• 2013 Ford F-150 Lariat: This series now features standard SYNC(R) with MyFord Touch(R) voice-activated driver controls in addition to a powerful yet fuel efficient 5.0-liter V8. (6/2/2012)
  • 2013 Ford F-150 Lariat: This series now features standard SYNC(R) with MyFord Touch(R) voice-activated driver controls in addition to a powerful yet fuel efficient 5.0-liter V8. (6/2/2012)
  • 2013 Ford F-150 Lariat: This series now features standard SYNC(R) with MyFord Touch(R) voice-activated driver controls in addition to a powerful yet fuel efficient 5.0-liter V8. (6/2/2012)
  • 2013 Ford F-150 Lariat: This series now features standard SYNC(R) with MyFord Touch(R) voice-activated driver controls in addition to a powerful yet fuel efficient 5.0-liter V8. (6/2/2012)
  • 2013 Ford F-150 Lariat: This series now features standard SYNC(R) with MyFord Touch(R) voice-activated driver controls in addition to a powerful yet fuel efficient 5.0-liter V8. (6/2/2012)
  • 2013 Ford F-150 Lariat: This series now features standard SYNC(R) with MyFord Touch(R) voice-activated driver controls in addition to a powerful yet fuel efficient 5.0-liter V8. (6/2/2012)
  • 2013 Ford F-150 Lariat: This series now features standard SYNC(R) with MyFord Touch(R) voice-activated driver controls in addition to a powerful yet fuel efficient 5.0-liter V8. (6/2/2012)
  • 2013 Ford F-150 Lariat: This series now features standard SYNC(R) with MyFord Touch(R) voice-activated driver controls in addition to a powerful yet fuel efficient 5.0-liter V8. (6/2/2012)
  • 2013 Ford F-150 Lariat: This series now features standard SYNC(R) with MyFord Touch(R) voice-activated driver controls in addition to a powerful yet fuel efficient 5.0-liter V8. (6/2/2012)
  • 2013 Ford F-150 Lariat: This series now features standard SYNC(R) with MyFord Touch(R) voice-activated driver controls in addition to a powerful yet fuel efficient 5.0-liter V8. (6/2/2012)
  • 2013 Ford F-150 Lariat: This series now features standard SYNC(R) with MyFord Touch(R) voice-activated driver controls in addition to a powerful yet fuel efficient 5.0-liter V8. (6/2/2012)
  • 2013 Ford F-150 Lariat: This series now features standard SYNC(R) with MyFord Touch(R) voice-activated driver controls in addition to a powerful yet fuel efficient 5.0-liter V8. (6/2/2012)
  • 2013 Ford F-150 Lariat: This series now features standard SYNC(R) with MyFord Touch(R) voice-activated driver controls in addition to a powerful yet fuel efficient 5.0-liter V8. (6/2/2012)
  • 2013 Ford F-150 Lariat: This series now features standard SYNC(R) with MyFord Touch(R) voice-activated driver controls in addition to a powerful yet fuel efficient 5.0-liter V8. (6/2/2012)
  • 2013 Ford F-150 Lariat: This series now features standard SYNC(R) with MyFord Touch(R) voice-activated driver controls in addition to a powerful yet fuel efficient 5.0-liter V8. (6/2/2012)
  • 2013 Ford F-150 Lariat: This series now features standard SYNC(R) with MyFord Touch(R) voice-activated driver controls in addition to a powerful yet fuel efficient 5.0-liter V8. (6/2/2012)
  • 2013 Ford F-150 Lariat: This series now features standard SYNC(R) with MyFord Touch(R) voice-activated driver controls in addition to a powerful yet fuel efficient 5.0-liter V8. (6/2/2012)
  • 2013 Ford F-150: Fuel efficiency, high-technology, and Built Ford Tough capability. (6/2/2012)

  • 2013 Ford F-150 XLT: This best-seller now offers the acclaimed SYNC(R) voice-activated communications and entertainment system as standard equipment. (6/2/2012)
  • 2013 Ford F-150 XLT: This best-seller now offers the acclaimed SYNC(R) voice-activated communications and entertainment system as standard equipment. (6/2/2012)
  • 2013 Ford F-150 XLT: This best-seller now offers the acclaimed SYNC(R) voice-activated communications and entertainment system as standard equipment. (6/2/2012)
  • 2013 Ford F-150 XLT: This best-seller now offers the acclaimed SYNC(R) voice-activated communications and entertainment system as standard equipment. (6/2/2012)
  • 2013 Ford F-150 XLT: This best-seller now offers the acclaimed SYNC(R) voice-activated communications and entertainment system as standard equipment. (6/2/2012)
  • 2013 Ford F-150 XLT: This best-seller now offers the acclaimed SYNC(R) voice-activated communications and entertainment system as standard equipment. (6/2/2012)
  • 2013 Ford F-150 XLT: This best-seller now offers the acclaimed SYNC(R) voice-activated communications and entertainment system as standard equipment. (6/2/2012)
  • 2013 Ford F-150 XLT: This best-seller now offers the acclaimed SYNC(R) voice-activated communications and entertainment system as standard equipment. (6/2/2012)
  • 2013 Ford F-150 Lariat: This series now features standard SYNC(R) with MyFord Touch(R) voice-activated driver controls in addition to a powerful yet fuel efficient 5.0-liter V8. (6/2/2012)
  • 2013 Ford F-150 Lariat: This series now features standard SYNC(R) with MyFord Touch(R) voice-activated driver controls in addition to a powerful yet fuel efficient 5.0-liter V8. (6/2/2012)
  • 2013 Ford F-150 XLT: This best-seller now offers the acclaimed SYNC(R) voice-activated communications and entertainment system as standard equipment. (6/2/2012)
  • 2013 Ford F-150 XLT: This best-seller now offers the acclaimed SYNC(R) voice-activated communications and entertainment system as standard equipment. (6/2/2012)

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With July 4th just around the corner, what better time could there be for Cars.com to announce that the Ford F-150 is the Most American car of 2013? This may be especially true since it was the Toyota Camry, a car produced by a company based in Japan, that had held the top spot from 2009 to 2012.

Analysts are saying that Ford Motor Company may have earned a record $2.7 billion pretax profit in North America during the first quarter of 2013, a number that represents its highest first quarter profit ever. The impressive earnings are further proof that the American automaker is making a solid comeback as the economy begins to recover.

The best-selling vehicle in all the land last year was, of course, the Ford F-Series pickup. If our math is correct, that makes its string of sales crowns 31-years long. While last year's performance of 645,316 units sold is far from the 900,000+ sold in 2001, 2004 and 2005, it was still enough to best the F-150's main competitor and second-best-selling vehicle of 2012, the Chevrolet Silverado, plus that truck's twin, the GMC Sierra, combined.

With the Ram 1500, Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra all getting major upgrades recently, there has also been plenty of speculation how Ford will respond as it looks to maintain its title as America's best-selling truck. Last week, Automotive News reported that Ford is looking to make a significant fuel economy gain with its 2015 F-150, and now Reuters is saying that the automaker will be offering some sort of peek at the new truck at next month's Detroit Auto Show.

A new battle is brewing among fullsize pickup trucks. On top of boasting horsepower or towing capacity figures, it seems the next generation of pickup trucks will also be getting pretty serious about fuel economy. With General Motors and Ram recently unveiling their latest pickups, Automotive News is reporting that Ford is working on the next-generation F-150, which is expected to include a lighter curb weight and higher fuel economy.

According to The Wall Street Journal, Ford intends to utilize aluminum for the body of its next-generation F-150. In order to meet tightening fuel economy regulations, the WSJ says Ford will turn to the lightweight material, which could cut curb weight by a whopping 700 pounds. Working in tandem with more efficient powertrains, that weight loss could result in a whopping 25-percent boost in fuel economy.

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