2005 Ford Explorer

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24 reviews
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Available Price Range $2,532-$9,780 Trims20 Combined MPG 16-18 Seats 5-7

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


Consumer Reviews

4.2 out of 5

Based on 24 reviews

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

20 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 4 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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