ModelExplorer Sport Trac
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Over the past few years, two-in-one vehicles have captured considerable attention. Ford's Explorer Sport Trac, which debuted for the 2001 model year, combines the attributes of a sport utility vehicle and a pickup truck. It's proved to be surprisingly popular.
The Explorer Sport Trac is essentially a previous-generation, four-door, five-passenger Explorer with an open, 4-foot pickup-style cargo box added at the rear. Ford targets buyers who need an SUV that might actually get dirty by going off-road, hauling mountain bikes and other lifestyle accessories, or carrying lumber and gardening supplies. General Motors used this concept as the basis for the Cadillac Escalade EXT and Chevrolet Avalanche.
Four trim levels are available: XLS, XLT, XLT Premium and Adrenalin. The Adrenalin edition features a 510-watt Pioneer sound system, side step bars and chrome wheels. For 2005, a moonroof is available for the XLT edition. During the 2005 model year, all audio systems will gain MP3 and Sirius Satellite.
To create the Sport Trac, developers first stretched the Explorer's frame by 15 inches. They also incorporated more aggressive styling elements than the regular four-door Explorer exhibits, such as flared rear fenders.
The rear cargo bed is made of sheet-molded composite, which is a heavy-duty plastic that resists rust and dents. An optional, tubular steel cargo cage can extend the load area by 22 inches. Another option is a lockable hard tonneau cover that protects cargo contents.
60/40-split folding rear bench. Power lumbar support and leather-trimmed heated front seats are available for higher-end models. The floor is covered with washable composite rubber that can be hosed down if it gets dirty.
4.0-liter V-6 develops 205 horsepower and 242 pounds-feet of torque and teams with a five-speed-automatic transmission. When properly equipped, an Explorer Sport Trac can tow 5,300 pounds.
All-disc antilock brakes are standard.
There's plenty of space in the front seat; the backseat is comparably spacious.
The Explorer Sport Trac is fairly easy to drive and maneuver. Acceleration is fairly energetic from a standstill. " cars.com " CALL STEVE AT 250-216-2400 , dlr#40614 plus tax & doc
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