Compare 2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac vs 2010 Dodge Dakota

2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
2010 Dodge Dakota
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RWD 4-Door XLT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door XLT 14 20 $26,386 $28,210
4WD 4-Door XLT 13 19 $28,684 $30,735
RWD 4-Door Limited 14 20 $30,804 $33,065
4WD 4-Door Limited 13 19 $33,102 $35,590
AWD 4-Door Limited 13 19 $33,102 $35,590
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2WD Ext Cab ST
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Ext Cab ST 15 20 $21,678 $22,755
2WD Ext Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 15 20 $22,473 $23,630
2WD Crew Cab ST 15 20 $24,078 $25,305
2WD Crew Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 15 20 $25,006 $26,325
4WD Ext Cab ST 14 18 $25,635 $27,005
4WD Ext Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 14 18 $26,431 $27,880
4WD Crew Cab ST 14 18 $26,823 $28,255
4WD Crew Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 14 18 $27,751 $29,275
2WD Crew Cab Laramie 15 20 $28,514 $30,180
4WD Crew Cab TRX 14 18 $29,653 $31,365
4WD Crew Cab Laramie 14 18 $31,304 $33,180
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,386
$21,678
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,210
$22,755
Monthly Payment Estimate
$470 / month
$379 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you're torn between an SUV and a pickup and cutting-edge styling isn't important, the 2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac might be the answer. The 2010 Dodge Dakota could be a fine full-size pickup alternative, but its lack of standard safety gear, sloppy handling, and low-grade fit and finish knock it out of contention.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 20 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.4 54.9
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 32.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.6
Second Hip Room (in)
55.5 56.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.0 57.7
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 36.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.9 57.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.9
Exterior Dimensions
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
44.3 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
130.5 131.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.5 7.9
Cab to Axle (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 71.7
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
30.9 31.9
Overhang, Front (in)
35.4 - TBD -
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
145.0 - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
210.2 218.5
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.5 8.1
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
72.5 68.7
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
45.0 45.2
Tailgate Width (in)
- TBD - 59.6
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
49.6 78.8
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
44.4 30.0
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
61.4 59.6
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
21.2 17.6
Cargo Volume (ft³)
37.5 46.6
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
49.5 59.6
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.81 x 0.39 NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Rear Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 11.6 x 2.28
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.97 x 0.43 12.3 x 1.1
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
Midship - TBD -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.5 22.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
18.9 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 44.0
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.4 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1700 - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBB
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
721 - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16 P245/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
721 - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1700 - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code
T53 TVF
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1700 - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P235/70R16 P245/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
721 - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
P235/70R16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
T53 TVF
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 4650
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 4650
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 465
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
525 698
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6020 6010
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3080 3100
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2507 2419
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
10000 9000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3320 3600
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2076 1781
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
1950 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 136
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 600
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SEFI SMPI
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 3700 235 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
99E EKG
Displacement
4.0L/245 3.7L/226
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5100 210 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 20
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.07 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.29 1.57
Trans Order Code
44V DGV
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.22 2.84
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Sport Trac Dodge Dakota
Body Code
131" WB 131.3" WB
Body Style
4 Door Extended Cab 6'6" Bed
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
34.9 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3240 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.77 NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3400 - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
34.9 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-floating - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent Coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.34 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3600 - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3000 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 3.55
Axle Type - Front
Twin-forged SLA - TBD -
Frame
Frame Type
Fully boxed ladder Ladder
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.6 11
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 3

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