Car Review: 2009 Ford Sport Trac

Car Review: 2009 Ford Sport Trac
Car Review: 2009 Ford Sport Trac

The Ford Motor company has seemingly resolved an issue for consumers with the new 2009 Ford Sport Trac. Until now, a consumer looking for a pickup had to either purchase the huge professional trucks or the tiny one with no power. The 2009 Ford Sport Trac gives good power, towing capacity, and work capabilities without going too strong or too weak. Starting at about $27,460, the 2009 Ford Sport Trac gets 15 miles per gallon in the city and 21 miles per gallon on the highway and looks darn good doing it.

On the exterior, the 2009 Ford Sport Trac looks much more attractive than your average pickup truck with an impressive design, including fog lamps. It features a 4 foot by 5 foot open cargo bed with 3 integrated storage compartments and cargo box tie-downs.

The has an attractive yet comfortable interior, but you’ll still know you are driving a pickup truck. Power windows and door locks, a sliding rear window, and a leather wrapped steering wheel with tilt, cruise, and audio controls sets the tone. An overhead console, message center with outside temperature and compass, and driver and passenger sun visors with dual illuminated vanity mirrors have the comfort of passengers covered. The audio system consists of an AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 capability.

The 2009 Ford Sport Trac owes it’s superior performance to the 4.0 Liter, V-6 engine, with a 210 Horsepower output. With a trailer sway control system, the maximum towing capacity is 5,250 pounds. A 5 speed automatic transmission, power hydraulic rack-and-pinion steering, and independent front and rear suspension make the 2009 Ford Sport Trac a tough and dependable truck. 4 wheel disc brakes with an anti-lock brake system ensure good stopping power, even while towing.

Although classified as a compact pickup truck, the 2009 Ford Sport Trac is big on safety features. Starting with the child safety locks on rear doors parents have one less thing to worry about. Driver and front passenger front and side airbags, and a safety canopy crash system protect occupants well in the worst scenario. The safety package on the 2009 Ford Sport Trac is completed with a tire pressure monitoring system and a passive anti-theft system.

From an overall perspective, the 2009 Ford Sport Trac is a pleasant surprise that most consumers will find more than suitable. It encompasses many features of a larger truck with significant capabilities, durability and quality. Personally, I believe the 2009 Ford Sport Trac to be a good purchase.