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Optional navigation system adopts voice activation technology
Newly optional entertainment features, including Ford's Sync communication system
An assortment of ingenious features
Kelley Blue Book
Standard features abound on the 2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac, and options further sweeten the pot on this mid-size offering from Ford.
Even the entry-level trim of the Ford Explorer Sport Trac is nicely appointed, and Edmunds reviewers find that "the well-equipped XLT features a composite cargo box," along with "full power accessories, power rear window, foglights, keyless entry," and "cruise control." ConsumerGuide adds that the 2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT boasts standard "leather-wrapped steering wheel w/radio controls" and "AM/FM/CD/MP3 player" with a "digital-media player connection." Jumping up to the Ford Explorer Sport Trac 2008 in Limited trim brings a "6-way power driver seat w/lumbar adjustment, keypad entry, wireless cell phone link, iPod adapter," and "voice recognition," according to ConsumerGuide.
For a vehicle that has an MSRP of less than $30,000 even in Limited trim, the 2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac is near the top of the class in terms of standard equipment. Adding to the "wow" factor and the sticker price are the numerous options that Ford has made available on the Ford Explorer Sport Trac 2008. Edmunds says that some of the "major options include a heated windshield, a sunroof, leather seating," and a "navigation system (with voice operation)." Unfortunately, some of those features don't score too well in reviews read by TheCarConnection.com. In particular, Cars.com writes that some of their reviewers "didn't like how much glare there was" coming off of the heated windshield, and they also feel that "it's time Ford upgraded to a system with better voice technology" since the current navigation system’s "computerized voice continually mangled the pronunciation of street names" during their test. Other features on the Ford Explorer Sport Trac receive more praise than criticism, and ConsumerGuide finds that some of the best are the "DVD entertainment system" and, especially, the SYNC electronics integration package on the XLT trim of the Ford Explorer Sport Trac 2008 that J.D. Power says "links Bluetooth-enabled cell phones and various MP3 players to a simple voice-activated command system."
For the price you'll pay, it's hard to find a better deal for features than the 2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac.