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Average User Score
4.2 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 35 reviews
2005 Ford Escape Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 35 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
Ford Escape Won't Take Gas And Rev
I have a Ford escape 2005. To get it started I have to spray the throttle body with carburator cleaner. It idels very rough and as I give it throttle it shuts off. What's the problem? I changed the ...
2005 Hybrid Escape Starts Up, Runs A Few Seconds, Then Shuts Off
hello, 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid 150,000+miles I start the vehicle, it turns over and runs for 1-2 seconds then stops running. the engine compartment battery is probably close to needing replacement,...
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????
Was There Ever A Recall For Ford Escapes 2005 For Engine Dying When Stoppin...
Our 2005 Ford Escape drives fine but now the engine dies each time I stop at a stop sign/light and I keep it in drive with my foot on the brake. It restarts fine but I must put in neutral when stop...
I Have 2005 Ford Escape V6.
I have 2005 Ford Escape V6.Took car to repair. They messed it up.They replace one cylinder and then messed up the computer board.I had to have computer board replaced and the 6 cylinders.Then towed to...