The Ford Sport Trac was designed to be fun, practical and sporty. Can you combine those three things? Ford has. Meet the Ford Sport Trac, created specifically for those consumers who don’t want a truck, but need a truck bed to haul things, including people. This the SUV meets truck and it’s quite a popular creation.
The Sport Trac was introduced in 2000 for the 2001 model year. An innovative concept, it is the first body on frame sport utility truck. It was so popular the first year it was sold in the United States that the waiting list grew until it was three months long.
For the first two years of production it was styled as an Explorer Sport Tracbut for 2003 Ford removed the Explorer badge. One of the cooler interior features was a rugged full rubber covering rather than carpet and instead of a sliding rear window, it had a power “breezeway” window.
The engine option was limited to just one. It had a 4.0 Liter Cologne V6, which produced 210 horsepower.
br/>A newer, redesigned model was released in 2006 and is slightly larger. This model has a 4.6 L 24-valve Modular V8 engine as an option. Ford retained the smaller 4.0 L engine as well so now there are two engine options to choose from. The Sport Trac is still production for 2009 and has just two trim levels, the base model and the high luxury model called the Sport Trac Limited.