2005 Ford Escape Overview

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Hybrid
Hybrid 4WD
1 national listing
Limited
Avg. Price: $6,898
Limited 4WD
Avg. Price: $7,387
XLS
Avg. Price: $5,932
XLS 4WD
Avg. Price: $6,263
XLT
Avg. Price: $7,171
XLT 4WD
Avg. Price: $7,636

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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

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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

WellBeing
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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 ...

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wjr7094
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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,...

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Ashley Robinson
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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????

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hawkeye2
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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...

11 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)
rachelhc
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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...

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