The F-250 is available as a 4x2 or a 4x4, has three different cab configurations, and has four trims available. The rugged and reliable XL, the well equipped XLT, the durable FX4 and the luxurious Lariat. Three engine choices include a 5.4-liter 300-hp Triton V8 with 365 lb.-ft. of torque. A 362-hp Triton V10 with 457 lb.-ft of torque or a 350-hp twin-turbo 6.4 liter V8 Powerstroke diesel with 650 lb.-ft. of torque. Each engine offers a six-speed manual transmission or an optional TorqShift five-speed automatic transmission with Tow/Haul mode. When properly equipped the F-250 can tow 12,500 lbs. or carry a payload of 3,170 lbs. The F-250 offers unique amenities such as a supplemental heater, folding tailgate step and a trailer brake controller.For 2009, the Ford F-250 is a carryover but has added more standard features to each trim.