Ford Explorer Sport Trac

Ford Explorer Sport Trac

About Ford Explorer Sport Trac

The 2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac is the second generation of a vehicle that started a sub-trend: A truck, with sport-utility characteristics, four doors, a rather short cargo bed and an assortment of ingenious features to enhance the anticipated active lifestyles of its intended buyers. It's not quite a sport utility vehicle and it's not quite a truck. On the large size in this group are the Chevrolet Avalanche and Cadillac Escalade EXT, while more directly competitive in size is the Honda Ridgeline. The original Sport Trac was based on the Ford Explorer, as is the newest version. But the Explorer has grown up, both in size and sophistication, and so has the Sport Trac.

2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
What's new for 2010?
2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

For 2010, the Explorer Sport Trac can be outfitted with the latest SYNC communications and entertainment system, while the Limited models gain chrome roof rails and side steps.

2009 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
What's new for 2009?
2009 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

New for 2009 is the addition of Trailer Sway Control to the AdvanceTrac stability control. New options for the Sport Trac include heated leather seats, heated side mirrors and next-generation navigation with SIRIUS Travel Link.

2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
What's new for 2008?
2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

New standard features for 2008 include a drop-in storage bin with power points, side-curtain airbags, fog lamps and a power rear window. New options include voice-activated navigation and the SYNC hands-free communication and entertainment system.

2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
What's new for 2007?
2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

The Ford Sport Trac is larger, longer in the wheelbase by over 16 inches, has a fully-boxed frame that's stiffer by over 400 percent, has independent rear suspension, is available with a 4.6-liter V8 that makes 292 horsepower, has a very nice interior and offers a lot of versatility.

Consumer Reviews

Surprising ride.

By on Saturday, November 21, 2009

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

"When the Sport Trac first came out I was not impressed. I didn't think it was a very good idea - after all, if you want a truck, get a full sized one. I found a lightly used Sport Trac at my local Ford dealer at what was a low price according to the Blue Book values. I thought I should at least check it out and was I surprised! It handles well, the V6 has plenty of power, and it is a very comfortable ride. Also, it is much easier to park than a full sized pickup, and as an added benefit, I am averaging 20 mpg combined city/highway driving. When I am mainly driving on the highway, I am getting as much as 24 mpg. All in all a very nice truck."

9 people out of 9 found this review helpful

Good design

By on Tuesday, October 28, 2008

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

"Owned 2004 Sport Trac, gave it to my son has 71000 miles no problems, bought the 2007, looks great, 6.V alittle noisy, love the large interior, great ride, hasnt been back to dealer for any problems (yet). I find interior gauges differcult to see, especially the gas gauge, paid 24000 for it, put 8000 down and Im upside down by just alittle in the loan, that disappoints me, would I buy another, absolutely"

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

This truck is the best of ALL worlds.

By on Saturday, March 17, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 63,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "All of the ubove"

Cons: "Low ground clearance. Poor fuel economy for a 6cyl"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"It's just enough TRUCK for most jobs and just enough SUV to handle the gang. And it has the sporty look and handling to satisfy your wild side."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

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