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2013 Ford F-450 OVERVIEW

In 2008, Ford chose to slide its commercial-only F-450 across the lot to the general public, making it the only 4500-series pickup truck on the market. Despite the extreme niche, the F-450 sells relatively well within the farming community, and to folks who regularly haul a large trailer or camper.

Coming into the 2013 model year, the F-450 is completely unchanged with exception of an all-new Platinum trim level that tops the lineup. The F-450 has four additional trims: XL, XLT, Lariat and King Ranch. All five models come standard with the same 6.7-liter diesel-powered V-8 engine, which cranks out 400 horsepower and a massive 800 pound-feet of torque. This engine links up to a six-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and delivers power to a four-wheel drive system. This drivetrain affords the F-450 a conventional-towing rating of 18,500 pounds and a fifth-wheel towing rating of 24,700 pounds.

It's fairly easy to distinguish F-450 trim levels from each other. The XL is a work truck with vinyl upholstery and flooring, and spartan equipment levels. The XLT is more suited for daily use -- it has a cloth interior, carpeting and an upgraded audio system. The Lariat model adds a bit of luxury with leather seating, nine-speaker audio and body-color door handles. The King Ranch achieves a bespoke touch through an exclusive paint scheme and leather interior. Finally, the Platinum transforms the F-450 into a luxury truck with premium leather upholstery, a navigation system and other top-line features.

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