Best Bet
  • (4.2) 39 reviews
  • Available Prices: $2,205–$8,777
  • 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


Average based on 39 reviews

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Nice truck, comfortable and stable

by mrexplorer from Manchester, NH on November 14, 2017

Nice vehicle, gas mileage sucks even for a V8. Fuel economy is the only issue I have with this vehicle but I can live with that and work on improving the MPG. Overall I think its a good vehicle.

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2005 Ford Explorer Safety Ratings

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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