Dearborn, Michigan – Ford has announced that the all-new 2009 F-150 line-up will offer unsurpassed fuel economy, with an average improvement of 8 per cent across all models. With the three-valve, 5.4-litre V8 engine, fuel economy gains can be as high as 12 per cent when compared with 2008 models.
The new F-150 also delivers class-leading towing capability of 5,125 kg (11,300 lbs) and hauling capacity of 1,374 kg (3,030 lbs).
Ford has also announced a new F-150 SFE (Super Fuel Economy) edition, delivering up to 9.6 L/100 km on the highway while providing 3,402 kg (7,500 lbs) of towing capability. The SFE package will be a no-cost option on XLT SuperCrew pickups in Canada.
“Ford has committed to have the best or equal to the best fuel economy with every new product we introduce, and we are delivering with the new F-150,” said Matt O’Leary, Ford F-150 chief engineer. “Fuel economy has moved from tenth to third place among pickup buyers’ top purchase considerations, right behind durability and value. The new F-150 delivers on all three as the industry leader.”