Home / Auto News / News article: Ford Explorer SportTrac Slated To Die, So Long To America's Favorite Pseudo-Truck - AutoGuide.com News
 |  Jul 30 2010, 4:38 PM

Ford‘s Explorer Sport Track has always been a bit of an oddball. Overlooked by a fair number of consumers, it was every bit as capable as a Nissan Frontier or Toyota Tacoma, they never really sold – sales figures show that Ford moved 75% more Explorers than Sport Tracs.

The ones that did make it on to the streets were often festooned with ugly bodykits and chrome rims, leading us to believe the demise of this vehicle. With the 2011 Explorer switching to a unibody construction, any replacement for the Sport Trac (if there’s one at all) will likely resemble the Honda Ridgeline.

[Source: Autoblog]

  • ben

    I own an ’08 sport trac adrenalin V8. These trucks never sold really well because they were expensive new compared to the f150 which is bigger and ford never advertised them. I love mine because of the styling, the features and it fits in my garage. Ford doesn’t embrace anything in the aftermarket unless it’s a Mustang or an F150 and I think the aftermarket can drive sales. Actually I don’t think any of the midsize trucks sell all that well. Full sized trucks can be had for pretty cheap and here in America we tend to associate size with value so the full sized trucks seem to be a better value.