Though Ford may not like to identify the 2002 Explorer Sport Trac
as such, preferring to badge this crew cab as an SUV, we say if
its got a bed, it's a pickup truck.
Sport Trac first went on sale in 2001 and is based on the popular
4-door Explorer, with its frame lengthened just over 14 inches and
made about 40 percent stiffer.
four full doors and roomy interior are combined with a 51-inch composite
box - a first in a compact truck.
added to this platform is a specially tuned suspension and bigger,
more powerful brakes.
the 2002 model year, Ford has reduced the ordering complexity of
the Explorer Sport Trac from about 400 different combinations to
a more manageable 112. A new 23-gallon fuel tank replaces and bumps
up the Sport Trac's range from the previous 20.5 gallon tank. An
Autolamp feature and electrochromic rear view mirror are also added.
The only exterior change is new paint job options for 2002. New
colors added include: Zinc Yellow Clearcoat, Silver Birch Clearcoat
Metallic, True Blue Clearcoat Metallic and Aspen Green Clearcoat
standard 16-inch cast aluminum wheel replaces the 15-inch wheel
from the 2001 model.
The standard floor console includes two large front cup holders,
open front storage area, convenience clip, tow pop-out rear cup
holders, hinged armrest that allows access to a removable soft pack
storage bag with adjustable shoulder strap.
available high series console, on models with optional seating,
features a coin holder, front power point, flow-through rear heater/air
conditioning with rear blower controls, audio headphone jacks and
rear audio controls.
available overhead console on the Sport Trac contains two map/courtesy
lights, compass, outside temperature display and garage door opener
storage bin. The Sport Trac offers three seating packages. Standard
on all models are premium high-back bucket seats with cloth inserts
and bolsters and a rear 60/40 split bench seat that is equipped
with two-way adjustable head restraints on the outboard seating
positions. Optional on all models are cloth bucket seats with driver-side
6-way power seat adjustment, adjustable recline and a four-way manually
adjustable head restraint.
bucket seats have identical features to the cloth bucket seats but
also feature a driver/passenger seat manual lumbar adjustment and
four-way head restraints.
Sport Trac has a standard AM/FM stereo/cassette/single CD player,
clock, optional dual-media or an optional Pioneer Sound System featuring
a six-disc in-dash CD player.
Sport Track is powered by a 4.0L, single overhead cam (SOHC) V-6
engine rated at 210 horsepower and 240 lb.-ft. of torque. It is
mated to a standard five-speed manual transmission with overdrive
or an optional five-speed automatic overdrive transmission.
Trac has a 5300-lb. maximum towing capacity with a 4x2 automatic
transmission when properly equipped.