2005 Ford Explorer Consumer Review: Not Bad

2005 Ford Explorer - Consumer Review

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

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Not Bad
By TXGuy on


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


I have owned my XLT for 2.5 years. It has 41,000 miles on it. Nothing mechanical has broke down. The leather seats were replaced at 34,000 miles due to excessive cracking..no questions asked by Ford. The original Michelin tires had to be replaced at 30,000 miles. It has been a good car. There is a weird vibraton noise under the driver's seat. I have not had any other issues...handles like an SUV, but still a good contender for the mid- size SUV buyer. I might consider the Toyota 4Runner next time simply because it keeps its value better.

Best Features

Driver Information Center (computer), Audiophile sound system, AdvanceTrac

Worst Features

The interior design seems a bit dated compared to some of the new vehicles I have seen.
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