Explorer buyers can choose from three engines and Mountaineer buyers from two. I get better gas mileage than expected though still not great - it's a truck, after all and the ride is very, very smooth. Exterior The slow-selling two-door Explorer is shorter by about 10 inches, both in wheelbase and overall length, than the four-door. With a pickup just the opposite is true, and it rides and handles like, well, a truck. I love the bounce of a truck and the ability to haul stuff.
If you get this car make sure you get the MaxCare. The four-door models hold five, with a three-place rear bench providing the additional position. I was remarkably surprised at how comfortable it was to drive. The inside has a ton of space for people and cargo. The side mirrors are very large, which is a plus because many cars have tiny ones that don't help. The leather doesn't seem to be the greatest quality, either - it has been 83k miles now, but the leather has begun to crack and shed.
When it is placed in reverse, the sensors send out signals that bounce off objects and return. Heat and air cooled leather seats. The only thing I dislike is as a woman, I am small and wish that the Sport Trac had the extendable foot pedals as my Mercury Sable did. Overall, very pleased with the purchase and would buy again. So if you're an active-lifestyle Gen Xer who can't, or won't, compromise too much on what you're going to haul, the Sport Trac might be the answer to your dilemma. Warning beeps are audible within the cabin and, as the vehicle approaches the object, the beeps sound more frequently, becoming a continuous tone when the object is within 10 inches.
Detection range and sensitivity depend on the physical makeup of the obstacle - solid steel or concrete is easier to detect at a greater distance than a plastic garbage bag or a bush. The two-door model comes in a sport trim and seats four. Unfortunately, the vehicle is no longer made by Ford. In dealer showrooms early next year, Explorer Sport Trac will be the first vehicle of its kinds offered for retail sale. Another distinguishing feature of the Sport Trac is its new front-end styling, which it shares with the three-door Explorer Sport.
The stereo system plays good sound, but two of the speakers blew out around 70k miles. We drove through two drenching rain storms and afterward found nary a puddle in the bed, so it looks as though the cargo box can be used for luggage, which leaves room for five passengers up front. The Sport Trac fits my lifestyle nearly ideally. Heat and air cooled leather seats. I had to have it replaced in order to stop light from coming on. The Sport Trac is a five-door Explorer that has had its frame stretched and its rear cargo compartment lopped off and replaced with a truncated pickup box.
Safety Explorer offers optional side impact air bags to provide enhanced head and chest protection during certain side-impact crashes. The tailgate and its frame are steel, however, taken directly from the F-150 parts bin. Collins, Ford Multi-purpose vehicle group brand manager. No truly memorable moments with vehicle. The Frontier has the bigger bed by two cubes , but if you've ever seen a dust devil—or if your trailblazer has to be back to reality on Monday—the Sport Trac gets the lone star for its hose-out interior. We got looks and questions wherever we ventured.
The last Dodge Dakota Sport Quad Cab we tested pulled 0. Using our fast, simple, and reliable online valuation service you can find out in a matter of minutes just how much cash you could have and with payments being made immediately there is simply no reason not to let us buy your Ford Explorer Sport Trac. There is also a 12-volt power outlet in the bed. To further emphasize the rugged nature of this beast, there are also two large tow hooks in the opening of the bumper. I don't know why I haven't been driving one all along. A computer measures the distance from the object, based on signal transmission and reception, and transmits the information to the driver through a speaker in the cabin.
The upper part of the fascia is body-colored, and the lower part is a silver titanium color. I love the bounce of a truck and the ability to haul stuff. Whether towing a race car or carrying a dirt bike for a day of trail riding, my hobbies demand a truck's utility. But obviously the transmission was a big deal. But obviously the transmission was a big deal. It comfortably sat 3 adults and 2 children. The combination air bag inflates a bag for both the head and chest within 30 milliseconds of a side impact.
The Eddie Bauer model now features a color-keyed, two-spoke leather wrapped steering wheel with auxiliary audio, climate and speed control as a standard item. And the step rails on the Sport Trac are nearly four inches closer to the road, reducing ramp breakover angle. Outside of that, the vehicle has held up well. I live in a rural northern area, where there is snow, ice, wind and lots of travel on gravel or dirt roads. The rear seatbacks are split and fold for extra cargo room on all models. But ground clearance is more important on washed-out trails, and the Frontier sits 2. The padded rubber floor covering and the use of urethane rather than solid rubber body mounts help deaden road noise.
Drives nicely and is very quiet on the road although the brakes are quite a bit more sensitive than what I'm used to in my truck. TransmissionFilter selectedTransmissionList, transmissionTemplate ; } listingsSearchManager. Transmission: Manual 6 Speed Color:Black Interior Color: Black Average Vehicle Review: 4. The 2000 Ford Explorer continues building on the strengths that have made it the best-selling compact sport utility on the market - versatility; attractive styling; a comfortable, well-planned interior; and safety and security features that give drivers extra peace-of-mind. There are 10 anchors, in and on the top rails of the cargo box. My dogs find it more enjoyable for us to leave the seats in the normal position for their enjoyment. The only thing I dislike is as a woman, I am small and wish that the Sport Trac had the extendable foot pedals as my Mercury Sable did.