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2014 Ford F-150 Adds New STX Variants, Sees Slight Destination Charge Increase

By: Jeff Youngs, 9/4/2013
A redesigned 2015 Ford F-150, previewed by the Atlas concept truck, is expected next year. In the meantime, the automaker is hoping that new versions of the 2014 F-150 will help keep pickup buyers flowing into Ford showrooms between now and then. In addition to adding the previously-announced Tremor, a regular cab sport truck with a short cargo bed and a turbocharged V-6 engine, to the 2014 F-150 lineup, Ford will deliver fresh style and value to its budget-priced STX trim series.

This year, the F-150 STX is available in a SuperCrew body style. Previously, as is true of the FX2 trim level, the STX trim level was reserved only for regular cab and SuperCab (extended cab) versions of the truck. The move, according to Ford, gives SuperCrew buyers a sporty-looking truck with a 6-passenger cabin and a value-oriented price.

The STX SuperCrew includes body-colored exterior trim, aluminum wheels, air conditioning, power windows, power door locks, power mirrors, tilt steering wheel, cruise control, and premium cloth seats. Plus, this version of the F-150 has MyKey programmable safety features, which allows the truck's owner to program speed alerts and limits, stereo volume limits, incessant seat belt warning chimes, and more.

A 302-horsepower, 3.7-liter V-6 engine is standard, returning 19 mpg in combined driving. Buyers may opt for a 360-horsepower, 5.0-liter V-8 engine that allows the truck to tow up to 9,500 pounds. The V-8 is included for models equipped with 4-wheel drive.

In addition to adding the new STX SuperCrew to the lineup, Ford is offering a new STX Sport package that can be applied to all body styles. It installs what Ford calls "custom-style details," including a set of 20-inch aluminum wheels, black billet-style grille, black tubular-style side steps, and 2-tone seats with a center console for the SuperCab and SuperCrew models.

Also note that Ford is charging a $1,095 destination charge for all 2014 F-150 models in order to cover the costs associated with transporting the truck from the factory to the dealership. That's up $100 compared with 2013.

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