Video: Here’s Why I Traded My Ram Truck For A New Ford F-150 STX! – Dude, I Love My Ride

2020 ford f-150 owner review

In this episode of “Dude, I love (or hate) my ride – @Home edition” a Ram is swapped for a Ford F-150 STX.

This viewer traded in his Ram for a 2020 Ford F-150 STX (it’s an SL with the STX option). We think it looks outstanding. The question is, why trade it for his Ram? He wanted his next truck to be a 4X4, the Ram was RWD. He likes the fact that the Ford weighs about 600-lbs less. On top of that, he prefers the extra rear space and performance gains.

This STX is a smart buy.

This model is a 4×4 that comes with the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 hooked up to a 10-speed automatic transmission. We have a lot of experience with this powertrain, and it is one of the best combinations for most. This especially true for consumers who do not need a serious tow vehicle.

2.7L EcoBoost V6

Honestly, we can attest to the power of a 325 horsepower V6 that makes 400 lb-ft of torque. It’s a very truck. The EPA rating of 18 mpg city, 23 mpg highway and 20 mpg combined is great for a 4X4 crew-cab.

The STX package adds 20-inch wheels, color-matched bumpers, side steps, honeycomb grille, and more. Many feel, including the owner, that the STX package makes the F-150 look like a much more expensive truck.

As much as he loves his new truck, he points out some noticeable flaws, most of which come from the interior. There are a few technical issues he dislikes, but it seems that the fit and finish seem to be the biggest issues. Granted, the complaints are valid, but there are only a few gripes.

He paid a total of $46,125 (MSRP) – but he paid about $34,000 after the trade, and incentives kicked in. Now, considering how much bang he got for the buck, it’s a killer deal. Have a look at the video and tell us what you think!

Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism - Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. Brought up in the California car culture and educated in theater, childhood education, film, journalism and history, Nathan now lives with his family in Denver, CO. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.