2005 Ford Explorer Consumer Review: Excellent Value for the Money
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2005 Ford Explorer - Consumer Review

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XLS Sport 4dr SUV (4.0L V6 5-speed Automatic)

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Excellent Value for the Money
By tlc75372 on

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2005 Ford Explorer XLS Sport Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

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Far superior to previous generations of Explorers; independent rear suspension, gyro roll, yaw, and traction control, digital fuel mileage and remote tire pressure sensing (little transmitters in the valve stems) are features you just can't find for less than $21,000 with the great deals going on right now. Nimble, fun to dive and so quiet at idle, I have to look at the tach to make sure its running. Highway mileage (22.5) is OK, but it will take years to worry about it with the fabulous discounts they're giving right now. Having owned over 50 cars, I'm not blowing smoke when I recommend this one for the money. Great time to walk away on some old junk, especially if you have cash.

Best Features

Roll, yaw and traction control.

Worst Features

Another 2 mpg.
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