The 2009 Ford F-150 is the new benchmark in the full-size pickup segment from the industry’s truck leader, which has built more than 33 million F-Series pickups since 1948.

The improvements are dramatic beneath the sheet metal. A new high-strength, lighter-weight chassis is the backbone that allows this tough truck to deliver more horsepower, better fuel economy and safety, and additional towing and payload capacity.

Improvement starts with the 2009 F-150’s fully boxed frame constructed with hydro-formed and high strength steel side rails. The lightweight frame delivers 10 percent more torsional rigidity, which delivers increased durability and safety. The sturdy chassis also paved the way for the new 2009 F-150 to improve upon the current model’s class-leading towing and hauling capability across all cab configurations.

With three cab styles, four box options and seven unique trim levels, the F-150 comes in 35 different configurations to meet the widest range of customer needs and wants – all delivered with quality.

Under the hood, the new F-150 is powered by three modern V-8 engines, mated to either a 4-speed or a new fuel-efficient 6-speed automatic transmission. The engines include: 5.4-liter Triton V-8; 4.6-liter 3-valve V-8, which is new for F-150; 4.6-liter, 2-valve V-8.

Base model estimated mpg: TBD

Estimated starting price: TBA

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