2005 Ford Explorer User Reviews

2005 Ford Explorer Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 17 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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"ride" 6 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"big space" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 8 reviews

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iig64 writes:
2005 Ford Explorer XLS Sport V6 4WD Review
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5

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Love this SUV...

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Driver seat rips near plastic handle

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Great Suv — I love everything about my SUV ... except for the plastic that is on the bottom of the driver seat. When you get in and out of the vehicle it cinches the material which will continue to tear. Ford made a bad design with this, just my opinion....

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Eric writes:
2005 Ford Explorer XLT Sport V6 4WD Review
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Pretty reliable

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Only 13 miles per gallon

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Nice Family Car Dependable — Gas mileage is only 13 mpg so far been pretty easy to work on dependable nice looking roomy on my second one this is for a 2005 I have also owned a 2002 and probably will buy another one bought the 2005 wrecked and fixed it

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Robert writes:
2005 Ford Explorer XLT V6 4WD Review
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reliable, tough, roomy, powerful

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low fuel economy, wider turning radius then smaller trucks

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Extremely Reliable Suv — 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 the options available, but this truck really shines without those extra gadgets.

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Janel writes:
2005 Ford Explorer XLT V6 4WD Review
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4x4 and greta handling

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this one also has a flawed trany

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A Great Ecomony Suv — For its size it doesn't get bad gas milage. it takes as much fuel as a v6 mustang. Love the handling and the 4x4. however this one has a flawed tranny that si starting to have issues despite not beign that old.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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UsedCarsofFairfaxLLC writes:
2005 Ford Explorer XLS Sport V6 4WD Review
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Sharp looking car, great ride and handling,

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no negatives

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Great Vehicle — nice vehicle, very roomy, luggage rack comes in handy, very comfortable seats, driver side air bag, passenger air bag, side air bags, lots of room in the back, very nice smooth ride, rear door opens like a hatch bag also

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Pauline writes:
2005 Ford Explorer XLT V8 4WD Review
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Good all around!! 3rd row seating or extra cargo area.

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Nothing really

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Ford Explorer Xlt — 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. The interior is Leather & wood grain throughout. It has 2nd & 3rd row seating, or extra cargo. It is pretty good on gas, especially on long trips. It is a pretty fun car.

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Zaid writes:
2005 Ford Explorer XLT V6 4WD Review
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cheap

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ugly shape

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Ford Explorer — good family car, needs more power, good handling on the road, ugly shape the new shape it looks muc better, it has 4.0 V6 engine with 210 BHP which compare to the body weight it is too low, at the end it is good for family, and it is cheap to own and maintain

Primary Use: Family transportation

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jpk7883 writes:
2005 Ford Explorer XLT V6 4WD Review
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Reliable, Cargo Capacity, Low Maintenance Cost through 100,000 miles

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Gas Mileage

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Great Ford Explorer — I've enjoyed this car as my daily drive for about a year. It has been reliable and functional without any problems. The 4.0 V6 is adequate but would prefer a V8 in the future. All the options, for the price I paid, made this a no-brainer purchase!

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Sean writes:
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its awesome

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nothing

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Again Its Awesome — 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 mods to come like underdrive pullies until i can afford a supercharger....and then after that possibly a 4.6L DOHC 32V....

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Ron writes:
2005 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer V6 4WD Review
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I'm a Ford man

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nothing sucks very pleased

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Well Put Together. — A wonderful reliable vehicle. It performs very good. The ride is a little trucky. It is built just fine. A nice looking vehicle The cost was within my range and is a fun truck to drive. I like this vehicle

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Reviews From Other Years

1991 Ford Explorer Reviews

A Very Useable 4wheel Drive By Aaronhawaii1980

I actually have a had a couple of these Explorers like this and they are tanks I turned one into a monster 4x4 and thats all I did with it. This one however is the Eddie Bauer which has everything in... Read More

Quick By hunterw26

good suv for mudding and hunting with friends, good off road truck, i like the 4.0 it has good power iv raced my friend and he has a f150 with a 5.0 and beat him its a good truck with good power for a... Read More

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1992 Ford Explorer Reviews

I Love My Truck!!! By Laurbee

When I moved from Florida to Pennsylvania I was told I SHOULD get rid of my Honda and get a 4WD vehicle. I traded my 97 Honda for my 92 Explorer. Ball joints were bad but expected. Very little rust ev... Read More

Good Vehicle To Own. By Brian

Vehicle has great acceleration, braking, handling, and ground clearance. Have had some minor repairs done (Water pump, Clutch, and Head Gaskets) but should be expected since vehicle has over 200,000 m... Read More

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1993 Ford Explorer Reviews

For Style It's An Suv And His Name Is The Beast By Loree

My Beast has been a good work SUV it is a 1993 and except for a few minor things that didn't cost me much to fix it is an awesome vehicle. Don't know how this years Explorer's have been rated but I ra... Read More

A Great Overall Truck I Love My Fords! By Conway83

Nice riding truck looked great, Tons of cargo space when you folded down the backseats just loved the overall look and sportyness of the 2 door backed up with the 5 speed manual tranny, The on... Read More

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1994 Ford Explorer Reviews

2d 4wd Suv By Alec_William

For a small vehicle it handles great off-road and going into the mountains. It is good at taking corners and going high speeds quickly. The brakes work exceptionally well. It's a fun little vehicle ... Read More

Junk By tfret

Comfortable and stylish, that's the only thing good I can say about it. The performance and fuel economy were both pathetic. I got angry at this car every time I drove it. My wife decided it was bad f... Read More

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1995 Ford Explorer Reviews

P.o.s Winter Beater By Tater343

At first I really liked driving it, but then the brakes went out, the tranny went out, the eletric window motors went out, the radio sounded fuzzy. Bought it for 600 and made it 3 months before the mo... Read More

Nice By Steve

its an ok truck needs more power for a 4.o tho its pretty sleeek in my eyes really like the rims forr bein stock but i really think it sits too low for a 4x4 truck deff needs to sit higher from fact... Read More

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