There is no brand new full-size pickup from Ford this year. (The F-150 which was previewed with the Atlas Concept will be along as a 2015 model.) True to its strategy of keeping the game interesting, however, the pickup truck leader is adding a new 2014 F-150 STX SuperCrew and STX Sport Package.This is in addition to the 2014 F-150 Tremor, which was introduced recently.
I hope to road test both of these at the Texas Truck Rodeo in October, but I do like to give you a heads up when a new iteration of the F-Series is going to be in showrooms in the foreseeable future.
So, here’s the story:
The new F-150 STX SuperCrew is positioned between the XL and XLT models, and is a value-conscious choice for first time pickup owners and others who need work, sport or family transportation — a very large category.
Doug Scott, Ford truck group marketing manager, says that adding the STX SuperCrew and the new STX Sport Package to the 2014 line is a response to economic growth and replacement demand.
The STX comes standard with a V6 engine delivering 302hp, 278-lb.ft. of torque and an estimated 17mpg city/23 mpg highway. There is also a 5.0L V8 rated at 360hp and 380-lb.ft. of torque, which 9,500 lbs. of tow power when properly equipped.
The new better-than-basic entry has upgraded exterior and interior features, including:
The STX Sport Package adds/substitutes:
Ford’s suggested retail price for the STX SuperCrew starts at $33,145 for the 4×2 version with the standard V6 and $37,570 for the 4×4 version with the 5.0L V8. As of late August, when the STX SuperCrew info was released, discounts will reduce the final price of the STX Sport Package and F-150 Equipment Group 201A which features the trailer tow package, SYNC voice activated controls and SiriusXM satellite radi9o to $980 with delivery destination charges of $1,095.