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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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Ford Explorer Questions

No A/c!!

I have an 05 explorer xlt 4.0l v6. When you turn the heat on, it works great. If you switch it to a/c and press the a/c button, it continues to blow hot air. Checked my refrigerant levels already a...

How Much Can I Get For 05 Ford Explorer

I just recently had transmission rebuilt and all the matinence done. . It was at 111000 when I had to rebuild transmission. . . Is $5,500 to much to ask??? It's in excellent condition

Cd Eject

how to eject a cd from 2005 ford explorer. cd plays and radio works. "ej err" comes up on display? cd wont eject.

Reprogramming The Remote

Was reprogramming the remote for my 2005 Ford Explorer xlt... one of the doors didn’t latch...now when I reconnect the battery alarm keeps going off and car won’t start and door locks won’t lock or...

When I Press My Gas Pedal My Car Hesitates

I have a 2005 ford explore v8 When i press the gas the car hesitates then jerks, But it dont do that all the time . Also when im driving it shift gears smoothly. My ses light is on as well. What c...