2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac User Reviews

2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 14 reviews

  • Performance:3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars 3.2 / 5
  • Appearance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Overall: 3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

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Gmatt1508 writes:
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4 Dr STD Crew Cab SB Review
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Interior materials, engine and truck like feel

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Handling, bed size and Fuel Economy

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Okay Truck, Will Get You From Point A To Point B Every If You Go Off Road. — The Sport Trac sports a 4.0L V6 that isn't to good at saving gas but with okay horse power and torque, there's plenty of power to get out of it's own way, but if you plan on pulling a boat or trailer this isn't the best truck to be doing the job. With out 4WD the sport track is pointless off road, with a long wheel base the ground clearance isn't what you would expect from a real truck. But if you do go off road the interior is great for it, with rubber floors and easy to clean cloth seats a little mud or dirt will easily be cleaned up in minuets. The off road interior has it's disadvantages many plastic parts and a noisy ride on the high way. The stock stereo system could use better speakers and a subwoofer. But other then that the interior is great for someone who likes to get dirty on the weekends. Even though the Sport Track seems more like an SUV it drives like a truck, you can feel all the bumps and dips of the road with no problem, giving you that "truck" feel with the SUV convince. The size of the truck is smaller then a full size truck but feels in no way like a tin can. Parking the Sport Track is as simple as any SUV, being a truck you do sit higher then cars on the road, making it much easier to judge traffic but with a vehicle as tall as the Sport Track making turns takes a little longer then the average car on roads today. When the Sport Track came out in 2001 the bold styling was a first for ford, with huge fender flares and a short bed, it was a new look for fords to come. The small bed is great for suburb chores, like hauling dirt, and mulch. But Large pieces of wood are awkward for the short bed, even with it's over sized rear power window it wasn't big enough to get a sheet of ply wood through it. Over all the Ford Explorer Sport Trac is a great truck for little jobs here and there, enough room for five it's safe to call it a truck or an SUV, great for the family or just a single bachelor, the Sport Trac can get the job done.

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Randy writes:
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4 Dr STD 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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Hard working, fun to drive truck.

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None

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'01 Ford Explorer Sport Trac — 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 after being muddy or wet. I upgraded the speakers to Pioneer 3-ways and the factory radio wouldn't power them. I upgraded the radio to a Sony Xplod, flip-down with blackout display. Rock-n-rollin! This was a 4WD AWD model that never got stuck in MI snow.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Dominic writes:
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4 Dr STD Crew Cab SB Review
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built Ford tough, comfy seats

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bed size, fuel economy

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The Compromise Pick-up — 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' 11" and 4'). The seats are comfortable for long trips, more so than my 2005 Ford Freestar in my opinion. Only repairs to date (with over 100,000 miles) are a replaced transmission and some body repairs after a minor collision, both after the 100,000 mile mark. This truck has been bulletproof since purchase.

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John writes:
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It's Paid For!! — PLenty room for passengers, plus gas mileage is ok for truck. It has a bed for an ATV, if I ever get one.

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Duane writes:
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4 Dr STD Crew Cab SB Review
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Big back seat, and lots of tie down spots in the bed, still runs very well

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Multiple recalls, electronic parts becoming unreliable with age

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Short Truck With A Big Cab. — It's a truck. It's not really supposed to accelerate quickly, or turn sharply. And it doesn't. The brakes work well enough, although when it is wet, it has developed the habit of being very touchy when it comes to said brakes. Gas mileage is alright, better than an average truck of the same year. It's getting older now, and has developed some squeaks, and the drivers seat is pretty sunken in, but hey, its been around for 10 years now, so it has a right to, no? We've pulled a camper with it, and it did well. There were multiple recalls on stuff on it over the years, but none for a while. It has >110K miles on it and still runs like a champ. It has served it's purpose well, in that it has a bed for hauling, and a hitch, but also has a back seat that 2 large guys fit in with relative comfort. Additionally, it was short enough to still fit in a medium-small suburban garage. Plenty of anchor points placed all around the bed, which are very useful for tying cargo down. Very useful external code pad which, along with the automatic windows, didn't work for a while, but we had that fixed.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Kodi writes:
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4 Dr STD Crew Cab SB Review
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4

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truck rides nice and everything is in the right driving position.  I rarely get tired driving the truck even on long drives.

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for it to be a "sport" model shoulda been a two door and a short box with a big motor....  oh wait ford did that it was the lightning.

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A Good Effort — being that it was the first year ford produced this car. there seemed to be a few technical errors. on my particular model. ive warped 3 sets of standard rotors because the 11'' rotor only fits in the 15 inch rim. in 02 they went to 16'' rim and could fit a 12'' rotor. the trucks turning radius is great but has a tendancy to stall at full crank left at low speeds. ive heard this is a standard problem fords have. the soc motor has a rather unique way to connect the crank to the cam. it has duel timing chains. the rear tensionor had to be replaced wich was almost half the cost of buying a new warranteed motor from ford. The transmision is good. could use another gear for beter highway economy. the 4x4 model came with 4.10 gears. the 4x2 model came with 3.73's the 4.10's should have been standard to allow even the two wheel drive truck to tow things more easily and or the 2 wheel drive truck should have come with 3.55 or 3.27s to allow the 4L motor to actualy be an economical engine on the highway i baby the thing and have heard of better mileage out of 5.4L F150's and even 1980's 5L mustangs with almost 100 more horses than the ST factory 210. i have a K&N intake and a flowmaster exaust. i wish there where more things for the little motor but it has some pep in its step. the headers and underdrive pulley kits. there out there but expencive and impractical on a daily driver. Ive had a hell of a time finding a chip for the truck. would be nice if SVT came up with on.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Samuel writes:
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4 Dr STD 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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4X4 great fun for off-roading

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Transmission issues

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Fun Truck, Just Wish Bed Was A Little Bigger — Big Transmission problems, I went through 2 transmissions during the three years of owning it and luckily they were all under warranty. The cost of ownership wasn't that bad at all, very fun vehicle to drive. Great Truck just wish the bed was bigger. Fun truck for off-roading and it could handle the snow with no problems in four wheel drive, another reason I got it.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Nate writes:
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4 Dr STD 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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Size and passenger capacity

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engine performance

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Great Car Good For Anything — Not the greatest on gas but still awesome for going anywhere while carrying friends and stuff for camping or just a long trip. Could use more horsepower.

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Janel writes:
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great for snow

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had a flawed tranny

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An Awesome Hybrid Suv — I loved this SUV until we traded it in at the end of the lease. I always loved driving it. Had great handling and gas milage for tis size. Made getting through snow very easy.

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Michael writes:
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4 Dr STD 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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Comfortable interior; high vantage point; solid construction

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Useless for cargo besides personal effects; mileage not great for today's gas market

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Solid, But Not Great For Work. — Good cab size for passengers, but that's essentially what it was: a pickup truck designed for passengers rather than cargo. The plastic bed liner was junk, and the bed was good for hauling some personal things around, but as a work truck, it was almost useless. Mileage was fair, considering it was a huge 4-door, 4WD V6, but I'm glad I got rid of it before gas prices started to jump. It's really an SUV for people who want to maintain an appearance of functionality, but this was basically just an Explorer with the rear top cut off, so it does look pretty strange at first.

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Reviews From Other Years

2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Reviews

A Blast To Drive. By Chompers24

I love the grippy 4x4 and that it drives as smooth as a car. It's a lot nicer to have the computer in the dash instead of the overhead. Did I mention the heated leather seats… AWESOME! I hope Ford br... Read More

Looks Nice, Drives Nice By kialh2000

Its black so to me looks great, is very roomy for a big guy like myself. It is a quiet running pick-up and get right around 18mpg. has a 22 1/2 gallon tank which surprised me but still does well on... Read More

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2009 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Reviews

Ford & Dealer Seem Reluctant To Track Down This Annoooying Noise By Yukon

This vehicle has an intermittent howl that seems to come from the rear. Brakes tested OK. About every 2-3 weeks the howl begins for a few days then goes away. I have run into another ST owner who repo... Read More

Recession Suv Quality By Tracy Allen

Considering we are in a recession. This SUV covers all needs of a growing family, yet still low in price and high in quality. Use it as a family vehicle for trip to see family, use it to haul wood f... Read More

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2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Reviews

Hmmm...nice! By Levi

This vehicle was a great one. It hit a moose and they put it right back on the road and I drove it 15,000 more miles before I traded it for the 2010 Fusion. Mileage was decent as long as I stayed on t... Read More

Loved It! By Devin

Absolutely loved this vehicle. Had watertight compartments recessed into the bed for storage, a hard watertight bed cover that covered the whole thing. Even a cigarette lighter power point in the be... Read More

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2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Reviews

Love It By m9p37zf7

Good power fun to drive, it feels safe. Looks great, easy parking in small parking spaces. It has good Michlin tires as can be seen on one of the pictures. The clear coat finish is easy to clean, just... Read More

Great Pickup Or Passenger Vehicle By amalone01

This has been a great family car as well as pick u pick up truck. Some of the maintainence costs were a little high because of the special engine in the truck. But overall the truck has been very goo... Read More

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2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Reviews

Great By jackk40

it is a very nice sporty truck,and it has a lot of room,it handles well in any weather,mine is a 4x2 and I did not have any problems,in snow or rain,it is a nice looking truck Read More

If I Had It My Way, This Would Be The Last Truck I Ever Own. By 1st_Mitsubishi

This has been a great truck for me since day one. I bought it used in '07. It is perfect for camping, has towed/hauled everything I've put in/on it and it is a great looking truck. Aside from routi... Read More

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