2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac vs. Its Competition

2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

When you look at the 2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac, it fills the role of Ford's nonexistent mid-size pickup.

This truck slots in above the Ranger and below the F-150, so the Sport Trac competes against the four-door variants of rival mid-size pickups.

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Quick Specs
The 2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac offers good versatility in an unremarkable package.
With the addition of the new V-8 option, the 2009 GMC Canyon goes from unappealing to quite competitive.
The 2008 Honda Ridgeline is a flexible light-duty truck with a plush feel, but it can't tackle all the tasks a full-size truck does well.
The 2008 Toyota Tacoma covers the basics, at a price that’s lower than full-size trucks.
MSRP From   
Gas Mileage   
13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Gas V6Gas I4Gas V6Gas I4
EPA Class   
N/AN/A4WD Pickup TrucksN/A
Style Name   
RWD 4-Door V6 XLT2WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck4WD Crew Cab RT2WD Reg I4 MT (Natl)
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
Passenger Doors   
Body Style   
4 DoorRegular Cab4 Door Crew CabRegular Cab
AutomaticManual w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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