Best Bet
  • (4.4) 63 reviews
  • Inventory Prices: $1,826–$8,018
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 20-34
  • Engine: 133-hp, 2.3-liter I-4 (gas hybrid)
  • Drivetrain: 4x4
  • Seats: 5
2005 Ford Escape

Our Take on the Latest Model 2005 Ford Escape

What We Don't Like

  • Noise
  • Short seat bottoms
  • Construction quality
  • Slow Hybrid distribution
  • Hybrid brakes not linear
  • Hybrid power flow/navigation screen too small
  • Long waits, inflated sale prices likely for Hybrid
  • No sunroof option for Hybrid

Notable Features

  • More powerful four-cylinder
  • Available V-6
  • Availability of new &quot
  • Intelligent&quot
  • automatic 4WD
  • Optional Safety Canopy rollover protection
  • Hybrid powertrain offered in mid-2004

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 63 reviews

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Got the car I wanted.

by Steve from Thornton, CO on December 10, 2017

This is the car I wanted at the time I bought my previous one; and with all the features I wanted. The icing on the cake was getting a good deal from a great salesman and dealership.

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14 Trims Available

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2005 Ford Escape Safety Ratings

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NHTSA Ratings

Based on Ford Escape Hybrid

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Ford Escape Hybrid

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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.


There are currently 6 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,800 per year.

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