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2WD Reg Cab 126" XL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 126" XL 14 20 $16,818 $17,900
2WD Reg Cab 145" XL 14 20 $17,090 $18,200
2WD Reg Cab 126" STX 14 20 $19,641 $21,490
2WD Reg Cab Flareside 126" STX 14 19 $21,273 $23,335
4WD Reg Cab 126" XL 13 17 $22,239 $23,890
2WD Reg Cab 126" XLT 14 20 $21,782 $23,910
2WD SuperCab 145" XL 14 19 $22,335 $23,995
4WD Reg Cab 145" XL 13 17 $22,511 $24,190
2WD Reg Cab 145" XLT 14 20 $22,047 $24,210
2WD SuperCab 163" XL 13 17 $22,606 $24,295
2WD Reg Cab 126" FX2 14 19 $22,450 $24,665
2WD Reg Cab 145" FX2 14 19 $22,715 $24,965
2WD SuperCab 133" STX 14 19 $23,132 $25,435
2WD SuperCab 145" STX 14 19 $23,397 $25,735
2WD Reg Cab Flareside 126" XLT 14 19 $23,415 $25,755
4WD Reg Cab 126" STX 13 17 $24,056 $26,480
2WD SuperCab Flareside 145" STX 14 19 $24,061 $26,485
2WD Reg Cab Flareside 126" FX2 14 19 $24,082 $26,510
4WD SuperCab 145" XL 13 17 $25,180 $27,140
4WD Reg Cab Flareside 126" STX 13 17 $24,720 $27,230
2WD SuperCrew 139" XL 14 19 $25,357 $27,335
4WD SuperCab 163" XL 13 17 $25,452 $27,440
2WD SuperCrew 150" XL 14 19 $25,629 $27,635
2WD SuperCab 133" XLT 14 19 $25,274 $27,855
2WD SuperCab 145" XLT 14 19 $25,539 $28,155
2WD SuperCab 163" XLT 13 17 $25,805 $28,455
4WD SuperCab 133" STX 13 17 $25,915 $28,580
4WD SuperCab 145" STX 13 17 $26,180 $28,880
4WD Reg Cab 126" XLT 13 17 $26,198 $28,900
2WD SuperCab Flareside 145" XLT 14 19 $26,203 $28,905
4WD Reg Cab 145" XLT 13 17 $26,464 $29,200
2WD SuperCab 133" FX2 14 19 $26,517 $29,260
2WD SuperCab 145" FX2 14 19 $26,782 $29,560
4WD SuperCab Flareside 145" STX 13 17 $26,844 $29,630
4WD Reg Cab Flareside 126" XLT 13 17 $26,862 $29,650
2WD SuperCrew 139" XLT 14 19 $27,398 $30,255
2WD SuperCab Flareside 145" FX2 14 19 $27,446 $30,310
2WD SuperCab 133" Lariat 13 17 $27,574 $30,455
4WD SuperCrew 139" XL 13 17 $28,203 $30,480
2WD SuperCab 145" 60th Anniversary 14 19 $27,658 $30,550
2WD SuperCrew 150" XLT 14 19 $27,663 $30,555
4WD Reg Cab 126" FX4 13 17 $27,703 $30,600
2WD SuperCab 145" Lariat 13 17 $27,840 $30,755
4WD SuperCrew 150" XL 13 17 $28,474 $30,780
4WD SuperCab 133" XLT 13 17 $28,057 $31,000
4WD SuperCab 145" XLT 13 17 $28,322 $31,300
2WD SuperCrew Flareside 150" XLT 14 19 $28,327 $31,305
4WD Reg Cab Flareside 126" FX4 13 17 $28,367 $31,350
4WD SuperCab 163" XLT 13 17 $28,588 $31,600
2WD SuperCrew 139" FX2 14 19 $28,641 $31,660
2WD SuperCrew 150" FX2 14 19 $28,906 $31,960
4WD SuperCab Flareside 145" XLT 13 17 $28,986 $32,050
2WD SuperCrew 139" 60th Anniversary 14 19 $29,517 $32,650
4WD SuperCab 133" FX4 13 17 $29,561 $32,700
2WD SuperCrew Flareside 150" FX2 14 19 $29,570 $32,710
2WD SuperCrew 139" Lariat 13 17 $29,698 $32,855
2WD SuperCrew 150" 60th Anniversary 14 19 $29,782 $32,950
4WD SuperCab 145" FX4 13 17 $29,827 $33,000
2WD SuperCrew 150" Lariat 13 17 $29,964 $33,155
4WD SuperCrew 139" XLT 13 17 $30,180 $33,400
4WD SuperCab 133" Lariat 13 17 $30,357 $33,600
4WD SuperCab 145" 60th Anniversary 13 17 $30,441 $33,695
4WD SuperCrew 150" XLT 13 17 $30,446 $33,700
4WD SuperCab Flareside 145" FX4 13 17 $30,491 $33,750
4WD SuperCab 145" Lariat 13 17 $30,623 $33,900
4WD SuperCrew Flareside 150" XLT 13 17 $31,110 $34,450
4WD SuperCrew 139" FX4 13 17 $31,685 $35,100
2WD SuperCrew 139" Limited 13 17 $31,747 $35,160
4WD SuperCrew 150" FX4 13 17 $31,951 $35,400
4WD SuperCrew 139" 60th Anniversary 13 17 $32,300 $35,795
4WD SuperCrew 139" Lariat 13 17 $32,481 $36,000
4WD SuperCrew 150" 60th Anniversary 13 17 $32,565 $36,095
4WD SuperCrew Flareside 150" FX4 13 17 $32,615 $36,150
2WD SuperCrew 139" King Ranch 13 17 $32,662 $36,205
4WD SuperCrew 150" Lariat 13 17 $32,747 $36,300
2WD SuperCrew 150" King Ranch 13 17 $32,928 $36,505
2WD SuperCrew 139" Harley-Davidson 13 17 $33,420 $37,060
AWD SuperCrew 139" Limited 13 17 $34,402 $38,160
4WD SuperCrew 139" King Ranch 13 17 $35,446 $39,350
4WD SuperCrew 150" King Ranch 13 17 $35,712 $39,650
AWD SuperCrew 139" Harley-Davidson 13 17 $36,203 $40,205
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2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck 15 20 $18,600 $19,375
2WD Reg Cab 133.0" Work Truck 15 20 $18,974 $19,765
4WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck 14 18 $21,710 $22,615
4WD Reg Cab 133.0" Work Truck 14 18 $21,998 $22,915
2WD Ext Cab 134.0" Work Truck 15 20 $23,265 $24,490
2WD Ext Cab 143.5" Work Truck 15 20 $23,550 $24,790
2WD Reg Cab 119.0" LT 14 19 $24,635 $26,490
2WD Reg Cab 133.0" LT 14 19 $24,751 $26,615
2WD Ext Cab 157.5" Work Truck 14 20 $25,569 $26,915
2WD Ext Cab 143.5" LS 14 19 $25,872 $27,820
2WD Ext Cab 134.0" LT 14 19 $26,509 $28,505
2WD Ext Cab 143.5" LT 14 19 $26,788 $28,805
4WD Ext Cab 134.0" Work Truck 14 18 $27,412 $28,855
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" Work Truck 14 19 $27,602 $29,055
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" Work Truck 14 18 $27,697 $29,155
4WD Reg Cab 119.0" LT 14 18 $27,402 $29,465
2WD Ext Cab 157.5" LT 14 20 $27,634 $29,715
4WD Reg Cab 133.0" LT 14 18 $27,681 $29,765
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" LS 14 19 $27,937 $30,040
4WD Ext Cab 157.5" Work Truck 14 19 $28,561 $30,065
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" LS 14 18 $28,802 $30,970
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" LT 14 19 $28,964 $31,145
4WD Ext Cab 134.0" LT 14 18 $29,439 $31,655
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" LT 14 18 $29,718 $31,955
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" Work Truck 14 18 $30,594 $32,205
4WD Ext Cab 157.5" LT 14 19 $30,559 $32,860
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" Xtra Fuel Economy 15 21 $30,601 $32,905
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" LS 14 18 $30,866 $33,190
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" LT 14 18 $31,894 $34,295
2WD Ext Cab 134.0" LTZ 14 20 $31,954 $34,360
2WD Ext Cab 143.5" LTZ 14 20 $32,233 $34,660
2WD Ext Cab 157.5" LTZ 14 20 $32,512 $34,960
4WD Ext Cab 134.0" LTZ 14 19 $34,884 $37,510
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" LTZ 14 19 $35,163 $37,810
4WD Ext Cab 157.5" LTZ 14 19 $35,442 $38,110
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" LTZ 14 20 $35,530 $38,205
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" LTZ 14 20 $38,460 $41,355
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,818
$18,600
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,900
$19,375
Monthly Payment Estimate
$298 / month
$323 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Ford F-150 is a solid truck that is due for its 2009 model makeover, but it’s good enough that it may be all the truck you need or want. With work truck roots and upmarket style, the 2009 Chevrolet Silverado is very big and very versatile.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 20 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
65.4 62.5
Passenger Capacity
3 3
Front Head Room (in)
40.9 41.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
66.5 65.2
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- TBD - 7.7
Cab to Axle (in)
- TBD - 41.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 79.9
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
33.2 34.7
Overhang, Front (in)
36.9 39.4
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
- TBD - 116.5
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
211.2 205.6
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- TBD - 13.4
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
73.7 73.6
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
48.4 47.2
Wheelbase (in)
126.0 119.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
50.0 50.6
Tailgate Width (in)
65.2 61.6
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
78.8 78.7
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
60.3 62.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
22.3 21.0
Cargo Volume (ft³)
65.5 60.7
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
62.4 61.5
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.7 x 0.47 NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 11.61 x 2.36
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 0.55 12.99 x 1.18
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26 26
Fuel Tank Location
Midship Driver Side
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA 3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
20.0 16.73
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.8 39.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
P235/70R17 P245/70R17
Front Tire Order Code
T72 QPR
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1986 2004
Spare Tire Order Code
T72 QPR
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P235/70R17 P245/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1986 2004
Rear Tire Order Code
T72 QPR
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1986 - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P235/70R17 P245/70R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 4800
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
360 480
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 720
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2400 4800
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 8200
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3400 3200
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
7200 9500
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2537 2597
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6500 6400
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3400 3750
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1987 1961
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
19.7 12.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
1650 NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 145
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
EFI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 3750 260 @ 2800
Engine Order Code
992 LU3
Displacement
4.2L/256 4.3L/262
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
202 @ 4350 195 @ 4600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 17
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.25 1.63
Trans Order Code
44M M30
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.90 3.06
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
11.4 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive REAR WHEEL DRIVE
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.39 2.29
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford F-150 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Body Code
126" WB E63
Body Style
Reg Cab 6.5' Styleside Reg Cab 6.5' Wideside
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.34 1.26
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3800 3750
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3150 3200
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.31 3.23
Axle Type - Front
Double Wishbone - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 1.38
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
4150 3200
Suspension Type - Rear
Leaf Spring 2-stage multi-leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3850 3750
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
36 1.38
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Spring Independent
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Hydroformed
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 3

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