Isn’t it a wonderful thing when you don’t have to choose in life? And you won’t with the 2005 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer. This is an SUV that’s equal parts rough-and-tumble road warrior and luxurious, feature-packed family hauler.
It starts with the powerplant. The 4.0L V6 engine is an extremely strong performer, offering 210 HP and 254 lb.-ft. of torque. With the five-speed automatic transmission, you’ll receive an EPA-estimated 20 highway MPG, meaning you won’t be making too many pit stops in your adventures around Seattle, Renton, and Bellevue. And there will certainly be no shortage of expeditions—this is an old-school, truck-based platform with an available 4x4 setup that’s perfect for off-roading.
On the other hand, the 2005 Explorer Eddie Bauer also offers a sophisticated interior that caters to owner and passengers exceptionally well. All seats are clad in leather trim, and the front cushions are heated and come with lumbar support, serving to save your back on long trips. There's also a digital compass to ensure you always stay on the right path, as well as a seven-speaker audio system.