Used 2005 Ford Explorer

2005 Ford Explorer
List price range
$3,799 - $9,999

Pros

  • Excellent ride and handling characteristics for a truck-based SUV, strong optional V8, comfortable cabin with user-friendly layout and seating for up to seven, good crash test scores.

Cons

  • Dull cabin design with some low-grade materials, low resale value, confusing controls on high-line models, lousy fuel economy.

Used 2005 Ford Explorer for Sale

Ford Explorer 2005 XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)
135,987 miles
Used 2005
Ford Explorer
XLT
List$4,999
Est.Loan: $102/mo
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Ford Explorer 2005 XLS 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
106,699 miles
Used 2005
Ford Explorer
XLS
List$5,850
Est.Loan: $120/mo
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Ford Explorer 2005 XLT Sport 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
162,201 miles
Used 2005
Ford Explorer
XLT Sport
List$3,799
Est.Loan: $78/mo
Fair Deal!
Fair Deal!
$104 Below Market
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Ford Explorer 2005 XLT Sport 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
136,220 miles
Used 2005
Ford Explorer
XLT Sport
Car Legends
36.8 mi away
List$4,995
Est.Loan: $102/mo
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Ford Explorer 2005 XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
118,379 miles
Used 2005
Ford Explorer
XLT
4Autosales
47.6 mi away
List$5,100
Est.Loan: $105/mo
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Fair Deal!
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Ford Explorer 2005 XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
113,642 miles
Used 2005
Ford Explorer
XLT
List$9,999
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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Dealer Notes
Clean CARFAX. 2005 Ford Explorer XLT XLT Blue 4WD 5-Speed Automatic 4.0L V6 SOHC Flex Fuel ** RADLEY VIP INCLUDED** Oil changes, tire rotations, alignment checks, engine light diagnostics and state inspection. Our goal is to make sure your next purchase will result in a high quality trade in later on down the road. Recent Arrival! Odometer is 33826 miles below market average! This vehicle is located at Radley Chevrolet 3670 Jefferson Davis Hwy Fredericksburg VA 22408. Phone 5408984000.
Ford Explorer 2005 XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
137,348 miles
Used 2005
Ford Explorer
XLT
JW Auto
88 mi away
List$6,997
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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Ford Explorer 2005 XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
132,562 miles
Used 2005
Ford Explorer
XLT
Opequon Cadillac
38.7 mi away
ListNot Listed
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Ford Explorer 2005 Eddie Bauer 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
135,789 miles
Used 2005
Ford Explorer
Eddie Bauer
Whitmoyer Ford
91.8 mi away
ListNot Listed
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Edmunds' Expert Review

A functional interior, ample passenger space, strong powertrains and a well-controlled ride all contribute to the 2005 Ford Explorer's well-deserved reputation as a practical midsize SUV with few faults.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2005 Ford Explorer.

2005 xlt with over 190,000 miles
vegasq1, 6/10/2014
My explorer is great. It now has 190k miles and no issues. I keep it meticulously maintained with scheduled maintenance and oil changes. I hope it keeps it up for my 12 yr old in 4 years.
Solid Truck & Tow Vehicle
tbill2, 8/19/2011
We bought this vehicle to tow a 5,500lb boat and it does it easily and safely. We had bad reliability previously with a Ford Windstar and were reluctant to buy Ford again. But the Explorer fit into our garage (vs. the competing & huge GM products with 3rd row seating), had more than adequate tow specs, and had a nimble feel due to the independent supension. 6 yrs and 70,000 miles later we couldn't be happier. It has required only minor repairs, oil, brakes, etc. It rides smooth and quiet at xway speeds and is a powerful tow platform (glad we bought the V8). Gas econ is 16 - 18 which is acceptable given the fact that this is actually a heavy body-on-frame truck vs. the hybrids which are n
Ok except for the transmission
whizkidcat, 9/3/2011
We bought our Explorer in 2005 new. It ran great for 36,000 miles. It now has 68,000 miles. The best gas mileage we have gotten is 18 hwy/11 city with a constant average of 14.6. NOT very desirable. No repairs, just regular maintenance for 3 years. Shortly after 36,000 miles we had problems with the reverse: going into reverse and going from reverse into drive. It would take about 3 to 5 seconds for the gears to catch and move the car. After a new transmission everything else started to go wrong. Interesting that until we took it to the dealer we had no other problems! The blinkers work intermittently, the rear windows work sometimes or NOT and the leather is cracking sides/edges.
2005 FORD EXPLORER XLT
jeff279, 3/17/2014
This is one of the best suv's we have ever owned! We have owned it for 4 yrs and no problems at all Only thing we have done is a battery and alt. Starts no matter how cold. Great on snow Alot of room for a xlt. Great value Love the all wheel drive
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Features & Specs

MPG
13 city / 18 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed automatic
Gas
210 hp @ 5100 rpm
MPG
14 city / 19 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed automatic
Gas
210 hp @ 5100 rpm
MPG
13 city / 17 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed automatic
Gas
239 hp @ 4000 rpm
MPG
13 city / 18 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed automatic
Gas
239 hp @ 4000 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover3 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Poor
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2005 Ford Explorer
Used 2005 Ford Explorer Overview

The Used 2005 Ford Explorer is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include XLS 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), XLS Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), XLT Rwd 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), XLT Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), XLT Sport 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), XLT Sport Rwd 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), XLS Sport 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), XLT Sport 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), XLS Sport Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), Eddie Bauer 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), XLT Sport Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), Eddie Bauer 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), Eddie Bauer Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), Eddie Bauer Rwd 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), Limited Rwd 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), and Limited Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A).

What's a good price on a Used 2005 Ford Explorer?

Save up to $192 on one of 7 Used 2005 Ford Explorer for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $3,799 as of08/19/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from4.8 to 4.8 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2005 Ford Explorer trim styles:

  • The Used 2005 Ford Explorer XLT is priced between $4,999 and$9,999 with odometer readings between 113642 and137348 miles.
  • The Used 2005 Ford Explorer XLT Sport is priced between $3,799 and$4,995 with odometer readings between 136220 and162201 miles.
  • The Used 2005 Ford Explorer XLS is priced between $5,850 and$5,850 with odometer readings between 106699 and106699 miles.

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