Best Bet
  • (4.2) 37 reviews
  • MSRP: $1,912$9,120
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 16-18
  • Engine: 210-hp, 4.0-liter V-6 (flexible; E85)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Seats: 5-7
2005 Ford Explorer

Our Take on the 2005 Ford Explorer

Our Take

What We Don't Like

  • V-6 performance
  • Fuel economy
  • Resale value

Notable Features

  • Fully independent suspension
  • V-6 or V-8
  • Five-speed automatic
  • Optional Safety Canopy side-curtain airbags
  • AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control

Reviews

Consumer Reviews

4.2

Average based on 37 reviews

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2005 is a solid and reliable Truck

by Oregon Explorer from Eugene, Oregon on August 24, 2011

I currently drive a 2005 V6 XLT Explorer This is my second Explorer, My first was a 1991 V6 XLT I logged 300K Miles on the 1991.It started to collect dust after I started driving a Honda CR-V "Tin-Can... Read Full Review

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Safety

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Recalls

There are currently 3 recalls for this car.


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Service & Repair

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

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