This truck is no speed demon, but it is not built for that. But one thing cannot be denied. Only when first starting up. Horsepower 205-hp 5,200 rpm Fuel tank capacity 20. The only gripe I have is that it does not come with the roof rail cross bars.
This truck is truly a jack of all trades. Under the hood, the Sport Trac offered one engine choice for 2001, a 4. Expected better with smaller V8 and 6 speed trans. I've never seen the average mpg display read over 15mpg for the six months I've owned it. Rapid handling transitions weren't the Sport Trac's forte, as evidenced by a slalom speed of only 55. I believe Ford built this model to last. Boy do I miss that, I averaged 20 mpg per tank.
It can transport five people in comfort, as well as all of their luggage. Motor Trend took delivery of a Toreador Red '01 4x2 model and immediately started to roll the odometer. The only thing that lacks a little is the bed length. The smaller size of the Sport Trac's cargo box prevented us from carrying 4x8 sheets of plywood, but for most trips that required a pickup bed, this Ford satisfied our needs. If you are in the market for the most fuel-efficient Ford Explorer Sport Trac model, you can turn your sights to the turbocharged engine. Explorer label or no, the Sport… Staffer Dave Newhardt was not to be outdone by the Chief, so he elected to move, as well. This winter I have had it in 4W high a lot, due to snowy roads, in rear wheel only it tends to overpower and slip, In Feb 2012 we had a blizzard, in the height of the storm and 1am in the morning, I used this to go out two rescue two stranded coworkers, It took three hours for a twelve mile round trip, part of it we needed to shovel every few feet, but we were only one of only ten vehicles moving that we saw that night.
We found plenty to like about the Dark Graphite interior, from the four full-size doors and white-face instruments to the full-size cupholders. I had the rear differential rebuilt in 2013, it was noisy but would have lasted for several years more. I have paperwork for fresh trans install with less than 100 miles on it. All that matters is the performance. In acceleration testing, the Sport Trac needed just 8.
A chatter developed from the power-steering system during tight, low-speed turns, and while the dealer's replacement of the serpentine belt helped eliminate most of the problem, it occasionally resurfaced throughout our time with the Sport Trac. Also noted after 13,000 miles was a worn lower outboard bolster on the driver's seat, abraded from the driver's ingress and egress. Reviewers were a little disconcerted by the '01 Ford Explorer Sport Trac's appearance, and they weren't wrong: the design was clunky. Remove the bolts in the back seat and wala - more cargo rome. I would recommend this truck to anyone. Like a Swiss Army knife, it tries to be a jack-of-all-trades, but is a master of none. This doesn't cost anything additional.
By its very nature, the Sport Trac is a compromise, but overall, the pluses outweigh the negatives. About four years ago replaced several parts in R font suspension and last year in again. Don't smoke after a minute or so. Fuel economy city 17 mpg Exterior length 205. For its inaugural year, the '01 Explorer Sport Trac was offered in just one trim. I have room for three children in the back! Drive for awhile and turn it off.
I have a good mechanic and just maintain your truck, it will go a long way. I also love the small, yet just enough bed space to haul groceries, lumber, tools, shrubs, and etc. The 2010 Ford Explorer Sport Tracs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 kilometers per hour about 47. By any yardstick, the Explorer is one of the most successful vehicles has ever built. Now I see my voltage regulator and everyone I find on the interne. It was totalled with her driving. There was no complaining about the five-speed automatic transmission; it garnered praise for its well-spaced ratios and creamy shifts.
Other options available included cruise control, tilt steering wheel, and bucket seats. These commissions help support our ability to spend time providing additional content. Manual transmission was standard; automatic transmission was a pricey option. However, the Sport Trac's clever flip-able bed extender significantly increases the functionality of the cargo box and helps maintain the vehicle's relatively compact dimensions. We wish the same accolades could've been lavished on the brakes, but pedal feel was disappointing, with the first 10 percent of pedal travel feeling numb and ineffective, then the binders coming on strong. Overall, this truck is great.
A pickup travels the majority of its miles with the bed empty, a lot of unused space to haul around for the ride. The 2001 Explorer Sport Trac helped create a new market segment, the Sports Utility Truck, with its hybrid design. Minor items, the drivers side window needed reseated, was hanging up when retracted, and the solenoid for the drivers door lock need replaced this year, both corrected along with the blower motor last month. The rest of the kilometers were in the city 25 percent , in the suburbs 0 percent , and in heavy traffic 0 percent. It's not awful, but it ain't great.