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Ford Explorer Sport Trac Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 210 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/18 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

  • Part truck, part SUV, Ford's Explorer Sport Trac attempts to marry the best of both worlds into one unique crossover vehicle.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    SUV comfort paired to a pickup truck bed, workhorse V6, features galore, new Safety Canopy airbag system.

  • Cons

    Based on 13-year-old previous-generation Explorer platform, can't carry as much as a real pickup, sub-par off-road ability.

  • What's New for 2003

    Ford updates the Sport Trac's interior with new low-back bucket seats, revised door trim and updated colors. When leather upholstery is ordered, the front seats are six-way power adjustable and can be heated and equipped with power lumbar support. To improve safety, Ford's Safety Canopy side airbag system with rollover sensors is newly available, as are standard rear disc brakes. Lastly, an Adrenaline Edition debuts mid-year with a 485-watt Pioneer sound system and new colors.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (7 total reviews)


Perfect urban combo rig

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Vehicle: 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLS 4WD 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5M)

Bought this rig with 70K easy miles to go in the winter to a project in Northern Canada. It was outfitted with most of the options available including a nice stainless front pushbar/grill. Has meaty offroad tires and handles perfect in the snow with a quiet and comfortable ride. It is limited in the amount you can haul, but it has creature comforts of the $40K crew cabs that are selling now. Ultimately I will use it to haul around a light trailer with a WW1 biplane replica to airshows with my friends and it is perfect. Buy it if you need the crew capacity and limited hauling space. I get in the upper 20's fuel economy on the highway. Around town...ouch! It has been perfect in the snow.




Pushes dirt not just pavement!

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Vehicle: 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLS 4WD 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5M)

My wife and I bought the low miles ST after we had another child and an ext cab truck wasn't big enough. I was hesitant at first but quickly fell in love with it soon after. I replaced the tires with All Terrain tires which made a big improvement off road. This truck is awesome on and off road, just remember it's a truck and not a corvette so it doesn't ride on rails. We will keep this as long as the engine goes, and then prob swap out with another. Buy it you wont be sorry!




Good mix

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Vehicle: 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLS 4WD 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5M)

Purchased originally as a second car for practical reasons, the Sport Trac won me over immediately and despite the poor mileage, I commute with this vehicle more often than not. The pickup bed is great for all but the largest loads and the soft cover makes accomodating the bigger loads much easier. The vehicle manages to transport a group of four very comfortablly, even with a full load. While the relatively narrow wheel base make quick lane changes and sharp turns illadvised, the smooth quiet ride and the advantages of the on-the-fly 4x4 more than make up for this. All in all, a great mix of comfort and practicality




The amazing sporttrac

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Vehicle: 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLS 4WD 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5M)

This is the the best vehical. I take it 4 wheelin daily and it works great. The only down side is the gas tank is huge so it takes about $30 to fill it up.




Xls five spped

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Vehicle: 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLS 4WD 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5M)

Delivers what it promises. The XLS doesn't have many extras, but it is a comfortable 4 door, 4wd that is sharp looking. The price was right as well, $200 UNDER invoice!




Excellente

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Vehicle: 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLS 4WD 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5M)

The best car ever



Full 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Review

What's New for 2003

Ford updates the Sport Trac's interior with new low-back bucket seats, revised door trim and updated colors. When leather upholstery is ordered, the front seats are six-way power adjustable and can be heated and equipped with power lumbar support. To improve safety, Ford's Safety Canopy side airbag system with rollover sensors is newly available, as are standard rear disc brakes. Lastly, an Adrenaline Edition debuts mid-year with a 485-watt Pioneer sound system and new colors.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
/
  • 18
  • highway
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