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2005 Ford Expedition

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Information shown for entry-level SUV.

Fuel Economy:
City 13/Hwy 18/Comb 15 MPG
Max Seating: 9
Engine: V8, 5.4 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

2005 Ford Expedition Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.7
Out of 10

Based on 589 Ratings for the 2003 - 2006 models.

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  • Value
    8.8/10
    Quality
    8.8/10
  • Reliability
    9.1/10
    Performance
    9.0/10
  • Comfort
    9.2/10
    Styling
    9.0/10

Ford cut corners

By on Friday, December 05, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 95,000

10 4.0
overall rating 4 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
4/10
Value
3/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
3/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "The paint has held up"

Cons: "too expensive to operate"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"Vehicle was priced like luxory SUV, but ford cut so many hidden corners that it is not until after the warranty you learn how often and how expensive each thing is. By example $450 to replace a mixing actuator, $3000 for struts, Indepedent rear suspension required it own alignment, oilfiter that is inaccessible for home mechanic, Continental tires that delaminate right at 30,000 miles - but Ford does nothing (on one tire, the tread flew off and the tire nevr went flat - when they claimed it was a road hazzard, I asked why the air pressure never went down - no answer), brakes that squeal 1000 miles after adjustment or replacement, seat belts that do not buckle in the rear seat. It goes on... vehicle is paid for, I have been able to learn auto mechanics and fix it myself so it does not makes sense to sell until the motor gives out - but why should I have to learn how to pull a dash board to replace a $40 plastic gear in the heater control - where the shop quotes $1100?"

Best car I ever owned.

By on Tuesday, December 02, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 328,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Very functional family vehicle."

Cons: "None really."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"328,000 miles and still rolling strong. No issues. Just put in oil and gas. At 328,000 miles and getting 17 mpg. Just keeps going."

Great, but could be better!

By on Sunday, November 30, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 160,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Value, comfort, storage w/o 3rd row up, handling"

Cons: "Mileage, Storage with 3rd Row"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I have the 2004 Expedition XLT loaded, leather etc. Handles great for a large SUV, however there is not much weight in the rear when in bad conditions for traction. Auto 4x4 works great, Ford cut corners when making these though. Tailgate paint, quality of parts etc. Has a good amount of power, tows 6,500 with the 5.4 without any problems. I average between 10-13 MPG 15 max, to be expected. Bottom Line - Not enough storage when 3rd row is up, cant even fit a suitcase. Steering is tight, brakes great for a near 7,000 pound vehicle loaded. Reliable, never left me stranded. Take care of it and it will take care of you! Looking to upgrade to an Excursion"

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Best Vehicle I have ever owned

By on Saturday, November 22, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 123,182

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Everything is great on this vehicle"

Cons: "There is not one thing I do not like on this vehic"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have had many different makes of SUV's and trucks but my Expedition is my favorite all around. I love the look but driving it is the one thing that I really love. The ease of all the controls , the sound of the stereo , the comfort of the interior and the overall way it makes me feel when I get behind the wheel is the best ever."

3 people out of 7 found this review helpful

I Love my truck!

By on Monday, October 20, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 180,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Very comfortabe for trips."

Cons: "The one and only, gas mileage."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I wish I didn't feel guilty about driving an 8 passenger vehicle all by myself! This SUV has been extremely reliable and contrary to any jokes about Fords and their transmissions mine is just fine. It's amazing what keeping it on the regular maintenance schedule will do for a vehicle! I would definitely buy one again."

3 people out of 9 found this review helpful

This is one nice vehicle. It's very reliable!!

By on Wednesday, October 15, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 103,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "This vehicle seats 7 people. It's great 4 travel!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This is a well equipped vehicle and has been very reliable. It have never had any mechanical failures. Its a smooth cruising vehicle and the mileage is not bad either. The sound system is nice and the dual a/c units are a blessing for the area that I live in. I have enjoyed owning and driving this vehicle. Ford did a fantastic job with this vehicle !!!"

6 people out of 12 found this review helpful

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