$20,070 - $21,820

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Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
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XLS Key Features & Specs

$20,070 - $21,820
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19-22 City / 22-25 HWY

Mechanical Features

  • 2.3L DOHC SEFI 16-valve I4 "Duratec" engine
  • Engine block heater *Standard on non-fleet vehicles in AK, MN, ND, SD, MT, WI & WY*
  • 100,000 mile tuneup interval
  • 4-speed automatic transmission w/OD
  • 2.93 rear axle ratio
  • Front wheel drive
  • Intelligent 4-wheel drive system
  • 4-wheel independent suspension
  • (4) P225/75R15 BSW all-season tires
  • (4) 15" X 6.5" 5-spoke styled steel wheels w/cap
  • Underbody-mounted compact spare tire
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr front disc/rear drum brakes
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system
  • 16.5 gallon fuel tank

Exterior Features

  • Black roof side rails
  • Grey bumpers
  • Grey body cladding/rocker moldings
  • Black liftgate molding
  • Black grille w/black mesh center
  • Black full grip ergonomic door handles
  • Clear lens halogen headlamps w/delay
  • Black fold-away pwr side mirrors
  • Dot matrix windshield pattern
  • Solar-tinted glass on doors & liftgate
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Rear 2-speed wiper w/washer

Interior Features

  • Cloth front low-back bucket seats w/adjustable head restraints
  • Cloth 60/40 split rear bench seat w/removable cushion, head restraints
  • Floor console-inc: (2) cup holders, storage bin
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • White-faced instrument panel-inc: warning lights
  • Black center cluster surround
  • Pwr windows w/driver "one-touch-down" & accessory pwr delay
  • Pwr locks
  • Remote keyless entry w/(2) transmitters
  • Securilock passive anti-theft system w/immobilizer
  • Air conditioning
  • Rear floor heat ducts
  • Rear window defroster
  • ETR AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: clock, (4) speakers
  • Locking glove box
  • Pwr point w/cap in floor console
  • Cloth visors w/covered vanity mirrors
  • Front/rear assist handles-inc: rear coat hooks
  • Interior lighting w/delay-inc: map lights, rear cargo light
  • (4) cargo floor hooks

Safety Features

  • Dual stage driver & front passenger airbags w/passenger side Occupant Classification Sensor
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system
  • Front height-adjustable 3-point safety belts w/pretensioners
  • Rear 3-point safety belts
  • Rear outboard LATCH child seat anchors & tethers
  • Belt Minder feature
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Side intrusion door beams

2005 Ford Escape Owner Reviews

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A great and safe family car.

2005 Ford Escape XLS

There are many different things I love about my 2005 ford escape. Extremely reliable, safety to me is number one and I feel very safe in this truck. Perfect size for city driving as well as suburban driving. Easy to handle, easy to parallel park, fits in tight spaces. I love the feature which includes a fantastic sunroof. I also love it in winter. Especially in chicago winters, the four wheel drive is one hundred percent necessary. Great truck all around for one person or a small family.

- Stephanie C

2005 ford escape review - good for the most part.

2005 Ford Escape XLS

I like this car for the most part. The lock system does not work well and it is needed a lot of work but it is lasted me a long time given the low cost of it. The drive is not the smoothest but I have found that the vehicle works well in all types of weather and is powerful enough to not get stuck in a lot of snow or mud. I like the size and space of the car, not too big but also bigger than a car.

- Mary B

Great Ride But Some Downfalls

2005 Ford Escape XLS

Even though it is a great car it is a little small for my liking. The color is great and it drives really well. The gas is better than the last car my family had. The trunk is a good size to fit certain things and holds a good bit of items. It is almost enough room for the whole family of 4. Loving it.

- Emily W

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