New Configurations for 2014 F-150 STX

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Ford is expanding the number of cab options on its popular STX trim package; it will now include the four-door full-size SuperCrew with a choice of either the 3.7-liter V-6 (only 4x2) or the 5.0-liter V-8 engine (4x2 or 4x4) options for 2014. The STX package fits in between the base XL and midlevel XLT packages, but was previously only offered in regular and SuperCab models; additionally, STX will get a Sport Package option as well.

Base-model STX regular cab 4x2 models will start at less than $30,000 (all prices include destination), but the new V-6 SuperCrew (with an EPA fuel economy rating of 17/23 mpg city/highway) will start at $34,240, and the 5.0-liter V-8 SuperCrew (offering 9,500 pounds of towing capacity) will start at $38,665. Previously, no SuperCrew STX models were offered.

This announcement is part of a strategy Ford is undertaking to offer more value-driven packages with more engines, wheelbases and cab configurations than any other competitor to take advantage of surging sales of full-size pickup trucks. For the first half of this year, pickup sales are up almost 25 percent when compared to 2012, about double the auto industry as a whole.

Among other standard features, the STX SuperCrew will have power doors and mirrors, a perimeter alarm, 17-inch aluminum wheels, cruise control, 40/20/40 front cloth seats, driver's adjustable lumbar, air conditioning, AdvanceTrac and more.

The new STX Sport Package adds 20-inch wheels, 275/55 tires, black billet grille, body-color grille surround, black running boards, a center console on SuperCab and SuperCrew models, box decals and more.

To download the complete Ford press release, click here.

Editor's note: This post was updated Aug. 29 to include more detailed information.

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Comments

This is just more of Ford's long standing practice of "de-contenting." They strip out features and raise the cost.

@Rick
I like Lou's commentary, he provides insight that is good for PUTC.

The reality is this guy who is posting under Lou's name is a problem. I have a fair idea on who it is as most probably do.

We who blog on PUTC have to find a way to manage him because it appears PUTC is unwilling to resolve the situation.

There are a few personalities that you can detect using several names. All of their blogs are for attention through disruption.

I would love to see PUTC get a handle on this situation. We never hear from Mark Williams on any action on how PUTC will manage this problem person/s.

I know what Lou is going through.

35K is for the STX model, not the base model. XL also is available in SuperCrew. I agree that the pricing is outlandish for a near low-level trim. I was looking at Chevrolet Tahoes back in 2004 or so and the LS models were already $35K. Now I imagine that they start at $45-50 grand.

35K is cheap for a four door truck, keep in mind the STX may be at the lower end of the trim levels but its still is fairly well equpped, Its about 10 grand cheaper then the higher end models if not more. also you should be able to get 6-8K off that price at the dealer if you have any negotiating skills.

I am going to pick up my new STX next week. Currently have an XLT with most of the options. I love the 5.0 and all the amenities. It was the biggest step up in vehicles I have ever experienced. I had a 2008 Silverado LT 2 and even this new STX with a few things missing still is a significant upgrade. How it compared to the 2014 GM twins idk, because I only cross shopped RAM. The STX was about 15 bucks less a month than the express, plus I got a 36 gallon tank and a 3.73 rear end for my towing responsibilities. All in all, I was looking to save abit over the XLT and ended up saving a lot with sacrificing 3 things: keypad entry, center console, power drivers seat. The savings was worth the sacrifice. Also, I drove my buddy's 2013 5.3 silverado work truck. He stole that off the lot. I think GM is missing the boat by not offering a sport package. He could use that in between offering. I think the STX is a home run if they stick to the plan with it.

@Mad Max - You can look at the STX as a de-contented XLT if you wish. But no other truck OEM gives you nearly as many trim levels or specially trucks.

None of the XLT exclusive features/options interest me in the slightest and it has way too much chrome on everything. GM, Toyota and the rest need to come up with similar, lower level sports/trades models. Or at least, let dealers order/upgrade their base trucks to STX content.

There's no reason to deny cheapskates like me, pwr windows, locks, alloy wheels/tires upgrade, limo tint, fog lights, tach, rear slider, just because we don't want the SLT, SR5, LTZ, etc.

You can't even get a base V8 or the 5.7 DOHC in a Reg cab/SB Tundra. They need to try harder or quit crying that they can't sell trucks.

The Blogger formerly known as LOU

It’s not like I haven't done bizarre things before. After all, I’m the guy who is known to take late-night bike rides around his neighborhood — in the buff. But the collective heave of public puzzlement on August 29 was nearly audible to me: on this day I laid my pronounceable past to rest with the announcement that I would henceforth be known by a scepterish rune that combined the astrological symbols for man and woman intersected by...well, something horny. “LOU BC”

Never a particularly orthodox blogger — as evidenced by posts like “A nice camper trailer can be had for that.” — I hear that my decision had the media (and copy editors in particular) howling. Officially, my new designation is an unpronounceable symbol whose meaning has not been identified. It's all about thinking in new ways, tuning in 2 a new free-quency. Both LOU and LOU BC

Questions of social utility quickly arose yesterday. Did I have it changed legally? No. As far as the government was concerned, I was — and still am — known by my birth name: Lou. What about introductions? Not a problem, I’ll sometimes blog as “Lou BC” and sometimes simply as “Lou”. Not confusing you all know it is LOU!

But more than anything, the name change symbolized a break from Pickuptrucks.com; with whom I’ve been blogging since Jaws was a minnow. The fit had never been comfortable. I mean I think FORD builds quality, while Pickuptrucks.com posts lies about the 1.2 million F-150’s with defective air bags.

So I know you all want to know what does the BC in Lou BC stand for? Well “Before Chrysler” of course (used to indicate that before the Chrysler era recalls were still a rare event).

But to all my friends that follow every word I write, be it “LOU BC” or just plain old “LOU”….it is all 100% hot, steaming, wet LOU!

I’ll answer any questions now.

@Fake Lou. Since you are so completely puzzled and confused by what BC stands for, I'll enlighten you. I've said before that I am from British Columbia or more simply "BC".

I'm sure that you find yourself completely amusing and the very fact that I am answering one of your posts must have you firing a wad into your coloured underwear (yellow front, brown back).

Ultimately, your cowardice hurts PUTC and if you do have a problem with my presence on this site then you should have the intestinal fortitude to debate me face to face without hiding behind a false name.

This will be the last time that I will acknowledge your presence and to the rest of the bloggers, any post using "Lou" from now on was not made by me.

Lou_BC.

This is not me...OK it's me, but it is the last time it's me. It’s the last time I acknowledge me.

Maybe not the last time, but next time it's me it might not be me, it's him. He is Fake Lou but the real phoney Lou is LOU or LOU BC, when Lou is ersatz it might not be real even though Lou BC is Ersatz is real and not fake. He is Fake Louis but the real Mock Lou is LOU or LOU Fake, when Luigi is ersatz it might not be real even though Lou BC a mock Louis is real and not fake. However, Lou is only bogus if the L is capital and the U is small on Wednesday’s after that it is the last time I acknowledge Luigi or Lou BC or LOUBC or lOu on Saturdays.

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"The impostor syndrome, sometimes called impostor phenomenon or fraud syndrome, is a psychological phenomenon in which people are unable to internalize their accomplishments. Despite external evidence of their competence, those with the syndrome remain convinced that they are frauds and do not deserve the success they have achieved. Proof of success is dismissed as luck, timing, or as a result of deceiving others into thinking they are more intelligent and competent than they believe themselves to be"

I see they've finally realized that not everybody wants a big-rig wannabe chromed grill and surround. The two noses above actually look good to me.

BORING!!!

Boring is good. If I wanted a full sized truck, I'd actually consider these.

As it is, I'm still waiting for something smaller.


ANY post that uses my new blog name Lou_BC but does not have a link to my TypePad account, was not made by me. Any new post using "Lou" my prior blog name was not made by me.

PUTC does not seem interested in controlling trolls:

- That hurts them.

- That makes them look bad.

- That deteriorates their site.

Where has Frankie been hiding out lately? Bet he is here under an assumed name.....

@TROLL,

I ain't stooping down to your level of trollness. It ain't worth it, go troll someone else.

The advertised retail price for the F150 is a whole lot more than what a person can actually get one for. I bought my 2013 STX 4WD supercab (extended cab) for just under $27k. This was with the 5.0 V8, spray in bed liner and 201A options package. Sticker was close to $37k.

I looked at Toyota and Nissan but could not get them to do much with their pricing. The RAM and Chevy are nice but I couldn't get the truck I wanted for the price I wanted.



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