The Ford F-Series categorized as the F-1(half ton) the F-2(three-quarter ton) and the F-3(the heavy duty) were first introduced in 1948. The pickup trucks were well modified with smooth body contours, a one-piece windshield as well as a pair of well-integrated headlights. The latter models have undergone evolution to suit the hardy environment in which they were initially meant to work in. The 2016 Ford f-150 STX is one of the last models under the F-Series that have undergone a complete make-over from the previous models.
2016 Ford f-150 STX Interior and Exterior
The previous truck under the F-Series had a chisel box look which had endured from the initial models. The newer models however have undergone a body facelift to a new sporty jelly-bean like model standing in sharp contrast with the previous models. The much-vaunted modifications and technical innovations on the truck are expected to give other close competitors a run for their money. The glued aluminum body novelty in the model meant to replace the steel body in the previous 2014 model has helped cut down the truck’s weight by about 700 pounds. Initially, Ford had used the steel technology on Jaguar and Land Rover models before selling them. The novelty has been associated with improving the truck’s performance while cutting down fuel consumption.
The big LED headlights complete with a huge and well-designed grille give the truck the Atlas look. A lot more detail in the vehicle’s aluminum chrome, truck bed and body panel have helped in reducing significant weight in the truck. However, the ladder frame is made of strengthened steel with a buffer in between them guaranteeing the users of utmost durability.
One of the most interesting features of the 2016 Ford f-150 STX model is the incorporation of modern gadgetry in its interior. A modern infotainment system completes with a touchscreen display providing the driver with the necessary information including text messaging and warning message functions. A modern stereo system with an AM/FM radio and DVD player are among the standard features incorporated in the truck. Manual air conditioning systems and climate control features complement the hi-tech infotainment system beating all other competitors in the same class.
2016 Ford f-150 STX Engine Features
The 2016 Ford f-150 STX comes with two engine options; a 3.5-liter V6 engine generating about 302 horsepower with 278 lb-ft of torque. The engine produces an impressive horsepower making the car more superior among all other trucks in the same class. The truck is also expected to come with a 5.0-liter engine option generating about 360 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque. The engine option delivers more power and exceptional performance making it more preferable when cruising on rough terrain. The two engine options are expected to run on a 6-speed automatic transmission system. However, it is speculated that the company may also have 8-speed and 10-speed automatic shift gearbox systems in some trucks.
2016 Ford f-150 STX Pricing and Release Date
The arrival of the model in the retail markets will mark a new evolution of trucks. The trucks will create stiffer competition in the market. The trucks are expected to retail at about $26,500 and may hit the markets in early 2016. However, information on the official release dates and price remains scanty.
The 2016 Ford f-150 STX truck is one of its own kind. Its design and architecture have catapulted the truck model top on the list of the best trucks in its category. True to its word, the Ford F-Series has yet again given its close competitors a run for their money.