2002 Ford Explorer Sport-Trac 4.0L from North America
Alternative to Jeep
Dealer recall: Cruise control module (never had a problem with mine).
Surprised Ford builds these, since the market is limited to a certain demographic of people.
The Sport-Trac is about the last of Ford's true SUVs. The suspension handles off-road well and the 4.0L can get you into and out of trouble.
It does eat fuel for it's size. Mine gets about 15MPG city.
Towing capacity is similar to large trucks. It can seat five, but four is more comfortable.
I had an Explorer before and had trouble hauling certain things, like trees and lumber. Now I just toss them in the bed. The bed is not long, even with the tailgate down, but is great for tossing in camping equipment and heading for the woods. Great for the do-it-yourself-er hauling cement, shrubs, boards, whatever. That's the Sport-Trac is for.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st September, 2009