota offer a multitude of models in the full-size and heavy-duty pickup category for 2013. Here’s a photo gallery of 11 new models for 2013 and a summary of their winning features.
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