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(2004 model shown)
Explorer Sport Trac
The Sport Trac is basically the previous generation of the Explorer onto which a short pickup bed has been grafted behind the back seat. For 2005, new exterior colors include Bright Red and Dark Stone, a moonroof is newly available on the top XLT version and MP3 and Sirius satellite radio capability is now included on all audio systems. Only a 210-horsepower 4.0-liter V-6 engine remains available, however, and the vehicle isn't up to the performance and sophistication levels of the Explorer. Available in either rear- or four-wheel drive, the latter includes an electronic shift-on-the-fly transfer case. The top Adrenalin model includes an eardrum-bursting 510-watt sound system.
2005 Ford Explorer Sport TracEnlarge Photo