$31,370 - $34,430
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XLT Sport Key Features & Specs

MSRP
$31,370 - $34,430
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
14-16 City / 18-21 HWY
Horsepower
210-239
Seats
5-7

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Mechanical Features

  • 4.0L SOHC V6 engine *Gas only in CA, NY, VT, & ME. Flexible Fuel capable in all other states*
  • 4.6L SOHC V8 engine
  • Engine block heater *Standard on non-fleet vehicles in AK, MN, ND, SD, MT, WI & WY*
  • 5-speed automatic transmission w/OD
  • Control-Trac part-time 4WD transfer case
  • 3.55 axle ratio
  • AdvanceTrac w/roll stability control
  • Rear wheel drive
  • 4-wheel drive
  • 72 amp maintenance-free battery w/battery saver feature
  • Class II trailer towing w/receiver hitch-inc: 3500# capacity, 4-pin connector
  • 4-Wheel independent suspension
  • P245/65R17 all-terrain OWL tires
  • Full-size spare tire w/steel wheel, underbody mount
  • 17" bright machined aluminum wheels
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr 4-wheel disc brakes
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes
  • Brake/shift interlock
  • 22.5 gallon fuel tank

Exterior Features

  • Black roof rails
  • Body color front/rear bumpers
  • Two-tone front/rear fascias
  • Platinum lower body-side cladding
  • Platinum wheel lip moldings
  • Platinum side step bars
  • Chrome egg crate design grille
  • Projector halogen beam reflector headlamps
  • Automatic on/off headlamps
  • Fog lamps
  • Black folding pwr mirrors w/approach lamps
  • Solar-tinted glass-inc: windshield, front door glass
  • Privacy glass-inc: rear door/rear quarter/liftgate glass
  • Speed-sensitive dual intermittent front wipers
  • Dual intermittent rear wiper/washer
  • One-piece liftgate w/pop-up flip glass
  • Exterior liftgate release switch
  • Color keyed door handles
  • Security approach lamps

Interior Features

  • 5-passenger seating
  • Cloth low-back front sport bucket seats w/adjustable head restraints, 6-way pwr driver seat, manual driver lumbar support
  • Cloth low-back front sport bucket seats w/adjustable head restraints, 6-way pwr driver seat, manual driver/front passenger lumbar support
  • 60/40 split-folding 2nd row seat w/head restraints
  • High-series floor console-inc: storage bin, (2) front & (2) rear cup holders, front & rear pwr points, coin holder, tissue/map holder, molded mat w/pencil holder, heat vents/AC registers
  • Color keyed front/rear carpeted floor mats
  • Color keyed plastic scuff plates on all doors & liftgate
  • Black leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Tilt steering column
  • Outside temp display & compass
  • Message center
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Pwr windows-inc: "one-touch-down" driver window
  • Pwr door locks w/cargo area lock/unlock button
  • Speed control w/fingertip control, tap-up/tap-down feature
  • Remote keyless entry-inc: 2 key fobs, 2-stage unlocking, autolock, liftgate glass release
  • Keyless entry pad
  • Securilock/immobilizer passive anti-theft system
  • Air conditioning
  • Rear window defroster
  • AM/FM stereo w/CD-inc clock, 4-speakers, 60-watts
  • Illuminated glove box
  • Warm steel accent door trim spears/instrument panel
  • Electrochromic rearview mirror
  • Overhead console-inc: two map lamps, ticket clip, sunglass holder, garage door opener bin
  • Color keyed cloth sunvisors w/illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • (2) front/rear pwr points
  • (3) grab handles
  • (4) color keyed coat hooks
  • Center dome lamp w/1st row map lights
  • Illuminated entry
  • Cargo area dome light
  • (4) load floor tie-down hooks
  • Cargo management system

Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes
  • Personal Safety System-inc: dual stage front air bags, safety belt pretensioners/energy management retractors/usage sensors, driver's seat position sensor, crash severity sensor, restraint control module
  • Driver & front passenger "Second Generation" airbags w/theft deterrent
  • 1st/2nd row 3-point safety belts all seating positions w/outboard height adjustment
  • BeltMinder feature
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Rear child seat tether anchor brackets
  • AdvanceTrac w/roll stability control
  • Fuel pump inertia shutoff switch
  • Front "crumple zones"
  • Side intrusion door beams

2005 Ford Explorer Owner Reviews

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I Would Never Recommend A Ford Explorer To Anyone

2005 Ford Explorer XLT Sport

My vehicle has had cars since we purchased it. We bought it used and its had several engine issues and the tires have gone bad on it several times within the past 5 months. We bought it and the alignment was fine, it's just progressively gotten worse. We got the alignment fixed and it just did the same thing. The gas mileage is also horrible; our car currently gets maybe 13 miles to the gallon in the city while driving. It is comfortable because of the leather and third row seating, but other than that, I wouldn't recommend this type of car to anyone.

- Cassandra R

It overall it is a very good car as long as you take really good care of it.

2005 Ford Explorer XLT Sport

I have not had any issues with this vehicle, but when the shocks get wet my power steering goes out for 30 seconds. It makes it really hard to steer. My gauges are not working right but it comes with the age and mileage. (over 220,000 miles) The vehicle is very well taken care off.

- Mariah C

My little Engine that Could

2005 Ford Explorer XLT Sport

My care is a used car that I've had since 2016. It's really reliable. I drive it almost every day and 75 miles both ways to South Jersey at least 2 to 3 times a month. The heat does not work but it works well. It's very spacious and gets me through the winter months just fine.

- Nay L

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