The twelfth generation of Ford's most popular F-series pickup rolled out with a bang when the 2009 Ford F-150 truck hit the streets. V8 Triton engines in all variants are carried over from the eleventh generation, but the manual gearbox of earlier times is replaced with a standard automatic shifter regardless of the specific model. These pickups have an even tougher look than their ancestors thanks to the big, bold Super Duty grille. In these days before the V6 Ecoboost, the 2009 F-150 sports one of four possible engine options: a 2-valve or 3-valve 4.6L V8, developing 248 or 292 horsepower respectively, or a 3-valve 5.4L V8 with gas or Flex Fuel configuration, for 310 or 320 horses. Maximum towing capacity tops out at 11,300 lbs, while peak payload is 3,030 lbs. Curb weight varies from a minimum of 4,743 lbs (for a regular cab 2009 F-150 with a 4x2 drive system, 126 inch wheelbase, and 2-valve 4.6L Triton V8 engine) to a maximum of 5,820 lbs (for a 4x4 SuperCab with 3-valve 5.4L Flex Fuel V8 and a 163 inch wheelbase). The trims, including the XL, STX, XLT, FX4, and Lariat, have a base showroom price varying between $21,565 and $36,100. The worst fuel efficiency found in this model year is 14/18 city/highway mpg, while the best fuel efficiency is 15/20 city/highway mpg.