2005 Ford Escape Overview


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Limited 4WD
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Average User Score

4.35 stars

Based on 34 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

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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


Ford Escape Misfire, Lots Of Codes

2005 Ford Escape quit running while driving. Would not start back. Computer said coil #5 misfire primary circuit malfunction. Replaced coil and it started but was missing bad. Computer then gave P03...

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I Replaced Just The Case Of My Keyless Remote And Now The Running Lights Do...

I'd light to fix my keyless remote or the vehicle itself so that when I lock and unlock my 2005 Escape Hybrid the running lights blink since otherwise I can't tell if it is actually locked or not.

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Where Is The "hood Ajar" Switch That Throws Up A Message On The Dash?

I recently rear-ended another vehicle lightly and in doing so pushed the front bumper about an inch so that the hood won't latch all the way and that throws up a message on the dash "Hood Ajar" whic...

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Ford Escape 2005 Inertia Switch, Can A Older Or Newer Year Switch Be Used I...

I'm having great difficulty trying to locate a switch for the year of my truck and I am coming up with nothing. I don't know much about cars but was able to locate the problem after a mechanic had m...

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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...

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