- pickup 97,262
- below average 4,002
- 12,495 great
- Amarillo, TX
- 3 years
- below average 4,002 pickup 97,262 grey
2009 ford f-150 review this car review is specific to this model, not the actual vehicle for sale. Redesigned for 2009. introductionpickups are the automotive landscape for bragging rights, best-in-class superlatives, and sales volume. All are capable of work or play, even those models with luxurious interiors. three v8 engines of two sizes are offered, including a flex-fuel unit that will run on e85 (ethanol). Yet even the least-expensive f-150 isn't boring; it leaves room for customization, does the work required and keeps overhead down. 2009 marks the introduction of the platinum model, a further step up in fancy from the lariat or king ranch choices and bringing the total variety count to seven. Although that makes the total number of builds and choices mind-boggling, believe it or not it has been simplified. with one of the deepest beds in the half-ton pickup segment, the f-150 has generous cargo volume out back and a maximum payload rating of 3,030 pounds. Supercab trucks add higher fx4 and lariat trim levels, and a 5. 6-foot short-bed option on all but xl models. The flareside bed can not be combined with xl or lariat supercabs. A long-bed supercab is available only with the heavy-duty 5. 4-liter package. Most higher-line trucks come with a three-valve-per-cylinder version of the 4. 6-liter rated at 292 hp and a six-speed automatic transmission that gets slightly better mileage by one-half to one mpg. This package is used for the high-mileage sfe model, a 2wd rated at 15/21. a 5. 4-liter flex-fuel v8 is the largest offered and comes with the six-speed automatic. It is rated at 310 hp and 365 lb-ft on gasoline (epa 14/20 mpg) and 320 hp and 390 lb-ft on e85 with mileage dropped to 10/14 mpg. The base f-150 xl 21,095) is a standard bed, regular cab two-wheel drive. It comes with 17-inch steel wheels, black bumper/grille/mirrors, and vinyl upholstery and floor covering. Options are primarily mechanical or minor convenience upgrades. stx (from $23,895) models add body-color bumpers over a black grille, cd player, and cloth seats with driver lumbar, more equipment is available, including 18-inch wheels, sirius radio, sync, cruise control, fog lamps and power mirrors. the top-selling model has traditionally been the xlt (from $25,065) which adds chrome for bumpers and trim, power mirrors, remote keyless entry, automatic headlamps, carpeting, cruise control, power windows and locks, better cloth upholstery and on longer cabs the 3-valve 4. 6-liter v8 and six-speed automatic transmission. All manner of options are available on the xlt, including three sizes of wheels, tailgate step, cargo management and towing equipment. for off-road enthusiasts the fx4 (from $33,630) returns to a black grille with body-colored bumpers, trim and mirrors. Chrome trim and bumpers highlight monotone paint, and the lariat adds heated mirrors with signal repeaters and auto-dimming on the driver's and inside, dual-zone climate control, heated power leather seats with driver memory, leather wheel with redundant audio controls, tow package, sync, trip computer, and power adjustable pedals. Options include 20-inch wheels, heated/cooled front seats, sony sound and navigation, trailer brake controller, rear camera and park sensors, and moonroof. the king ranch (from $38,840) is like a lariat with a different attitude. It adds two-tone paint and kr badges, unique wheels, mesh chrome grille, chaparral leather heated/cooled power captains chairs with driver memory, running boards, and power folding, heated, signal outside mirrors with chrome caps. Options are essentially limited to a limited-slip differential, alternative axle ratios, 20-inch wheels, sony sound and navigation systems, moonroof, chrome tube running boards and remote start. at the top of the 2009 range is the platinum supercrew 40,440-$43,885). This gets a unique satin chrome front grille and the only one not styled as three sections, body-color bumpers and wheel lip moldings, 20-inch wheels, power-deploy/retract running boards, satin chrome tailgate trim, tuxedo-stitched leather power captains chairs, wood grain and brushed aluminum trim, rain-sensing wipers, power fold/heated mirrors, and unique console. It will start with the 310-hp 5. 4-liter v8 and later get a high-performance engine option, but it is the long-travel high-performance suspension, wheels and tires that set it apart. The only factory pickups that are remotely near the high-speed off-road ability of the raptor are dodge's power wagon and the tundra rock warrior. the option list has been simplified this year but still resembles tax code to the uninitiated; there are, for example, three codes for a sliding rear window and five for trailer towing mirrors. Most options are dependent on the model and other options, some standard on more expensive models, and listed below by price range. A rear-seat dvd entertainment system is conspicuous by its absence. safety features that come standard include antilock brakes, stability control (advancetrac rsc) with trailer sway control, frontal airbags, front side airbags, and side curtain airbags.
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