2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Consumer Review: Luv my "Little Ugly Truck"

2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac - Consumer Review

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

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Luv my "Little Ugly Truck"
By Brenda Scott on


2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT Premium 4WD 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


I've wanted one of these since they first came out in 2001. I've always said "they are so ugly that they are cute". I was finally able to purchase one in March of 2005. Mine has the bed extender, the split tonneau cover, the moon roof ... the works. It handles very well and I love the roominess. I also love the separate heating and cooling controls for the backseat passengers. I am not pleased with the gas mileage. The sticker promised 15-20 mpg. I usually get 13.2 miles per gallon. Quite a big difference from what was promised!

Best Features

My favorite thing about this truck is the design. I love the little boxy bed look. I also love the feel when I am driving.

Worst Features

Improve the gas mileage. My husband's big Ford F350 has a better fuel economy than my little truck does. He can get 18 mpg even when hauling a heavy load. That is ridiculous! It could also use some more cup holders.
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