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in 2009 Compact Pickup Trucks

Avg. Price Paid: $17,473 - $21,571
Original MSRP: $27,460 - $35,145
MPG: 14 City / 20 Hwy
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2009 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Interior

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The 2009 Ford Explorer Sport Trac receives general praise for its interior, which AutoWeek calls "the highlight of this ride." Kelley Blue Book says, "On balance, the Sport Trac's interior accommodations and cargo versatility are so appealing that every new owner will probably just love the thing."

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Seating

Though there are a few complaints, most reviewers ay the Explorer Sport Trac has fairly comfortable seats, particularly in the front row.

  • "The seats are comfortable, though the cushions are a bit short in the thigh." -- Consumer Guide
  • The Sport Trac "offers more head- and leg-room to passengers than the average compact crew cab truck does." -- NewCars.com
  • "Quite roomy and comfortable, in both the front and rear, and a long day behind the wheel should prove pleasant." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "The floor seems too high, or the seats too low, making for an awkward driving position. I could never get the power seats to be comfortable, and I adjusted them every time I got in the truck." -- Cars.com

Interior Features

Many reviewers say that the Sport Trac's interior features belie its utilitarian nature. Standard features include power windows, mirrors and door locks, keyless entry, tilt steering, cruise control, air conditioning and an AM/FM single CD/MP3 player. Upgrading to the Limited adds a power driver's seat and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearshift knob, among other conveniences. New for 2009 is standard satellite radio.

  • "Well equipped with a nice array of standard features." -- Autoweb
  • The Sport Trac is "a long way from a bare bones sport machine, especially in Limited trim with a long list of standards." --  Motor Week
  • "With an options list as long as your arm you can order up a Sport Track that fits your lifestyle." --  4x4REVIEW.com
  • "The audio system is pretty good, though the eight-inch subwoofer leaves a bit to be desired." -- AutoWeek

Cargo

The Ford Explorer Sport Trac gets mixed reviews for its interior storage spaces.

  • The Sport Trac will "certainly prove friendlier than the average compact crew cab truck for those of you with frequent child-cargo." -- NewCars.com
  • With all the seats in use, "there's not a lot of luggage room in the cabin, so bags will likely end up in the cargo box when there's a full load of people onboard." -- Cars.com
  • "For a vehicle designed for such an active lifestyle that the owner can't decide between a pickup or an SUV, all the Sport Trac provides for interior storage are decent door bins, an average glove box, an adequate center bin with coin slots and a tissue holder, and dual rear magazine pockets." -- Autoweb

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