2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac  -  $26,185


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $26,185
Base Invoice: $24,489
Destination Charge: $785
Options: $0
Trim: RWD 4dr V6 XLT
Doors: 4
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 14 | Hwy: 20
Body Style: RWD 4dr V6 XLT
Transmission: 5-speed automatic transmission w/OD
Engine: 4.0L SOHC 12-valve V6 engine

Model Highlights

The Sport Trac is offered with two different--a 4.0L V6, making 210 horsepower and 254 pound-feet of torque, and a 4.6L V8 engine making 292 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque. The V6 comes with a five-speed automatic, while the V8 gets a six-speed auto. Either engine can be specified with the Control Trac four-wheel-drive system, which transfers torque to the front wheels only as needed to maintain traction, yielding better fuel economy than true full-time systems. Control Trac also includes a 4x4 Low range.

With interior comforts and features shared with the Explorer SUV and cargo-bed features similar to the F-150 full-size pickup, the Sport Trac can fill many different uses and needs. Towing is another one of them--with the available V8, the Sport Trac can tow up to 6,800 pounds.

The 4.5-foot-long cargo box is lined in a corrosion-proof, sheet-molded composite material for dents and scratch resistance in hard use. Also available are a cargo-bed extender for especially long items and a tonneau cover, of use for improved security and protection in wet and winter weather. Other useful features available inside include a Tuflor rubber floor covering and heated windshield for quick defrosting and defogging.

The Sport Trac has a four-wheel independent suspension, for a better ride and improved handling versus traditional pickups. Safety features are covered as well, with Advance Trac with roll stability control, to help prevent a loss of stability on slippery roads or in sudden maneuvers, plus four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution and Safety Canopy side-curtain air bags.

XLT and Limited models are offered for the Sport Trac. The XLT includes air conditioning, keyless entry, fog lamps, cast-aluminum wheels, a bed storage system, an MP3-compatible sound system with auxiliary input, while the Limited adds larger 18-inch machined alloy wheels, upgraded seats and center-console storage, and the Sync system. Sync provides an innovative, hands-free interface for media players and cell phones through either wirelessly through Bluetooth, or through a USB cable; the system also provides text-to-speech capabilities and will announce tracks or even recite text messages. Sync is also available on the XLT, as an option.

An Adrenalin Package is new for 2008. It pairs all-wheel-drive with either the V6 or V8. Unique heated leather front seats, 20-inch wheels, running boards, dual exhaust tips, and other exterior visual enhancements complete the look.


Pros

Convenient mix of SUV and pickup; better ride and handling relative to pickups; standard safety features; lofty towing ability.


Model News

For 2008, the Ford Explorer Sport Trac gets expanded standard features. Safety Canopy side-curtain air bags, fog lamps, and a power rear window are now on the standard-equipment list. The Limited model now includes an illuminated-entry keypad and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

The optional navigation system has newly available voice activation, and the Sync voice-activated communication and entertainment interface is available for 2008.

An all-wheel-drive Adrenalin model also debuted for 2008. Available with either a V6 or V8, the trim includes 20-inch wheels, all-season tires, and unique interior and exterior treatments.

Three new exterior colors are added: Stone Green Metallic, Vapor Silver Clearcoat Metallic, and White Suede Metallic.


Value Writeup

Part pickup and part SUV, the Sport Trac bridges the gap between Ford's mid-size Explorer SUV and the Ranger compact pickup. Its versatile setup includes seating for up to five passengers with cargo capacity similar to a short-bed pickup. It has electronic stability control and side air bags, both features that are not widely available on pickups, and has a four-wheel independent suspension, for better handling and a smoother ride.


Trim Curb Weight
4570.00 lbs

Standard Weight - Front
0 lbs

Standard Weight - Rear
0 lbs

Base Trim Weight - Front
2500.00 lbs

Base Trim Weight - Rear
2070.00 lbs

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front
3000 lbs

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear
3320 lbs

Curb Weight - Front
2500 lbs

Curb Weight - Rear
2070 lbs

Option Weight - Front
0.00 lbs

Option Weight - Rear
0.00 lbs

Reserve Axle Capacity - Front
500.00 lbs

Reserve Axle Capacity - Rear
1250.00 lbs

As Spec'd Curb Weight
4570.00 lbs

As Spec'd Payload
1450.00 lbs

Maximum Payload Capacity
1450.00 lbs

Gross Combined Wt Rating
10000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
3500 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
350 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
5260 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
526 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Spring Capacity - Front
3000 lbs

Spring Capacity - Rear
3400 lbs

Axle Type - Front
Twin-forged SLA

Axle Type - Rear
Semi-floating

Axle Capacity - Front
3240 lbs

Axle Capacity - Rear
3600 lbs

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front
32.0 mm

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear
32.0 mm

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
1.34 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.77 in

Front Tire Order Code
T53

Rear Tire Order Code
T53

Front Tire Size
P235/70R16

Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16

Spare Tire Size
P235/70R16

Front Tire Capacity
1700 lbs

Rear Tire Capacity
1700 lbs

Spare Tire Capacity
1700 lbs

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
721

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
721

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
721

Front Wheel Size
16 x 7 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 7 in

Spare Wheel Size
16 x 7 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
18.9

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.8 ft

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
38.4 ft

Brake Type
Power

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.97 x 0.43 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.81 x 0.39 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
22.5 gal

Fuel Tank Location
Midship

Gross Axle Weight Rating
6320.00 lbs

Curb Weight
4570.00 lbs

Reserve Axle Capacity
1750.00 lbs

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Payload Weight Front
0 lbs

Payload Weight Rear
0 lbs

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
6020.00 lbs

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
20 MPG

Cruising Range - City
315.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
14 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
450.00 mi

Engine Order Code
99E

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
4.0L/245

Fuel System
SEFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5100

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 3700

Trans Order Code
44V

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.22

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.29

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.07

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130

Total Cooling System Capacity
7.8 qts

Passenger Capacity
5

Front Head Room
39.8 in

Front Leg Room
42.4 in

Front Shoulder Room
59.0 in

Front Hip Room
55.4 in

Second Head Room
38.5 in

Second Leg Room
36.9 in

Second Shoulder Room
58.9 in

Second Hip Room
55.5 in

Wheelbase
130.5 in

Length, Overall w/o rear bumper
210.2 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.7 in

Height, Overall
72.5 in

Overhang, Front
35.4 in

Overhang, Rear w/o bumper
44.3 in

Ground to Top of Load Floor
30.9 in

Ground Clearance, Front
8.5 in

Ground Clearance, Rear
8.5 in

Body Length
0.00 ft

Cargo Box Length @ Floor
49.6 in

Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear
49.5 in

Cargo Box Width @ Floor
61.4 in

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
45.0 in

Cargo Box (Area) Height
21.2 in

Cargo Volume
37.5 ft³

Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume
44.4 ft³

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
60,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
07V453000

Mfg's Report Date
AUG 28, 2007

Component
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:COOLING UNIT AND LINES

Potential Number of Units Affected
1497

Summary
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE 4.6L ENGINE AND 6R TRANSMISSION, THE BOLT SECURING THE TRANSMISSION OIL COOLER LINE FITTINGS AT THE TRANSMISSION MAY NOT HAVE BEEN SUFFICIENTLY TORQUED DURING VEHICLE ASSEMBLY. AS A RESULT, THE BOLT MAY LOOSEN AND THE TRANSMISSION OIL COOLER LINES MAY DISENGAGE FROM THE TRANSMISSION, CAUSING A TRANSMISSION FLUID LEAK.

Consequence
IF LEAKING TRANSMISSION FLUID CONTACTS THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER, IT MAY POSE A RISK OF FIRE.

DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND HAVE THE TRANSMISSION COOLER LINE ATTACHMENT BOLT TIGHTENED FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 30, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.

FORD RECALL NO. 07S56. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

4.0L SOHC 12-valve V6 engine

Engine block heater *Standard on non-fleet vehicles in AK, MN, ND, SD, MT, WI & WY*

5-speed automatic transmission w/OD

3.73 axle ratio

AdvanceTrac w/Roll Stability Control (RSC)

Rear wheel drive

Battery saver feature

Independent front/rear suspension

Class II trailer tow w/wiring

(5) P235/70R16 all-season OWL tires

16" painted cast aluminum wheels

Pwr hydraulic steering

Pwr hydraulic 4-wheel disc brakes w/Interactive Vehicle Dynamics (IVD)

4-wheel anti-lock brake system

Black roof rails

Black molded-in-color bumpers/cladding

Chrome 3-bar grille w/nostrils

Auto-off headlamps

Fog lamps

Black fold-away pwr mirrors w/approach lamps

Rear row privacy glass

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Black molded-in-color door handles

Composite material cargo bed w/(3) integrated storage compartments

Cargo area tie downs

Cargo area pwr point

Cloth low-back front bucket seats-inc: 2-way adjustable headrests, 4-way manual seat adjusters

60/40 split folding rear bench seat

Low series floor console-inc: cup holders, armrest, storage, (1) front/(1) rear pwr points

Rubber floor covering w/berber heavy duty front/rear floor mats

Color keyed 4-spoke leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel w/audio & cruise controls

Message center-inc: outside temp, compass

Tire pressure monitoring system

Pwr windows

Power sliding rear window

Pwr door locks-inc: 2-stage unlocking, autolock

Remote keyless entry w/(2) key fobs

SecuriLock passive anti-theft system

Accessory delay

AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player-inc: audio input jack

Air conditioning

Illuminated glove box

Overhead console

Color keyed sun visors w/illuminated vanity mirrors

Grab handles-inc: (1) front passenger/(2) rear

(2) color keyed coat hooks

Illuminated entry

4-wheel anti-lock brake system

Driver & front passenger air bags, front passenger on/off switch

Side seat air bags

Side curtain air bags w/rollover protection

Height adjustable safety belts

Belt-Minder

Child safety rear door locks

LATCH system for rear outboard seating positions

AdvanceTrac w/Roll Stability Control (RSC)

 
STANDARD EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS NOT REQUIRED
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS STATES PUBLIC SERVICE/ EMERGENCY VEHICLE EXEMPTION
$0

 
NON-CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS/NON-CROSS-BORDER STATES DEALER ORDER FOR CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS STATES REGISTRATION
$0

 
4.0L SOHC 12-VALVE V6 ENGINE
$0

 
5-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION W/OD
$0

 
XLT SERIES ORDER CODE
$0

 
P235/70R16 ALL-SEASON OWL TIRES
$0

 
P245/65R17 ALL-SEASON OWL TIRES
$0

 
CLOTH FRONT BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
CLOTH FRONT BUCKET SEATS
$295

 
SOLID PAINT
$0

 
XLT APPEARANCE PKG
$695

 
XLT CONVENIENCE PKG
$250

 
NAVIGATION SYSTEM
$2,505

 
AUDIOPHILE SOUND SYSTEM
$510

 
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO
$195

 
REAR SEAT DVD ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
$1,295

 
CARGO CAGE BED EXTENDER
$195

 
CLASS III/IV TRAILER TOW
$225

 
BLACK ROOF RAIL CROSSBARS
$115

 
HEATED WINDSHIELD
$325

 
SYNC VOICE ACTIVATED COMMUNICATIONS & ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
$395

 
PWR MOONROOF
$850

 
HARD TONNEAU COVER
$595

 
FRONT LICENSE PLATE BRACKET
$0

 
PWR ADJUSTABLE PEDALS
$150

 
REVERSE SENSING SYSTEM
$295

 
FLAT SPLASH GUARDS
$80

 
BLACK ALL-WEATHER FRONT & REAR FLOOR MATS
$75

 
PREMIUM CARPETED FRONT & REAR FLOOR MATS
$65

 
POWERCODE REMOTE START SYSTEM
$385

 
PRICED DORA
$0

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