On the Street: 2009 Ford Super Duty F-350 DRW
2009 Ford F-350 Super Duty DRW - 18,000 lbs. Towing Capacity
It is hard to imagine a more capable tow vehicle than the 2009 Ford F-350 Super Duty DRW. This behemoth cuts an imposing figure on the nation's highways, thanks to its dual rear wheels and plus-sized Super Duty front grille and body work. Ford went out of its way to give the F-350 muscular looks that leave no doubt as to just how much potential is lurking underneath its metal skin in terms of chassis development and pure horsepower and torque.
Most people will be shocked by just how much hauling power the 2009 Ford F-350 possesses. The vehicle's dual rear wheels and heavy frame make for excellent stability and load-bearing, and the window sticker indicates that a properly optioned Super Duty truck will pull 18,000 lbs - which is more than enough to handle the largest conceivable trailer. In fact, drivers might even be able to pull a Winnebago out of the mud with that kind of tow rating. The secret to all of this considerable grunt is Ford's 6.4 liter PowerStroke turbo diesel engine. While conventional gasoline motors are also available in the pickup truck, the diesel puts them all to shame with its 350 horsepower and phenomenal 650 lb-ft of stump-pulling torque. A 6-speed manual transmission is available for the ultimate in power band control, but a 5-speed automatic can also be ordered for those who would prefer to concentrate on the scenery during their drive.
With the strength of an industrial appliance, it would be reasonable to expect that the interior of the Ford F-350 Super Duty be spartan to match. This is far from the case. Ford offers its full range of trim levels on all of the Super Duty trucks, which means that the vehicle can be configured with four full-size doors, heated power leather seats, premium interior trim and dual climate controls. The Microsoft Sync media control system is also an option, as are a trip computer, cruise control, and numerous other creature comforts. There are so many different features available for the 2009 F-350 Super Duty and so much interior space that it can be configured almost like a living room on wheels, which is certain to help keep the family happy and entertained no matter how long it takes to get to the lake.