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.
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!