Let's Talk About STX: Ford Reintroduces Trim Line to F-150, Adds It to Super Duty

Steph Willems
by Steph Willems
let s talk about stx ford reintroduces trim line to f 150 adds it to super duty

Sick of your GM-loving friends showing off in their Denali HD pickups? Wish your Super Duty had more flash, but can’t afford an XLT or King Ranch? Ford heard your cries.

Ford Motor Company announced the return of the STX appearance package to its F-150 line today, and as an added bonus, it’s letting Super Duty buyers join the club too.

The long-standing package briefly disappeared when the F-150’s current generation bowed for the 2015 model year. Now it’s back, offering all 2017 Ford pickup buyers a new trim level positioned between the spartan XL and uplevel XLT.

When applied to the F-150, the STX packages adds 20-inch aluminum wheels, a black mesh grille with body-color surround, body-color fascia and bumpers, Sync 3 infotainment system (with eight-inch touchscreen), privacy glass, fog lamps, black sport seats and the STX decal on the box. There’s also adjustable lumbar support for driver and passenger, because you’re both something special.

The package is available on SuperCab and SuperCrew models with the 2.7 and 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engines, as well as the 5.0-liter V8. Starting price is $35, 615.

Super Duty customers can order the package on all body and engine configurations, starting at $34,910 for the F-250 and $36,080 for the F-350. Unlike its smaller brother, the Super Duty sees plenty of chrome in STX guise. A chrome grille, front and rear step bumpers, and aluminum wheels come with the package, along with a fender vent badge and steering wheel mounted cruise control.

Check the STX box at the dealer, start chirping about torque figures, and consider your friends humbled.

[Image: Ford Motor Company]

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  • Big Al from Oz Big Al from Oz on Aug 11, 2016

    I don't know if the US has the XLS, which sits just below the XLT. The XLS here has less chrome, with a slightly more basic interior. The XLS is a blur between a base model and the mid spec XLT. I don't mind chrome, but I do believe there is way too much chrome on pickups. It cheapens them, like a lady of the night standing on a corner all dolled up. Ford could really offer whatever the F-150 comes with in these HDs, since the cabs are the same. I do think that is a good move on Ford's part having the same cabs as the F-150. Sort of like the "old" days when a HD was actually a heavier half ton.

  • Art Vandelay Art Vandelay on Aug 11, 2016

    I like chrome grills and bumpers on the XLT. In my life that is what made the XLT an XLT. The XL was work spec with black everything. Then there was always an XL Sport or STX that painted the black trim body colored. I like those but I prefer the chrome so long as it doesn't get stupid. Having said that, I may have gotten the STX had it been available though...I really like that sync 3 but I'd have gotten some normal sized rims off craigslist the first time I needed tires. Not sure how the STX would look in brown though.

    • Drzhivago138 Drzhivago138 on Aug 12, 2016

      If the previous color offerings are any indication, you'll only be able to get STX in bright red, blue, white, black, dark gray, or silver.

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