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Will Ford build a midsize truck with the new ecoboost engine? I think the Sport Trac would be the perfect fit.

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The compact and midsize pickup market in the U.S. has been declining for more than 15 years, having gone from almost 8 percent of the industry in the mid 1990s to just over 2 percent last year. For North America, we are prioritizing our resources to support continued improvement of our best-selling F-Series pickups— and that continued investment is resulting in class-leading fuel economy* performance, with all-new V-6 engines for the F-150 in 2011, and more.

*F-150: EPA-estimated 17 city/23 hwy/19 combined mpg, 3.7L V6 4×2. Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR, Non-Hybrid. Super Duty®: Based on Ford drive-cycle tests of comparably equipped 2011/2012 Ford and 2011/2012 competitive models. Class is Full-Size Pickups over 8,500 lbs. GVWR.

17 COMMENTS ON THIS QUESTION
JoeDirt I own a 2007 SportTrac and lovve it. I have no desire to own a full size truck, and the cost are getting ridiculous on trucks. I'll keep my SportTrac till the wheels fall off, and when that happens, I'll buy GM, even though I've owned nothing but Fords for over 30 years.
1 months(s) ago via
estone Attention Ford ! The reason your midsize ( Ranger ) truck sales went sour , is because the Ranger was a too small gas guzzling dinosaur . I speak from experience as I owned a 1985, a 2000, and a 2002 Sport Track . It outlived its potential . That is no excuse not to build a true midsize truck, the same size as the old F100 . I'll answer my own statement , Ford won't build a real midsize truck because it would hurt sales of it's moneymaker , monstrosity gas hog F150 . Yes gas hog. A midsize wit the same engines would get 5 more mpg .
4 months(s) ago via
John Jersey John I own a 2003 Sport Trac. It's getting older so I decided to get a 2010 Sport Trac and sell the older one that's in really good shape. I love the Sport Trac. If Ford rolled out with a 2015 Trac I would buy one.
7 months(s) ago via
Mike I've owned 4 ford ranger trucks , I love them , they are the right size , I would love to see them sell them in the US again, and maybe put ecoboost in them too , because the gas mileage on them is'nt the best , But anyway I am disappointed they quit making them...
7 months(s) ago via
James Dunbar I have a 2010 SportsTrac and I love it. I trade often, but there is nothing Ford now offers that I want (F150 is just too large). It is a shame that Ford refuses to sell their Ranger Wildtrac is the US. I would buy one tomorrow.
9 months(s) ago via
jimmy k It is evident he has not driven any new series ford trucks.
10 months(s) ago via
Mitchell Milligan I have a 01 Sport Trac, the one thing I wish they would keep is the power full size back window with the vent feature. I am shocked they don't utilize this amazing selling feature as at least an option on the F150. They also need to keep carpet out of the truck. It is so easy to keep clean. I was going to buy a new Ford F150/Explorer Sport since the Sport Trac is gone, however with the rumblings I hear. I am going to wait and see if they do design a mid-size with either the normal V6 or the Eco Boost V6. The ranger is a dying breed, Lets go Sport Trac.
1 year(s) ago via
J Gregorich We own a 2001 (purchased in 2000) SportTrac. We usually replace our vehicles after 9 or 10 years. There's nothing comparable to replace our SportTrac with so we're keeping it. We're hoping that Ford will come out with a midsize truck with an interior like the SportTrac (it's gotta have that full auto back window).
1 year(s) ago via
Tom Fichtel I have a 2007 Sport Track Limited and love it. My wife will not drive a full sized truck. Ford is nuts.
1 year(s) ago via
Keith B 30 years of continuous Ford truck ownership and now I am being forced to make my exit. I have owned all the models in the Ford truck lineup but now that we are looking to purchase a new truck I am being forced to leave the fold. We currently have an F-250 but the family has shrunk and we need a smaller truck without paying the premium price or size of the F-150. I am left with an empty place in my heart and driveway but Ford as well as the other American truck manufacturers have abandoned the mid size/compact truck market and leave me looking at either the Tacoma , Frontier or Ridgeline. I know this market is a small segment but it is still a segment none the less. If the SportTrac was still being produced I would have one in my driveway tomorrow. Alas, it isn't meant to be. Bye Ford. It is with a heavy heart after 30 years of truck bliss we must part ways.
1 year(s) ago via
Karen Reinking I too am disgusted that Ford keeps making bigger & still poor fuel mpg trucks. The sport-trac was a beauty, only it needed to be a 4 cyl with better fuel mileage. Get a clue Ford-Americans want to buy American made vehicles. Bring back MIDSIZE!!
1 year(s) ago via
Reed Williams I currently drive a '07 Sport Trac which I bought used after the discontinuation of the model. This vehicle, while in good condition will not last forever. I will NOT replace it with an F-150. I will be going to Toyota or Nissan for it's successor. I also have an '08 Escape. I am currently looking for a late model Ranger to replace it, would rather buy new. I think Ford is missing out..
1 year(s) ago via
larry s Is ford ever going to make a mid-size truck, maybe like an F-100? It seems kind of strange that Ford doesn't make a smaller truck anymore. Dodge doesn't make a smaller truck. No more chevy S-10. Seems it all happened at the same time? Toyota and Nissan make smaller trucks and they sell very well. I would love to buy a smaller truck made by Ford. The F-150 is like climbing into a monster truck. I'll bet the person at Ford who made the decision not to build a smaller truck doesn't drive a truck at all!!!
1 year(s) ago via
Loren D Loren D Yes, It would be really Nice if Ford decided to build a new mid-size truck... even if it is an F-100 or even a Ford Ranger again. If they decide on bringing back the Ford Ranger, they really should look at the designs that Ford had in the past. I would look at the designs that Ford produced for its Ford Ranger series from the years 1994 to 2004 that was a part of the Ford Ranger series dealing with the Edge, Tremor, & Splash Ford Ranger Models but this time also incorporate ideas from their new F-150 Ecoboost Lariet (especially the front & back). If Ford could remember to add a crew cab & stepside models..it would be ideal. Plus, include nice hub caps that were on their 2000 Ford Ranger model. Anyway, I hope Ford changes its mind too on making a midsize truck soon..as long as they do not get too futuristic with their designs, they should be fine. Everyone take care, LJD
1 year(s) ago via
Ed Ford is missing the boat. I have a 2005 Sport Trac that I love but it is getting old and needs to be replaced. I'm now looking at Toyotas because Ford doesn't have anything to meet my needs. I need a small pickup but the F-150 is too big. I need four doors for passengers. I need the updated equivalent of my 2005 Sport Trac!!! - Newer and more efficient engine - Updated electronics (Sync, Bluetooth, USB, etc.)
1 year(s) ago via
Loren D Yes, It would be really Nice if Ford decided to build a new mid-size truck... even if it is an F-100 or even a Ford Ranger again. If they decide on bringing back the Ford Ranger, they really should look at the designs that Ford had in the past. I would look at the designs that Ford produced for its Ford Ranger series from the years 1994 to 2004 that was a part of the Ford Ranger series dealing with the Edge, Tremor, & Splash Ford Ranger Models but this time also incorporate ideas from their new F-150 Ecoboost Lariet (especially the front & back). If Ford could remember to add a crew cab & stepside models..it would be ideal. Plus, include nice hub caps that were on their 2000 Ford Ranger model. Anyway, I hope Ford changes its mind too on making a midsize truck soon..as long as they do not get too futuristic with their designs, they should be fine. Everyone take care, LJD :)
1 year(s) ago via
Lora C Except that the new F150 is so big and cumbersome. For around town a midsize truck with 4 doors is perfect. The option to use a truck for recreational and work pulling power is desirable without all the bulk. The reason I have not bought a midsize V-6 engine is because the gas mileage is awful. The idea of a midsize truck with the ecoboost would fit this niche completely. I would like to be one of the 2% that still desires a midsize truck that works like the big ones... or make the F-150 less bulky!
1 year(s) ago via
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