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Ford Explorer MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
13 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
14 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
15 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
16 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
17 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
18 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
19 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2005 2005 4dr SUV 292-hp 4.6L V8 6-sp automatic 4WD w/low range 16.4
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With the engine, transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2005 Ford Explorer has been averaging 16.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Ford Explorers in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (about 43.3 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (18.3 percent), in heavy traffic (5 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2005 Ford Explorer in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
2005 2005 4dr SUV 292-hp 4.6L V8 6-sp automatic RWD 17.5
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2005 2005 4dr SUV 210-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic 4WD w/low range 13.25
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2005 2005 4dr SUV 210-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic RWD 18
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2005 Ford Explorer

2005 Ford Explorer Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2006 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
13-15 mpg around town, ouch! see full Ford Explorer review
2005 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
wish it was higher. Part of our problem is that wanted and bought a model with the towing package. The lower gearing does impact fuel economy see full Ford Explorer review
2005 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
Could be better see full Ford Explorer review
2004 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
Gets poor fuel economy, but that is expected from a large SUV see full Ford Explorer review
2004 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
13 - 14.5 for a V6! Ridiculous. see full Ford Explorer review
 

2005 Ford Explorer Gas Mileage (MPG)

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the Ford Explorer's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.