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2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

2010 Dodge Dakota

  2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac RWD 4-door XLT Angular Front Exterior View 2010 Dodge Dakota 2WD Crew Cab ST Side Exterior View
MSRP
$28,210
$22,755
Invoice $26,386 $21,678
MPG
City/Highway
13/20 14/20
Rating
7.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
6.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
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. Read Full Review 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. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Tough, rust-proof bed
  • Almost full-size towing ability
  • SYNC interface

Dislikes:

  • Outdated interior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

Likes:

  • Big enough for most truck tasks
  • Powerful V-8 as frugal as the V-6
  • Cargo-friendly cabin with wide-opening doors
  • Entertaining sound options

Dislikes:

  • Unsettled handling
  • Anti-lock brakes optional on base truck
  • Poor crash-test scores
  • Poor fit and finish
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