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2005 Ford Explorer Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 17 reviews
The 2005 Ford Explorer model year saw a few changes to the line. All-wheel drive was dropped as an option, and the Advance Trac antiskid system was made standard for all trims and models. The Advance Trac system was touted for its Roll Stability Control, which was designed to automatically detect tipping and stabilize the SUV against possible rollover.
Trim choices for the '05 Explorer included the XLS, XLT, Eddie Bauer, and Limited editions. Always a favorite in the sport-utility vehicle market, the midsize Explorer proved more popular than some of its more bloated competition as gas prices went higher. "Midsize" it may be called, but the '05 Ford Explorer provided a roomy cocoon of comfort for drivers and passengers alike, with a whopping 88.1 cubic feet of cargo capacity.
Engine choices for the 2005 Explorer were between two 4.0 liter V-6 models (a basic V-6 delivering 160 horsepower, and a single overhead cam V6 clocked at 205 horsepower) and a 4.6 liter Triton V-8 putting out 239 horsepower.
Even the most basic XLS version of the 2005 Explorer offers plenty of comfort, but buyers looking to be pampered can find lots of lavish options, especially in the Eddie Bauer and Limited editions. Heated leather seats, heated mirrors, passenger bucket seats, DVD entertainment system: you could practically live in this thing!
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Ford Explorer Questions
2005 Ford Explorer
My power windows have stopped working, not just one but all of them. I've had it in the garage and they can't find the problem. They changed the fuse and the relay. They told me the switches in the d...
2005 Ford Explorer 4.0 Engine Failsafe Mode
Why Would Car Be Stalling Out In Warm Weather? Sputter To Stop- 05 Explorer...
After driving down the road for 5-10 minutes the car will start to act like it is no longer getting gas and will sputter to a stop. After pulling over the engine still turns over and it will sometim...
What Is Po221 Tps
Loses Power engine light on check fuel pump , change EGR sensor, change plug wires