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Ford Expedition Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 5.4 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 300 hp @ 5000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 13/18 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

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.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 13
  • cty
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  • 18
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Limited is like no other

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Vehicle: 2005 Ford Expedition Limited Rwd 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A)

This is a great SUV. We'd been looking to replace our 2000 Expedition for months when I finally saw a Limited on the road. One simple, but important, selling point for my wife and I are the 10-way power adjustable low-back bucket seats in the front. Unlike all other Expeditions, the Limited has front seats with adjustable headrests (very similar to the Navigator seats) rather than the one-piece seatbacks. Woodgrain on the steering wheel and handle above the glove box along with monochrome leather seats makes for a classy- looking interior. Monochrome exterior with painted mirrors looks great (other Expeditions have black mirrors). Quiet, smooth ride, lots of nice options and excellent safety features.




My fourth

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Vehicle: 2005 Ford Expedition Limited Rwd 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A)

Ford must be doing something right-- this is my fourth Expedition. My latest is the Limited model. Overall, I love it. It's got more pickup and better gas mileage. The build quality is superb. It's quiet, tight, and handles well for a SUV. However, whoever designed the main instrument cluster should be tested. It's my only sore point in an otherwise outstanding vehicle because it looks cheap and is not in keeping with the rest of the Limited's features. Why won't Ford at least offer Michelin tires as an option? My wife's Lincoln has them and they are much better tires than the Continentals. Even so, I would gladly recommend this vehicle to anyone looking for a full size SUV.



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Very nice vehicle

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Vehicle: 2005 Ford Expedition Limited Rwd 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A)

2wd Limited with Cashmere clearcoat option (very nice color). Minimal options -- power rear seats, Homelink, and limited slip differential. Very roomy and tall -- this baby is big -- barely fits in the garage. A behemoth - - but it rules. Handles almost as well as my Lexus IS300 that I traded (well, not that good but...not bad either). And it's plenty fast with the new 300hp V8. I love this thing. By the way, get the Ford ESP warranty on the web (Loman Ford) -- don't buy from dealer (unless you need to finance it).



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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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Talk About The 2005 Expedition

2005 Ford Expedition Discussions See all Started By

bxtgraphics
bxtgraphics
09-22-2014
I have a 2005 Ford expedition and when i try to put in 4x4 at all it doesnt seem to fully engage and makes a clunking noise, when i switch it back to 2x4 it takes about 5 minutes to disengage. Any id...


emcfield
emcfield
07-22-2014
I have a 2001 Expedition that's running fine but the body is beaten up. just got a 2005 frame that's in near new condition but no engine. My question is...... Can the engine from the '01 model be swap...


badbear72
badbear72
05-04-2014
Hello All, Yesterday while driving my 2005 expedition Eddie Bauer edition. It began to to make a metal type ratteling noise that sounded like it could be coming from the Catalytic Convertor. I kind of...



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