2005 Ford Explorer Overview


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Eddie Bauer V6
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Eddie Bauer V6 4WD
Avg. Price: $8,618
Eddie Bauer V8
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Eddie Bauer V8 4WD
Limited V6
Avg. Price: $8,247
Limited V6 4WD
Avg. Price: $8,713
Limited V8
Limited V8 4WD
XLS Sport V6
XLS Sport V6 4WD
Avg. Price: $5,837
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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
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 — 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

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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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