The popular Ford F-150 lineup begins with the base Ford F-150 XL in 2009. This base F-150 trim is a rear-wheel-drive (RWD), three-passenger, regular-cab, full-size pickup that’s a pleas...
The popular Ford F-150 lineup begins with the base Ford F-150 XL in 2009. This base F-150 trim is a rear-wheel-drive (RWD), three-passenger, regular-cab, full-size pickup that’s a pleasure to drive, long on safety, and priced right. The ’09 F-150 XL is powered by a 4.6-liter SOHC V8 that puts out 248 hp and 294 lb-ft of torque when hooked up with the standard four-speed automatic transmission. The ’09 F-150 gets an EPA-estimated 14/19 mpg and is capable of hauling some 5,900 pounds of trailer, as well as 1,690 pounds of payload.
Standard appearance, comfort, and convenience amenities with the ’09 F-150 XL are not overwhelming, but include a 6.5-foot bed, 17-inch steel wheels, air conditioning, tilt-wheel steering, and an in-dash AM/FM radio with two speakers. Options and safety features for the ’09 F-150 include a Class IV Trailer Tow Package, power accessories, a CD player, cruise control, SYNC/Bluetooth hands-free communications, a sliding rear window, 18-inch aluminum wheels, an in-dash computer with DVD navigation, a tailgate step, four-wheel ABS with electronic brakeforce distribution, traction and stability control, dual front side-mounted airbags, head airbags, side door beams, and a post-collision safety system.