2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Consumer Review: 2002 Sport Trac 4x4

2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

71 Total Reviews

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

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2002 Sport Trac 4x4
By GAG on


2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Value 4WD 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


I just traded in my Sport Trac 4x4 with
24,000 miles. Overall, I liked
everything about the vehicle. However,
I felt I should let others know that it
can become very unstable at highway
speeds. I nearly lost control of the
truck traveling on a curve at 70 MPH on
an urban freeway after hitting an
uneven expansion joint. The truck
ended up skipping halfway into the
adjacent lane before I could regain
control. Driving at highway speeds on
patched pavement with potholes and
during windy conditions requires two
hands on the wheel to stabilize the
vehicle. Driving below 60 MPH, the
Sprot Trac handled fine but truck-like.

Best Features

Audiofile radio, fold flat rear seats, crew cab design, sunroof, cargo cage extender.

Worst Features

Switching to the current (2002 to present) Explorer suspension would really make this vehicle handle great. Including an AWD mode similer to the Explorer or Mountaineer.
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