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Ford Expedition Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 5.4 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 300 hp @ 5000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 13/17 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2005 Ford Expedition

  • Roomy on the inside and agile out on the road, the Expedition is a solid choice among full-size SUVs.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Well-thought-out interior with plenty of room for passengers and their belongings, handy fold-flat third-row seat, impressive handling for its size, great crash test scores.

  • Cons

    Poor fuel economy, ride quality suffers on rough roads, some low-grade interior materials.

  • What's New for 2005

    Various changes for 2005 include revised option packages and trim equipment, a redesigned instrument panel cluster display and a more powerful 5.4L V8. A Limited trim level debuts this year, and includes unique body-color exterior trim, special interior trim and power-adjustable leather seats. A King Ranch package is new this year, and features unique interior and exterior trim, wood interior trim (both real and fake), unique wheels and exclusive leather seating.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (3 total reviews)

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Great suv

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Vehicle: 2005 Ford Expedition XLT Sport 4WD 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A)

Just turned 90k miles on my 2005. Everything still original except battery and wiper blades. Very smooth ride, paired with Bridgestone Dueler AT Revo/ 2 tires..this thing has gone through 34 inches of snow like a tank....been over off road passes in Colorado at 14,000 feet, and still drives great. No rattles, squeeks, or any issues. Best SUV I have ever owned. routine maintenance always performed on time, have used full synthetic oil since new. chrome plated aircraft grade aluminum wheels make this red over silver truck look outstanding. Fully loaded, this is the longest I have owned any vehicle in my life.




Lots of changes from my

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Vehicle: 2005 Ford Expedition XLT Sport 4WD 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A)

Traded my beloved 2002 Expedition for a brand new 2005 last month. Lots of differences, also some similarities. So far the 2005 has run flawless. I replaced the stock wheels and tires immediately. Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo's; best tire ever made for an SUV makes this truck stick like glue. The 2005 version sits lower than the 2002, something that on one hand is disappointing, but it is easier to get into and out of. The 300HP V8 moves this SUV without breaking a sweat. My 2002 had the 4.6L V8 and while it was a solid running engine, when fully loaded it didn't have nearly the pep the 2005 has. We'll see how durable the new engine is over time. Styling is very clean.




Great suv

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Vehicle: 2005 Ford Expedition XLT Sport 4WD 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A)

We owned an Explorer before this Expedition. With three little kids we needed something bigger. The handling is great for a big vehicle, and a smooth ride. Enough room for three car seats across the second row of seats, and room for three adults in the third row. Very safe vehicle and performed great in safety crash tests. Enough cargo room when third seat is folded down to handle suitcases, strollers, coolers, and extra groceries. I really, really like this big SUV.



Full 2005 Ford Expedition Review

What's New for 2005

Various changes for 2005 include revised option packages and trim equipment, a redesigned instrument panel cluster display and a more powerful 5.4L V8. A Limited trim level debuts this year, and includes unique body-color exterior trim, special interior trim and power-adjustable leather seats. A King Ranch package is new this year, and features unique interior and exterior trim, wood interior trim (both real and fake), unique wheels and exclusive leather seating.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 13
  • cty
/
  • 17
  • highway
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