FORD New Truck Model Guide
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Ford builds the top seller for every truck segment — compact, full-size and super-size. Trucks in Ford's 2009 collection divide into light-duty and heavy-duty models with strong powertrains on tap and unique variations available. The line's leader — full-size F-150 — emerges in new designs with class-capping tow ratings.
Ford's full-size and light-duty (half-ton) F-150 trucks in new designs for 2009 look strong and muscular. Posed in tall stance and projecting a bold face with dramatic new three-bar grille, F-150 rides on a rigid fully boxed frame and skews to three cab styles with four box configurations and seven trims — from the XL workhorse to sporty STX and off-road FX4, mid-range XLT and top-tier Lariat and King Ranch plus new Platinum series for over-the-top luxury. Below the hood, F-150 shows three engine choices which cap at a 4.6-liter V8 tied to a fuel-efficient six-speed automatic transmission.
Super Duty is Ford's descriptive for super-size work trucks. The series brings refined chassis with strong suspensions and beefy brakes, options for three big engines and overall huge capacity with tow ratings climbing way up to 24,500 pounds. Both rear-powered 2WD and 4WD traction modes apply to F-250 and F-350 Super Duty trucks with SuperCab and Crew Cab variations. Ford's Triton 5.4-liter V8 produces 300 hp, the Triton V10 moves up to 362 hp but Ford's Power Stroke Turbo Diesel 6.4-liter V8 musters 350 hp plus 650 lb-ft of torque.
For 2009 issues Ford's compact-class Ranger truck trims as XL, XLT, Sport and FX4 Off-Road, with cab styles of two-door Regular Cab and the four-door SuperCab. Two engines continue. A 2.3-liter four-pack base plant makes 143 hp but the 4.0-liter V6 punches out 207 hp. A tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) and SecuriLock anti-theft device are stock items on all 2009 Rangers, along with a four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) and frontal air bags.
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