The 2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac competes with four-door variants from both compact and mid-size pickup segments, although its size is definitely mid-size.
The Nissan and Toyota mid-size trucks are not earth-shattering in terms of performance or versatility, but they are worth a look, as they provide nearly even competition to the 2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac in most every area of consideration.
The Dodge Dakota was updated in 2008, and its longer traditional steel bed might be an advantage for some buyers.
Honda's Ridgeline is an interesting alternative.
Though the Explorer Sport Trac outdoes the Ridgeline in real truck tasks like towing, hauling, or off-roading, it's clearly better for on-road duty with passengers, offering superior ride and handling.
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|13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas 4-Cyl||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas 4-cyl||Gas I4|
|N/A||N/A||N/A||4WD Standard Pickup Truck||N/A||N/A|
|RWD 4-Door XLT||2WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck||2WD Ext Cab ST||4WD Crew Cab RT||2WD King Cab I4 Manual XE||2WD Reg I4 MT (GS)|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Four Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|4 Door||Regular Cab||Extended Cab 6'6" Bed||4 Door Crew Cab||King Cab||Regular Cab|
|Automatic w/OD||Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Manual||Manual w/OD|
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