2009 Ford F450 Truck
Benefits of Driving a 2009 Ford F450 Truck
The heavy-duty F450 and F550 provide the ultimate in utility, with properly equipped versions rated to tow a maximum of 24,400 pounds--significantly more than their nearest competitors. Both trucks also offer a number of creature comforts, and both maintain a relatively tight turning circle, making them easy to live with both on and off the job. Several trim configurations are available in both 2- and 4-wheel drive, making the F450 and F550 well suited to a variety of heavy-duty tasks.
What's new for 2009?
Following a redesign in 2008, the F450 and F550 Super Duty trucks see few changes for 2009. The F450 is now offered in Harley-Davidson and Cabela's FX4 special editions, and Ford's 'Work Solutions' options are now available, which include an in-dash computer with internet access and a large lockable compartment mounted between the bed and the cab. The Tough Bed heavy-duty bedliner is available in every trim level, and Ford's Sync and Sirius Travel Link are optional on the F450.
- Extreme towing and hauling capabilities, durability, a host of high-tech options and trim levels.
While the F150, F250 and F350 are available in a wide range of configurations, the 2009 F450 and F550 are a bit more limited, with a crew-cab body the only cab option in both cases. The F450 comes with a standard 8-foot pickup bed, while the F550 is delivered as a cab and bare chassis suitable for a number of different beds or work boxes. Both trucks share styling cues with their smaller counterparts, but each have a 6-inch wider front track due to Ford's commercial monobeam front suspension, and all F450s and F550s come only with a dual-rear wheel setup, all of which helps both achieve earth-shattering towing abilities (21,500 pounds for the F450, 24,400 pounds for the F550).