2005 Ford Expedition User Reviews

2005 Ford Expedition Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 23 reviews

  • Performance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Appearance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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PROS
"big space" 8 reviews
"comfortable car" 6 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"storage" 4 reviews
"big car" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 13 reviews

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Jamie writes:
2005 Ford Expedition Limited 4WD Review
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Can tow a 34 footer, unlike the crappy GMC

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14mpg

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Comfort, Class And A Big Set Of Hairy Balls! — Awesome...but a little piggy at the pump. Room for 7 people and their luggage and you can tow a 10,000 pound trailer behind you! Comfortable highway cruiser...and just as comfortable barrelling down a logging road or crawling through mudholes.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Brian writes:
2005 Ford Expedition XLT 4WD Review
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Room, safety, toughness

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none

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Ford Expedition — First and foremost I like the size of the vehicle. I need a large vehicle for my job and this suits perfectly. Being able to haul the whole family and all the gear is a nice bonus as well. This SUV is built on a truck frame. So it rides like a truck, which is my preference. If you want a toy SUV that rides like a car, this is not the vehicle for you...you should probably check out one of those import SUV rollerskates that passes as an SUV.

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gilc613 writes:
2005 Ford Expedition Limited Review
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4

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Very Large and roomy

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uses a lot of fuel

gilc613
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Great Family Suv — Great car except it is expensive to drive. Fuel cost for in town driving excessive. Highway driving is not bad as long as you stay out of the pedal. This vehicle has plenty of room for 8 people or a large family. It is also good for pulling trailers.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Elijah writes:
2005 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4WD Review
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Great Handeling and Power

Cons

Low gas milage

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My '05 Ford Expedition — Love the 4 wheel independent suspension. For a full size SUV it handles the best in it's class by far. It's got really good power, but the gas milage could be a bit better. I only see about 13.5 mpg. Love the leather interior because it's really easy to clean up.

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Cindy writes:
2005 Ford Expedition NBX 4WD Review
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4

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it rides like a dream and will get out of its way in a hurry

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it is a little on the large side but thats a no brainer

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Very Reliable And Inexpensive To Maintain — it is very reliable, has independant rearend which makes it handle very great. it has moderate breaking abilities and accelarates hard thanks to the only 2 valve 5.4 lite. it gets around in the mud and snow with no issues due to the very refined 4xD. gets about 15 mpg around town.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Dale writes:
2005 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4WD Review
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4

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Lots of space, heated and cooled seats, middle seat in 2nd row slides fore/aft, power operated 3rd row seats fold flat, power adjustable brake pedal location, easy entry drivers seat, commanding view of the road, 4WD system works slick.

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Not so great gas mileage, handles like a big truck, steering is very isolated from the road, hard to park in these small spots here in Cali.

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Great Family And Gear Hauler — Wife didn't want a minivan and third row needed to be comfortable for a 6 foot adult. This is why we bought this. We decided that we didn't need to pay extra for a lincoln navigator when we got everything we needed in the expy.

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hitemstiff writes:
2005 Ford Expedition XLT 4WD Review
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Power, cargo room, 3rd row seat, powertrain

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gas mileage

hitemstiff
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Take Anything And Everyone Anywhere — Great family hauler that will go anywhere and tow anything you can hook onto it. The V8 engine is fantastic. Lots of room inside. Love the power folding 3rd row seats. Wife also loves the power adjustable gas and brake pedal. The Expedition is "Murica" at it's finest. Gas mileage is 14-17, but that's expected with a 300 hp. V8. Towing anything over 5,000lbs. like a big camp trailer though will only get you 11 mpg.

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Omar writes:
2005 Ford Expedition XLT 4WD Review
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Everything

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Nothing really

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Great Suv — Great all around SUV, acceleration is OK, it handles very well on and off road. Drove it successfully in the dessert and in snow storms, interior is spacious and comfortable. Gas mileage sucks but who cares!!! Exterior looks great, engine is relatively powerfull and basically it delivers. I recommend this car

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Expy05 writes:
2005 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4WD Review
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Comfortabe

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Gas Prices

Expy05
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Does Everything — This truck does everything I need it to do, hauling the kids around pulling whatever I need, plenty of room for hauling big stuff, comfortable, has all the options I love, moonroof, dvd heated leather seats and a great stereo.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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oldtimer37 writes:
2005 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer Review
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If you travel a lot, tow or carry big loads inside. it can't be beat.

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If you can't accept the mileage, don't even look at one.

oldtimer37
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Super... It Does Everything I Bought It To Do. — Great SUV. VERY comfortable and could tow a house if you could figure out how to attach it. I guess for the size, the mileage is not that bad... 13 town and 18 highway. It was better before I was forced to buy 10% Ethanol That seems to be the biggest joke on the American motorist ever perpetrated. Cuts the mileage by 10% also. This has made corn product go higher in the process. When are we going to go to hydrogen? Burn water! I have read articles on this car and they seem to find things wrong with it that I don't. I think a lot of the problems people have are from their own doing. Routine maintenance is big in my book. Most people do not pay attention as long as their car starts when they get in it. I usually get 180k-250k miles on my cars before I get rid of them and they still run and look good. This is not a sport car so I didn't expect high performance from it. It has no problem keeping up with traffic and I am happy. I think it is well built and good looking for what it is.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Reviews From Other Years

1997 Ford Expedition Reviews

A Beast! By Sososmith

I have owned my expedition for over 10 years now and I love it!! I wasn't the original owner, I bought the truck from a car dealer & it was a beauty when I bought her. Leather insides, immac. Over the... Read More

Great Rig! By Justin

Yeah the fuel mileage is a bit rugged (has averaged 14 mpg combined the whole time I've had it) but what do you expect from something this size? I'm extremely happy with it and the performance I've go... Read More

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1998 Ford Expedition Reviews

Love It! By jus1me

Fun to drive! Lots of power. Take care of it, and it won't let you down! Hard on gas (as a daily driver), but worth it! Perfect for snowy conditions! This one is highly recommended, ...if you ca... Read More

Best Suv For A Family Or Any Outdoor Adventures By kingwood08

This SUV has been running strong for over 10 years in my family with minimal problems. With proper maintenance and upkeep, it will keep on running for a long time. This is when they built cars to la... Read More

Read all 31 1998 Ford Expedition reviews

1999 Ford Expedition Reviews

Dependable And Practical By fm_car

Low fuel economy. It has been very reliable and practical. It is tough with good off-road traction. powerful AC and heater for any weather. Very roomy and comfortable for long trips. Good for short da... Read More

Great Vehicle! By samebenkamp

The expedition is a great vehicle. It is a great handler, hauler, and driver. It handles any weather conditions, can always be relied on to start, and is well recognized. Easily hauls a family or ca... Read More

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2000 Ford Expedition Reviews

The Best Full Suv Ever By Jorge

This is one of the Best Full SUV ever, i don't believe that it is a gas slurping machine since it is a full sized SUV, we can't compared it to smaller SUV's or smaller cars. You can't expect a powerfu... Read More

I Like This Type Of Vehical And This One Is A Very Good Running Suv. By slipray

Its fun to drive, you feel very safe, it handles great. I drive it every day. This vehicle has plenty of power. I am looking at purchasing another one. Fuel economy could be better. All said and don... Read More

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2001 Ford Expedition Reviews

2001 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4wd By Tim23322

Plenty of room even though I am 6'5". I just bought it so I am hoping that it will have no mechanical issues. I took it to a mechanic prior to the sale and he said it is a great vehicle. So I am lovin... Read More

Great Truck Goes Anywhere By Jayceejay

Loved so much go any place beach mud snow lots of room. Had two dogs loved the dog cargo net both back and front 60/40 seats floor rubber can just park on hill wash out with a hose water runs out back... Read More

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