$35,505 - $38,285
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XLT Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$35,505 - $38,285
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
14 City / 18-19 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 5.4L SOHC SEFI 24-valve V8 engine
  • Engine block heater *Standard on non-fleet vehicles in AK, MN, ND, SD, MT, WI & WY*
  • 4-speed automatic transmission w/OD
  • 2-speed transfer case w/3-position Control Trac shift-on-the-fly
  • Rear wheel drive
  • 4-wheel drive
  • 3.31 axle ratio
  • 3.73 axle ratio
  • Maintenance-free battery w/battery saver feature
  • 110-amp alternator
  • Integrated Class III trailer towing receiver-inc: 4-pin connector
  • Front tow hooks
  • 3350# capacity front axle/4128# capacity rear axle
  • Double wishbone front suspension w/coil-over shock
  • Independent rear suspension
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • (5) P265/70R17 all-season BSW tires
  • P265/70R17 all-terrain OWL tires
  • Full size all-season BSW spare tire
  • 17" x 7.5" aluminum wheels
  • Steel spare wheel
  • Variable assist pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr 4-wheel disc brakes
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system w/brake assist
  • 28 gallon fuel tank

Exterior Features

  • Roof rails
  • Painted body-color upper/Medium Dark Platinum lower bumpers
  • Black running boards
  • Medium Dark Platinum lower body-side cladding
  • Medium Dark platinum grille
  • Body-color door handles
  • Fog lamps
  • Complex reflector headlamps w/autolamp feature
  • Black pwr mirrors w/security approach lamps
  • Privacy glass
  • Speed-sensitive intermittent windshield wipers
  • Rear window intermittent wiper w/washer
  • Rear liftgate w/flip-up glass

Interior Features

  • Cloth 60/40 split front bench seat-inc: 6-way pwr driver seat, dual manual lumbar, manual recline
  • Cloth 2nd row 40/20/40 split bench seat-inc: sliding center portion, recline & fold flat feature, carpeted seatbacks, easy-entry to 3rd row feature
  • Cloth 3rd row 60/40 split bench seat-inc: fold flat feature
  • Head restraints at all outboard seating positions
  • Floor carpeting
  • Carpeted floor mats for 1st/2nd row
  • Tilt steering column
  • Analog instrumentation-inc: voltmeter, oil pressure, water temp, tachometer
  • Warning lights-inc: door ajar, fasten seat belts, anti-lock brakes, cruise control, airbag, engine check, high beams, parking brake, low fuel/washer fluid, turn signal, charge system, OD off, check gauges
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Pwr windows w/driver one-touch-down
  • Pwr door locks-inc: auto lock
  • Cruise control
  • SecuriLock passive anti-theft system
  • Pwr accessory delay
  • Manual air conditioning
  • Auxiliary rear air conditioner w/heater
  • Rear seat heat ducts
  • Rear window defroster
  • Premium AM/FM stereo w/CD/cassette-inc: speed-compensated volume control, (4) speakers, RDS, clock, partial mute, 120-watt amp
  • Concealed antenna in RH quarter glass
  • Locking glove box
  • Cup holders-inc: (2) instrument panel, (4) door trim panels, (3) 3rd row quarter trim panels
  • Ashtray mounted on instrument panel w/light
  • Cigarette lighter
  • Pwr point on instrument panel
  • Cargo area pwr point
  • Front & rear door map pockets
  • Day/night rearview mirror
  • Overhead console-inc: map lights, dual sunglasses holders, front auxiliary HVAC controls, conversation mirror
  • Color-keyed cloth headliner
  • Color-keyed cloth sunvisors w/auxiliary visors, dual illuminated mirrors
  • Assist handles-inc: color-keyed (2) front passengers, (2) second row
  • Coat hooks-inc: (2) second row, (2) 3rd row
  • Lights-inc: glove box, front door approach, front dome/map, rear cargo, 2nd row map lights, illuminated entry, theater lighting

Safety Features

  • Front dual-stage airbags-inc: driver seat position & crash severity sensing
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system w/brake assist
  • 3-point safety belts on all outboard seats-inc: 1st/2nd row height-adjustable anchors
  • Beltminder system-inc: buckle pretensioners, load-limiting retractors
  • LATCH system on rear outboard seats
  • Side intrusion door beams
  • Child-proof rear door locks

Options & Packages

2005 Ford Expedition Owner Reviews

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Reliable SUV with enough space for people and cargo

2005 Ford Expedition XLT

My SUV is now 14 years old so the problems are probably more from age and wear and tear than the vehicle itself. At this point, some of the window switches are losing their connection and sound as though the motors are dry. The window seal is drying out and cracking. One of the doors has a hole in it where collects water during storms and slowly drains out throughout the week. I actually enjoy my vehicle as it is spacious and can haul most of what I need. I am able take a bunch of people with me to enjoy road trips. However if I need to escape from the world, I have my own space to do so.

- L S

Most comfortable smooth vehicle ever for a family.

2005 Ford Expedition XLT

I absolutely love my ford XLT expedition. This vehicle seats 9 with belts or you can fold down back three seat for more luggage room. The engine has lots of power. The only problem I say is gas mileage. This truck does have a large tank so at 3.00 a gallon a half tank can still cost you 40-45.00. That is my only con about this vehicle. My truck is well kept up. If kept nice, clean, and all the maintenance done right this vehicle can last you long time. When making long trips it is one of the most comfortable rides ever. The vehicle rides smooth without a ton of noise in the cab.

- Laura D

Good and bad of owning an expedition.

2005 Ford Expedition XLT

I like that it is big and roomy but not to big. It is easy to park and handles well. I have over 200,000 miles on it and have had very few problems. The only thing I do not like is that you have to take it to the dealer when the spark plugs need to be replaced as they need a special tool. We are very car savvy at my house and this is a pain because normally we could do it ourselves and it is expensive to have them replaced. Other than that it has been a great car and continues to me even now.

- Dee S

We live our Expedition It has been good to us

2005 Ford Expedition XLT

We bought it used, it has always been very reliable. We have 275,000 miles on it and have had no major problems. It's very comfortable with good legroom for all passengers. It is starting to show a little rust but it doesn't sit in a garage and has been on chemical and salt treated winter roads. We would seriously consider another one of the same quality.

- June O

I have not had to fix anything serious on my car since I bought it 3 years ago!

2005 Ford Expedition XLT

I have a family of 4 and we drive the kids to a lot of activities. My car has lots of room and seats 9. I have had my Ford for 3 years and I have not had to replace or fix anything other than regular oil changes and tire rotations etc. I would highly recommend a Ford to anyone looking to buy a reliable, comfortable and sound vehicle!

- Amy E

Ford Expedition- my most reliable vehicle ever and it just keeps going!

2005 Ford Expedition XLT

My Expedition has been extremely reliable and comfortable over the years. I didn't have any issues at all with this vehicle until I hit about 170,000 miles. At that point, I did have to get the transmission rebuilt because it started skipping on me. Since I had the transmission rebuilt, I have had no other issues with it.

- Ann D

The spacious family expedition.

2005 Ford Expedition XLT

It handles and drives really well. It is top heavy so sharp curves can be a little tricky and dangerous if trying to take them at high speeds. I really love the fact that I can lay all 6 seats down in the back of the vehicle. Very spacious for long trips.

- Crystal R

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