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If you are in the market for a 2019 or 2020 Ford F-150 or Super Duty, you might wonder about the differences between the STX Package and the XLT trim level. We will perform a complete Ford STX vs. XLT comparison to see what the differences are. Our STX and XLT evaluation will look at the appearances, pricing, features, and more.

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What is the STX Appearance Package?

The STX Appearance Package includes some outstanding exterior design elements plus a few enhancements to the interior of the F-150/F-250. The STX isn't considered a trim level, but rather, a package that can be added to any existing F-150/F-250 trim. This STX Package was first added to the 2019 lineup, but can also be found with the 2020 truck models.

Price Comparison | Ford STX vs. XLT

The STX Package adds $1,995 to your Ford truck purchase, whether it is with an F-150 or F-250 model. This price is in addition to the existing truck MSRP. In comparison, the 2019 Ford F-150 XLT MSRP is $34,160, while the 2020 Ford F-150 XLT MSRP is $34,760. If you wanted a Ford F-150 XLT with the STX Package, you would add the $1,995 to the MSRP for your total price.

Highlights | Ford STX vs. XLT

The appearance of trucks with the STX Package looks completely different than the standard XLT models. It offers a sporty appearance that stands out in a crowd. There aren't many interior differences between the two. However, both the STX Package and the XLT trim are available with the F-150 or F-250.

Ford Trucks Available with STX or XLT

The STX package can be added to any F-150, F-250, or Ranger truck on most trim levels. If you want a higher-end model, you can still choose to add the STX Package. In comparison, the XLT is a trim level that's available with both the F-150 and F-250. It's one step above the base XL model, so it doesn't offer quite as much as some other choices, such as the Raptor, King Ranch, or Lariat.

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Exterior Upgrades | Ford STX vs. XLT

The biggest difference between the Ford STX and XLT is the exterior design. You can quickly see the difference by just looking at the two.

STX: The STX package contains body-colored bumpers and a grille. As with the XL models, the STX also includes halogen headlamps. This package also adds privacy glass and 20-inch machined aluminum wheels. The STX package on the F-250 includes chrome bumpers and a grille. Plus, it comes with 18-inch cast-aluminum wheels.

XLT: The XLT trim level includes chrome bumpers and a grille. It also comes with automatic on/off headlamps and rain lamp wiper activation. As with the STX package, the F-250 also includes 18-inch cast-aluminum wheels.

Interior Features | Ford STX vs. XLT

While there aren't as many interior differences between the STX Package and the XLT trim as there are with the exterior design, there are a few to mention.

STX: While most of the tech features remain the same with the XLT trim, this model also gains some unique STX badging. If you add the STX Package to a truck with a higher trim level than the XLT, you can expect a lot more interior features.

XLT: All Ford F-150 XLT models include power locks and windows, MyKey, the SYNC 3 infotainment system, an eight-inch touch screen, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hot spot, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and a USB port.

Engine Power & Performance | Ford STX vs. XLT

The engine options vary based on the trim level of the F-150, not the STX package. With that said, there are only some engines that can be combined with the XLT trim. The base engine is a 290-horsepower 3.3-liter V6. However, this trim can also come with a 325-horsepower 2.7-liter twin-turbo V6, a 395-horsepower 5.0-liter turbo V8, or the 375-horsepower 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6. If you choose to add the STX Package to a Lariat, King Ranch or Platinum trim, you can also opt for the 250-horsepower 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6. Plus, the Limited and Raptor trims offer an additional 450-horsepower 3.5-liter high-output twin-turbo V6. With the Ford trucks, owners have the option to choose rear- or four-wheel-drive. Plus, the base engine comes with a six-speed automatic transmission, while all of the others have a ten-speed automatic transmission included.

Buy A New Ford F-150/F-250 Equipped with STX or XLT

You can find the Ford F-150 truck that suits your needs. If you want to buy an F-150 in Colorado, visit Phil Long. We can show you the differences between the STX Package and the XLT trim level. You can also test-drive an F-150 to see what makes this truck exceptional. Furthermore, our current F-150 STX and XLT lease deals will save you more than ever.

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