2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac - Road Test Specs

2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Truck

(4.0L V6 5-speed Automatic 4.2 ft. Bed)


Model year2007
ModelExplorer Sport Trac
StyleSUV-based pickup
Base MSRP$30,235
As-tested MSRP$34,625


Drive typeFour-wheel drive
Engine typeV8
Displacement (cc/cu-in)4606cc (281 cu-in)
Valvetrainsingle overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)9.8
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)292 @ 5,570
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)300 @ 3,950
Transmission typeSix-speed automatic


Suspension, frontUpper and lower control arms, antiroll bar
Suspension, rearUpper and lower control arms, trailing link, antiroll bar
Steering typePower-assisted rack and pinion
Tire brandMichelin
Tire modelCross Terrain
Tire typeall season
Tire size, front235/65-R18
Tire size, rear235/65-R18
Wheel size18 X 7.5
Wheel materialalloy
Brakes, frontFour-wheel disc
Brakes, reardisc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)5.3
0-60 mph (sec.)8.1
0-75 mph (sec.)12.7
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)16.5 @ 84.6
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)35
60-0 mph (ft.)139
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)55.60
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g).65g
Sound level @ idle (dB)43.0
@ Full throttle (dB)75.1
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)64.4

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsOur best numbers were produced in "drive" without brake torque. Shifts came slightly before redline.
Braking ratingAverage
Braking commentsBrake fade was significant after four back-to-back stops. However, our test vehicle had very low miles, making it likely the brakes had never been heat cycled, which can diminish one-stop performance. Pedal feel and performance returned after the brakes cooled.
Handling ratingAverage
Handling commentsBoth through the slalom and around the skidpad, handling was electronically limited by Ford's AdvanceTrac system, which combines ABS, traction control, yaw control and a roll-motion sensor to reduce handling limits well below those necessary to produce numbers the Sport Trac is otherwise capable of. Even with traction control manually defeated using the dash-mounted button, the system remains active and critically reduces handling limits through brake application and throttle reduction.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)421
Temperature (°F)59
Wind (mph, direction)4.6

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)14 City 20 Highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)14.4 over 670 combined miles
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)22.5

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)4,793
Length (in.)210.2
Width (in.)73.7
Height (in.)72.5
Wheelbase (in.)130.5
Track, front (in.)60.9
Track, rear (in.)61.8
Turning circle (ft.)41.0
Legroom, front (in.)42.4
Legroom, rear (in.)36.9
Headroom, front (in.)39.8
Headroom, rear (in.)38.5
Shoulder room, front (in.)59.0
Shoulder room, rear (in.)58.9
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)NA
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)NA


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain3 years/36,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/unlimited mileage
Roadside assistance3 years/36,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNA


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard
Head airbagsOptional
Antilock brakesStandard
Electronic brake enhancementsStandard EBD
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemtire pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNA
NHTSA crash test, driverNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot Tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot Tested

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