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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 1059 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

Very reliable- 180,000 miles and going strong!

By on Friday, April 18, 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
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Reliability is top notch."

Cons: "Fuel Mileage"

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

"We have been very happy with our 2004 Ford Explorer. Always reliable and no issues in 180,000 miles with just normal maintenance."

Not worth the money I paid

By on Monday, April 14, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 110,000

10 2.0
overall rating 2 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
2/10
Value
3/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
Not Rated
Styling
1/10
Comfort
1/10

Pros: "none"

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

"Paint falling off hood !!Ford will do nothing about it!! Very noisy when driving especially when raining.I'll never buy a ford again"

Not worth the money I paid

By on Monday, April 14, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 110,000

10 2.0
overall rating 2 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
2/10
Value
3/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
Not Rated
Styling
1/10
Comfort
1/10

Pros: "none"

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

"Paint falling off hood !!Ford will do nothing about it!! Very noisy when driving especially when raining.I'll never buy a ford again"

love this suv other than it drinks too much gas

By on Wednesday, April 02, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 114,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "great stability and comfort"

Cons: "gas guzzler"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6

"love this SUV other than it drinks too much gas,and i cant change my transmission fluid on this SUV,and it is real difficult to add gear oil to the differential.other than these few quirks love this ford explorer"

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Had this vehicle the longest ever

By on Wednesday, April 02, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 200,700

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"I bought this truck used in 2003 with 20K miles on it and brand new tires. I have since put on over 180K miles on it driving it up and down interstate 95 visiting family and friends. This truck is very roomy and comfortable whether traveling with just my family of 4 or taking my teenage daughter and 6 of her friends sometimes, everyone fits. No real mechanical problems to speak of just usual brakes, oil and filter, transmission fluid change, new set of tires, did do back differential but that seems to common. I live in Long Island NY so it has been snow, hail, rain and heat. No rust and paint still looks good, a few minor scratches and dings but hey truck is 12 years old. Would love to get another one but just too expensive and I would like to cut down on the 70 per week gas fill up. But absolutely loved my explorer and glad I made the purchase all those years ago."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

STAY AWAY!!!

By on Sunday, March 30, 2014

I don't own this car

10 1.0
overall rating 1 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
1/10
Value
2/10
Reliability
3/10
Quality
3/10
Performance
3/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Comfy"

Cons: "awful gas milage"

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

"Pleasee.....do your self a favor and aviod this car! I got this car in 2006, 57,000 milage, and it just broke down for good at 124,000! Everything was wrong with it, I mainted it, yet it still was awful, HORRIBLE ON GAS!!!!! This car was the worst experience, every week or 2 it was in the repair shop until it finally broke down for good November 2013! Good ridence!"

1 person out of 6 found this review helpful

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