2005 Ford F-150 Overview

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2005 Ford F-150 Overview

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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    SALTON831
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    2005 F150 Battery Question

    Yesterday while driving home from the office I noticed that my battery light suddenly lit. Rev engine it goes out; no other indication of failure; that car starts fine runs fine; all gauges is wo...

    13 views with 6 answers (last answer about a week ago)
    Adrian Araujo
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    2005 Ford F-150 5.4

    Got no power on left bank no power on coils and Injectors can really use some help

    5 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 weeks ago)
    truckman22
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    Cam Phaser Or Something Else?

    My F150 runs great but sometimes when it's idling it idles rough but has only stalled on me once. Took it in for an oil change and their master mechanic, just by listening, said it was the cam phase...

    16 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)
    Eyo
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    I Have A Severe Vibration When I Apply The Brakes. Has Done This Since It W...

    4,754 views with 10 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)
    Heather Mozingo
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    Security Light

    I have a 05 f150 that was running good. I had a flat tire and took it to the tire shop. When I got there to pick it up the security light was blinking and it will turn over but won't start. I have ...

    5 views with 4 answers (last answer 4 weeks ago)