Used 2005 Ford Explorer

2005 Ford Explorer
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2005 Ford Explorer

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 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 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
139,552 miles
Used 2005
Ford Explorer
XLT
List$4,999
Est.Loan: $102/mo
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Dealer Notes
Rest assured, once you take this Ford EXPLORER XLT 4x4 3rd Row Seats home you will know you've made a solid investment. If you are looking for a great low mileage EXPLORER XLT 4x4 3rd Row Seats, you can't go wrong with this one. The previous owner was a non-smoker, which is a definite plus. The complete SERVICE HISTORY is available as well, so you can be sure that it has had all required maintenance and servicing since it was new. This SUV has passed a rigorous, MULTI-POINT INSPECTION and reconditioning process before being offered for sale. You will be completely satisfied with its quality. We strive to give every vehicle a thorough inspection and can tell you with confidence that the structural integrity of this SUV exceeds the highest standards. Humility is said to be a virtue. Well, you can leave that virtue at the door because the ferocious power of this Ford EXPLORER XLT 4x4 3rd Row Seats's 4.0L 6 cyl engine is anything but humble. Enjoy life a little more freely with the responsibility of this fuel efficient Ford EXPLORER XLT 4x4 3rd Row Seats. Become one with the road with the performance tuned suspension of this Ford EXPLORER XLT 4x4 3rd Row Seats. Nothing was spared in outfitting this highly functional SUV. You will find every desirable feature accounted for. We have gone over this SUV with a fine tooth comb and can assure you that everything under the hood is in perfect working order. We know you want a vehicle that looks good. This SUV has been well maintained and is flawless. Enjoy your new ride knowing the interior could pass a 'white glove' test as it has been well cared and has no damage or stains. The road has been great to this one and everything is in proper working order. We know this SUV is an amazing deal, but if you're still not 100% sure, we have no issue providing you with a CARFAX report. CARFAX is the #1 trusted provider of vehicle history information in North America and we are proud to be a CARFAX CERTIFIED dealer. Each vehicle that we sell comes with not only our assurance of satisfaction but is also guaranteed to have a clean title history by CARFAX. Optional EXTENDED WARRANTIES are available for purchase upon request. Our BUY HERE - PAY HERE program guarantees that we can put you in a great ride today and at a rate you can afford. We make the car buying experience easy for any type of credit with our GUARANTEED FINANCING. Call us today at (703) 367-0402 to find out just how low your monthly payments can be with approved credit and low money down. We set this SUV's price well below its BLUE BOOK value because we want it to move fast. It is only a matter of time before someone snags up this great deal. the Best cars Best price at Best Auto.
Ford Explorer 2005 Eddie Bauer 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
134,685 miles
Used 2005
Ford Explorer
Eddie Bauer
List$6,899
Est.Loan: $141/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$4,599
Est.Loan: $94/mo
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Ford Explorer 2005 XLS 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
92,055 miles
Used 2005
Ford Explorer
XLS
(1)
Keystone Ford
62.8 mi away
List$5,850
Est.Loan: $120/mo
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Dealer Notes
At Keystone Ford we donât let price stand in the way of getting you into a nicer newer vehicle. This gas-saving SUV will get you where you need to go. Less than 93k Miles!! ATTENTION!! 4 Wheel Drive!!!4X4!!!4WD.. New In Stock! Who could say no to a simply awesome car like this hot Vehicle** Safety equipment includes: ABS, Passenger Airbag...Other features include: Power locks, Power windows, Auto, Air conditioning, Cruise control...
Ford Explorer 2005 XLT Sport 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
171,256 miles
Used 2005
Ford Explorer
XLT Sport
Family Ford
82.2 mi away
List$5,333
Est.Loan: $109/mo
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Dealer Notes
This outstanding example of a 2005 Ford Explorer XLT Sport is offered by Family Ford of PA. This Ford includes: LEATHER-TRIMMED LOW BACK FRONT SPORT BUCKET SEATS Power Driver Seat Passenger Adjustable Lumbar Leather Seats Driver Adjustable Lumbar Bucket Seats PWR MOONROOF W/SHADE Generic Sun/Moonroof Sun/Moonroof ELECTRONIC AM/FM STEREO W/CASSETTE/COMPACT DISC/MP3 PLAYER, CLOCK CD Player AM/FM Stereo Cassette Satellite Radio MP3 Player AUXILIARY AIR CONDITIONING A/C Rear A/C P245/65R17 ALL-TERRAIN OWL TIRES (STD) Tires - Rear All-Terrain Tires - Front All-Terrain 5-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION W/OD (STD) 5-Speed A/T A/T CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS NOT REQUIRED 4.0L SOHC V6 ENGINE V6 Cylinder Engine Gasoline Fuel Your friend in the car business since 1988. Small town business ethics and low overhead prices EVERY DAY!
Ford Explorer 2005 XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
166,082 miles
Used 2005
Ford Explorer
XLT
ListNot Listed
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Ford Explorer 2005 Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
214,283 miles
Used 2005
Ford Explorer
Limited
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Ford Explorer 2005 XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
132,562 miles
Used 2005
Ford Explorer
XLT
Opequon Motors
38.7 mi away
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Ford Explorer 2005 XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
97,015 miles
Used 2005
Ford Explorer
XLT
ListNot Listed
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Ford Explorer 2005 XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
56,831 miles
Used 2005
Ford Explorer
XLT
(2)
Bob Wade Subaru
87.4 mi away
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Ford Explorer 2005 Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)
0
Used 2005
Ford Explorer
Limited
Whitmoyer Ford
91.8 mi away
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Ford Explorer 2005 XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
154,418 miles
Used 2005
Ford Explorer
XLT
Richmond Ford West
95.9 mi away
ListNot Listed
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Dealer Notes
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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.

2005 Highlights

The 2005 Ford Explorer receives minor interior and exterior trim changes, and the AdvanceTrac stability control system is upgraded with roll stability control for better protection against rollover accidents.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2005 Ford Explorer.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

2005 xlt with over 190,000 miles
vegasq1,06/10/2014
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
tbill2,08/19/2011
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,09/03/2011
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
jeff279,03/17/2014
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 / 18 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed automatic
Gas
239 hp @ 4000 rpm
MPG
13 city / 17 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: Explorer SUV. 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 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), Eddie Bauer 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), XLT Sport Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), XLS Sport Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), Eddie Bauer Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), Eddie Bauer 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), Eddie Bauer Rwd 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 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 $137 on one of 6 Used 2005 Ford Explorer for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $3,799 as of10/17/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from5 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2005 Ford Explorer trim styles:

  • The Used 2005 Ford Explorer XLT is priced between $4,599 and$4,999 with odometer readings between 118379 and139552 miles.
  • The Used 2005 Ford Explorer XLT Sport is priced between $3,799 and$5,333 with odometer readings between 162201 and171256 miles.
  • The Used 2005 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer is priced between $6,899 and$6,899 with odometer readings between 134685 and134685 miles.
  • The Used 2005 Ford Explorer XLS is priced between $5,850 and$5,850 with odometer readings between 92055 and92055 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2005 Ford Explorer?

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