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2005 Ford Explorer Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 18 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
I Have A 2005 Ford Explorer And All Power Windows Have Stopped Working.
It was patchy at first and now they are just dead. I have checked the fuses and even the breaker for the power window relay. What is my next step?
2005 Ford Explorer Xlt Idle Issue
My 2005 Ford Explorer has a strange problem. The idle cuts out or drops and just before the engine dies, it catches. This only happens after driving it a significant amount of time and the engine is...
My 2005 Explore Wont Take Off When 1st Put In Gear I Have To Press Th Gas A...
Wont get into last gear no going into over drive rpm runs at 2800 rpm to 3k at 65/70 mph at 70 mph it is at 3100 rpm anyone have an ideal , thanks to all.
how to eject a cd from 2005 ford explorer. cd plays and radio works. "ej err" comes up on display? cd wont eject.
My 2005 Ford Explorer Will Not Drive In Reverse, Does That Means My Transmi...
I have over 200,000 miles on my 2005 Ford Explorer XLS and have kept it service, but I have never serviced the transmission. Have anyone experience this on your vehicle.