Ford’s iconic half-ton pickup, the F-150, has dominated the automotive sales charts for over three consecutive decades. 2014 was the final year of production for the 12th generation of this quintessentially American vehicle.
While the 13th-generation model promises such innovations as a significantly lighter aluminum structure and a host of new, fuel-efficient engines, the 2014 F-150 still had a lot going for it. It offered buyers an impressive three cab sizes, three bed lengths, four engines and nine trim levels.
The STX and XLT were both mid-level models. They provided a solid combination of popular features and competitive value. Of the two, the XLT was the more upscale and expensive.