Is the 2005 Ford Explorer SUV a good vehicle? Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2005 Ford Explorer SUV and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2005 Explorer SUV featuring deep dives into trim levels including XLT, Eddie Bauer, XLS, Limited, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.
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2005 ford explorer SUV Gas Mileage
2005 ford explorer XLS 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), 5-speed automatic, regular unleaded 15 combined MPG 13 city MPG/18 highway MPG
2005 ford explorer XLS Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A), 5-speed automatic, regular unleaded 16 combined MPG 14 city MPG/19 highway MPG
2005 ford explorer XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A), 5-speed automatic, regular unleaded 14 combined MPG 13 city MPG/17 highway MPG
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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), and XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A). Pre-owned Explorer SUV models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 239 hp, depending on engine type. The used 2005 Explorer SUV comes with four wheel drive or rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed automatic.
What's a good price on a used 2005 Ford Explorer SUV?
Price comparisons for used 2005 Ford Explorer trim styles:
The used 2005 Ford Explorer XLT is priced around $5617 with average odometer reading of 134147 miles.
The used 2005 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer is priced around $4293 with average odometer reading of 140292 miles.
The used 2005 Ford Explorer XLS is priced around $1995 with average odometer reading of 142000 miles.
The used 2005 Ford Explorer Limited is priced around $4595 with average odometer reading of 135332 miles.
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What do people think of the 2005 Ford Explorer SUV? Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2005 Ford Explorer SUV and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2005 Explorer SUV a 4.2 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2005 Explorer SUV.
Review 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
What options are available on the 2005 Ford Explorer SUV?
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Available Ford Explorer 2005 SUV Trims: Sport, Base, Platinum, XLT, XLT Sport, Eddie Bauer, XLS, Limited, NBX, XL
Exterior Colors: Shadow Black, Tuxedo Black Metallic, Magnetic Metallic, Ingot Silver Metallic, Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, White Platinum Metallic Tri-coat, Blue Metallic, White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat, Oxford White, Oxford White Clearcoat, Platinum Dune Metallic Tri-Coat, Sterling Gray Metallic, Blue Jeans Metallic, Deep Impact Blue Metallic, Burgundy Velvet Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Caribou Metallic, Dark Side Metallic, Black, Smoked Quartz Tinted Clearcoat Metallic, Bronze Fire Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Sterling Grey Metallic, Cinnamon Glaze Metallic, White Suede Clearcoat, Red Candy Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, White Gold Metallic, Kodiak Brown Metallic, Canyon Ridge Metallic, Guard Metallic, Sunset Metallic, White Suede, Dark Cherry Clearcoat Metallic, Medium Wedgewood Blue Clearcoat Metallic, Sangria Red Clearcoat Metallic, True Blue Clearcoat Metallic, Aspen Green Clearcoat Metallic, Black Clearcoat, Dark Stone Clearcoat Metallic, Silver Birch Clearcoat Metallic, Blue Flame Metallic, Dark Blue Pearl Clearcoat Metallic, Green Gem Metallic, Red Fire Clearcoat Metallic, White Sand Tri-Coat, Bordeaux Reserve Red Metallic, Brilliant Silver Clearcoat Metallic, Dark Copper Clearcoat Metallic, Kona Blue Metallic, Torch Red, Dark Blue Pearl Metallic, Vapor Silver Clearcoat Metallic, Cinnamon Metallic, Ginger Ale Metallic, Mineral Grey Clearcoat Metallic, Oxford White Clearcoat (Fleet), Pueblo Gold Clearcoat Metallic, Golden Bronze Metallic, Tropic Green Clearcoat Metallic, Bright Red Clearcoat, Ceramic White Tri-Coat Clearcoat Metallic, Deep Jewel Green Pearl Metallic, Estate Green Clearcoat Metallic, Mineral Gray Clearcoat Metallic, Sport Blue Clearcoat Metallic, Spruce Green Clearcoat Metallic, Stone Green Clearcoat Metallic, Toreador Red Clearcoat Metallic, White Pearl
Interior Colors: Ebony Black leather, Charcoal Black leather, Ebony Black w/Red Accent Stitching leather, Medium Light Stone leather, Medium Stone leather, Medium Light Stone cloth, Medium Light Camel cloth, Ebony Black premium leather, Medium Light Camel leather, Charcoal Black premium leather, Charcoal Black premium cloth, Medium Soft Ceramic premium leather, Ebony Black premium cloth, Black leather, Camel leather, Medium Light Stone premium cloth, Pecan premium leather, Medium Light Camel premium cloth, Midnight Grey, Medium Parchment, Camel leather/suede, Medium Stone cloth, Charcoal Black w/Sienna Insert premium leather, Camel cloth, Charcoal Black w/Sienna Insert leather, Medium Light Stone premium leather, Medium Prairie Tan, Black cloth, Black/Camel (Late Availability) leather, Black/Stone leather, Stone leather, Graphite, Medium Graphite, Medium Stone premium cloth, Stone cloth
Popular Features: Aux Audio Inputs, Trip Computer, Post-collision safety system, Third-row seating, Bluetooth, USB Inputs, Alarm, Parking sensors, Back-up camera, Keyless Entry/Start, Mobile Internet, Power Liftgate/Trunk, Navigation, Upgraded Headlights, Remote Start, Electronic Folding Mirrors, Cooled Seats, Sunroof/Moonroof, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic Emergency Braking, Upgraded Engine, 2nd Row Bucket Seats, Pre-collision safety system, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Rear Bench Seats, Stability Control, Towing Hitch, Upgraded Stereo, AWD/4WD, Power Driver Seat, Tire Pressure Warning, 5000lb Towing Capacity, 6000lb Towing Capacity, Auto Climate Control, Heated seats, Leather Seats, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Rear Entertainment System, Heads up display