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2005 Ford F-150 Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 68 reviews
Ford's top-selling truck gets a new base engine this year and some new option packages. The 2005 Ford F-150 is a tough, rugged pickup that can seat either three or six depending on which version you get. There are five trim levels. The XL is the work truck, with the STX only slightly better. The most popular models are the XLT and the Lariat, which offer power features and options like a DVD player and sunroof. The luxury-oriented Lariat comes with leather upholstery and power front seats. The FX4 is outfitted for off-roading. All come standard with a new 4.2-liter, 202-hp V6, matched to a 5-speed manual. A 4-speed automatic is optional with the V6 but standard with the other two V8 engine choices -- a 4.2-liter, 231-hp or 5.4-liter, 300-hp V8.
Each trim level of the 2005 Ford F-150 is offered in a Regular Cab (seats three in a front bench seat), SuperCab extended, and a Crew Cab. The Regular and extended cabs feature reverse-hinged doors, while the Crew Cab has traditional doors. Unlike other pickups, rear windows in the Extended and Crew Cabs roll down. Bed lengths vary depending on Cab size. Crew Cabs only offer a 5.5-foot bed, while a 6.5 and 8-foot option is also available with the Regular and Extended.
Drivers have their choice of rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive with low-range gearing. A new Work truck Group Package can be added to the XL, while a King Ranch Package features special Castano leather seats for the Lariat Crew Cab. Sluggish acceleration and low fuel economy are the major complaints, and some drivers have had problems with the 4WD system. But the 2005 Ford F-150 gets top marks for its ruggedness, solid structure, 5-star crash ratings, and roomy interior.
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Ford F-150 Questions
2005 F-150 Xlt Won't Go Foward And Is Showing Codes:p0720 And P2106. What A...
It was a sudden thing that happened. There was no early signs that anything was going out. almost like a light switch effect. The truck has 133,195 miles and has run great up until this point. I rese...
Why Does My 150 Only Get 13 Mpg When It Used To Get 17
2005 f150 4x4 5.4 120,000 with good driving habits. Could it have something to do with the trans?
Fuse Replaced Now Truck Will Not Turn Over
Switched out a lighter fuse and now the truck doesn't want to turn over. Tried taking the new fuse and putting in the original one but still truck will not turn over. Any suggestions?
Battery Light On And Alternator Is Charging
05 ford f-150 4.6 v8,, after about 5-seconds starting the truck the battery light comes on and remains on during the duration of driving,, I am buying the truck but it already has a brand new alternat...
We Just Bought A 2005 Ford F-150 4x4 On Friday. I Noticed When Accelerating...
It doesn't happen every time you accelerate quickly. We took it back and was told they replaced oxygen sensors, fuel injectors & transfer case. I'm not a mechanic (but I play 1 on TV lol), I had ...