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2013 1500 vs 2013 F-150, Charlotte NC

 

The Ram 1500 has come out in 2013 with a stylish new interior, a redesigned frame that's stronger and lighter, a refined cabin and enhanced technology which includes hotspot WIFI and a new power locking system. The Ford 150 has a redesigned, more modern and sporty interior, described as best in its class, with a new 4.2-inch LCD multifunction display in an exciting center stack.

 

2013 Ram 1500 For Sale
The 2013 Ram 1500

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2013 Ford F-150 For Sale
The 2013 Ford F-150

2013 1500 Power & Handling

 

The standard powertrain is the Chrysler-quality 3.6 liter DOHC 42-valve 60 degree Pentastar V6 engine, which delivers 303 hp and 269 lb ft of torque. The V6 is mated to the eight-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission, which enables the Ram to accelerate from from 0 to 60 mph in a very impressive 7.6 seconds. The Ram delivers a class-leading 18/25 mpg city/highway, and can tow a max of 6500 pounds. Optional air springs give a very smooth ride, and thanks to an adjustable ride height, the truck can be raised up to two inches.

 

2013 F-150 Power & Handling

 

There's an impressive Ford Powertrain lineup, starting with a base 3.7-liter four-valve V6 Ti-VCT (Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing), delivering a kicking 302 hp at 6,500 rpm, 278 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm, 17/23 mpg city/highway and a maximum towing capacity of up to 6,100 pounds.

The 5.0-liter four-valve dual-overhaul-camshaft Ti-VCT is mated with a V8 engine kicking 360 hp at 5,500 rpm and capable of towing a maximum of 10,000 lbs.

The 6.2-liter two-valve Single-Overhead-Camshift has a V8 engine delivering an impressive 411 hp at 5,500 rpm, 434 lb-ft of torque at 4,500 rpm, 13/18 mpg city/hwy with 11,300 lbs maximum trailer tow. And the 3.5-liter Ti-VCT EcoBoost engine, delivers an impressive 365 hp at 5,000 rpm on regular fuel, 420 lb-ft of torque at 2,500 rpm, up to 90 percent peak torque available from 1,700 rpm to 5,000 rpm, 16/22 mpg city/hwy and 11,300 pounds maximum trailer tow.

 

Design of the 2013 1500

 

There are a range of Ram models to choose from, starting with the regular cab models. The Tradesman is a 4.7L V8 flex-fuel engine mated with automatic transmission. The SLT and the HFE both feature a 3.6L V6 flex-fuel engine and automatic transmission with 4wd. The R/T and the Sport have 5.7L V8 engines and automatic transmission.

The Quad Cab models include the Tradesman, the SLT, the Sport and the Laramie, all of which come with powerful V8 flex-fuel engines mated with automatic transmission and 4WD, delivering big on fuel economy and standard and optional technology.

The Crew Cab lineup includes the SLT, a 3.6L V6 flex-fuel engine with automatic transmission and 4WD. The Tradesman, Sport, Laramie and the new Laramie Longhorn Edition, all feature V8 engines with automatic transmission and 4WD.

All Ram models can be had with standard or optional Bluetooth, iPod input, stability and traction control and satellite radio.

 

Design of the 2013 F-150

 

The control layout is an impressive spread of technology with enhanced displays of audio and climate-control functions which come standard in the XLT series and higher. Included is a SYNC voice-activated communications and entertainment system featuring Traffic information, Turn-by-Turn Directions, Business Search, Send to SYNC from Google Maps and MapQuest, News, Sports, Weather, Horoscopes, 911 Assist and Vehicle Health Report.

 

Conclusions

 

Both the F-150 and the Ram 1500 offer consumers advanced engineering and technology, with both power and style. And with a wide array of customization options, there's guaranteed to be a truck to suit any need or purpose.