Ford Explorer Sport Trac Models and Explorer Sport Trac History

In 2001, Ford decided to expand the Explorer line-up with a less conventional mid-sized crew cab. The Ford Explorer Sport Trac was constructed on a lengthened version of the reputable four-door sport utility vehicle’s platform. About 15 inches longer than the traditional Ford Explorer, the 2001 Explorer Sport Trac featured an enclosed five-passenger cabin combined with an open truck bed. Another distinguishing trait to the 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac is the use of the two-door Explorer Sport’s front end. From 2001 to 2005, the Explorer Sport Trac was exclusively powered by a 210-horsepower, 4.0-liter V-6 engine that could be mated to a five-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission. The manual gearbox option was dropped following the 2003 model year. Available with two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive configurations, the 2001 Explorer Sport Trac rolls on 16-inch aluminum wheels and features a standard anti-lock braking system.

 

Up to 1,540 pounds of payload capacity could be handled with the 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac. The Explorer Sport Trac was unavailable for the 2006 model year but returned in 2007 as a completely new vehicle. The second-generation Explorer Sport Trac was a longer vehicle sharing styling with the 2006 Explorer four-door. Offered for the first time on the Sport Trac version of the Explorer, the 4.6-liter Modular V-8 engine produced a solid 292 horsepower paired with six-speed automatic transmission.

 

Equipped with a 4.5-foot long cargo box, the 2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac with the optional V-8 powerplant also had the capacity to tow a maximum load of up to 6,800 pounds. In 2008, an Adrenalin of the four-wheel drive Explorer Sport Trac utilizing unique bodywork accessories and blacked-out grille accents. Ford SYNC integration was made optional on the vehicle in 2008 while Trailer Sway Control became standard in 2009. Due to slowing sales, the Ford Explorer Sport Trac was discontinued after the 2010 model year.

New and Used Explorer Sport Trac Prices, Ford Explorer Sport Trac Model Years and History

An automotive mash-up between a Ford Explorer and a Ford F-150, the 2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac is essentially a sport utility vehicle which features a truck bed for greater cargo versatility.
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 4 / 5
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 5 / 5
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 3 / 5
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A midsize SUV that features a pickup truck bed, the 2009 Ford Explorer Sport Trac is a blend of SUV comfort and power with the versatility provided from a pickup truck.
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 2 / 5
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A sport utility vehicle with a pickup truck bed on the back, the 2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac is available in two trims, the XLT and the Limited.
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 3 / 5
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 5 / 5
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 3 / 5
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Redesigned for the new year, the 2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac is a mash-up of pickup truck and SUV, with seating for five passengers and a rear cargo bed.
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 2 / 5
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 4 / 5
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 3 / 5
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The 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac combines the benefits of a pickup truck bed with a SUV interior and seating for up to five passengers,
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Combining the best of the SUV and pickup truck worlds, the 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac offers a five-passenger four-door SUV body and adds a four-foot cargo bed to the rear.
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The 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac is a five-passenger blend of a sport utility vehicle and a pickup truck, and it is available in a handful of 2WD and 4WD trims.
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Merging the interior comfort of a mid-size SUV with the increased utility of a pickup, the 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac seats five passengers and has room for cargo in the bed.
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A brand-new vehicle which combines the best of a pickup truck with the comfort of an SUV, the 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac seats five and has plenty of room for cargo in the rear bed.
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Among the Best
5 / 5
Better than Most
4 / 5
About Average
3 / 5
The Rest
2 / 5

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