2005 Ford Escape Overview

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Limited
Avg. Price: $8,358
Limited 4WD
Avg. Price: $8,180
XLS
Avg. Price: $6,882
XLS 4WD
Avg. Price: $6,739
XLT
Avg. Price: $7,659
XLT 4WD
Avg. Price: $7,642
XLT Sport
Avg. Price: $7,891
XLT Sport 4WD

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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

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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.

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Ford Escape Questions

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Why Won't. My Gearshift Not Engage Out Of Park.i Must Use A Screwdriver And...

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On A 2005 Ford Escape, How Do I Remove The Rear Cargo Panels To Access The ...

I'd like to know the easiest way to remove the rear cargo panels in a 2005 Ford Escape so I can access the top of the rear shocks for removal.

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2005 Transmission Starts Out In 3rd Or 4th Gear

I have a 2005 2.3l fwd with the cd4e. Last week I was having some shifting problems where it was shift hard into first and second gear and the o/d light was flashing. After parking it, it was fine un...

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2005 Escape Center Console Shifter Lever Indicator Is Sloppy

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I Have A 2005 Ford Escape When You Turn It On You Shift To Drive It Stalls?...

I have a 2005 for escape it turns on fine but when you put it on Drive it will turn off any reason why this is happening or what is the cause ?

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