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2005 Ford Escape Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 33 reviews
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
2005 Transmission Starts Out In 3rd Or 4th Gear
I have a 2005 2.3l fwd with the cd4e. Last week I was having some shifting problems where it was shift hard into first and second gear and the o/d light was flashing. After parking it, it was fine un...
2005 Escape Center Console Shifter Lever Indicator Is Sloppy
I Have A 2005 Ford Escape When You Turn It On You Shift To Drive It Stalls?...
I have a 2005 for escape it turns on fine but when you put it on Drive it will turn off any reason why this is happening or what is the cause ?
Any Way To Better The Fuel Milege On 2005 Ford Escape?
I have a 2005 Ford Escape Limited 4X4. I purchased it about 2 months ago. I love the truck but the 18 mpg or 12.8L/100Km is killing me. Anyone know how I can get better mpg????
A Few Questions About A 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid 4x4 2.3l Battery And Ac Rel...
Hello, Thank you for taking a moment to read these questions I have about my newly purchased Escape.. Here are the symptoms: 1: If I turn on max AC , the battery assist stops working completely. I h...