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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 Automatic
  • Horse Power 210 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/18 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

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.

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Customer Reviews

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03 st xlt premium is

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Vehicle: 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT Premium 4WD 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

My wife and I purchased our first 03 ST 8/1/03. It now has just over 300 miles and it is a nice comfortible ride. The truck feels solid and smooth. It moves fairly well getting onto the highway and the rear A/C controls are a huge plus. The power rear center window is very cool & the 285 watt stereo sounds very good.




Best suv so far

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Vehicle: 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT Premium 4WD 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

My first one was totalled(my bad)and if I ever get in another accident, a Sport-Trac is what I want to be in. Second Sport-Trac has been even better than the first, even though they are identical. Love the 4:10 gears in the rear with posi-trac...and the 4 wheel disk brakes. Been one great off-road toy for me too.




Thoughts on trac

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Vehicle: 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT Premium 4WD 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

I really like this vehicle. It's comparatively well appointed for the price. It's comfortable and fun to drive. The bed offers a number of hauling options with the tonneau cover (which creates a fully lockable water tight "trunk") and the bed extender. The Trac isn't as huge as some of it's competitors; therefore, it fits neatly in the garage. I would recommend this vehicle to anyone who needs to have the ability to haul cargo and people. I read a review on Edmunds.com suggesting that the vehicle vibrates at highway speeds. I have not been able to reproduce this issue in vehicles I test drove or in the one I purchased.




Brake dust

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Vehicle: 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT Premium 4WD 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

I am enjoying my sport trac. The only think that I've noticed is the amount of brake dust coming from the front rotors. I've gotten 3 opinions and have been told all 3 times that it's normal on SUV's. I haven't had any problems with the brakes, it just looks like crud. The interior driver space is limited. Your arm will get stuck trying to adjust the seat.




Excellent value, loaded with features

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Vehicle: 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT Premium 4WD 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

Well, with this rediculously small amount of space, All I can really say is: "Test the Sport Track agains all other cross overs, and it will dawn on you that the other's are not even in the same class".



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Best for me

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Vehicle: 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT Premium 4WD 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

The Sport Trac is the perfect pick up for the way I use a pick up. Excellent seating for 4 full sized adult people. Easy to get in and out. Excellent in the snow.



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

  • 14
  • cty
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  • 18
  • highway
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