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2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

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Key specs

Base trim shown

Pickup Truck

Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

210.2” x 72.5”


Rear-wheel drive



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 4.7
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value 4.6
  • Exterior 4.8
  • Reliability 4.7
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Most recent consumer reviews


Way better than my 2013 f150 and 2008 Ford ranger!

Im in the market for a 2010 explorer ST( sport trac ) . I had a 2007 and it was a tank. Loved it, pulling a 12 foot trailer full of logs and branches with no problems . V6 is powerful enough to tow anything you will need. It’s roomy and stylish. Love them !!


2010 Ford Explorer Sportrac paint problems.

Overall a great truck. Outstanding performance and comfort in a very reliable truck. However the paint hasn't held up over the years on the edges of the hood & roof side seems.Not happy with the clear coat and trim. Still an awesome daily driver.


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!

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Based on the 2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac base trim.
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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Ford Blue Advantage Blue
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
Fords and many non-Ford vehicles up to 10 years old with less than 150,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
90-Day/4,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty
Dealer certification required
139-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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