2005 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L
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Engine

Gas V8

MPG (City/Highway)

14/18

Safety Ratings

MSRP

$38,050

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Summary

The 2005 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L is a popular SUV that has been the best-selling SUV in America for over a decade. It is a spacious and comfortable vehicle, with the option to seat seven people with the third-row seat. The Explorer offers a choice between V6 and V8 engines, with the V6 providing ample power for most needs. It also features a superb five-speed automatic transmission. Safety features include AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control, which senses and corrects potential skids and slides, and optional Safety Canopy airbags for rollover protection. The Explorer is capable of towing up to 7,140 pounds and can handle most off-road situations.

2005 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L price

Base MSRP

$38,050

Delivery charges

$645

Invoice price

Total price

NHTSA Crash Test Overall Ratings

Based on the combine ratings of frontal, side and rollover.
Should ONLY be compared to other vehicle of similar size and weight

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

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2005 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L warranty

Basic (months/miles)

36/36,000

Corrosion perforation (months/miles)

60/unlimited

Powertrain (months/miles)

36/36,000

Roadside assistance (months/miles)

36/36,000

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2005 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L Colors

Interior Colors
Medium Parchment w/Leather-Trimmed Low Back Sport Buckets
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Exterior Colors
Dark Blue Pearl Clearcoat Metallic
Red Fire Clearcoat Metallic
Medium Wedgewood Blue Clearcoat Metallic
Dark Stone Clearcoat Metallic
Black Clearcoat...
Oxford White Clearcoat

Engine

Type Gas V8
Drive Type 4-Wheel Drive
Horsepower (rpm) 4,750
Horsepower (hp) 239
Torque (rpm) 4,000
Torque Lb (ft) 282

Fuel

Tank Capacity (gal) 22.50
Tank Capacity (lit) 85.16

Mileage

EPA City Economy 14
EPA Highway Economy 18
EPA Combined Economy 15
Cruising Range City (mi) 315
Cruising Range Hwy (mi) 405

Transmission

Type Automatic
Number Of Speeds 5
Description Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio 3.22
Second Gear Ratio 2.29
Third Gear Ratio 1.54
Fourth Gear Ratio 1
Fifth Gear Ratio 0.71
Reverse Gear Ratio 3.07
Transfer Case Gear Ratio High 1
Transfer Case Gear Ratio Low 2.48
Transfer Case Model Borg Warner

Powertrain

Doors

Seating

Number Of Seats 5
Max Seating Capacity 5

Wheels

Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5

Exterior dimensions

Overall Length With Rear Bumper (in) 189.50
Overall Width (in) 72.10
Max Width Without Mirrors (in) 72.10
Overhang Front (in) 44.10
Rear Door Openg Height (in) 33.60
Rear Door Openg Width (in) 48.30
Wheelbase (in) 113.80

Interior dimensions

Front Head Room (in) 39.90
Rear Head Room (in) 38.90
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.10
Rear Shoulder Room (in) 58.90
Front Hip Room (in) 55
Rear Hip Room (in) 54.20
Front Leg Room (in) 42.40
Rear Leg Room (in) 35.90
Cargo Volume To Seat1 (cu.ft) 86.20
Cargo Volume To Seat2 (cu.ft) 48.60
Floor To Seat1 Cargo Area Length (in) 76
Floor To Seat2 Cargo Area Length (in) 41.40
Cargo Box Wheelhousgs Width (in) 45.40

Weights

Curb Weight As Spec'D (lb) 4,455
Payload As Spec'D (lb) 1,529
Curb Weight (lb) 4,455
Curb Weight Front (lb) 2,365
Curb Weight Rear (lb) 2,090
Gross Axle Weight Rating (lb) 6,125
Gross Combined Weight Rating (lb) 8,000
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (lb) 5,984
Max Payload Capacity (lb) 1,529
Option Weight Front (lb) 0
Option Weight Rear (lb) 0
Total Option Weight (lb) 0

Steering

Type Power Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter Curb To Curb (ft) 36.80
Turning Diameter Wall To Wall (ft) 38.40
Turning Radius Curb To Curb (ft) 18.40
Turning Radius Wall To Wall (ft) 19.20

Trailering

Max Tongue Dead Weight Hitch (lb) 340
Max Trailer Dead Weight Hitch (lb) 3,400

Braking

Type Pwr
Primary Abs System 4-Wheel
Front Disc Yes
Rear Disc Yes
Front Brake Rotor Dia (in) 12
Front Brake Rotor Thickness (in) 0.37
Rear Brake Rotor Dia (in) 11.90
Rear Brake Rotor Thickness (in) 0.37

Tires

Front Tire Size P245/65R17
Rear Tire Size P245/65R17
Spare Tire Size P245/65R17
Spare Tire Size P245/65R17
Type All-Terrain

Suspensions

Front Type Coil spring
Rear Type Coil spring
Front Axle Ford SLA
Rear Axle Ford SLA

Emissions

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