2008 Ford Sport Trac Adrenalin


  • Competes with: Chevy Avalanche, Honda Ridgeline
  • Looks like: A faster version of the Ford Sport Trac
  • Drivetrain: Exactly the same as the regular Ford Sport Trac
  • Hits dealerships: January 2008

When the Sport Trac Adrenalin concept hit the auto show circuit way back in 2005, we thought it was a good idea. Now, seeing that Ford is finally releasing a version of that concept with just cosmetic changes, we’re wondering where the last two years went. Doing some research, though, Ford vice president of design J Mays said way back when the concept debuted that it was planned for 2007. Of course, that concept had a supercharged version of the 4.6-liter V-8 the production model has.

Instead of a go-fast version of the Sport Trac, this is a looks-fast version. Ford announced the starting price of the Sport Trac Adrenalin today as well — $29,775 not including $720 in destination charges. That’s really the price of a Ford Explorer Sport Trac Limited with the Adrenalin Package price of $2,995 already added. So you can opt for either a 4X2 or 4X4 Sport Trac with either the V-6 or V-8 engine. Nope, no superchargers here.

The extra $2,995 goes to new body work, mostly. The new front of the Adrenaline is massive and quite aggressive. We miss the concept’s centered pipes, but the front end is actually bolder than the concept’s. When was the last time that happened?

Twenty-inch wheels also help a lot in trying to explain the added cost. They’re actually the same wheels shown on the concept back in 2005. Interior changes are minor, and the Adrenalin comes in limited colors: the Copper Red you see here, White Suede, black and silver. As always, more photos below, along with a shot of the concept for comparison purposes.

Ford Sport Trac Adrenalin Concept (Cars.com)

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Managing Editor David Thomas has a thing for wagons and owns a 2010 Subaru Outback and a 2005 Volkswagen Passat wagon.  Email David