If you're in the market for a new pickup -- and with truck sales up 23 percent, you very well may be -- you now have another option to consider. Ford has unveiled the 2014 Ford F-150 STX SuperCrew, as well as an STX Sport Package, offering a mix of value and luxury, inside and out.
In the F-150 family, the STX sits between Ford's XL and XLT models. It comes standard with a 3.7-liter V6, which delivers 302 horsepower, 278 ft-lbs of torque, and fuel economy of 17 mpg city/23 mpg highway.
Those who need to do a bit more heavy lifting might consider upgrading to the 5.0-liter V8, which churns out 360 horsepower and 380 ft-lbs of torque. With that under the hood, the STX SuperCrew can tow up to 9,500 pounds. And if you're a fan of compressed natural gas, that's available, too
The STX SuperCrew comes with a range of nice touches, inside and out. Seventeen-inch aluminum wheels come standard, as do A/C, power windows and doors, and an outside temperature display. It also comes with one of our favorite Ford features, MyKey, which allows protective parents and bosses the ability to set limits on speed and audio volume in the hopes of encouraging safer driving.
If you're hoping to go a little more upscale, you can upgrade to the STX Sport Package, which adds 20-inch aluminum wheels (with P275/55R20 tires), black tubular running boards, front seats in contrasting Black and Gray Piston, color-coordinated carpet, and other details.
Pricing on the base 2014 Ford F-150 STX starts below $30,000. Step up to the SuperCrew, and you're looking at an MSRP of $33,145 (V6) or $37,570 (V8). Thanks to some hefty discounts, the Sport Package doesn't run much more: throw in that, along with the Trailer Tow Package, Ford Sync, and a SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and you're looking at an additional charge of $980. Ford estimates destination charges for the 2014 Ford F-150 STX SuperCrew to ring in at $1,095.