2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac User Reviews

2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 13 reviews

  • Performance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Appearance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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"ride" 7 reviews
"comfortable car" 3 reviews
"big space" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 4 reviews

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bcgrafx writes:
2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4 Dr XLT 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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4

Pros

Tows 5000 pounds. Drives well in snow and ice.

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None

bcgrafx
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Great Vehicle — I enjoyed the utility of the Explorer Sport Trac. The bed holds a yard of mulch easily and has deep walls. The tie downs are located outside the bed for easy access. The interior is spacious front and back. Multiple power ports in the truck and one in the bed. Great for camping.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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FordGirl78 writes:
2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4 Dr XLS 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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5

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Great smaller roomy truck.

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5 seater

FordGirl78
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I Love It! — I really don't have any dislikes about this truck. Easy to work on when needed...parts are reasonable, kind of wish there was a front bench seat option but still like the separate seats...handled very well in many different weather scenarios.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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jackk40 writes:
2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4 Dr XLS Crew Cab SB Review
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5

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drives and handles well,looks good,very comfortable

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none

jackk40
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Great — 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

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Bobbi writes:
2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4 Dr XLT 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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Fun, Compact, Versatile, Capable

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Brakes, Fuel Air Vent Tube, Need Aftermarket Rims

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My Sport Trac Experiences — 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 passenger side calipers. . .and I've lost count of pads) and we have this problem with the gas line air vent tube (it was a recalled item in the mustangs of the same year, but the sport trac somehow got away with it. . .) - it gets clogged way too easy - and then your stuck at the pump with it kicking off every 10 cents because the air cannot escape. . .the dealership says it's because of the off-roading, but we haven't done any since May long last year with this truck. . .so why is it clogged again? The other thing: the aluminum rims - we haven't done any CRAZY off-roading (like we do with the Bronco), nor have we hit curbs hard. . .but the rear rims are bent out of wack, takes like 18 ounces to balance. This truck has been to hell and back 120000kms were used to move with, twice. . .back and forth to Manitoba, off-road trips (goes everywhere the Bronco goes and then some), camping trips, we've lived out of the truck for a month, the dogs fit nicely in the backseat. . .Overall, awesome.

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1st_Mitsubishi writes:
2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4 Dr XLT 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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4

Pros

Lots of room for driver and passengers, front and back seats.  Great sounding stock stereo.  Versatile cargo area.  Decent towing ability.  Cool looking truck.  High resale value.

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Body roll issue and stock shocks are weak.  Many guys upgrade the sway bar and shocks.  Gas mileage is in the mid teens/gal.

1st_Mitsubishi
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If I Had It My Way, This Would Be The Last Truck I Ever Own. — 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 routine maintenance, I've only had to replace the alternator on it. It is at almost 130k and I know of other Sport Tracs that are going strong with double the miles. Since Ford has discontinued the Sport Trac I plan to eventually restore it instead of buying a newer vehicle.

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Jeannie writes:
2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4 Dr XLT 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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safe,kids

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gas mileage

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Awesome — It is large and in charge. The whole family fits in. It has everything I need except my cd player is jammed. It could use a good bath too. I feel safe on the highway and no one will challenge me!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Laura writes:
2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4 Dr Adrenalin Crew Cab SB Review
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I LOVED this car while I was in high school

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Flips easily

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My Old Sport Trac — 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 easily... but no damage was done when it flipped! I only had to replace the passenger mirror.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Mathew writes:
2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4 Dr XLT Crew Cab SB Review
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Nice utility truck

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Poor gas mileage

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Small Bed But Will Get The Job Done — Performance-it accellerated as expected for a pick up truck Build Quality-built Ford Tough, everything was good fitting and expected from a truck Appearance-the interior was nice and comfortable, exterior looked rugged Cost of Ownership-the gas mileage was terrible! Filled up almost 2X a week Fun Factor-its a truck

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Cori writes:
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its a truck

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nothing

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A Newer Model Would Be My Dream Car — Performance-great, but rotation of tires needs to be done more that often Build Quality-constant rotation of tires is key to the smooth ride Appearance-perfect Cost of Ownership-about $60 to fill up the tank...and lasts about 300 miles Fun Factor-crazy fun! I love my car

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Wade writes:
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good on gas, nice car

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no under the seat room

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Nice Car — love the car its good on gas and has nice interior the performance seems to be great. Very good in 4 wheel try the cost wasnt to bad The only thing i dont like is theres no room under the backseat. The car is fun to drive i enjoy it throughly.

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Reviews From Other Years

2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Reviews

Its Not An Explorer. Lol By Robert

4.0 has good power, but ok gas mileage. Better than they say, but still not super. Only owned it for a couple weeks, and its been a bit pricey to own. It is fun to drive though. I started off with t... Read More

Short Truck With A Big Cab. By Duane

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... Read More

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2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Reviews

The Best Overall Truck That I've Owned Before. By genita1972

Everything about this truck is family friendly, very roomy, economical, easy to drive, comfortable for long trips, sporty features, plus the ability to use as any standard truck. I would recommend th... Read More

Beats The Socks Off The Gmc Sierra Classic 4 X 4 I Had By Dennis

Well, I bought this vehicle used, obviously and have had no real issues or problems with it. Only thing was after I bought it I had it stored away for 6 months, hidden as a surprise Christmas present,... Read More

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2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Reviews

Sport By arichey06

Love this car. Only thing I can really complain about is gas mileage when only traveling around town. only selling my car due to me having more children; just not enough room for two car seats plus a ... Read More

Good Truck If You Dont Drive In Any Kind Of City Where Water Builds Up. By Curtis

This truck was a good truck. It has power and room. Do not drive this in any kind of water. It rained good one day and it got into the transmission. That was the end of this truck. The 20's wer... Read More

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2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Reviews

Good Vehicle To Get Out Of Town And Off The Beaten Path With. By dustinmaas

All in all this vehicle has been a reliable vehicle, that has safely taken me to work, and play. Have had no major mechanical issues, and all though it only has a V6 engine I rarely feel like it strug... Read More

Great Truck By dandyoun

This truck was by far one of my favorite ones to have owned. No real mechanical issues. Never let me down. would still have it today but it lacked the power and weight to pull my toys safely. But ... 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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