Used 2005 Ford Explorer SUV

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 SUV for Sale

Ford Explorer 2005 XLT Sport 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
162,201 miles
Used 2005
Ford Explorer
XLT Sport
Drive & Go Auto Sales
17.6 mi away
List$3,799
Est.Loan: $78/mo
$104 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
Rest assured, once you take this Ford Explorer XLT Sport 4.0L 4WD 5-Speed Automatic!!! home you will know you've made a solid investment. Plus, even better! There aren't any smoke odors because the previous owner was a non-smoker. 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. If getting noticed is what you are after, then this SUV is the perfect fit. One rev of it's superior 4.0L V6 SOHC 16V engine and people will know you've arrived. With rising gas prices, fuel efficiency is more important than ever. This Ford Explorer XLT Sport 4.0L 4WD 5-Speed Automatic!!!'s 4.0L V6 SOHC 16V gives you the gas mileage that you want. With no significant exterior damage, this one has been kept in quality shape over the years. The interior is in sufficient condition for a used vehicle with no major damage like tears, rips, or stains. Priced below BLUE BOOK, this is a great deal. We are only minutes away from Herndon, stop by and visit us today. Great Cars at Great Prices!
Ford Explorer 2005 Eddie Bauer 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
100,443 miles
Used 2005
Ford Explorer
Eddie Bauer
(5)
Tri-State Nissan
36.4 mi away
List$7,000
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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Dealer Notes
Ivory Parchment Metallic 2005 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4WD 5-Speed Automatic 4.0L V6 SOHC Flex Fuel Local Trade In!, **AS-IS**, Alloy Wheels, Leather Seats, Sunroof/Noonroof, 4WD, 3.73 Axle Ratio, Power Moonroof w/Shade, Trailer Towing Prep Package Class III/IV. Odometer is 48858 miles below market average! Marlow Auto Group is the valley's number one source for automotive needs.
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
Fair Deal!Fair Deal!
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Ford Explorer 2005 XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
166,082 miles
Used 2005
Ford Explorer
XLT
(1)
Leckner Ford of Marshall
23 mi away
ListNot Listed
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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
ListNot Listed
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Ford Explorer 2005 XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
97,015 miles
Used 2005
Ford Explorer
XLT
Bill Bender Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram
82.6 mi away
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
ListNot Listed
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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
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.

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
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
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.
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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 SUV Overview

The Used 2005 Ford Explorer SUV is offered in the following styles: 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 SUV?

Save up to $104 on one of 3 Used 2005 Ford Explorer SUV for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $3,799 as of11/21/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from4 to 4 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2005 Ford Explorer SUV trim styles:

  • The Used 2005 Ford Explorer SUV Eddie Bauer is priced between $7,000 and$7,000 with odometer readings between 100443 and100443 miles.
  • The Used 2005 Ford Explorer SUV XLT is priced between $4,599 and$4,599 with odometer readings between 118379 and118379 miles.
  • The Used 2005 Ford Explorer SUV XLT Sport is priced between $3,799 and$3,799 with odometer readings between 162201 and162201 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2005 Ford Explorer?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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