Ford Debuts New F-150 King Ranch in Texas

Truck

Ford beats Ram and Chevy to the V6 towing title and unveils the new King Ranch F-150 at the Texas State Fair.

Texans love to say that everything is bigger and better in Texas. That extends to the the annual Texas State Fair, located in Dallas and dubbed the "Greatest State Fair in the World." While Iowans and their butter statues might take exception to that statement, the Lone Star State does have enough sense to host an auto show during the month-long festival. And by auto show, we mean trucks. Lots and lots of trucks. Each year automakers unveil their latest pickups at the fair, and the latest comes from Ford.

The truck in question is the new 2013 Ford F-150 King Ranch, and with it comes a list of enhancements for the 3.7-liter V6-powered F-150. The King Ranch edition features what Ford calls "authentic western luxury and style." Potential customers may be more interested, however, in the truck's towing capacity rather than its Chaparral leather interior and all of its new assorted technology, though those are nice touches for the new model nonetheless. The F-150 King Ranch is available with a 5.0-liter V8 or 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, both coupled to a six-speed automatic gearbox.

You Might Also Like
10 Best Interiors Of 2018: Over $1 Million
10 Best Interiors Of 2018: Over $1 Million
Weekly Rant: Cars That Sell Out Before They Are Even Revealed
Weekly Rant: Cars That Sell Out Before They Are Even Revealed

The latter carries the claim of best-in-class towing capacity with 11,300lbs. The king of pickups also features a two-tone color scheme, redesigned three-bar grille, optional HID headlights, chrome package and big 20-inch machined-aluminum wheels. The new King Ranch edition is only available in CrewCab, but buyters can choose between 5.5- or 6.5-foot-long beds and 4x2 or 4x4 configurations. The truck is named after a ranch that covers over 1,300 square miles of Texas land and is one of the largest ranches in the world. King Ranch has partnered with Ford for almost 12 years now, ever since they contributed to the 2001 King Ranch F-150 SuperCrew back in 2000.

"King Ranch is built on the heritage, hard work and innovation of seven generations of King family descendants and employees," notes Jamey Clement of King Ranch. "Just like what Ford has built into its F-Series pickup trucks." Pricing for the new King Ranch starts at $44,510. In related news, Ford also announced the 2013 F-150's 3.7-liter V6 as the new class-leader in towing capacity, capable of pulling 6,700 lbs - 600 more than last year's model, 200 more than the new Ram 1500 and 1,300 more than Chevy's 4.3-liter V6-powered Silverado.

Jaguar XE 300 Sport And XE SV Project 8 Create Modern Art

Two vastly different sports sedans that share a common thread.

All-New Revolutionary Mazda3 Teased Ahead Of LA Reveal

Along with its game-changing sparkless ignition engine.

WatchThe Extraordinary Nissan GT-R50 Being Built By Hand

It’s all about bending sheet metal the old-fashioned way.

Here's How Aerodynamics Make The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ So Much Faster

Take a behind the scenes look at this amazing system.

Fake Lamborghini Murcielago SV Reverse-Engineered By Iran

The Chinese couldn’t have done it better.

Hennessey Trackhawk Is World's Quickest SUV

That's what a thousand horsepower will do for ya.

5 Things You Need To Know About The 2019 BMW X5

After driving the car for the first time, here are our key takeaways.

Watch The BMW M2 Competition Lap The Ring In 7:52

That was supercar territory not long ago.

Kim Jong-un Gets Classy With New Ride

So much for sanctions.

What's Hot

Related Cars

Starting MSRP
$27,705

Related Reviews

2018 Ford F-150 Test Drive Review: America’s Most Popular Vehicle Hits Another Home Run
Test Drive
25
2018 Ford F-150 Test Drive Review: America’s Most Popular Vehicle Hits Another Home Run