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2005 Ford Explorer

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Information shown for entry-level SUV.

Fuel Economy:
City 13/Hwy 18/Comb 15 MPG
Max Seating: 7
Engine: V6, 4.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

2005 Ford Explorer Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.5
Out of 10

Based on 1084 Ratings for the 2002 - 2005 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    7.8/10
    Quality
    7.8/10
  • Reliability
    7.9/10
    Performance
    8.0/10
  • Comfort
    8.3/10
    Styling
    8.2/10

Has been a great vehicle.

By on Thursday, September 04, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 130,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Drives like a car. Good pick-up, space for all"

Cons: "Back lift developed a crack early o"

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

"I no longer need a large SUV. Kids and their sports teams all done. Want to try a car and get better gas mileage. Have kept so long because its paid for and just eat the cost of gas as opposed to a car payment."

Love it

By on Friday, August 22, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 133,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
8/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Nice drive, convenient, nice interior, comfy."

Cons: "Gas mpg, couple electrical issues."

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

"I never expected to like an explorer. But this thing drives great and is very comfortable and nice. I haven't had many problems or costly repairs I'll probably drive it til it dies!"

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

vehicle holds up to more than its value

By on Friday, August 22, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 200,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "comfortable travel vehicle-smoothe drive"

Cons: "gas mileage is low"

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

detailed and prepped for winter

"The 2003 Ford Explorer is truly one of a kind. It holds greater value than it is rated, and can run longer than average vehicles with regular maintenance and care. Miles are not an issue, the frame is rugged and sturdy for year round driving. Each has its bells and whistles; the XLS is the basic package and does not sum up to the Limited, but if heated leather power seats and a five disc CD changer are no expectation to you, the life and durability are just as spectacular! I lost mine in a collision where the other driver drove through the stop sign and totaled the passenger side of the vehicle. It still drives excellent, but a vehicle with a body this sharp should not be in ill condition, and repairs were too expensive. I will buy another one, as I am a loyal Explorer buyer, and expect to get exactly what I expect from it, endless comfort and stability."

detailed and prepped for winter

love truck! The ride not great otherwise great!

By on Monday, August 18, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 69,120

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "An absolute dream to drive and very good price!"

Cons: "Bumpy ride"

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

"Great truck. The ride not so great! Take off a little slow, however, great value, reliable and good quality. I like this truck so well I'll buying a 2015 this week! The 2015 has a much smoother ride. FANTASTIC!!!!!! I love my Ford explorer!!!!!"

has run like a champ, used as a family car

By on Thursday, August 14, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 88,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "reliable super reliable"

Cons: "third row did not split on this on 04"

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

"would by another picked this one up off the lot brand new and had great rebates at the time. tows great with the full size tow package. at the time thought the back up sensor was the best thing ever. still like it better then my back up camera. wish it had the third row that split 04 were not sold split third row. oh well........thanks Ford"

very good vehicle

By on Thursday, July 31, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 175,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "At 175000 it still runs great"

Cons: "none"

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

"much better vehicle than the Honda and Nissan that I owned prior to this Explorer. This has been a very trouble free vehicle"

2 people out of 5 found this review helpful

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