2005 Ford Escape Overview

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Limited
Avg. Price: $7,571
Limited 4WD
Avg. Price: $7,912
XLS
Avg. Price: $6,208
XLS 4WD
Avg. Price: $7,047
XLT
Avg. Price: $7,338
XLT 4WD
Avg. Price: $7,663
XLT Sport
Avg. Price: $7,240
XLT Sport 4WD
Avg. Price: $7,565

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Average User Score

4.25 stars

Based on 35 reviews

Suprising. by Chris
 — When I first had this car I was disappointed because I wanted another Ford Focus. Turns out this is a damn good car. Very practical for my life style since i move about every 4-6 months between my j... Read More
All About The Escape by Jennifer
 — The escape has great performance. The build quality is awesome. My favorite part about it is the sun/moon roof, and that it holds 6 CD's. The car is fun to drive in the summer, because you can go out... Read More
Gas Sipper Family Mobile! by danzai
 — the 2005 escape is a great car. it goes a long way on a little bit of gas, has plenty of room for a family of 4 with luggage and the car handles great. if you are looking for a low cost alternative to... Read More

2005 Ford Escape Overview

Overall User Score

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Based on 35 reviews

2005 Ford Escape

Updated styling helped the 2005 Ford Escape expand its share of the US SUV market.  Another key factor was its commitment to fuel efficiency; the regular Escape offered good gas mileage, and a much-touted hybrid model even more so.

Despite its relatively small size, though, it managed to fit five adults in reasonable comfort, and hold 33 cubic feet (with rear seats up) or 63 cubic feet (with rear seats folded) of cargo.

The entry-level engine for the '05 Ford Escape was upgraded at last, to a 2.3 liter, dual overhead cam inline-4 with an output of 133 horsepower and  155 lb.-ft. of torque. Still available as an option was the 3.0 liter, 24-valve Duratec V-6, with its healthy 200 horsepower and 200 lb.-ft. of torque.  The 2005 Escape hybrid featured a 2.3 liter Atkinson-cycle dual overhead cam inline-4 with a 330-volt electric motor.

ABS front-disc brakes gave the Escape great stopping power, and optional front-side airbags added security. Don't be fooled by the outdoorsy style of the '05 Escape; even with the V-6 and all-wheel drive options, it's not really powerful enough to do much off-road adventuring.  Still, if you're looking for a compact SUV with a roomy interior and good gas mileage (18 mpg city, 23 mpg highway), the Ford Escape may be a good choice for you.

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Ford Escape Questions

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2005 Ford Escape Not Running Good And Doesn't Start When Its Warm, Also The...

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Where Is The Relay Switch For 2005 Ford Escape Is Located.

Only my back hatch opens when using key to open door locks. Could you please tell me where the relay switch for this problem is located.

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Noise Coming From Rear Of Car.

My 2005 AWD has a noise that just started under the rear area of vehicle. It's kid of between a clunk and rattle. Looking under the vehicle I see nothing 'except' on the I think, rear end differenti...

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Ihave A 2005 Ford Escape That Won't Start In The Afternoon Above 105 Deg. I...

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2005 Ford Escape New Computer ? Or Not ?

2005 Escape Limited V6.. approx. 145k. Rough idle at first with "check emission system" computer warning. Diagnosis , Number 2 cylinder not operating. Bogs above 4000 rpm. Now tech says computer in c...

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