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Average User Score
4.5 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 13 reviews
2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 13 reviews
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 The 2005 Explorer Sport Trac suffered both from its outdated platform (based on the mid-1990s Explorer SUV chassis) and from its poor performance in newly-introduced government rollover safety tests.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
How Many Miles Until I Would Have To Replace A Rear Main Seal On My Ford Ex...
I have a 2005 ford explorer sport track. 66,000 miles. I have a oil leak now. I was told it is the rear main seal.
Navigation Lights And Lights For Fans Quite Working
My navigation lighting and the lights on my fans and adjustments just quit. I checked fuses but it is not that what could it be and is it expensive to get fixed.
Won't Go Over 35 Mph, Idles Fine, Smell Exhaust
I Have A 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac. It Is An Automatic. It Is Extreme...
it is hard to shift gears, sometimes almost impossible, it is very stiff