2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Consumer Review: Great Truck!

2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac - Consumer Review

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XLT Crew Cab Pickup (4.0L V6 4x4 5-speed Automatic 4.2 ft. Bed)

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Great Truck!
By David Brasefield on


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


This truck is fantastic! Nice looking also. 4 wheel drive works great, especially in New England snow. Ride is pretty good for a truck. V-6 is very smooth but V-8 would be nicer. Very versatile. Full 4 doors and backseat, along with the truck bed, make this very versatile. Make sure you get tonneau cover. You can haul stuff from the grocery store, home/garden center, then take 4/5 friends out to dinner. Interior is well laid out but same as Ford Ranger. A little narrow for larger folks. I'm 6'4". Plenty of leg room with seat all the way back and adjustable steering column. This truck has been extremely reliable. Not a single mechanical problem. Only the cheap sunglass holder broke. Highly recommend!

Best Features

Great looks. Versatility (4 doors, full back seat, pick up bed). Tonneau cover, lined bed, rear window auto up/down. Reliability. Gas mileage isn't bad for truck. Smooth V-6.

Worst Features

More engine power (V-8). Wider interior. (I believe 2006/2007 redesign addresses this). Independent rear suspension.
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