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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Overview
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Based on 15 reviews
Based on the hugely popular Ford Explorer, the best-selling midsized SUV at the turn of the century, the 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac brought the sport-utility vehicle evolution full circle, back to its pickup truck roots.
The 2001 Explorer Sport Trac helped create a new market segment, the Sports Utility Truck, with its hybrid design. A pickup bed (with optional tonneau cover) took the place of the Explorer SUV's rear cargo compartment; the body was lengthened by 14.5 inches to accommodate the truck bed.
Reviewers were a little disconcerted by the '01 Ford Explorer Sport Trac's appearance, and they weren't wrong: the design was clunky. Still, dealers couldn't keep the Sport Trac in stock; buyers wanted the comfort of the Explorer-style cab with the versatility of a pickup.
For its inaugural year, the '01 Explorer Sport Trac was offered in just one trim. Buyers could choose between rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive models; the 4WD Sport Trac was popular with off-road aficionados. Manual transmission was standard; automatic transmission was a pricey option. Other options available included cruise control, tilt steering wheel, and bucket seats.
Under the hood, the Sport Trac offered one engine choice for 2001, a 4.6 liter single overhead cam V-6 that delivered 205 horsepower and 240 lb.-ft. of torque. Gas mileage wasn't anything special, with a rating of 15 mpg city, 19 mpg highway.
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Ford Explorer Sport Trac Questions
I Just Put A New Fuel Pump New Fuel Filter In My 2001 Ford Sport Trac But...
Never had any issues with my truck until the fuel pump went out
I Just Replaced The Fuel Pump & Vapor Senseor On My 2001 Ford Sport Trac Bu...
I never had any issues with the truck until the fuel pump went out
I Just Put A New Fuel Pump And New Fuel Filter In My 2001 Ford Sport Trac ...
The truck never had any issues until the fuel pump went out and now its hard to start
Do You Suppose To Drive A Ford Sport Trac With The Overdrive Off
01 Sport Trac Loss Power After Hitting A Chuck Hole
So heading home todat, and hit a chuck hole than my truck lost power wonce I stoped at stop sign.loss power in drivetrain. I floored it, and would get up to 15mph. Got home and felt the exhaust and ...