With 22,500 miles on the odometer, the F-150 paid a dealer visit for its third scheduled maintenance stop, a $43.61 oil change, full inspection, and tire rotation. Senior editor Loh took the Ford on a camping trip and found it especially accommodating. "Campsites filled up, so we had to change plans at the last minute and stay at a hotel with unsecure parking. Relieved to find that almost all the camping/climbing gear stashed in the truckbed fit into the cab without issue. The sucker is huge. "Much credit to the Ford engineers who crafted the flat rear floor and flip-up seats. There really is so much room in the back, I wonder if they could've moved those rear seats forward a bit so they could recline (even a little). That would be a feature few, if any, full-size trucks provide."


2009 Ford F-150
Months/miles in service 13/26,624
Avg econ/CO2 14.5 mpg/1.34 lb/mi
Unresolved problems None
Maintenance cost $141.53 (3 - oil change/inspection/rotate tires)
Normal-wear cost $0