2018 FORD F-150 STX REVIEW | Super Ford TV

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2018 FORD F-150 STX REVIEW: INEXPENSIVE STYLING

Captain seats, 20" aluminum wheels and tech to match opens new doors for America's best selling truck.

Dave Hazell Words Dallin Sellers Photos Alysha Shelby Narration


Ford truly has a truck for every type of buyer. This is probably why Ford is not only destroying the competition in truck sales, but also the reason why the F-150 is the number one selling vehicle in Utah and its surrounding states.

The STX is an entry-level truck that sits slightly higher, in terms of options and features, than that of the XL trim. While it may lack in some features like Sliding rear window or Power adjustable seat of the XLT trim, it makes up for it in style. Its price point is not to be ignored either. So what sets the STX apart?

Appearance

Starting with the wheels, the 2018 STX upgrades from the 17" Aluminum wheel that's on the XL, to 20" Machined Aluminum with Flash Gray-Painted Pockets. This is even a step up over the XLT and Lariat (unless you prefer the chrome look).

As with all Fords, the STX has its own unique front fascia which you can see above. Gone is the black 2 bar grille of the XL and in its place is a black honeycomb grille with a body-color surround. The lower bumper is also painted to match and includes fog lamps, which only adds to the trucks aesthetics.

The interior is also upgraded to a black sport cloth seat with a center console, which changes the capacity from 6 people to just 5. However, you lose that up close and personal occupant you do gain plenty of storage with the large center compartment and drink holders for an entire army.

Technology

It's also not just the appearance that makes the truck worth every penny, it's the Tech as well. The newly redeveloped Sync system, Sync 3 is now standard. The 8" screen which is fully operational via voice or touch, fits seamlessly in the Ford's dash and sets it apart from other manufactures (cough, cough Chevrolet). It also supports both Apple Car Play and Android Auto which some manufactures only offer one (Cough, cough Chevrolet). The STX also comes with two smart charging USB ports so you can charge your phone while using some of your favorite apps like Waze, Pandora, I Heart Radio or listen to your favorite podcast.

Performance

As for performance, the STX offers plenty of choices for you the buyer. You can choose between all four-engine choices the 3.3-liter V6, the 2.7 EcoBoost, The 5.0 Liter V8 or the popular 3.5 EcoBoost, which you will need if you plan to add the Max Trailer Tow Package in order to pull the full the maximum weight of 13,200 lbs.


Overall, the STX is a fantastic truck for the money and worth every cent. I would also recommend looking at it over the XLT trim which is more money and when your only giving up the power seat its worthwhile considering. The STX for me gets two thumbs up!

To learn more about the STX Ford F150 or any other Ford product please email me at DaveHazell82@gmail.com or visit us here at the store on 1340 south and 500 west in Salt Lake City and ask for a Super Ford TV member.

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