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2005 Ford Escape Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 31 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
I Have A 2005 Ford Escape 4wd. The Front Brakes Work Fine. I've Taken The R...
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2005 Ford Escape Doors Not Always Locking
I have a 2005 Ford Escape. Sometimes when I lock the doors not all of them lock. This happens when I use the clicker until the horn honks, and when I slide the key. This happened just now with the ...
How To Tell If Air Filter Needs To Be Replaced?
I'm about to put some coolant in my car. I haven't done a lot of auto work so I was going through the manual before I did this (I've done it in an F-150 but I know I know little). I noticed the air ...
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2005 Ford Escape V6 Xlt 4wd Rmps Running High.
I have a 2005 Ford Escape v6 XLT. My problem is the rpms is running high between 1.5 and 2 and is running loud. and I believe that is costing me gas mileage. Any suggestions.