2005 Ford Explorer

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$27,165

starting MSRP

2005 Ford Explorer

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Easy to drive and maneuver
  • Crash-test ratings
  • Step-in height
  • Interior space

The bad:

  • V-6 performance
  • Fuel economy
  • Resale value

5 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Our 2005 Ford Explorer trim comparison will help you decide.

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

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior design 4.5
  • Performance 4.2
  • Value for the money 4.3
  • Exterior styling 4.4
  • Reliability 4.3

Most recent consumer reviews

4.7

221,889 miles and STILL loving it

I bought my 2005 Explorer Limited V8 in 2007. It had come off of a lease with about 30, 000 miles. Now, it’s 13 years later and it has 221,889 and I still love it. This is my 3rd Explorer. It is still my favorite design of all the model years. I bought it when my son was 2 and my daughter was not yet born. I can afford to get a newer suv, but keep it because I’ve had it so long, it’s taken me so many places safely and comfortably, that it now has sentimental value. Next goal: 250K miles. If you take care of this SUV, it will last.

5.0

Very reliable truck

I love Ford Explorers and the one I got from Aero Motors, as always, held up to my love for the truck. I'm in love with my truck....

5.0

I love Explorers

I’ve owned 3-4 Explorers I like the design and how they drive used lasts me 2-3 years until I decided to get something new. Great work truck and awesome for families.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Ford Blue Advantage Gold
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Gold Certified: Ford models up to 6 years old with less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12-Month/12,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty Blue Certified: 90-Day/4,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty Disclaimer: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.
Powertrain
7-Year/100,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Powertrain Limited Warranty Blue Certified: Available Disclaimer: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.
Dealer certification required
Certified 172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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