. The standard engine is a 4. One gripe: The odd door-pull handles are not at all intuitive even as to where they are, let alone how they work. They'll ruin it for other car dealers. New for 2009 The Explorer Sport Trac gets a standard trailer-sway control system and satellite radio. Front bucket seats and a second-row bench provide seating for up to five.
On the good side, there's an optional heated windshield and rubber floor coverings make it easier to clean out the mud. Its competitors include crewcab pickups such as the Honda Ridgeline, Dodge Dakota Quad Cab and Nissan Frontier Crew Cab. But if your trips include filling the cargo box with dirt bikes and the inside with two or three buddies, then pulling a loaded trailer up hills, you'll probably want the V8. Exterior The Explorer Sport Trac wears the same slatted grille and scalloped headlights as the Explorer, but adds nearly 17 inches in length to accommodate a 4. No small amount of credit for this excellent behavior is due the fully-boxed frame, which is so remarkably stiff that visible movement between the passenger cab and cargo box is essentially undetectable, even under very rough conditions. The 2009 Ford Explorer Sport Trac's exterior does a good job of striking that delicate balance between street style and off-road character, and the Ford designers have managed to make it look not exactly like a work truck, but not exactly like a soccer-mom sport utility vehicle, either. Best car shopping experience I've ever had.
On the safety side the standard equipment includes front, front-side and side-curtain airbags. The optional four-wheel-drive system is operated by a button and includes a low range. Exterior The Explorer Sport Trac wears the same slatted grille and scalloped headlights as the Explorer, but adds nearly 17 inches in length to accommodate a 4. Its competitors include crewcab pickups such as the Honda Ridgeline, Dodge Dakota Quad Cab and Nissan Frontier Crew Cab. Vehicle Details Inside the Sport Trac everything fits well and is thoughtfully arranged.
I would definitely purchase this type of vehicle again if I had the opportunity. The 2009 Ford Explorer Sport Trac's driving experience, both on pavement and off, is exceptionally good. The Explorer Sport Trac comes only as a crew cab, and has seats for five people. The composite-material cargo box contains three storage bins with drain plugs. When properly equipped, the rear-wheel-drive V-8-powered Explorer Sport Trac can tow up to 7,160 pounds. I live in the snow-belt, and I have to say, I've never had a vehicle perform better in the winter. Buying experience at the dealer was smooth: offered a good price for my trade an '07 SportTrac and theirs was very competitively priced.
My Ford Explorer Sport Trac was amazing! Greg and Casey were amazing throughout the process. The largest is up forward under the cargo floor, requiring crawling into the cargo box to store your stuff, while the equivalent feature in the Honda Ridgeline is conveniently near the rear. It's not quite a sport utility vehicle and it's not quite a truck. Versatile Cargo Box The cargo box is made of composite material, so it won't rust and, with its three storage compartments, offers a lot of versatility for odds and ends of an active weekend. For most folks the Sport Trac will be the best-handling, best riding truck they've ever driven.
While there was no V8 option, a crew cab Tacoma was available with a longer bed, making it a better choice for those who plan to use their truck for hauling cargo. Most drivers will probably find the 4. The optional engine is the 4. Currently the Ford Explorer Sport Trac has a score of 7. The Explorer Sport Trac comes standard with a V6, but most reviewers tested and preferred the available V8, which they said is smooth and powerful. Most reviewers found the seats in both the front and back comfortable, and many said the cabin is generally spacious.
New for 2009 The Explorer Sport Trac gets a standard trailer-sway control system and satellite radio. Just took it on a 500-mile trip and it was purring all the way. The roof rack, external cargo-box tie-downs, fairly large tires and prominent wheel arches give it a properly rugged image, while the big chrome grille and front-end treatment lend style. The history on the Sport Trac is that it sells for just slightly under invoice, but, to be sure, check with the Fair Purchase Prices that represent what consumers are actually paying in your area, as a vehicle such as this can have significantly different prices in different parts of the country. Other Cars to Consider The is available with a crew cab that offers similar seating space to the Explorer Sport Trac.
The seating is quite roomy and comfortable, in both the front and rear, and a long day behind the wheel should prove pleasant. Frame and Suspension The fully-boxed frame and fully-independent suspension deliver a combination of ride smoothness, handling precision and off-road capability that is particularly noteworthy. Major options include the Limited trim level, which adds 18-inch alloy wheels, step bars, six-way power driver's seat and some other trim items. Other available features include a power sunroof, leather seats, heated front seats and navigation. But the Explorer has grown up, both in size and sophistication, and so has the Sport Trac.
My Sport Trac served all of my needs well as a family vehicle, farm vehicle, reliable work vehicle. The 2009 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. If you want to be able to go just about anywhere, you require some truck-type cargo capacity but not necessarily a lot, you tow a trailer but not necessarily a great big one and you want the advantages of a separate body-on-frame construction and an available V8 engine, the 2009 Ford Explorer Sport Trac deserves your attention. Told my wife for our next car as I will advise friends and family , it's worth the drive. The Explorer Sport Trac is available with either rear- or four-wheel drive. The day I had to say good bye was pretty sad. The original Sport Trac was based on the Ford Explorer, as is the newest version.