Despite the 2009 Ford F-150 being revealed at the Detroit Auto Show way back in January, we're just now finding out the meat and potatoes numbers truck buys look for. Although we'd already heard the numbers on the new F-150 tow rating, we can now add maximum payload and fuel economy to the list. Our pals over at have put together an exhaustive rundown of the figures for engine size and chassis, but the basics are this: maximum payload has gone up to 3030 lbs and maximum towing jumps to 11,300 lbs. Those big numbers put it at the top of the heap for both cargo and towing. Fuel economy for the special Ford F-150 SFE (Super Fuel Economy) with low rolling resistance tires, a trick rear axle with the 4.6-liter three-valve V8 hits a Chevy Silverado XFE/GMC Sierra XFE-matching 15 MPG city, 21 MPG highway. Heck, even the 5.4-liter V8 engine gets a MPG bump as well thanks to being mated to Ford's new six-speed auto transmission.Check out the full breakdown at


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