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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    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...

    3,113 views with 9 answers (last answer 3 days ago)


    I need to know what fuse goes to which part of the car I'm trying to check the battery or ignition fuse

    15 views with 9 answers (last answer 6 days ago)


    How do I put my cams back in time on a 2005 2.3 Ford escape

    1 view with 1 answer (last answer about a week ago)

    05 Ford Escape Front Subframe Rot.. Would A Subframe From A Newer Year Fit?...

    Have to find a subframe for the front of my 05 ford escape which has rotted out. Could I use one from an 07,08,09 etc?? Would it fit on my 05?

    5 views with no answers yet

    How Do I Replace A Fuel Pump On A 2005 Ford Escape 2.3 Liter (not Hybrid)

    Everything I can find online shows pumps with a sending line and a return line. My Escape has a non-return to take fuel system.

    15 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)