$24,185 - $25,935
Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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XLT Sport Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$24,185 - $25,935
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
18-20 City / 22-25 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 3.0L DOHC SEFI 24-valve V6 "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) P235/70R16 OWL all-season tires
  • (4) 16" X 7.5" 5-spoke bright machined aluminum wheels
  • Underbody-mounted compact spare tire
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr front disc/rear drum brakes
  • Pwr front/rear disc brakes
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system
  • 16.5 gallon fuel tank

Exterior Features

  • Roof rack w/cross bars
  • Dark Shadow Grey painted bumpers
  • Dark Shadow Grey body cladding
  • Dark Shadow Grey rocker/wheel lip moldings
  • Black liftgate molding
  • Black grille w/black mesh center
  • Black full grip ergonomic door handles
  • Side step bars
  • Clear lens halogen headlamps w/delay
  • Round front fog lamps
  • Black fold-away pwr side mirrors
  • Dot matrix windshield pattern
  • Solar-tinted glass on doors & liftgate
  • Privacy glass on rear doors/quarter windows/liftgate
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Rear 2-speed wiper w/washer

Interior Features

  • Premium cloth front low-back bucket seats-inc: adjustable head restraints, dual map pockets
  • 6-way pwr driver seat w/height adjuster
  • Premium cloth 60/40 split tip-fold-flat rear bench seat w/removable cushion, head restraints
  • Floor console-inc: (2) cup holders, storage bin
  • Front/rear color-keyed carpeted floor mats
  • Tilt steering wheel w/speed control
  • White-faced instrument panel-inc: warning lights
  • Warm steel-painted center cluster & front door switch bezel trim
  • Pwr windows w/driver "one-touch-down" & accessory pwr delay
  • Pwr locks
  • Remote keyless entry w/(2) transmitters
  • Perimeter alarm
  • Securilock passive anti-theft system w/immobilizer
  • Air conditioning
  • Rear floor heat ducts
  • Rear window defroster
  • ETR AM/FM stereo w/6-disc in-dash CD changer-inc: (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
  • Map pockets
  • (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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One word to describe the vehicle: reliable.

2005 Ford Escape XLT Sport

I have had issues with the exhaust system since purchasing a few years ago. However this truck is still running like a champ in spite of the issues going on with it. The gas mileage is better than most SUVs in its class. The interior leather paneling has came unstuck I guess the glue melted from the heat and I've had problems getting it to stay back up on the doors. The safety features are very good for my children with child locks on doors anchors for car seats. I am well over 200K miles and still cruising.

- Heather S

The Ford Escape is a comfortable car, very stylish, love the all wheel drive.

2005 Ford Escape XLT Sport

Great vehicle. We own a 2nd, newer model Ford Escape. Dependable, reliable, Will continue to own a Ford Escape as long as they make them. Very much like the body style, how it handles in the snow, the comfort of the vehicle. Have never had any major repairs needed to either vehicle. Gets good gas mileage.

- Tammy T

Old Ford still runs like new!!

2005 Ford Escape XLT Sport

Very few problems with my 2005 Ford Escape. It has been my primary vehicle since 2009. Even tho it is pushing almost 200 thousand miles I have had to do no work on it other than routine maintenance. It is a very well built vehicle and I will continue to buy Ford products till the day I die.

- Damon B

Great Escape. Worth buying, new or used.

2005 Ford Escape XLT Sport

I really love my Escape. It's the perfect size for my family. My vehicle is equipped with 4 wheel drive. AC. It also has a 6 disk CD changer along with Siri. Nice temp controlled sitting. I would highly recommend this vehicle. It has great fuel economy and the up keep is very minimal.

- Kim S

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