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Ford introduced a brand new vehicle concept to its lineup in 2000 with the Explorer Sport Trac, and critics were't sure what to call it since the word "hybrid" was already reserved for electric-gas vehicles. Call it an SUV with a pickup truck identity or a cross between a Ford F-150 and and Explorer. It can haul and tow while letting passengers enjoy the refined SUV interior. The Cargo pickup bed was manufactured with the same steel that the automaker used on its F150 trucks. Notable features of the Sport Trac are its optional tonneau cover and sport design. The Sport Trac shares front end and side body design features (such as a power-dome hood and flared fenders) similar to the two-door Explorer Sport model.
The Ford Explorer Sport Trac did admirably in filling a newly created niche for Generation X drivers looking for a combination of toughness and sophistication in one vehicle. Second generation Explorer Sport Trac vehicles had a number of advanced interior features that were once standard only in sedans, such as heated front seats, Bluetooth connectivity, voice activation for phone and audio, seven-speaker audio, and satellite radio. The base XLT trims include cruise control, air conditioning, and satellite radio. The Limited trim comes with upgraded wheels, heated leather seats, and a more refined center console. Options to look for include a moonroof and premium sound with a booming subwoofer. 2008 introduced a Sync hands-free calling system. For 2009, a new navigation system with voice commands arrived. The Adrenaline model was popular for its dual exhaust tips, breathable leather seats, black fascias, and aggressive styling.
Ford’s first generation of Sport Tracs were produced from 2000 until 2005. Production was halted for the 2006 model year as the Sport Trac underwent a moderate redesign before returning to the market in 2007. The second generation Explorer Sport Tracs was produced from 2007 through the 2010 model year. In 2011, the Explorer's move away from rear-drive in favor of front-wheel drive and unibody construction instead of body-on-frame, Ford decided to discontinue the Sport Trac, despite its strong sales volume.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the 2009- 2010 Sport Trac the following ratings (on scale of Good, Acceptable, Marginal, Poor): Good sfor Moderate Front Overlap measures. Acceptable rating for head restraint and seat safety features The 2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac offers standard safety features that drivers expect in modern vehicles including front driver and passenger airbags with occupant sensors, and front and rear side curtain airbags. Additional safety features on the Explorer Sport Trac included: Electronic Stability Control Traction Control Roll-Stability Control Energy Management Features