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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
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.
I Am Getting A Burnt Oil Smell From My 2005 Escape. It Is Not From Changing...
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...
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...
Do You Know Where I Can Buy A Gear Shift For My 2005 Escape. Mine Is Crack...
Need to replace my gear shift for a 2005 Escape. Hope you can help...