2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

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2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

Key specs

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The good:

  • Versatile cargo bed
  • More maneuverable than most crew cab compact pickups
  • Loaded with safety features
  • Comfortable ride from four-wheel-independent suspension
  • Good crash-test ratings
  • Aggressive towing numbers

The bad:

  • Heavy
  • No bare-bones model to lower price
  • High liftover height in cargo bed

2 trims

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Notable features

  • Standard trailer-sway control
  • Voice-activated navigation system available
  • Available Sirius Travel Link

2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
The Explorer Sport Trac has a pickup bed in back where most SUVs would have an enclosed cargo area. The Explorer Sport Trac seats five and is available in XLT and Limited trim levels. Its competitors include crew cab pickups such as the Honda Ridgeline, Dodge Dakota quad cab and Nissan Frontier crew cab.

The Explorer Sport Trac adapts an independent rear suspension from the Explorer— a setup that usually trades off-road capability for on-road handling ability — that’s only matched by the Ridgeline.

New for 2010
There are no significant changes for 2010.

The Explorer Sport Trac wears the same slatted grille and scalloped headlights as the Explorer, but adds nearly 17 inches in length to accommodate a 4.5-foot pickup bed replete with side rails, tie-down hooks, a composite liner and three in-floor storage containers.

  • Available 16-, 17-, 18- or 20-inch alloy wheels
  • Standard power mirrors
  • Standard power-sliding rear window
  • Optional keypad entry
  • Optional heated mirrors
  • Optional automatic headlamps
  • Optional moonroof

Dashboard components mimic the Explorer: A tall center stack has radio controls above the air vents and connects to a floor-mounted console box below. Front bucket seats and a second-row bench provide seating for up to five.

  • Standard air conditioning
  • Standard leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio and cruise controls
  • Standard power windows and locks
  • Optional Sync system
  • Optional voice-activated navigation system

Under the Hood
Like the Ridgeline, the Explorer Sport Trac has an independent rear suspension, which is rare for a truck. When properly equipped, the rear-wheel-drive V-8-powered Explorer Sport Trac can tow up to 7,160 pounds.

  • 210-horsepower, 4.0-liter V-6 with 254 pounds-feet of torque
  • 292-hp, 4.6-liter V-8 with 315 pounds-feet of torque
  • Five- (V-6) or six-speed automatic (V-8)
  • Available 4×2 and 4×4 driveline options for both engines

Standard trailer-sway control works with the stability system to either apply the brakes or adjust engine response to help keep the trailer in line. Other safety features include:

  • Standard front side-impact airbags
  • Standard side curtain airbags
  • Standard electronic stability control
  • Standard four-wheel-disc antilock brakes
  • Optional reverse sensing system
  • Optional power-adjustable pedals

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews


Ok But Not Great

I have the Adrenalin model of Sport Trac, that up to this day has been reliable. The exterior design is one get I get a lot of stares and compliments, as it is a visually a very rare model. Interior is good but not great, premium stereo is not good at all! Mechanically speaking, is just on par with an econobox car, but gas thirst is huge with the V8! Acceleration is below par for V8’s size and rating. Transmission shift smooth with the occasional bump in lower gears now and then. All in all, it’s an ok vehicle but I wouldn’t recommend for longer trips, due to marginal power, and fuel guzzling habits!


Fantastic SUV/Truck.

Bought my 2001 Sport Trac shortly after they came out. Great SUV/Truck. Keep it until 2010 with 128,000 miles and traded it in on a used 2010 Sport Trac Adrenaline Package. I still have it with 89000 miles. Will definitely buy a New one as soon as they bring them back out.


Very happy with my new to me truck

I have always wanted a four door truck and often considered the Sport track. I looked and almost bought a f150 crew cab but it wasn’t in great condition and I am so glad it didn’t work out because I have found the one in this Sport Track.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Ford Blue Advantage Gold
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Gold Certified: Ford models up to 6 years old with less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12-Month/12,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty Blue Certified: 90-Day/4,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty Disclaimer: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.
7-Year/100,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Powertrain Limited Warranty Blue Certified: Available Disclaimer: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.
Dealer certification required
Certified 172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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