The 2017 Ford F150, F250 and F350 get a new STX package - adding premium styling and infotainment for a base-level price. Reprinted from TorqueNews.com and written by Patrick Rall.
Based on the input from their buyers, Ford Motor Company is introducing a new STX trimline for the 2017 F150 and the Super Duty – a low cost package which adds premium styling features on the outside and a premium infotainment system on the inside.
Building on the success of the aluminum bodied Ford F150, the Motor Company will introduce a new STX trimline for the 2017 model year, but unlike the previous generation STX package - which was only available for the half ton trucks – this new STX option will also be offered on the all-new aluminum-bodied Super Duty. The 2017 Ford F150, F250 and F350 STX models will be positioned just above the base XL models, with a price below the XLT and a handful of features not offered with the XL models.
“STX is for customers who want the utility of an F-Series truck in a stylish, well-optioned package at a competitive price,” said Doug Scott, Ford truck group marketing manager.
2017 Ford F150 STX
The 2017 Ford F150 STX will sit one position above the base model, between the XL and XLT packages for the top-selling half ton pickup. The F150 STX package is available with the SuperCab or SuperCrew configurations, rear wheel drive or four wheel drive and either the 2.7L EcoBoost, the 3.5L EcoBoost or the 5.0L V8. In short, the 2017 F150 STX doesn’t come with the base 3.5L V6 or the regular cab configuration.
The STX packages starts with the base model F150 XL and on the outside, it adds 20 inch aluminum wheels, a black billet grille with a body color surround, body colored front and rear bumpers, privacy glass, STX bedside decals and fog lights. On the inside, the F150 STX includes the SYNC 3 infotainment system with an 8 inch touchscreen, a “flow through” center console, a column shifter and unique black cloth sport seats.
2017 Ford Super Duty STX
For the first time, the STX package will be offered for the 2017 Ford Super Duty in F250 and F350 trim. Super Duty STX buyers can opt for any of the available cab configurations and either the 6.2L gas engine or the 6.7L PowerStroke diesel, along with rear wheel drive or four wheel drive and single or dual rear wheels.