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2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Overview

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Trims

4 Dr Adrenalin 4WD Crew Cab SB
Avg. Price: $12,599
4 Dr Adrenalin Crew Cab SB
Avg. Price: $10,827
4 Dr XLS 4WD Crew Cab SB
Avg. Price: $11,379
4 Dr XLS Crew Cab SB
Avg. Price: $10,108
4 Dr XLT 4WD Crew Cab SB
Avg. Price: $11,734
4 Dr XLT Crew Cab SB
Avg. Price: $10,664

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Average User Score

4.55 stars

Based on 12 reviews

My Sport Trac Experiences by Bobbi
 — Overall, my trac is awesome! Save for a few maintenance issues, the major complaint I have is the brakes (known for front brake problems - need to aftermarket upgrade, we've been through 2 front pass... Read More
Great Ride by landerwho
 — Have owned this now for 1 yr 10 months, I love it. Really nice ride and it keeps really smelly hockey equipment out of the passenger compartment. Decent on gas but it is a truck so 20-25 mpg. Have tak... Read More
My Old Sport Trac by Laura
 — Umm... I LOVED this car while in high school. I had dual exhaust on it, a grille guard, tuana (sp?) cover, and two 12 inch speakers in/on it. I also installed a new radio.But this thing flips very eas... Read More

2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Overview

Overall User Score

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Based on 12 reviews

2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

By 2005, drivers and reviewers alike were complaining that the Ford Explorer Sport Trac was desperately in need of a redesign.  The 2005 Explorer Sport Trac suffered both from its outdated platform (based on the mid-1990s Explorer SUV chassis) and from its poor performance in newly-introduced government rollover safety tests.

When compared to the Explorer SUV, with its more responsive ride and easier handling (thanks to a total update in 2002), the '05 Ford Explorer Sport Trac came up short on comfort.  And when compared to workhorse pickups like the F-150, the Sport Trac didn't match up for utility, capacity, or versatility.

The 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac was offered in three choices of trim: XLS, XLT, and Adrenalin.  The Adrenalin trim was aimed at younger drivers who wanted flashy styling and a high-end sound system; the XLS and XLT trims targeted a more traditional sport-utility market.

Under the hood, the '05 Explorer Sport Trac offered a 4.0 liter, single overhead cam V6 engine with 210 horsepower and 240 lb.-ft. of torque; the Sport Trac had a towing capacity of 5,300 pounds.  Features like automatic disc brakes and optional 'Safety Curtain'; overhead airbags might have made drivers feel secure, if it hadn't been for those pesky rollover test results.

In response to all the negative feedback, Ford gave the Sport Trac a year off for a complete redesign.  An updated model was launched in the 2007 model year.

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Ford Explorer Sport Trac Questions

millerstwo
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Power Seat Removal

How is the front passenger power seat removed?

167 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)
56bobj
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Stalls Driving Down The Road

it started stalling every once in awhile now it is getting worse, never dies it just stalls and then runs fine until the next time

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Joana Ramírez
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How Much Would It Cost

Alguien que hable español

9 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 months ago)
akkai
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Child Car Seats Install

This is my first time owning a ford explorer sport trac... I was wondering how hard it is to put in a child's car seat rear facing and front facing. Also where are the tethers... I've tried watchin...

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German Espinoza
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Fuel Consumption

I have a 2005 ford explorer sport trac that is burning gas like crazy. I have changed the filters and it doesnt appear to be miss firing like a plug or wires. It has 114,000 miles on it. No check...

72 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 months ago)