While most of us agree that they are attractive and the nicely integrated door handle is an artful design element one editor found them to be positioned right where he wanted to place his knee which made them rather uncomfortable. Redesigned seats are lighter and take up less room. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? The Dodge Dakota Quad Cab alone exceeds the Sport Trac in wheelbase and overall length, by less than an inch in the former but by more than eight inches in the latter. Comparatively speaking, the '07 Sport Trac's interior lands squarely in the middle of the segment. Despite these qualities, I'm a bit baffled by vehicles like the Sport Trac. Ford has legacy, though, and a faithful following.
One distinctive aspect is that the sides of the bed and the tailgate rise as much as three inches higher than is the norm in the segment. Review Notes: 2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4. There is an F-150 feel from behind the driver's seat, but it still doesn't measure up to the F-150's cabin in terms of build quality. Consequently, the Sport Trac stood out then because it was relatively refined. I used to have a V6 Explorer but find the gearbox to be very unforgiving, the V8 with the 6 speed is fantastic. A long road trip in -13 degree weather left one of our editors with one cartoonishly blue foot while the other was toasty warm. Though it has a short bed it still is very handy! The maximum towing capacity of the V-6 model is 5310 pounds with 1450 pounds of payload.
Found to have a mouse nest in it! How all this responds when the gas pedal is pressed isn't quite as impressive as the data suggest. Back in the bed, a shallow, covered bin running the width of the floor is placed inconveniently all the way forward and thus out of reach from the tailgate, and a small, covered bin is recessed in the floor at each side behind the wheelhouses; good ideas, but not nearly on a par with the Ridgeline's lockable, 8. A streamlined instrument panel and dash present a friendlier, easier to use array of controls and displays. We did get used to the 292 horses provided by the optional 4. The fuel mileage has increased with age believe it or not. Fine marketing choices aside, in 2000 the segment had only two other competitors — the Dodge Dakota Quad Cab and the Nissan Frontier crew cab. Maximum towing capacities dip slightly for four-wheel-drive Sport Tracs.
It's also two inches wider than the '05 Sport Trac; in track the distance between the tires side to side , too, giving the new Sport Trac more bulk and a more confident stance. It's probably the case with a lot of pickups, but there are significant blind spots to the rear, especially with the back-seat headrests up and the tonneau cover installed. Thanks for your website and service. Of the remaining four-door, shorter-bed the Sport Trac's bed is four feet long, the rest around five feet , midsize pickups, the Chevrolet Colorado, the Honda Ridgeline, the Nissan Frontier and the Toyota Tacoma measure between three and four inches shorter overall. This vehicle has been very reliable mechanically. We haven't yet driven a V6-powered 2007 Sport Trac. We especially like the new high resolution message center in the center of the gauge cluster.
Now they have it, along with 292 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque. It was used with about 100,000 miles but so far its been a great vehicle. The side steps will probably be the first casualty on any serious trail. The Frontier and the Ridgeline are tops in rear seat headroom, but again by only tenths of an inch. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? Ford has legacy, though, and a faithful following. By making the Sport Trac look taller, it also raises the Sport Trac's visual center of gravity, although the wider body and wider track help some to reduce this impression.
That said, I did like driving the Sport Trac. Fit and finish isn't impressive. As far as the instruments go, this is good. All five seating positions get three-point seatbelts, but only the front seats and the outboard rear seats get the adjustable, full-size head restraints. Interior Features Inside, the 2007 Ford Sport Trac looks a lot like the Explorer cabin. The firm seats are a little lacking in lateral support but they are supremely comfortable and the seating position is fantastic. From the rear, well, what else can be said.
Not so good are the Explorer's inside door panels. Most importantly, however, you need four real doors and comfortable seating for four normal sized humans. With 292 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque on tap, the 3 valve, 4. The front center console hosts two cup holders adjacent to the shift gate. Not so good are the Explorer's inside door panels. Only by parking the '07 Sport Trac next to the '05 are the differences in their lengths apparent, as the stylists have retained the proportions between cabin and bed. Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle.
A five-speed automotive overdrive transmission comes with the V-6. Same for the center stack, which although packed with functions, is intuitively organized, with readily deciphered controls and displays. As far as the instruments go, this is good. Friends had a 2005 Sport Trac and the 2007 was overhauled and they say its a much nicer ride than theirs. The Sport Trac bobs up and down a bit over big bumps, but for the most part trucklike tendencies have been filtered out of the suspension. Just a shame they discontinued making these.
Interior space is unchanged from the Explorer's, and if you've ever sat in a Honda Ridgeline, the Sport Trac will feel a bit cramped. Those data are 292 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque. Styling has been updated and refreshed, bringing the Sport Trac firmly back into the family of Ford light duty trucks. Side step bars are optional. Wheelbase distance between the tires front to rear extends by almost five inches, overall length bumper to bumper about the same. The bed has a water-tight, lockable tonneau cover and tailgate; a small storage bin inconveniently placed at the front of the bed; and two even smaller compartments near the tailgate.