2005 Ford Explorer Overview

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2005 Ford Explorer Overview

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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    2005 Sport Trac, Widows Stopped Working At The Same Time Blower Stopped Wor...

    4 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)
    bobbiehudson
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    When I Hit The Unlock Button On The Back Window To Open, It Clicks Two Time...

    button clicks two times and does not open back window only. (the whole back door will open, just not the window part).

    4 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 weeks ago)
    moe4321
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    We Changed The Oil And The Warnijng Light To Change Oil Soon Keeps Coming O...

    4 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)
    BrianExplorer
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    The cabin fan does not seem to function well on setting 1 or 2 at idle. It improves minimally only when switching between these two settings. It also improves somewhat at cruising speed. On setting...

    2 views with 2 answers (last answer about a month ago)
    mordecaijones
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    Advance Track ?

    my moms 2005 explorer had a battery discharge and eat through cables both positive and negative after replacing cables and battery truck was fine only advance track lite came on {check advance track} ...

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