07 Ford Sport Trac, Bigger Better Idea
Sport Trac 2007, is wider and longer with new Rear Independent Suspension, improving on what I thought was a comfortable ride. Heated windshield, a lockable hard bed cover option and now V-8 power, answers Honda’s Ridgeline competition. Even 3 bed floor storage compartments in a bed that’s wider and deeper with 25% more cargo area. With the safety features of it’s cousin the Explorer, the 07 Sport Trac is rated 5 stars safety. 2007 Sport Track review.
Sport Trac brings in new customers from other brands to Ford as does the Mustang. Not an easy task in today’s market. The wheelbase 130.5 in. making it 16.8 inches longer than Explorer. I know a lot of folks that tow with their Explorers. Sport Trac is rated to tow 6,800#’s with the first time 4.6L V-8 that I drove with the 6-speed automatic transmission. The V-8 with 292 horse power and 300 ft.-lbs torque, has a 1430#’s payload, 3.73 axle ratio is standard.
Towing a Cimarron 2 horse with one horse for a couple hundred miles, the Sport Trac handled well. Gas mileage dropped like a rock when towing, as is typical of smaller vehicles. Cimarron Norstar bumper trailers are slick, towing easily. The tapered nose sheet metal goes all the way down past the V-tongue. Stainless steel nose strip looks great, 18 degree nose. Cimarron bumper tow trailers are one of the few trailers that tow easy loaded and empty. Not all trailers tow well when empty. carpeted tack room and bridle rack.
When I review new trucks and SUV’s, I use several horse trailer brands. I’ve been impressed with how the Cimarron bumper pull trailers fall inline and don’t move. Cimarron is one of the easiest towing aluminum bumper trailers I’ve used. So I looked it over and compared and don’t know exactly the secret, but the nose is narrow with the nose walls going all the way down past the tongue. The tongue is short with plenty of room for tight corners. It has 15 inch tires and sits low with an excellent load height at the rear. Most of the new SUV’s have independent rear suspension or at least rear coil springs. This helps with the empty ride of a SUV, but will make a trailer sway more. The Cimarron bumper pulls straight.
Tough job reviewing trucks at Laguna Beach CA. Saw a couple of Blue whales following the beach. Quite a change from being a farmer/rancher to jet jumping monthly to drive the latest greatest trucks and SUV’s, but someone has to do it, dadgum it. At least I bring pictures back for you.
Thanks to Transwest Truck Trailer RV for the Cimarron trailer.www.TrailerWest.com
Brighton Ford of Colorado, Small Town overhead can save you money on the Internet. I used to sell trucks on the Internet and I know how to do my search before I Ieave the computer. I leased a new car and bought a used truck from Brighton Ford of Colorado. I go back often to drool over the Saleen’s as Brighton is the newest Saleen Dealer in the USA. Family owned dealership with a remodeled showroom in a small farm town.