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2009 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

2009 Chevrolet Colorado

  2009 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT 2009 Chevrolet Colorado LT w/1LT
MSRP
$27,460
$16,705
Invoice $25,504 $15,953
MPG
City/Highway
13/21 15/24
Rating
7.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
6.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2009 Ford Explorer Sport Trac is a versatile vehicle with very little to set it apart from the competition. Read Full Review The new available V-8 engine is a long time coming and helps position the Colorado as a worthy rival to the most capable compacts and an alternative to full-size trucks. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Up to 7,160-pound towing capacity
  • More technology options than compact trucks
  • Rust-proof cargo box

Dislikes:

  • V-6 gets worse mileage than V-8
  • Engine noise (V-6)
  • Suspension noise

Likes:

  • Acceleration with the V-8
  • Fuel efficiency with the four
  • Choice of body styles
  • In short-bed form, a real compact truck

Dislikes:

  • Doesn’t steer as well as some rivals
  • The longer six-foot might still be too short
  • Lots of chintzy hard plastic inside
  • Rough-running four- and five-cylinders
  • Five-cylinder gets V-8 gas mileage
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