Ford F-Series Pickup Trucks: 2009-Ford F-Series pickups didn't become America's favorite truck by accident. Durability and affordability have been key ingredients since Day 1, and Ford was always careful to use marketing language that let us know it. In 1948 Ford trucks were Built Stronger to Last Longer, and in 1957 the tagline was simply Ford Trucks Cost Less.
The F-Series changed dramatically during its first 60 years, but one element has remained constant -- Ford's focus on building an increasingly better truck. Each new generation has been more advanced, more capable, and of better quality than the generation it followed. Improvement to quality is what Ford truck enthusiasts expect, and the eleventh generation delivers both.
2009 Ford F-150Go drive a 2008 F150 and then hop into a 2009 model. You'll find that it’s easy to see and feel the differences. Some of the improvements come in the form of reduced noise, a smoother ride and elimination of steering wheel vibration at idle -- all things you might take for granted if you haven't driven an older model truck (of any brand).
Other 2009 advancements include the addition of a six-speed transmission, front side-impact and side curtain airbags, roll stability control with trailer sensing and a larger Crew Cab with a flat rear floor.
Creature comforts got a boost in 2009 with options like SIRIUS Travel Link, which keeps you aware of what's on the road ahead, Ford's SYNC audio system with voice activated radio and navigation, a reverse sensing system, rear vision camera, heated and cooled seats and more.
Outside, options like a retractable bedside step, tailgate step, cargo management system and retractable running boards make it easier to take advantage of the truck's cargo space.
High gas prices and a slow economy have created difficulties for the automotive industry, but truck sales still account for a big share of the market. It's a good time to buy, so check your dealer for incentives and specials.
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Ford F-Series Trucks History
- 1948-1952 F-Series Pickup Trucks
- 1953-1956 F-Series Pickup Trucks
- 1957-1960 F-Series F-Series Pickup Trucks
- 1961-1966 F-Series Pickup Trucks
- 1967-1972 F-Series Pickup Trucks
- 1973-1979 F-Series Pickup Trucks
- 1980-1986 F-Series Pickup Trucks
- 1987-1991 F-Series Pickup Trucks
- 1997-2003 F-Series Pickup Trucks
- 2004-2008 F-Series Pickup Trucks
- 2009 F-Series F-Series Pickup Trucks