2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

midsize SUV / 4-door SUV


Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Head restraints & seats


  • G
  • A
  • M
  • P
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2007-10 models

Tested vehicle: 2006 Ford Explorer XLT 4-door 4wd

The Ford Explorer and Mercury Mountaineer were re-engineered for the 2006 model year. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Ford as part of frontal crash test verification.

The moderate overlap frontal crash test ratings also apply to the Explorer Sport Trac, which was redesigned for the 2007 model year (no 2006 model Sport Trac was available). The Sport Trac is very similar to the Explorer, except that it has a longer wheelbase and an open cargo bed behind the occupant compartment in place of the Explorer's enclosed cargo area with optional third row seat.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2009-10 models

Seat type: Manual - power cloth seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry