2005 Ford Escape Overview


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2005 Ford Escape Overview

Updated styling helped the 2005 Ford Escape expand its share of the US SUV market. Another key factor was its commitment to fuel efficiency; the regular Escape offered good gas mileage, and a much-touted hybrid model even more so.

Despite its relatively small size, though, it managed to fit five adults in reasonable comfort, and hold 33 cubic feet (with rear seats up) or 63 cubic feet (with rear seats folded) of cargo.

The entry-level engine for the '05 Ford Escape was upgraded at last, to a 2.3 liter, dual overhead cam inline-4 with an output of 133 horsepower and 155 lb.-ft. of torque. Still available as an option was the 3.0 liter, 24-valve Duratec V-6, with its healthy 200 horsepower and 200 lb.-ft. of torque. The 2005 Escape hybrid featured a 2.3 liter Atkinson-cycle dual overhead cam inline-4 with a 330-volt electric motor.

ABS front-disc brakes gave the Escape great stopping power, and optional front-side airbags added security. Don't be fooled by the outdoorsy style of the '05 Escape; even with the V-6 and all-wheel drive options, it's not really powerful enough to do much off-road adventuring. Still, if you're looking for a compact SUV with a roomy interior and good gas mileage (18 mpg city, 23 mpg highway), the Ford Escape may be a good choice for you.


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    Kelli Sperry

    Today, My 2005 Escape Stopped Abruptly When I Was Backing Out Of My Drivewa...

    Today, my 2005 escape stopped abruptly when I was backing out of my driveway. It did not stall, it was if I had slammed on the brakes. I put it in drive and it did the same thing. While driving i...

    2 views with no answers yet

    What Can Cause 2005 Ford Escape Interior Lights To Come On And Door Ajar Li...

    Interior lights will come on and sometimes flicker while driving and the door ajar light will light. Sometimes while parked, the interior light comes with no door ajar light. I've tried spraying lub...

    19 views with 6 answers (last answer 2 days ago)

    2005 Ford Escape Needs Remote Key Fob, First One Is Not Working

    I have a 2005 Ford Escape Limited that I recently purchased. It came with only one key and no remote fob to unlock the doors as you approach the vehicle. I purchased a remote that said it was comp...

    4 views with 2 answers (last answer 5 days ago)
    Charlotte Stotts

    I Have A 2005 Ford Escape And Recently The Air Quit Blowing Cold And Then I...

    9 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 weeks ago)

    Fuel Pump Or Other Issues

    driving home one day it started sputtering...no warning or service lights on..no pickup when pushing down accelerator...and finally just quit...scan said fuel pump..replaced it..ran great for about 15...

    3,336 views with 9 answers (last answer 4 weeks ago)