I get mad when someone else takes a good idea for a headline. Ford used "STX Appeal" as the headline for its F-Series STX package, which is a decent one -- far better than the Styx joke I came up with. Leave the clever stuff to me, Ford. Where were we? Oh, right, the F-Series STX package.
On the F-150, the STX is its own trim level. Most of it is aesthetic -- 20-inch aluminum wheels, a black grille, body-color bumper and front fascia, fog lamps and privacy glass. Inside, it adds Ford's way-better-than-before Sync 3 infotainment system, special black cloth seats and manual front-seat lumbar support.
It rests between the XL and XLT models, costs $35,615 to start and can be optioned with three engines -- the 2.7-liter turbocharged V-6, 3.5-liter turbocharged V-6 and 5.0-liter V-8.
If you're a real Renegade (okay, the Styx references are done), you can opt for theSTX, but that's just an appearance package on the XL trim. This one will grant you a chrome grille and step bumpers, unique wheels and fender vent badges on the outside. Inside, you get steering-wheel mounted cruise control and an AM/FM stereo with a CD player. That's quite fancy...for a vehicle coming out when Styx was still making music. Okay, now the Styx references are done.
The Super Duty STX can be optioned with either the 6.2-liter gas V-8 or the 6.7-liter diesel V-8. The F-250 STX will set you back $34,910, whereas the F-350 STX will cost you $36,080. It's available in all cab configurations on Super Duty, but only SuperCab or SuperCrew for F-150.