Model Years

2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

Fuel Economy

14-18 mpg

What to Know

2nd Generation Ford Explorer Sport Tracs features upgraded exterior styling along with a larger 4.6L V8 engine as available equipment. Not to be confused with a truck, or a SUV, the Sport Trac is still a hybrid truck/SUV vehicle. Bed length is the largest drawback, measuring in at a tick over 4 feet in length, the bed is essentially useless for any serious truck related activities. As it is a  heavy truck/SUV, don’t expect high performance handling or acceleration. The interior is pretty much standard, with adequate room in both the front and rear seats. Overall, it is a decent vehicle that is reliable enough. Don’t count on hauling a lot of stuff with it, but it is serviceable for most people who would otherwise drive a car or SUV.

What to Look For

Transmission – A handful of 2nd Generation Sport Tracs have transmission issues at around 100k miles. Symptoms to look for are hard shifting and abnormal shift points. Expect to spend $1500-2000 to have the transmission rebuilt or replaced.

 

Reliability

Issues: Cooling System, Misc Engine Component, Transmission
Lifespan Estimate: 160000 miles

Performance

Horsepower: 210 - 292hp
0-60 Time: 8.1 seconds
1/4 Mile Time: 16.3 seconds

Cost of Ownership

Depreciation: High 17.5% or higher per year
Maintenance Costs: Moderate
Average Insurance Costs in : High

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