2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Overview

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4 Dr STD 4WD Crew Cab SB
Avg. Price: $6,651
4 Dr STD Crew Cab SB
Avg. Price: $6,238

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3.95 stars

Based on 14 reviews

The Compromise Pick-up by Dominic
 — Great truck if you don't need the ruggedness of a full-size truck but want a full-size rear seat. My only gripes are fuel mileage (about 17-18 mpg), and the bed size (there is a difference between 3' ... Read More
'01 Ford Explorer Sport Trac by Randy
 — This was one fine small truck. I opted for the fiberglass ARE bed tonneau cover. Berber floor mats, vinyl floor covering made this a real play truck. You didn't have to worry about cleaning the carpet... Read More
Unique, Fun, Can Do Anything, Solid For A Ford. by Jared
 — Unique, fun, can do anything, solid for a Ford. This is a very unique vehicle. Although the bed is quite small, with a bed cover and/or bed extender (I have both) it has a lot of options. The inter... Read More

2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Overview

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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

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

Joey Brito-tenorio
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Engine Idles High, Turns Off When Gas Pedal Is Not Being Pressed

Trouble began after truck was in below freezing weather. It starts, but once foot is off gaß pedal it stàlls. Is this a costly repair?

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patsloot
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Brake, Hazard, Turn Lamps Out!

Lamps Out...'01' sport trac...every thing wz working fine until 3 or 4 days ago. Now, Suddenly, No Stop Lights, Hazards or Turn Signals! I think I have checked every thing I can. Bulbs...O.K. All ...

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Fuel Pressure Issues 2001 Sport Trac 4.0

ok, here is my problem..my truck had low fuel pressure ie. 25lbs at idle.. i replaced the fuel pump assembly suspecting pressure regulator was bad. which it was..my preasure after replacement was 70...

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My Ford Sportrac Was Reprogrammed Sew 15936 What Does That Mean

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Mainer Perez
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I Have A 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac And It Doesn't Wanna Start. When You...

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