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2009 Ford Explorer Sport Trac - Specs

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Engine Specs
Transmission Specs

Exterior Dimensions
Interior Dimensions


Dimensions and capacities are in inches unless otherwise specified.

Engines V6 V8
Type Cast iron block and aluminum heads Cast iron block and aluminum heads
Configuration Cast iron block and aluminum heads Cast iron block and aluminum heads
Intake manifold Composite, shell welded with internal runner pack Composite shell-welded single runner, charge motion control valves
Exhaust manifold Cast iron Cast iron
Crankshaft Cast iron Cast iron
Redline 6,000 rpm 6,250 rpm
Minimum Idle Speed in Drive 625 rpm 635 rpm
Throttle Body 65 mm 75 mm
Valvetrain SOHC, 2 valves per cylinder SOHC, 3 valves per cylinder,
variable camshaft timing
Valve diameter Intake 46.0 mm 33.8 mm
Exhaust 39.0 mm 37.5 mm
Pistons Hypereutectic aluminum Hypereutectic aluminum
Connecting Rods Forged steel Cracked powdered metal with floating wristpins
Ignition Distributorless with coil pack Coil on plug, high-thread-insert spark plugs
Bore x stroke 3.95 x 3.32 in. / 100.4 x 84.4 mm 3.55 x 3.54 in. / 90.2 x 90.0 mm
Displacement 245 cu. in. / 4,009 cc 281 cu. in. / 4,606 cc
Compression Ratio 9.7:1 9.8:1
Horsepower 210 @ 5,100 rpm 292 @ 5,000 rpm
Horsepower per liter 52.5 63.5
Torque 254 lb.-ft. @ 3,700 rpm 315 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm
Recommended fuel 87 Octane 87 Octane
Fuel capacity 22.5 Gallons 22.5 Gallons
Fuel Injection Sequential multi-port fuel injection Sequential multi-port fuel injection
Emission Control Closed loop with catalyst Closed loop with catalyst
Emissions (tailpipe/evaporation) Tier II, Bin 4/LEV2
Tier II, Bin 4/LEV2
Interim Tier II, Bin 5/Tier 2
Oil capacity 5 quarts with filter 6 quarts with filter
Recommended Oil GF-4, 5W-30 GF-4, 5W-20
Coolant capacity 12.5 quarts 12.7 quarts

Drivetrain 2009 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
Standard Rear- or four-wheel drive (active torque-on-demand 4x4 system)
Transmission: Gear ratios (:1):
5-speed automatic overdrive
6-speed automatic overdrive
     1st 3.22 4.17
     2nd 2.29 2.34
     3rd 1.54 1.52
     4th 1.00 1.14
     5th 0.71 0.86
     6th - 0.69
  Reverse 3.07:1 3.40
Final Drive 0.71:1 0.69

Rear Axle Ratio V6 V8
Expedition Sport Trac
3.73 3.55

Suspension 2009 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
Front Independent short- and long-arms (SLA) design with coil-over shocks; 1.34" (32 mm) stabilizer bar
Rear Independent Trailing Blade short- and long-arm (SLA) design with coil-over shocks; 0.77" (25 mm) stabilizer bar

Steering 2009 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
Type Low-friction rack-and-pinion with power assist
Steering column Tilt
Ratio 18.9:1
Turning circle curb-to-curb 36.8 ft.

Brakes 2009 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
Type Four-wheel power disc brakes with standard 4-sensor, 4-channel antilock braking system (ABS) and AdvanceTrac® with RSC® (Roll Stability Control)
Front 305 x 30 mm ventilated
Swept area 780 cm²
Rear 301 x 12 mm solid
Swept area 608 cm²
Power assist Vacuum with ABS

Wheels and Tires 2009 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
Type and size P235/70R16 A/S OWL tires/ 16 x 7.0 inch painted cast-aluminum wheels
P245/65R17 A/S OWL tires/17x 7.5 inch painted cast-aluminum wheels
P235/65R18 A/S OWL tires/ 18 x 7.5 inch machined aluminum wheels
P235/65R18 A/S OWL tires/ 18 x 7.5 inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels
P255/50R20 A/S BSW tires/ 20 x 8.0 inch polished aluminum wheels

Dimensions Exterior (inches unless otherwise noted) 2009 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
Wheelbase 130.5
Vehicle length 210.2
Vehicle width excluding mirrors 73.7
Vehicle height with options 72.5
Track width Front 60.8
Rear 61.8
Minimum Running Ground clearance 8.5
Approach angle 28.7°
Departure angle 28.7°
Ramp breakover angle 28.7°
Cargo box length at floor 49.6
Cargo box width at floor (Maximum) 61.4
Cargo box height 21.2

Interior 2009 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
Seating Capacity 5 passenger
Headroom Front row 39.8
Second row 38.5
Legroom Front row 42.4
Second row 36.9
Shoulder room Front row 59.0
Second row 58.9
Hip room Front row 55.4
Second row 55.5

Weights and Capacities (pounds unless otherwise noted) V6 V8
Maximum towing capacity
(when properly equipped)
4X2 5,250 7,160
4X4 / AWD 5,080 6,990
Maximum Payload 4X2 1,390 1,380
4X4 / AWD 1,350 1,390
Base curb weight 4X2 4,583 4,673
4X4 / AWD 4,753 4,840
Weight distribution (front / rear) 4x2 55/45 56/44
4x4 / AWD 56/44 56/44

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