The 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac features the best of
several segments in an innovative truck /SUV crossover that
showcases Ford's capability for rugged truck performance
and sedan-type comfort and luxury on the top-selling mid-size
SUV Explorer package.
The Ford Explorer Sport Trac is a four-door model with
a five-passenger cabin that has an open 4-foot cargo bed
in the rear. 2005 models are once again not offered in 2-door,
last seen in 2003, but instead, in recognition of the target
demographic most thrilled by the Sport Trac, offers some
new techno and style features with a moonroof for XLT trims
and both MP3 and Sirius radio compatibility on all audio
systems. Other changes for 2005 include an two bold new
exterior colours; Bright Red and Dark Stone.
The 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac is offered in four models:
XLS, XLT, XLT Premium and Adrenalin.
The 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac offers three seating styles,
cloth low-back front bucket seats and a rear 60/40-split
bench seat, the same seats with driver-side, six-way power
seat adjustment and recline function (XLT Premium) or two-tone
(dark bolster and light insert) heated leather-trimmed bucket
seats, available on XLT Premium and Adrenalin models, with
an additional power lumbar adjustment feature.
However, as mentioned, the 2005 Explorer Sport Trac is
compatible with today's technology systems, with Sirius
radio on all audio systems and available MP3 capability.
However, Sport Trac sound is all about choice; whether you
go for basic AM/FM/CD or select one of the two optional
sound upgrades (80-watt dual media or Pioneer 290-watt
audiophile sound system).
lternatively, buy the Sport Trac Adrenalin with its 510-watt
Pioneer Ultimate Audio System with nine speakers, including
The Sport Trac's cargo bed measures 50 inches long and 19.7
inches deep for a total of 29.6 cubic feet of cargo space.
In 2004, Ford changed the XLT Premium to a fresh monochromatic
look that includes color-keyed bumpers, fascia, moldings
and step bars and this is complemented for 2005 with the
new exterior colours; Bright Red and Dark Stone. The different
trims differentiate the exterior looks with a choice of
several wheel options including five-spoke cast aluminum,
bright cast aluminum or chrome, depending on whether you
choose the base XLS or upgrade to the XLT Premium or Adrenalin
Ford retains the single-overhead cam 4.0-liter V6 for 2005.
It will produce 210 horsepower at 5200 rpm and 245 lb-ft
of torque at 3000 rpm, for ample power to meet most requirements.
It is mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission available
with either rear-wheel drive or Ford ControlTrac four-wheel
drive that features low-range gearing and can be left engaged
on pavement. Top-level trims have front tow hooks for their
The 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac has a 5,300-pound maximum
towing capacity and all models come with a 4-wire trailering
harness, a full-size spare tire and 235/70R16 tires. Fuel
estimates are 16/20 mpg (city/highway) for two-wheel drive
models, 15/20 mpg (city/highway) for four-wheel drive models.
Safety and Security
Dual front airbags and antilock 4-wheel disc brakes are
standard on all 2005 models. For added safety and security,
curtain side airbags are offered as optional equipment on
2005 Ford Explorer Sport
Trac - Vehicle Highlights
exterior colors: Bright Red, Dark Stone
now available on XLT
capability and Sirius Satellite radio capability now
standard on all audio systems (late availability)