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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    4wd Conversion

    Would it be stupid of me to convert a 2WD to 4WD on my 2005 f150 with a f350 motor dropped in? With how much I've put into this truck I'm keeping it running forever it needs a new transmission now a...

    14 views with 7 answers (last answer about a day ago)

    Speakers

    Idk if you would know the answer to this. My back speakers work with my stock radio but when I put my aftermarket pioneer radio in only the front speakers work. This is happening to my friend too. ...

    3 views with 1 answer (last answer about a day ago)

    I Have A Automatic 4wh Drive F150 , New Transmission Filter And Fluid. All ...

    Starts fine ,but when you try to go it acts like transmission slipping like there no fluid in transmissiom and rpm reve up and than finally catches and go's but when going up hill it shutters , when...

    17 views with 7 answers (last answer about a day ago)

    F150 Seat Swap

    Will a 15+ F150 front bucket seats fit the same bolt pattern as 04-08 F150? Not worried about the electrical hookups, just want to know if its a bolt-in replacement.

    6 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 days ago)

    Does A Motor Of A 2004 Expedition 5.4 Fit A 2005 F 150 5.4 Lariat

    Does a motor of a 2004 expedition 5.4 fit a 2005 f 150 5.4 lariat My motor blew out and don't have to much money to buy a new truck

    5 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 days ago)