Ford F-150 Takes the Cake in 2013 Light Duty Challenge

Ford’s wildly popular F-150 pickup truck just received some pretty high praise from the editors of both and Popular Mechanics Magazine. It was just named the winner of the 2013 Light-Duty Challenge. Pitted against five other competitors, including some 2014 models, the 2013 Ford F-150 reigns as champion and is being recognized for its leading capability and performance.

“In our performance-oriented competitive events, the Ford half-ton was dominating,” says Mark Williams, editor of “It finished in either first or second place in 11 of 13 events. If this were the Olympics, there would be a new Ford F-150 on a cereal box.”

The vehicles were put through some rigorous performance tests that included 0-60 mph acceleration, fuel economy, towing, overall handling, and braking. Ford beat out the competition by scoring the best overall marks for those categories. The 2013 Ford F-150 features up to 11,300 pounds of towing capability along with a best-in-class payload of 3,120 pounds.

“The results of this test show why F-Series has been the best-selling pickup truck in America for more than 30 years,” says Doug Scott, Ford truck group marketing manager. “We know our light-duty customers are looking for a pickup truck that delivers the leading combination of towing, payload, horsepower, torque and fuel economy, and this shootout proves F-150 continues to lead the pack.”

The Ford F-150 has been the best selling truck in America for 36 years and best-selling vehicle in America for 31 consecutive years. Come out to Friendly Ford and check out the award-winning 2013 Ford F-150 for yourself!

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