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  • (4.7) 15 reviews
  • MSRP: $7,644$19,356
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 16-17
  • Engine: 210-hp, 4.0-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Seats: 5
2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

Our Take on the 2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

The Explorer Sport Trac SUV/pickup crossover expanded Ford's Explorer lineup and brought a fresh face to the company's best-selling SUV when it debuted for 2001. It got larger dimensions, more safety features and an available V-8 engine in a 2007 redesign, and for 2008 the Explorer Spor... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Mushy brake pedal feel
  • Could use a rearview camera
  • Low rear-seat cushion
  • Lack of cargo room in cabin

Notable Features

  • V-6 or V-8
  • Stability system with RSC
  • Optional heated windshield
  • Optional power adjustable pedals

2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Reviews Expert Reviews

Ford introduced the Explorer Sport Trac as a 2001 model, targeting consumers who placed more value on having two genuine, adult-sized rows of seating, less value on a big bed. To build the Sport Trac, Ford took the Explorer SUV platform, lengthened it 15 inches, added a 4-foot pickup bed, and a whole new category of vehicle was created for the company.Fast-forward to the 2007 model year, and th... Read full review for the 2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

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Consumer Reviews


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Just the right size with the right power

by Sam from Houston, TX on January 2, 2008

I traded a larger Ford truck for a 2008 Sport Trac Limited 2WD V8. I could not be more happy. What a joy to drive. Parks so easily, almost like a compact car. Very zippy with the small V8 and around 1... Read Full Review

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2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Safety Ratings

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NHTSA Ratings

Based on Ford Explorer Sport Trac Limited 4.0L

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Ford Explorer Sport Trac Limited 4.0L

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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.


There is currently 1 recall for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,100 per year.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.


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