2005 Ford Explorer Overview

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Trims

Eddie Bauer V6
Avg. Price: $8,928
Eddie Bauer V6 4WD
Avg. Price: $9,156
Eddie Bauer V8
Eddie Bauer V8 4WD
Limited V6
Avg. Price: $9,576
Limited V6 4WD
Avg. Price: $9,779
Limited V8
Limited V8 4WD
XLS Sport V6
XLS Sport V6 4WD
XLS V6
Avg. Price: $7,097
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Average User Score

4.35 stars

Based on 15 reviews

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 — The performance of this truck is great. It is build great compared to other Ford model cars. The appearance is very nive, great exterior which I would love to have some things done to is still great. ... Read More
Again Its Awesome by Sean
 — its a beast....rolling with a 4.6L V8 , a custom tune, true dual exhaust and a cold air intake its like a big mustang. a little scary around corners at high speed but otherwise its awesome....more mo... Read More
Extremely Reliable Suv by Robert
 — The Explorer is a midsized SUV, that’s extremely reliable as well as very stylish. The Explorer is a No frills reliable truck, that get’s decent high way mileage. Some of the newer models step up th... Read More

2005 Ford Explorer Overview

Overall User Score

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2005 Ford Explorer

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

Leslie Anderson-Hart
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Why Is My Check Transmission Come Up And Overdrive Come Up?

my check transmission will come on the my overdrive light will come on. If i hit reset the check transmission goes away but the overdrive light stays on. This doesn't happen when I start the car. It...

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Stacy Selenak
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My 2005 Ford Explorer Will Not Start.

My battery, alternator, starter, and relay are all new. It perfectly fine the day before. next day absolutely nothing happens when i turn the key. I was told it could be my neutral switch or PATS. W...

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tscher77
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Is A 2011 Explorer (vin# 1fmhk8f87bgao2312) Motor Comparable With A Later M...

Trying to install a 2011explorer limited motor into a 2005 explorer 4wd 4.0 vin E . What problems or will it bolt in? Trans, motor mounts, harness, computer?"????

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tscher77
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Can I Install A 2011 Explorer Engine In My 2005 Explorer ? I Found One Chea...

The 2011 vin is 1FMHK8F87BGA02312

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How Do I Get The Sound To Work On My 05 Ford Explorer Dvd Player

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