2005 Ford Escape Overview


Looking for a Used Escape in your area?

CarGurus has 59,176 nationwide Escape listings starting at $1,400.


Not sure what you want?

Find the models that are right for you using the CarGurus Car Finder.



Avg. Price: $7,986
Limited 4WD
Avg. Price: $7,974
Avg. Price: $6,330
Avg. Price: $6,687
Avg. Price: $7,323
Avg. Price: $7,664
XLT Sport
6 national listings
Avg. Price: $6,967
XLT Sport 4WD

Ford Escape Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,770
#2 Bratts
Reputation 910
#3 kbro
Reputation 840
View All

Average User Score

4.35 stars

Based on 33 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

4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.35

Based on 33 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.


What's your take on the 2005 Ford Escape?

People researching a 2005 Ford Escape contacted a dealer about

Picture of 2005 Ford Escape XLT 4WD, exterior
Ford Escape
38% of the time
Honda CR-V
7% of the time
Ford Explorer
6% of the time
Toyota RAV4
6% of the time
Looking for a Used Escape in your area?
CarGurus has 59,176 nationwide Escape listings starting at $1,400.

Ford Escape Questions


Can I Replace My 2005 V6 With A 2014 Vw

Ford Escape 2005. V6 engine gas engine with about 96,000 miles. Per ford the engine and drive train are in good shape. I'd like to put in a newer engine mostly for fuel economy. Is that feasible?

4 views with 1 answer (last answer 20 hours ago)
Ashley Mills

My 2005 Ford Escape Says Its In Drive And Won't Crank.

All the lights and everything work. It will shift and roll in every gear except for park. But the console says its in drive and it won't crank.

15 views with 5 answers (last answer 2 days ago)

I Am Getting A Burnt Oil Smell From My 2005 Escape. It Is Not From Changing...

12 views with 1 answer (last answer about a week ago)

2005 Ford Escape Rear Right Door Won't Open

I have a 2005 Ford Escape, and all of a sudden, the right rear door won't open. The child lock isn't on, and the outside door handle is loose, as in it doesn't automatically retract back into the door...

291 views with 2 answers (last answer about a week ago)

I Have A 2005 Ford Escape, With A 3.0 V 6 That Stalls Out When Coming To A ...

I have replaced the ERG, PCV, and cleaned the trottle body and the Idle Air Control Valve, but it still does it. It only happens after I crank it in the morning and go about a mile to the stop sign...

21 views with 2 answers (last answer 4 weeks ago)