2014 Ford F-150

The 2014 Ford F-150 is here and as expected, it still looks relatively the same compared to past year’s models. This may be a bit of a gamble from Ford considering that its main rival, the Chevrolet Silverado , is sporting entirely new looks.Fortunately for Ford, the Ram has had the same look since 2009, when it was still under the Dodge umbrella.

But Ford is willing to roll the dice that the F-150’s popularity will carry its best-selling status while waiting for the next-generation model to arrive in a year’s time.

For now, Ford is offering a wide range of enhancements to the F-150, highlighted by the introduction of the F-150 STX SuperCrew trim and the SXT Sport Package.

The former gives us a full range of cab options that won’t necessarily be detrimental to our wallets while the latter is offered for buyers looking for extra style and personalization of their F-150s.

That’s about the length of changes you’ll see in the 2014 F-150 with Ford believing that you can still get top-grade value on the current generation pick-up before the new era is ushered in by the next-gen model next year.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 Ford F-150 and the F-150 SXT SuperCrew

Exterior

Ford F-150

As one of the most popular pickup trucks in the world, the Ford F-150 has a lot to live up to. For the 2014 model, Ford went and kept the exterior changes to a minimum, opting only to expand on the wide range of available colors for the pickup with the addition of the Sunset Metallic color. The shade joins Blue Jeans Metallic, Kodiak Brown Metallic and Ruby Red Clearcoat Metallic as part of an even wider array of color options. Another new option for the 2014 model is the addition of a wide variety of 18-and 20-inch wheels that are offered in numerous trim packages.

If there’s one thing we can look forward to with the 2014 F-150 is the introduction of the F-150 STX SuperCrew. Slotted between the XL and XLT models, the STX comes with a wide range of exterior upgrades, including a body-color front bumper fascia, grille surrounds, front and rear step bumpers, and a set of 17-inch machined-aluminum wheels. The STX SuperCrew also boasts of the Power Equipment Group package, which includes power door locks, integrated keyhead transmitter remotes, power one-touch up/down windows and sideview mirrors, Illuminated Entry System and perimeter alarm.

Should that still be not enough, you can also snag up the STX Sport Package, which will undeniably drive up the look and appeal of what already is a sharply-dressed and imposing pickup truck.

STX Sport Package

  • 20-inch machined aluminum painted wheels with P275/55R20 tires
  • Black billet grille with body-color surround
  • Black tubular running boards
  • Black and Gray Piston cloth front seats (40/console/40 on SuperCab and SuperCrew, 40/20/40 on Regular Cab)
  • Color-coordinated carpet
  • Unique box decals

Exterior Dimensions

Regular

Regular6.5 ft. (4x2)6.5 ft. (4x4)8 ft. (4x2)8 ft. (4x4)
Wheelbase125.9125.9144.5144.5
Overall length213.2213.2231.9231.9
Overall height74.876.075.076.0
Overall width (excl. mirrors)79.279.279.279.2
Overall width (with mirrors)97.097.097.097.0
Track width, front67.067.067.067.0
Track width, rear67.067.067.067.0
Cargo box length (inside at floor)78.878.897.497.4
Width (max) at wheelhouse50505050
Inside box height22.422.422.422.4
Seating capacity3333

SuperCab

SuperCab6.5 ft. (4x2)6.5 ft. (4x4)8 ft. (4x2)8 ft. (4x4)
Wheelbase144.5144.5163.1163.1
Overall length231.9231.9250.4250.4
Overall height75.276.174.875.7
Overall width (excl. mirrors)79.279.279.279.2
Overall width (with mirrors)97.097.097.097.0
Track width, front67.067.067.067.0
Track width, rear67.067.067.067.0
Cargo box length (inside at floor)78.878.897.497.4
Width (max) at wheelhouse50505050
Inside box height22.422.422.422.4
Seating capacity5/65/65/65/6

SuperCrew

SuperCrew5.5 ft. (4x2)5.5 ft. (4x4)6.5 ft. (4x2)6.5 ft. (4x4)
Wheelbase144.5144.5156.5156.5
Overall length231.9231.9243.9243.9
Overall height75.076.774.676.5
Overall width (excl. mirrors)79.279.279.279.2
Overall width (with mirrors)97.097.097.097.0
Track width, front67.067.067.067.0
Track width, rear67.067.067.067.0
Cargo box length (inside at floor)67.067.078.878.8
Width (max) at wheelhouse50505050
Inside box height22.422.422.422.4
Seating capacity5/65/65/65/6

Interior

Ford F-150

The interior of the 2014 Ford F-150 remains unchanged from its prior year models. The Limited trim does get a new Marina Blue specialty leather with natural perforation treatment so that’s a cool new addition.

But just like all the exterior goodies that came with the new F-150 SXT SuperCrew, you can likewise have some interior upgrades should you avail of that trim.

Whether it’s the MyKey program that allows fleet owners and parents to limit top speed and audio volume, and set speed-alert chimes to encourage safer driving or a new customer information display, the SXT SuperCrew has these options at your disposal. There will also be an audio input jack, cruise control, a tilt steering wheel, an AM/FM stereo with a CD player, and a premium cloth bench seats on the front row.

All these new options come standard on the F-150 SXT SuperCrew.

Interior Dimensions

Regular

Regular5.5 ft. (4x2)5.5 ft. (4x4)6.5 ft. (4x2)6.5 ft. (4x4)
Head room (Front)41.041.041.041.0
Head room (Rear)n/an/an/an/a
Leg room (Front)41.441.441.441.4
Leg room (Rear)n/an/an/an/a
Hip room (Front)60.560.560.560.5
Hip room (Rear)n/an/an/an/a
Shoulder room (Front)66.666.666.666.6
Shoulder room (Rear)n/an/an/an/a

SuperCab

SuperCab5.5 ft. (4x2)5.5 ft. (4x4)6.5 ft. (4x2)6.5 ft. (4x4)
Head room (Front)41.041.041.041.0
Head room (Rear)39.639.639.639.6
Leg room (Front)41.441.441.441.4
Leg room (Rear)33.333.333.333.3
Hip room (Front)60.560.560.560.5
Hip room (Rear)65.465.465.465.4
Shoulder room (Front)65.965.965.965.9
Shoulder room (Rear)65.765.765.765.7

SuperCrew

SuperCrew5.5 ft. (4x2)5.5 ft. (4x4)6.5 ft. (4x2)6.5 ft. (4x4)
Head room (Front)41.041.041.041.0
Head room (Rear)40.340.340.340.3
Leg room (Front)41.441.441.441.4
Leg room (Rear)43.543.543.543.5
Hip room (Front)60.560.560.560.5
Hip room (Rear)64.664.664.664.6
Shoulder room (Front)65.965.965.965.9
Shoulder room (Rear)65.565.565.565.5

Performance

Ford F-150

Four different engine options are available for the 2014 F-150, including a 3.7-liter V-6 engine that produces 302 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque. A 3.5-liter EcoBoost is also available, developing 365 horsepower and 420 pound-foot of torque. Moving up the list is a 5.0-liter V-8 that nets 360 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque and finally, a massive 6.2-liter V-8 that has 411 horsepower and 434 pound-feet of torque at its disposal.

As for the F-150 SXT SuperCrew, two engines will be made available - the 3.7-liter V-6 and the 5.0-liter V-8.

All engine options will come mated to a six-wheel automatic transmission.

Engine Specs

Powertrain3.7L V65.0L V86.2L V83.5L EcoBoost
ValvetrainTi-VCT DOHCTi-VCT DOHCiVCT SOHCTi-VCT DOHC
Block/headAluminum/aluminiumAluminum/aluminiumCast iron/aluminumAluminum/aluminium
Bore x stroke3.76 x 3.45 in.3.63 x 3.65 in.4.02 x 3.74 in.3.64 x 3.45 in.
Displacement226 cu. in.302 cu. in.379 cu. in.214 cu. in.
Compression ratio10.5:110.5:19.8:110.0:1
Electronic fuel injectionSequential multiportSequential multiportSequential multiportSequential direct
Valve operationDirect-acting mechanical bucketRoller finger followerRoller-rocker shaftDirect-acting mechanical bucket
Horsepower302 @ 6,500 rpm360 @ 5,500 rpm411 @ 5,500 rpm365 @ 5,000 rpm
Torque278 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 rpm380 lb.-ft. @ 4,250 rpm434 lb.-ft. @ 4,500 rpm420 lb.-ft. @ 2,500 rpm
Est. fuel economy17 city/23 highway15 city/21 highway13 city/18 highway16 city/22 highway
Recommended fuelRegular unleaded or E85Regular unleaded or E85Regular unleadedRegular unleaded
Transmission typeSix-speed automaticSix-speed automaticSix-speed automaticSix-speed automatic

Pricing

Ford F-150

No pricing details have been revealed about the 2014 Ford F-150. Based on past model years, expect the range to go from $24,070 – $53,300.

The 2014 Ford F-150 STX model lineup does have a price tag, starting under $30,000 with the STX SuperCrew. $33,145 for the 4x2 version with the 3.7-liter V-6 powertrain, and $37,570 for the 4x4 with 5.0-liter V-8 engine.

Competition

The Ford F-150’s status as the most popular pickup in the US also means that it belongs in a pretty competitive market with various models from other brands also flexing their own pickup muscles.

2014 Ram 1500

Ram 1500

For the 2014 model, Ram starts out with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 which is capable of producing a stout 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque with a fuel efficiency returns at 17 mpg in the city and 25 mpg in the highway, putting it on par with the base level F-150.

Another carryover into 2014 is the rage-topping HEMI 5.76-liter V-8, which cranks out 395 horsepower and 407 pound-feet of torque. This engine gives the Ram 1500 something to compete with the F-150’5-liter V-8.

All new for 2014 is something that neither Chevy or Ford have in their light-duty pickup lineups, a 3.0-liter diesel V-6. This puppy cranks out 240 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of tow-ready torque. Not only does this engine turn in up to 25 mpg, but it also tows up to 7,450 pounds.

2014 Chevrolet Silverado

Chevrolet Silverado

The 2014 Silverado sports a distinctive new look that was finally adopted after year’s of sticking with the old design. It’s a welcome surprise considering that the new Silverado looks more muscular and stout on the shoulders.

Powertrain options also abound with the 2014 model, including a 4.3 liter V-6, a 5.3 liter V-8 and a 6.2 liter V-8.

The base 4.3-liter EcoTec V-6produces 285 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque, numbers that are equally in the ball park of the entry level F-150. The Silverado gets 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg, slightly higher than what you can get from the F-150.

Conclusion

Ford F-150

There’s a reason why the Ford F-150 is a popular model. It offers the right combination of rugged style and break-the-neck performance that few pickups in the market can compete with. It would’ve been nice if there were more changes to the overall make-up of the F150, but given that the next-generation model is due next year, Ford is banking on another year of stout sales in anticipation for what’s being rumored to be an Atlas Concept-inspired model that will take the F-150 to new heights.

We’re not overly worried about another year of pretty much the same look because the pick-up still sells. But expectations are high for the 2015 model year, that much we can tell you.

LOVE IT
  • SXT package offers plenty of add-ons
  • Competitive fuel return rating
  • Variety of engine options
LEAVE IT
  • We can wait one more year for the next gen model
  • Other options available
  • No diesel option to push the Ram 1500

Press Release

Ford, America’s truck leader, adds the 2014 Ford F-150 STX SuperCrew® and STX Sport Package to its lineup, offering entry-level and value-oriented truck customers capable, roomy and stylish new options.

“With the rapidly expanding full-size pickup market continuing to benefit from economic growth and replacement demand, price-conscious buyers are returning looking for an affordable truck with space, capability and style,” said Doug Scott, Ford truck group marketing manager. “Adding the Ford F-150 STX SuperCrew and the new STX Sport Package to our 2014 lineup gives these truck shoppers more value-oriented F-150 models to consider.”

The F-150 STX SuperCrew meets the needs of first-time and returning value-conscious pickup truck customers, especially those who need to transport a crew to a job site or take the family on a trip.

Positioned between the work-ready XL and popular XLT models, STX offers upgraded exterior and interior features beyond what’s usually available for entry-level crew cab pickups:

◾Body-color front bumper fascia, grille surrounds, and front and rear step bumpers
◾Power Equipment Group, which includes power door locks, integrated keyhead transmitter remotes, power one-touch up/down windows and sideview mirrors, Illuminated Entry System and perimeter alarm
◾17-inch machined aluminum wheels
◾Audio input jack
◾Cruise control
◾Customer information display
◾MyKey® , a programmable feature that allows fleet owners and parents to limit top speed and audio volume, and set speed-alert chimes to encourage safer driving
◾Outside temperature display
◾Front-row 40/20/40 premium cloth bench seat
◾Driver manual lumbar adjust
◾Air conditioning
◾AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™
◾Tilt steering wheel
◾AM/FM stereo with single CD player

Ford F-150

Ford F-150 STX comes standard with a 302-horsepower, 278-lb.-ft.-of-torque 3.7-liter V6 engine, delivering an EPA-estimated 17 mpg city and 23 mpg highway. Ford F-150 also offers the half-ton segment’s only available compressed natural gas prep package.

A 5.0-liter V8 rated at 360 horsepower and 380 lb.-ft. of torque is also available, enabling STX SuperCrew to tow up to 9,500 pounds when properly equipped.

For buyers looking for extra style and personalization, the new STX Sport Package, available in all cab configurations, strengthens vehicle appearance with custom-inspired details.

The new STX Sport Package adds:

◾20-inch machined aluminum painted wheels with P275/55R20 tires
◾Black billet grille with body-color surround
◾Black tubular running boards
◾Black and Gray Piston cloth front seats (40/console/40 on SuperCab and SuperCrew, 40/20/40 on Regular Cab)
◾Color-coordinated carpet
◾Unique box decals

Ford is offering this new configuration at a time when truck sales continue to be a bright spot in the economy. Sales of full-size pickups through July are up 23 percent, compared to an industry that is up 8 percent, making it the fastest growth segment this year. Through July, 427,935 Ford F-Series pickups have been sold. Ford F-Series is America’s best-selling vehicle for 31 consecutive years and best-selling truck for 36 consecutive years.

Ford F-150

The 2014 Ford F-150 STX model lineup starts under $30,000. Manufacturer’s suggested retail price for STX SuperCrew starts at $33,145 for the 4x2 version with 3.7-liter V6 and $37,570 for the 4x4 with 5.0-liter V8. Current available discounts reduce the final price of the STX Sport Package, and F-150 Equipment Group 201A featuring the Trailer Tow Package, SYNC® voice-activated controls and SiriusXM Satellite Radio, to $980. Destination charges are $1,095.


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