Ford unveiled the 2009 F-150 pick-up in January at the Detroit Auto Show and sales will begin in autumn. The 2009 F-150 features new exterior, with a bigger and brawnier grille and fatter fenders designed to make the wheels look larger. Also a new chassis offers the new pick-up a stronger frame for more torsional rigidity.
The 2009 F-150 is being offered in seven different trims: XL, STX, XLT, FX4, Lariat, King Ranch and the new Platinum model. Prices are extepected to start at around $19.000.
The pick-up is being offered with a choice of three V8 engines: 5.4-liter, 3-valve Triton V-8, which has been optimized for better performance with improved horsepower and torque, and is capable of running on E85; 4.6-liter, 3-valve V-8, which is new for F-150 and the 4.6-liter, 2-valve V-8, a third V-8 choice in the line-up that delivers more horsepower with the same fuel economy performance as the outgoing truck’s V-6.
The new F-150 offers segment-first standard AdvanceTrac® with RSC® (Roll Stability Control) and Trailer Sway Control plus available Rearview Camera Assist as well as Integrated Trailer Brake Controller a segment-first on light-duty pickups.
The interior of the new 2009 F-150 SuperCrew offers more usable space for moving more people and gear thanks to a 6-inch stretch that improves rear seat legroom and cargo capacity. A mechanically articulated second-row seat flips up and out of the way. Combined with a truly flat load floor, the feature gives the new SuperCrew class leading 57.6 cubic feet of space behind the front seats and can accommodate items up to 47.9 inches tall, such as flat-screen TV that needs to be hauled from the electronics store to home.