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2005 Ford Five Hundred

At a Glance

Pricing $22,145 - $24,145
Drive Types FWD, AWD
Engines 3.0l V6
Transmissions A6, CVT

Overview Information

The Five Hundred is the spiritual succesor to the original Taurus. A unique combination of attributes sets this somewhat generically styled sedan apart. The Five Hundred features a large trunk with fold-down rear seating and upright, higher seating positions intended to appeal to SUV owners. Mechanically the Five Hundred is available with a 3.0L V6 and a continuously variable transmission with optional AWD. With pricing in the mid to upper twenties, the Five Hundred has a lot more to offer than the aged Taurus. Available features include: ABS, traction control, and Advancetrac (TM) stability control.

What Changed:

New large-midsize sedan model for Ford that effectively replaces the Taurus. Five Hundred is based on a platform derived from Volvo. Both FWD and AWD versions are offered. A continuously variable transmission is standard, with a 6-speed automatic an option. The Five Hundred is produced in Chicago alongside the Freestyle, the Mercury Montego and an upcoming Mercury version of the Freestyle.

Official Word:

"... We took a look at the attributes that make crossovers popular - like high-package 'command' seating - and sought to deliver some of those qualities in a sedan. While the industry tries to create new car-based crossovers, the Ford Five Hundred stands alone as the first crossover-based car." -- Phil Martens, Group Vice President, Ford North America

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Five Hundred SE 3.0l V6 (200-bhp) CVT FWD $22,145
Five Hundred SE, SEL, Limited 3.0l V6 (200-bhp) CVT AWD $23,945
Five Hundred SEL, Limited 3.0l V6 (200-bhp) A6 FWD $24,145