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  • (4.3) 42 reviews
  • Inventory Prices: $2,417–$8,441
  • 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 Latest Model 2005 Ford Explorer

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


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by Mr Brown from Bronx,NY on December 19, 2017

A super deal, has lots of room for family trips and handles well in all weather conditions. I as well drives this vehicle back and forward over ten times a years to the Hamptons in Long Island with m... Read Full Review

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Crash-Test Reports


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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