Used 2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Crew Cab

2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
List price range
$10,000 - $16,995

Pros

  • Comfortable cabin, available V8 power, ample towing capacity.

Cons

  • Small cargo box compared to regular pickup trucks, weak and thirsty base V6, dated interior design.

Used 2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Crew Cab for Sale

Ford Explorer Sport Trac 2010 Limited 4dr Crew Cab AWD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
133,748 miles
Used 2010
Ford Explorer Sport Trac
Limited
List$16,995
Est.Loan: $310/mo
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Dealer Notes
Limited AWD W Navigation, Rear Entertainment System, 2010 Ford Explorer Sport Track Crew Cab, Black On Black Leather Interior, Equipped with Alloys, Abs, Cruise Control, Power Seat, Heated Seat, Power Window, Power Lock, Heat/AC, Bluetooth, Am/Fm/Cd, Auxiliary, Usb, Keyless Entry, Sunroof, Traction Control, Bed Cover, Bed Liner, Well Maintained w 18 Service Records, Clean Carfax.
Ford Explorer Sport Trac 2010 XLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
174,817 miles
Used 2010
Ford Explorer Sport Trac
XLT
List$10,000
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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Ford Explorer Sport Trac 2010 XLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
171,555 miles
Used 2010
Ford Explorer Sport Trac
XLT
List$10,995
Est.Loan: $225/mo
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Ford Explorer Sport Trac 2010 XLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
86,389 miles
Used 2010
Ford Explorer Sport Trac
XLT
List$15,995
Est.Loan: $291/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac is a decent all-around utility vehicle that's worth a close look in this specialized segment.

vehicle overview

Even though pickup trucks are America's utility vehicle of choice, they don't always meet the needs of every buyer. Full-size crew-cab models have plenty of room and bed space, but they're also unwieldly to drive. Compact or midsize pickups have a smaller footprint but don't typically have a particularly large backseat. For people stuck between these two choices, there's the midsize 2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac.

With its hybridized half-SUV, half-truck design, the four-door Sport Trac rides on an extended-wheelbase Explorer platform. This allows the Sport Trac to offer a pickup-like cargo box (albeit modest in size) as well as an enclosed cabin that's just as roomy as a regular Explorer's. Its independent rear suspension -- a rarity among trucks -- helps the Sport Trac deliver a relatively superior on-road ride and more adept handling characteristics. The Ford Explorer Sport Trac also comes in many different flavors to suit specific needs, including V6 or V8 power and two- or four-wheel-drive traction.

Overall, the 2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac is a well-rounded, family-friendly utility vehicle with plenty of appeal for the niche buyer. We would still suggest checking out the handful of other similar vehicles in this segment, though. The Honda Ridgeline is a more polished vehicle but lacks the pure grunt of a V8-equipped Sport Trac, while the full-size Chevy Avalanche has a unique "midgate" design for greater versatility. Crew-cab models of the Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma, meanwhile, are more rugged and capable. Choosing one is really a matter of personal preference and budget, but we think you'll be quite satisfied if you wind up with the Ford in your driveway.

trim levels & features

The 2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac is essentially an Explorer SUV with a pickup-like cargo bed behind the second-row seat. Two trim levels are offered: XLT and Limited.

The well-equipped XLT features a composite cargo box, 16-inch alloy wheels, foglights, full power accessories, a power-sliding rear window, air-conditioning, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a CD player with satellite radio and an auxiliary audio jack. The Limited model adds 18-inch wheels, color-keyed bumpers, heated side mirrors, leather seating, heated front seats, a power driver seat, Ford's Sync multimedia interface and a premium six-CD audio system with a subwoofer.

An Adrenalin Sport package is optional on the Limited and adds 20-inch alloy wheels and unique exterior and interior styling details. Depending on model and equipment, other available Sport Trac extras include V8 power, dual-zone automatic climate control, a sunroof, rear parking sensors, power-adjustable pedals and a voice-operated navigation system with Sirius Travel Link and 10GB of digital music storage.

performance & mpg

The 2010 Explorer Sport Trac comes standard with a 4.0-liter V6 generating 210 horsepower and 254 pound-feet of torque, mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. Optional on the Limited is a 4.6-liter V8 that cranks out 292 hp and 315 lb-ft of torque that is paired with a six-speed automatic. All Explorer Sport Tracs are available with either two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, except for Adrenalin-equipped models, which substitute a full-time all-wheel-drive system for 4WD.

V8 acceleration is respectable, with 0-60-mph sprints taking just over 8 seconds. Towing is another strong point, with a maximum trailering capacity of 7,160 pounds when properly equipped. EPA fuel economy estimates for a V6 2WD model check in at 14 mpg city/20 mpg highway and 16 mpg combined. Upgrading to the V8 actually improves fuel economy to 15/21/17 mpg. Fuel economy for 4WD models is essentially identical.

safety

All 2010 Ford Explorer Sport Tracs feature standard antilock disc brakes, traction control, stability control with rollover protection and trailer sway control, front side-impact airbags and side curtain airbags. In government crash testing, the Explorer Sport Trac earned a perfect five stars for protection in both frontal and side-impact tests. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety frontal-offset crash testing, it returned a top-ranked "Good" rating.

driving

Thanks to its fully independent suspension, the 2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac delivers a smooth and well-damped ride with respectable handling and good steering response for a truck. The cabin is calm and quiet under most conditions, owing to ample acoustic insulation. Its V6 engine is coarse and unimpressive, however, in terms of both power and efficiency -- especially when compared to the Japanese competition. The V8 is the preferred choice with its smooth, broad power band and slightly better fuel economy.

interior

The Explorer Sport Trac's comfortable cabin is virtually identical to that of its namesake SUV, with highlights that include solid build quality and a straightforward layout of controls. That said, the Explorer's materials quality remains mediocre and its design rudimentary. Most of the climate and audio controls are packed with plenty of similar-looking black buttons, and the regular audio head unit still displays its info in Ford's old-school, '80s-look green LED readout. Thankfully, the optional Sync phone/MP3 voice activation and hard-drive-based navigation systems are both effective and modern.

The 60/40-split rear seats fold to create a flat cargo area, and the 4.5-foot utility box out back features a power point and is constructed of corrosion-proof composite material with a molded liner that resists scratches and dents. The box is also notched, facilitating two-tiered storage of materials. Three cargo bins are built into the bed's load floor, with drain plugs enabling their use as ice boxes or for storing wet items.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac.

Swiss Army Knife
PaloRev, 8/10/2010
After researching the options for replacement of our 2005 Ranger, settled on a new Sport Trac. We wanted the flexibility of four doors, room for five, a cargo bed and four wheel drive. Initially leaned towards an F150, but the smaller Sport Trac made more sense. Only thing comparable is the Honda Ridgeline, but the reviews we read didn't show it to be superior. Plus, the Honda is more expensive and we weren't taken by the boxy styling. We ordered the Sport Trac in February and took delivery in April. The wait was worth it to get the exact color and options we wanted. Proven to be a very good decision. Vehicle's "Swiss Army knife" flexibility is great.
After 8 months looks good, BUT!
doctomof ws, 6/19/2010
After owning a 2005 version of the Explorer SportTrac I was ready to try the newer version. I was attracted by its upgraded styling which I found more appealing than the older version from 2000 to 2005. Also I liked the idea of the independent rear suspension on the newer version versus the live straight axle of the 2005 iteration. It still drives like a truck. Stiff and solid, which for me is a plus. It has the feeling of a vehicle that is strong and capable of hauling around my toys as well as being a dependable every day commuter. That's a very nice compromise in my estimation
Ford should keep it
kirby28, 2/7/2011
I am reviewing a V8 Adrenalin 2010 6 speed. I'm impressed! Quiet, smooth, gorgeous! But why such crummy gas mileage? And wait, no carpet(?) in a 38K vehicle?
Slight stall
AndrewFox, 5/21/2010
When I slow to make a turn (at low speeds) the truck has a slight pause when pressing on the accelerator. It is incredibly frustrating because I bought the Adrenalin package. My dealer is being great about trying to find the problem. We are waiting for Ford to find a technical (programing) solution. There are no problems at normal speeds.
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Features & Specs

MPG
14 city / 20 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed automatic
Gas
210 hp @ 5100 rpm
MPG
13 city / 19 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed automatic
Gas
210 hp @ 5100 rpm
MPG
13 city / 19 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed automatic
Gas
210 hp @ 5100 rpm
MPG
14 city / 20 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed automatic
Gas
210 hp @ 5100 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover3 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Acceptable
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
Used 2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Crew Cab Overview

The Used 2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Crew Cab is offered in the following styles: XLT 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5A), XLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A), Limited 4dr Crew Cab 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A), Limited 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5A), and Limited 4dr Crew Cab AWD (4.0L 6cyl 5A).

What's a good price on a Used 2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Crew Cab?

Save up to $300 on one of 4 Used 2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Crew Cab for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $10,000 as of08/18/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Crew Cab trim styles:

  • The Used 2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Crew Cab XLT is priced between $10,000 and$15,995 with odometer readings between 86389 and174817 miles.
  • The Used 2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Crew Cab Limited is priced between $16,995 and$16,995 with odometer readings between 133748 and133748 miles.

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