The pricing of a 2009 Ford Super Duty is fully competitive with what Chevrolet and Dodge are marketing for the 2009 model year. When compared to the last generation Super Duty, the grille and hood blister provide the main visual differentiation. The three-bar grille is the most important element of the design and if you're paying attention you can tell an F-150 trim level simply by the grille treatment — ranging from simple in the more work-oriented versions to more luxury-car-like looks for the up-level Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum versions. The salesmen were basically unhelpful. These guys are the worst.
It is hard to imagine a more inauspicious time to introduce a new full-size pickup truck — with the possible exception of the Eve of Destruction — but the all-new-for-2009 Ford F-150 is shouldering its way into the U. Beyond the imposing edifice are new fender-mounted vents, available telescoping mirrors and optional 20-inch forged aluminum wheels. Instead, each and every version of the F-150 we've driven offered exceptional ride quality — no shudders, hops or hiccups — and a level of quiet that was startling. If I lived where the roads were smooth, I am sure I would have less problems with it. Don't go here unless you want to get ripped-off. And, unlike some luxury pickups, there's no intention of appealing — overtly — to the Country Club set; this remains a work truck and not a work-in-progress. In the two generations since, Ford has made the F-150 much huskier, with an imposing front end, strong shoulders and a deep, deep pickup box.
Lariat and King Ranch owners will enjoy dual-zone climate control. Somewhere in between those two extremes is where most buyers will find themselves. For those seeking more from the gasoline side of the Ford family, the 6. Those intending to tow with their 2009 Ford Super Duty trucks will appreciate Ford's factory-installed TowCommand System. Better cooling means, of course, bigger towing. Constituting some 40 percent of Ford's F-Series sales, the Super Duty is intended to secure the most profitable segment of the pickup market. Add a five-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty for peace of mind and you've got a segment-leading package.
In the new Super Duty the benchmark is moved upward in available choices, functionality and appointment. Our two favorites are the integral tailgate step that makes clambering into the box easy and the spring-out box side steps that make reaching into the vehicle's deep cargo box much more convenient. A look at the Fair Purchase Price shows the typical transaction price being paid for the F-150 in your area, so be sure to give it a look before you set out to buy. In fact, the rear-seat legroom is absolutely limousine-like, and the mechanically articulated second-row seat flips up and out of the way, delivering an ample 57. Ford also paid special attention to the seats, which are some of the most comfortable in our experience.
It had none of the options that the ad stated. For those who really use their pickup trucks as trucks, the F-150 offers some exclusive options that are right on the money. There were some similar vehicles, but the four time the mileage for the same price. We drove over an hour to get there. Vehicle Details With the debut of the current F-Series, Ford established a benchmark for pickup interiors. The center console was lengthened from the previous version by two inches so it can easily accommodate two or more laptops, and it even has ridges so it can accept file folders.
As far as resale values, Ford's residuals are slightly higher than Chevrolet's when compared over time, and both trump those of Dodge. Vehicle Details The F-150's interior is both attractive and functional. And while the custom-spec car may have died a long time ago, the variety of permutations available from Ford's Louisville truck plant gives the Super Duty customer a chance at real customization, seemingly with more content variables than the U. Our off-road excursions in the well-equipped four-by-four versions of the truck demonstrated it has the goods to get it done in muck and mire as well. After telling me the day before I drive down that they had the vehicle in question I drove 2 hours to buy it.
In back Ford includes a hitch receiver — matched to each model's capabilities — on every Super Duty, along with seven-pin and four-pin connectors. The the salesman then told me that it had been sold in January. Given the importance of towing capability to the Super Duty mission, the receiver is a standard feature any owner can appreciate. It was like a classic bait and switch, When I drove it, it pulled to the left. Also earning high marks are the stowable bed extender and beefy cargo management system. Has been a great truck overall! Ford promises that diesel and new EcoBoost high-fuel-efficiency engines will be available in the 2010 model year.
We called 30 minutes b4 we got there. When we got there, they said it was out with a customer. Accessing the bed is made easier — and safer — by the why-didn't-they-think-of-this-before tailgate step option. Do you want a gasoline engine or a gasoline engine? Two generations ago Ford designers penned a swoopy, almost Ferrari-like F-150 that bowled over critics but didn't play as well with truck buyers. No leather, no options nothing. But with last year's introduction of the new 6.