Best Bet
(4.0) 31 reviews
MSRP: $1,506$8,078
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 22-25
Engine: 203-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
Transmission: 2-speed CVT w/OD
2005 Ford Five Hundred

Our Take on the 2005 Ford Five Hundred

Our Take

At the 2004 North American International Auto Show, Ford introduced its new Five Hundred sedan. Mercury launched a closely related Montego sedan a month later at the Chicago Auto Show. Both models are manufactured at a Chicago-area Ford plant.The Five Hundred has full-size dimensions and is consi... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Modest power
  • No stability system
  • Perceived as bland
  • Fit and finish inside and out

Notable Features

  • Optional AWD
  • CVT
  • Four-wheel, antilock disc brakes
  • Optional side-impact and side-curtain airbags
  • Keypad and remote keyless entry
  • Optional self-leveling rear suspension

6 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.