"I love the concept of this vehicle. It fits the needs of me and my family perfectly and, important in Alaska, fits in the garage. The drive system includes both an all wheel drive setting so the vehicle can be driven on any road surface and traditional 4x4 with high lock and low lock settings. It's perfect of Alaska and something not easily found except on GM full size trucks and SUVs. The Tacoma and Frontier have very basic traditional 4x4 systems that are really only useful once the road is totally snow covered or icy. Most new crossovers and SUVs have all wheel drive systems that lack a locking center diff for deep snow or truly icy conditions.
Like the professional reviews say for this vehicle and the Honda Ridgeline - most people don't need a full size truck and these two vehicles make more sense. It's true. The problem? I would describe this vehicle as hard. To me the ride hard, many of the control are hard (hard plastic or they require too much effort to push, pull or turn) and the front seats are so hard they cutoff circulation and put my feet to sleep when I drive. I've added cushions to solve the problem, but its a design that doesn't suit me.
I bought mine sigh-unseen and had it shipped to Alaska this May, with less than 10,000 miles at the time. The looks of both the Ridgeline and the SportTrac are a bit odd, but the Ridgeline is worse in my opinion and tends to be much more expensive. I highly recommend checking out the SportTrac if your looking for a used Ridgeline or other compact pickup. The ride and seats may not bother you and you'll have an excellent and very practical little truck. Don't underestimate it's abilities either, I hauled 1000 lbs of dead sod to the dump last weekend with ease."
"I have owned this truck for four years now. I have had no problems what so ever with it. I love the interior. Its stylish and modern with lots of cup holders. The truck does what is asked of it in regards to 4x4 and towing. I drive in the snow and on the beach, I also pull trailers. If you are wanting something that isnt full size but can handle the of work of a full size then this truck is for you. Now dont think that because its smaller your gas mileage will be better. I get about 16-18 mpg, city or highway. If your pulling a heavy load or are in hills or mountainous areas with a load then your mpg will drop. Just keep in mind it does have a V8. I love this vechile and would totally reccomend this truck to anyone. In addition it holds car seats well also! It has the ancore system to attach your childs car seat to with ease to better secure the car seat."
"This is my second Sport Trac. I put 135K miles on my 03. It's too bad Ford quit making these, because it's likely going to cause me to go to a Nissan Frontier or whatever is available in that type of vehicle when I'm ready to trade. I love this vehicle."
"With 55k on it, i must say i have enjoyed this vehicle more than any car owed.
it is quiet and it rides great....
1. i bot a boat and with an 8 banger it struggles a little on hills on interstate.
2. can't believe i paid 38 for it and its worth is now 15000.
who was that masked man.....???"
"Love the look, room, ride and utility. At 6'3" I'm comfortable driving it and room behind me for a real adult. Wish Ford would replace 4.0 V6 with more fuel efficient technology. Excellent to take grandkids fishing and pulls boat easily.
Overall would recommend...Ford, please improve fuel efficiency. 16 city and approx. 20 highway at 70-75MPH."