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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
Fuel Pump Or Other Issues
driving home one day it started sputtering...no warning or service lights on..no pickup when pushing down accelerator...and finally just quit...scan said fuel pump..replaced it..ran great for about 15...
Cel Came On After Service And 115 Miles - Reset?
2005 Ford Escape - just serviced, oil change, cleaned the Oxygen sensor, ran diagnostics (alarm issues) no errors reported. Filled up with gas, drove it about 115 miles(Saturday) Drove Monday and T...
Why Won't. My Gearshift Not Engage Out Of Park.i Must Use A Screwdriver And...
On A 2005 Ford Escape, How Do I Remove The Rear Cargo Panels To Access The ...
I'd like to know the easiest way to remove the rear cargo panels in a 2005 Ford Escape so I can access the top of the rear shocks for removal.
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...