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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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My Ford 2001 Sport Trac Wont Turn On
I was driving went to park then off truck, when about to on the truck it wouldnt start, you can hear the clicking sound but still wouldnt start. so i jump started then it worked. came home off it an...
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Hello. My Question Is, Me And My Husband Just Bought A 2001 Sport Trac. The...
We know its nothing major. We checked the fuel pressure, that's good, pump is working, filter is good. We have spark that's good. Oil looks good. Tranny fluid looks good. It trys to fire/start but...
Hello. Me And My Husband Just Bought A 2001 Ford Sport Trac. It Will Not St...
New fuel pump and filter. New crank shaft sensor. The fuel saftey switch is good. Fuel compretion was 55psi and now this morning its 23psi. When it never even started. It cranks over. Motor has sp...