The 2009 Ford Explorer Sport Trac is a four-door, five-passenger SUV with a pickup bed. The Sport Trac is a midsize sport utility vehicle that is similar in size to the Ford Explorer and features similar styling and power but has a versatile cargo area in the rear. The Explorer Sport Trac is available in rear-wheel, four-wheel and all-wheel drive configurations. All trims can be equipped with either a 210 hp 4.0L V6 engine and five-speed automatic transmission or a 292 hp 4.6L V8 engine and six-speed automatic transmission. Standard safety features on the Ford Explorer Sport Trac include AdvanceTrac with roll stability control, anti-lock disc brakes and a tire pressure monitoring system. Dual front, front side-impact and side-curtain airbags are standard safety equipment. For 2009, the Ford Explorer Sport Trac receives trailer-sway control as standard equipment, and voice-activated navigation is now an available option. The Sport Trac achieves 14 mpg city and 20 mpg highway in the V6, rear-wheel-drive trim.Read more Read less
The Explorer Sport Trac, as Ford's Original Sport Truck, was introduced in 2001. There's competition these days from the likes of Honda, Nissan, and Dodge, so the Sport Trac has had to up its game, with a new-for-2009 standard trailer sway control system. New options this year include a voice-activated nav system, satellite radio, and heated side mirrors.
SUV and crew-cab pickup rolled into one; available full-time four-wheel drive; standard stability control and rollover mitigation systems
The Explorer Sport Trac is built on the same chassis as the Explorer SUV, but with the wheelbase extended nearly 17 inches. This allows room for four full-size passenger doors and a short pickup bed. Two available engines, a 4.0L V6 and a 4.6L V8, tow 5,060 and 7,160 lbs, respectively. Gas mileage is in line with other crew-cab pickups, at 13 mpg city and 19 mpg highway.
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