Used 2005 Ford Expedition SUV Consumer Reviews - 99 Car Reviews | Edmunds
ADVERTISEMENT

2005 Ford Expedition SUV - Consumer Reviews

2005 Ford Expedition SUV

Average Consumer Rating

99 Total Reviews

View reviews for a specific Expedition model:

Sort by

Most Recent|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
2005 Expedition
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By kzmt4me
on

Vehicle

2005 Ford Expedition SUV Eddie Bauer Rwd 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A)


Review

This is a good vehicle. It is reliable and the traction control has helped in the Florida rains. I have never been able to get the navigation system to work properly but that's ok ... we still have maps. The kids love the back seat DVD player but it is inconvenient because it blocks your rearview mirror 100% when it is in use. The back up warning is very effective and saved many a kids bike from being crushed.


Best Features

Automatic fold down rear seats, heated and cooled front seats, sound system.


Worst Features

Move the dvd player to ones in the seats, block out more of the wind noise from the outside, create a kind of bridge between the folded down seats so that my animals will quit falling through the holes.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Lots of changes from my 2002 Expedition
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Mark K
on

Vehicle

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


Review

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.


Best Features

Engine, visibility, outside mirrors, power 3rd seats, all seats fold completely flat!, handling, safety features, styling.


Worst Features

Leather quality better in the 2002 vs. 2005, center console storage area is insanely huge, revert back to the 2002 size. Exterior moldings sound like they rattle while on bumpy roads? 2002 always felt solid. Gap between 3rd row and 2nd row seats when folded flat is poor. Power outlets in poor locations.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

One happy customer
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Ed
on

Vehicle

2005 Ford Expedition SUV King Ranch 4WD 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A)


Review

Buying a "King ranch" was not my original objective, but it has exceeded all my expectations for an SUV. Lots of room, great leather seats, comfortable ride, lots of power, but keep that speed down to enjoy some decent fuel economy for an SUV. It will haul anything with little or no effort. Launch the boat and retrieve it as easy as pulling out of a parking space. This is an excellent cruising machine for those with large families or if you need room for stuff.


Best Features

My favorite features are the great leather seats, DVD entertainment system, and an easy-to-use navigation system.


Worst Features

None.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Could be better
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Outlook
on

Vehicle

2005 Ford Expedition SUV Eddie Bauer Rwd 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A)


Review

This is my third Expedition and with this one I would have to say that Ford is trying to cut some corners on their bottom line. The interior feels like they put in more "hard plastic" materials. I have had a lot of cosmetic issues with the exterior. The climate control seats used to be built into the seats; now it is a blower that goes under the seats that you can hear when on. The entertainment screen could be in the back of the seats because it blocks your view while driving. Too much cheap plastic inside this model.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Best SUV for the money!
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Frank Leeper
on

Vehicle

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


Review

We live in Doha, Qatar and needed a large SUV for the wife to drive our two kids and a dog around town and the occasional trip to the desert (and feel safe in verses the very aggressive driving styles encountered here!). After looking at a number of domestic US (Suburban, Durango) and non-US (Nissan, Toyota) SUVs, the Expedition by far offered the greatest value for the money. We love the strong A/C system and room and could not believe you can buy this much SUV for so little money.


Best Features

Large, big V8, great A/C system front and rear, rides very well for a large truck chassis.


Worst Features

Can always use more power! Consumes large amount of fuel but after all it's only 80 cents a gallon here. Second and third row air bag system should be standard.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Other Vehicles to Consider

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT