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2005 Ford Explorer

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Consumer Reviews & Ratings

Overall Rating
7.5
Out of 10

Based on 1097 Ratings for the 2002 - 2005 models.

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  • Value
    7.8/10
    Quality
    7.8/10
  • Reliability
    8.0/10
    Performance
    8.0/10
  • Comfort
    8.3/10
    Styling
    8.2/10
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The Explorer has been reliable

By on Saturday, December 13, 2014

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

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Good value for reliable transportation."

Cons: "SUVs have truck like handling."

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

"I would buy another but for price escalations w/o comparable salary increases in past ten years. ."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Great vehicle!

By on Thursday, December 04, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 184,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Comfortable and easy to get in and out of."

Cons: "Fuel economy stinks."

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

"If you aren't overly worried about fuel economy, this is a great vehicle. The feature I didn't like, was that it didn't have the option of taking it off of AWD. Everyone who ever rode with me in this vehicle LOVED the smooth ride and comfort. Because it is a bit older now (12 yrs at the time I write this), it ended up having some mechanical issues (blew a rod in the motor even though I was faithful with oil changes, etc.). Over all though, a great SUV...not too big and not too small...just right."

2 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Great value

By on Monday, December 01, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 300,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "great value"

Cons: "burs more gas than smaller vehicle"

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

"I bought this car new, I'm told 300K miles out of a vehicle is great value."

has been good car

By on Friday, November 21, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 108,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
4/10
Comfort
7/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 3

"Good car"

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Has been very reliable

By on Friday, November 14, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 113,650

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Love this Explorer"

Cons: "Windows in rear jamed"

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

"Have put new transmission other than this very few repairs over the 10 years I have owned this Explorer"

5 people out of 8 found this review helpful

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