Ford made many revisions to the F-150 over the years. In this version of America's perennially best-selling automobile, braking is improved, a revised six-speed automatic transmission boosts fuel economy, and the cabin is quieter. Standard stability control makes handling more secure. A spacious interior and a deep cargo bed are also pluses. On the other hand, the ride is stiff and the engine sounds unrefined when pressed.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"The engine/transmission combination provides excellent acceleration while still yielding good mileage. It handles very well for a large vehicle in both highway and suburban settings."

Daniel L., RI (2009 Ford F-150)

"Lots of leaning when cornering."

Anonymous, MN (2009 Ford F-150)

"This pickup has excellent acceleration and power. You do not feel as though you will lack power to pass, climb hills, or do other normal highway drive. It handles smoothly, comfortably, and effortlessly."

Anonymous, AB (2009 Ford F-150)

"Comfort of ride and amount of space."

Anonymous, IL (2009 Ford F-150)

"Has xxxxx hasn’t let us down except it’s windows are manual"

Anonymous, OR (2009 Ford F-150)

"4.6L 3V engine provides good acceleration, towing capacity and fuel mileage. Trouble free and easy to maintain."

Anonymous, VA (2009 Ford F-150)

"I hate the amount of steering wheel turns to get a given amount of change in direction. I use it for ranch work and weary of turning the wheel significantly to accomplish a turn. Also hate the long turning radius. Can't turn the damn thing around on two acres."

Anonymous, TX (2009 Ford F-150)

"when I need the power to go it doesn't hesitate"

Anonymous, UT (2009 Ford F-150)

"Plenty of power."

Anonymous, AB (2009 Ford F-150)

"handles great with excellent acceleration when needed"

James P., MO (2009 Ford F-150)

"This is an extraordinarily fun vehicle to drive. It handles like a dream. Excellent acceleration, sensitive steering, tight brakes."

Anonymous, TN (2009 Ford F-150)

"Rides nice."

Anonymous, IN (2009 Ford F-150)

"Power and great handling."

Bruce R., CA (2009 Ford F-150)

"5.4L engine has all the power I want and need. Handles great for a pickup. It's not a Corvette, but it's not supposed to be."

Steve F., TX (2009 Ford F-150)

"acceleration acceptable, but handling requires constant attention due to 'jiggles and jumps' from the suspension."

J F., IN (2009 Ford F-150)

"Very good acceleration. Okay handling for a big truck."

Anonymous, PA (2009 Ford F-150)

"Lots of power. I can downshift with trailer funtion."

James L., CA (2009 Ford F-150)

"Acceleration is very good for a large truck. Plenty of power."

Ken G., AZ (2009 Ford F-150)

"good on road or off road conditions."

Anonymous, ME (2009 Ford F-150)

"The acceleration is excellent even with a taller rear gear."

Anonymous, AZ (2009 Ford F-150)

"I pull a fifth wheel trailer and I find the 6 speed transmission gives me good towing ability on hills plus the trailer mode keeps speeds in check on downgrades. These features are outstanding compared to my previous Chev 2500"

Anonymous, BC (2009 Ford F-150)

"Glad I got the 5.4L it gives great torque when pulling a trailer. You can punch it when needed and it is very responsive no hesitation. Turning radius is fair."

Gary W., TX (2009 Ford F-150)

"Very good acceleration for a heavey vehicle."

Andrew M., BC (2009 Ford F-150)

"turning radius is horrible."

Darwin T., OR (2009 Ford F-150)

"smooth acceleration and excellent responsive handling"

Ron C., ON (2009 Ford F-150)

"Handles very well and accelerates well with or without hauling. Only thing that stands out is that if you accelerate really quickly the engine is loud..sometimes gave impression that driver was leaving mad ir aggressively."

Anonymous, LA (2009 Ford F-150)

"Truck has v8 and lots of power. Handles well in traffic or on back roads. It has met or exceeded all expectations."

Jim W., UT (2009 Ford F-150)

"Accelerates and tows great."

Scott P., WA (2009 Ford F-150)

"good acceleration for a truck"

Anonymous, MN (2009 Ford F-150)

"Bearing in mind that It's a truck, handling and braking are quite satisfactory. The big V8 pulls very strongly when lightly loaded, adequately with heavier loads. Load and weight distrinution have a great impact on all parameters: handling, braking, and acceleration."

Joshua S., NY (2009 Ford F-150)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Headrest very uncomfortable. Have to recline seat to prevent headrest from tilting my head forward."

Anonymous, ME (2009 Ford F-150)

"Very comfortable seats, quiet interior makes this truck comfortable on short and long trips."

Anonymous, WA (2009 Ford F-150)

"Pleasantly surprised at the level of comfort and the ride for a truck"

Anonymous, AB (2009 Ford F-150)

"Lots of interior room. Don’t feel cramped."

Anonymous, CA (2009 Ford F-150)

"Great for travel. Use it for long distance trips."

Anonymous, FL (2009 Ford F-150)

"seats are set to remember driver position when started"

Anonymous, PA (2009 Ford F-150)

"seat is firm not hard ore soft, ride is great and noise is good"

Ronald R., NE (2009 Ford F-150)

"a basic truck purchased to haul items, and tow a small boat. Seats provide minimal level of manual adjustment. multiple external wind noises from cap and carrier."

J F., IN (2009 Ford F-150)

"rides excellent, seats very comfortable, noise, what noise"

James P., MO (2009 Ford F-150)

"smooth ride, easy handling"

Anonymous, PA (2009 Ford F-150)

"Comfortable seats and quiet ride"

Bruce R., CA (2009 Ford F-150)

"Seats are the most uncomfortable auto seats I have ever had, they did a lousy job in design and selecting a comfortable seat, it's a good thing I have a dog as I have to stop driving often due to the seats, walking corrects the problems, but discomfort returns after a few hours! Worst seat that I have ever been exposed to!"

Anonymous, NM (2009 Ford F-150)

"Firm, comfortable seats"

Anonymous, MI (2009 Ford F-150)

"Very quiet ride, seats are very comfortable, especially for your back, adjustable, good for visual forward & back"

Anonymous, CO (2009 Ford F-150)

"Seats are comfortable. No rattles. Rides good for a truck."

Anonymous, IN (2009 Ford F-150)

"Overly firm ride particularly in rear seats"

James P., TX (2009 Ford F-150)

"I replaced a 2000 F-150 Lariat with 199K miles with this 2009 Lariat. Much improved ride and features. Wife wants to "take the truck" on long trips. The ride comfort and cooled seats have spoiled her. Was hard to believe Ford could improve a truck's comfort this much."

Steve F., TX (2009 Ford F-150)

"Very big space comfortable seating"

Anonymous, OR (2009 Ford F-150)

"Comfortable seats, great view out of mirrors, very little engine and road noise."

Anonymous, PA (2009 Ford F-150)

"The adjustable seats are very comfortable, but the headrest is not. It pushes my head too far forward and causes a neck ache. I've had to reverse the headrest to be comfortable, but that makes it useless for its intended purpose in a crash."

Anonymous, CA (2009 Ford F-150)

"Very comfortable with heated and cooled leather seats. Feels very roomy in the cab. Enough space for 5 people comfortably to fit plus luggage."

Anonymous, TN (2009 Ford F-150)

"It has a gigantic back seat. Very quiet on the highway."

Anonymous, AB (2009 Ford F-150)

"Plush/cushy seats that are not only heated but are cooled."

George S., ON (2009 Ford F-150)

"Head rest is beat forward and interferes with my head, needs to be straighter up and down."

Anonymous, IA (2009 Ford F-150)

"Seats are not made for a short person, which makes one tired during long rides. Ride is sloppy and bouncey."

Anonymous, MN (2009 Ford F-150)

"Lariat seats are powered, heated, and cooled. They are extremely comfortable. The rear seats (Crew Cab) are also comfortable, and fold away to provide a large storage area."

Russell B., NC (2009 Ford F-150)

"The headrests are tilted in such a manner that you get a neck ache. Needs a definite improvement."

Anonymous, IL (2009 Ford F-150)

"Specifically bought XLT version to get extra amenities. Seats are comfortable and provide good ride height for road view. Noise level is low and radio adjusts volume level to compensate for background noise."

Anonymous, VA (2009 Ford F-150)

"Best riding vehicle I have ever owned, especially a pickup truck. Even my wife loves to ride in it and comments she is happy we purchased it. I also own a 2000 F150. Hard to believe the vast improvements Ford has made in the ride comfort. We both love the heated/cooled seats and the overall comfort. If Ford improves ride comfort in the next 10 years, as much as in the past 10, you will not want to leave the vehicle."

Steve F., TX (2009 Ford F-150)

"I am spoiled. Will only buy a Ford, King Ranch, next time"

Anonymous, TX (2009 Ford F-150)

"Rides very comfortable, has a Lot of style"

Anonymous, OH (2009 Ford F-150)

"Rides like a big heavy luxury sedan being quiet and smooth."

George S., ON (2009 Ford F-150)

"The truck gives a very nice smooth ride, what I don't like are the seats, they are not comfortable. Plenty of room in the cab, leg room and head room. Just wish the seats were better."

Anonymous, NC (2009 Ford F-150)

"lovely and smooth ride with even acceleration and comfortable seats"

Ron C., ON (2009 Ford F-150)

"very quiet inside and handle well in all road conditions."

Anonymous, ME (2009 Ford F-150)

"Seat are do particularily comfortable, no power adjustment and centre seat very uncomfortable. material is not wearing well - tearing."

Linda F., BC (2009 Ford F-150)

"Quiet"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Ford F-150)

"Wgen we were looking for a newer second car, we gauged the comfort of the cars we looked at against the truck seats because they were that comfortable. The ride is smooth not jarring at all."

Gary W., TX (2009 Ford F-150)

"Nice ride, quiet and comfortable going down the road. An enjoyable experience. I love driving my truck."

Stephen P., MI (2009 Ford F-150)

"Seats have worn more than expected. A bit more wind noise than expexted"

Anonymous, LA (2009 Ford F-150)

"Comfortable ride"

Anonymous, IA (2009 Ford F-150)

"The seats in this vehicle are the most comfortable I have ever sat in! Makes long trips very comfortable. This is also a very quiet vehicle. The ride is very smooth for a truck. Overall, it is much better than my "luxury" Acura."

Anonymous, CO (2009 Ford F-150)

"comfortable seats; smooth ride;little noisy"

Erik H., BC (2009 Ford F-150)

"Manual seat back cannot be adjusted to a completely comfortable position for either me or my wife."

Anonymous, NC (2009 Ford F-150)

"Very comfortable!"

Christine B., ON (2009 Ford F-150)

"Lots of room. Back seats have a ton of leg room."

Scott P., WA (2009 Ford F-150)

"Base of seat needs to be adjustable separately from the back of the seat like the 3/4 ton trucks. The headrest does not fit me comfortably. The headrest tilts my head forward aggravating an old neck injury. If I could raise the base of the seat an inch or so the headrest would fit me correctly and comfortablely. I an 5'6 Love the comfort of the back seats. Great on long trips. When our children were younger they often opted to campout in the truck when we went to the deer lease. They also liked..."

Anonymous, LA (2009 Ford F-150)

"Smooth ride low road. Noise"

Anonymous, OR (2009 Ford F-150)

"For a truck it is pretty quiet. Seats are comfortable. Ride is really good even without cargo."

Ken G., AZ (2009 Ford F-150)

"Back comfortf driver"

James L., CA (2009 Ford F-150)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"For the F-150, it is a good basic vehicle for general purpose needs. It has been reliable, predictable, and great for household and light duty work activities. We tow with it, transport rescue animals, take camping and on cross country trips."

Teresa K., AZ (2009 Ford F-150)

"The 4X4 components have had no problems/issues at all."

Anonymous, TX (2009 Ford F-150)

"just happy with everything"

Ronald R., NE (2009 Ford F-150)

"It's a great truck, well built, reliable, handles well and does exactly what I need it to do. New trucks have gotten expensive."

Anonymous, CA (2009 Ford F-150)

"I get compliments almost daily on my truck and people do not believe it is ten years old. It is my satisfaction with it that caused me to by a new 2014 for my grandson for him to complete college and begin his career. Best vehicle I have ever owned."

C M., TX (2009 Ford F-150)

"Only 116000 miles have replaced the entire steering related equipment - hoses, lines, tie bars etc - dealership is unable to stop the power steering leak - have to fill it up weekly. The transmission has developed problems shifting when going 40 mph. Also, the rust above the rear wheel well is very annoying"

Anonymous, OH (2009 Ford F-150)

"Absolutely best pick-up to buy"

Anonymous, CO (2009 Ford F-150)

"A great value, I still drive this truck and there is nothing wrong with it. It was a sound vehicle investment"

Steve W., AB (2009 Ford F-150)

"Great truck. Retains its look. Comfortable ride. Decent mileage"

Anonymous, FL (2009 Ford F-150)

"The STX is my kind of truck. Basic and simple. It is sporty looking, responsive and reasonable economical to drive. Interior is basic with no carpeting; easy to keep clean. Good value for the money."

Larry B., NE (2009 Ford F-150)

"It was a very good deal in term of the vehicle I got and the trade-in allowance."

Anonymous, GA (2009 Ford F-150)

"Truck has performed very well for just driving or pulling ATV trailer. Interior and exterior still look as good as the day it was purchased. I expect to get another happy 100k out of it."

Jim W., UT (2009 Ford F-150)

"Great value when considering mileage, electronics, drive train and styling."

Anonymous, TX (2009 Ford F-150)

"Great truck, very reliable with a lot of driving, total ownership cost way less than the less expensive Mini Cooper, on par with the Honda."

Anonymous, CA (2009 Ford F-150)

"Always check Edmonds for the price and never pay more"

Anonymous, NC (2009 Ford F-150)

"Value great with all the rebates offered and use of "clunker" assist from Pres. Obama."

Anonymous, LA (2009 Ford F-150)
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