New Car Overview of the 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Mid-Size Sport Utility Vehicle
Description: Mid-Size Sport Utility Vehicle
Base MSRP Range: $23,820 - $31,090
Invoice Price Range: $21,625 - $28,095
Where built: USA
This crossover vehicle rides on the chassis of Ford's Ranger truck but gets the four-door cabin of Explorer and works as both a truck and SUV. It looks like Explorer from prow to the back of the second side door, but then the wagon's enclosed cargo compartment gives way to a sawed-off pickup bed. That back box, crafted from sheet-molded composite plastic, extends for 50 inches. Inside, four full-size doors make entry easy from any seat, and the seat system has two front buckets and a back bench that splits and folds to form a cargo area.
Sport Trac draws power from Explorer's single-cam 4.0-liter V6 with 205-hp through a 5-speed automatic. Optional 4WD traction is offered with a dashboard switch to shift easily from RWD to 4WD high gear or into four-wheel low for off-road travel.
Four trims mark Sport Trac for 2005 with XLS, XLT, XLT Premium and the Adrenalin series. The latter brings a 510-watt Pioneer Ultimate Audio System with nine speakers plus a six-disc CD player with MP3 capability. A power moonroof is optional now on XLT, XLT Premium and Adrenalin.