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2005 Honda Accord

Honda Accord Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.4 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 160 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 21/31 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2005 Honda Accord

  • No other sedan puts together all the elements of a family car as well as the 2005 Honda Accord.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Roomy and stylish interior, tight build quality, smooth ride, powerful and efficient hybrid model, good crash test scores.

  • Cons

    Tepid handling, brakes should be more powerful.

  • What's New for 2005

    Honda takes a bold leap for 2005 with the introduction of the Hybrid Accord. Rather than add a hybrid motor to its four-cylinder, Honda bolts its third-generation IMA system to the Accord's already-potent V6. In one fell swoop the Accord hybrid has become the class leader in fuel economy (30 city, 38 highway) and power (255 horsepower). Other changes for the 2005 Honda Accord this year include new wheel cover designs for the LX and EX trims, a new coin pocket design, illuminated steering wheel controls and improved rear styling in sedans with redesigned taillamps. In addition, front-seat side airbags and full-length head curtain airbags are now available on all trim levels all the way down to the base DX model.

    Read our Honda Accord Hybrid Long-Term 20,000-Mile Test

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Good, reliable transportation

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Vehicle: 2005 Honda Accord EX 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5A)

I leased this 2 dr. EX and I am qute happy and pleased with the vehicle. I have just a couple of minor complaints, of no real importance but that could bear some design improvement. The windshield pillar on the driver's side I find is too wide or thick and inhibits visibility when making a left turn. Also, the drivers seat lacks sufficient adjustments (manual). Last but not least, the driver's seat belt does not retract correctly and I have to fish around to find it. The service man told me that the belt is up to manufacturer's specs. I have to retract it manually to get it into the correct position to enable me to fasten it. Other than these the Honda EX Coupe ia a good vehicle.




Sagging headliner

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Vehicle: 2005 Honda Accord EX 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5A)

the headliner is held up with four little pices of velcro wich do not do the job, it sags down about a half inch wich is very annoying for taller drivers. also fuel ecconmy is only 20 mpg. I was a big honda fan till i bought this accord, my civic was a better choice,




Love this car

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Vehicle: 2005 Honda Accord EX 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5A)

Was trying to decide between the Camry and the Accord. The Accord has so much style; a beautiful car and sporty (if you're not looking for the family thing). It's got a lot more power than expected from the 4 cyl and the handling is really nice. Much more sporty handling than the Camry. The exterior is beautiful, with a luxury look much like the Benz, and the controls are all conveniently placed. I drive it sometimes just for fun.




One of the best

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Vehicle: 2005 Honda Accord EX 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5A)

I've had this car for only 1 week now and if it's possible to love a piece of metal, then I must admit, I love this car. I find it to be a really fun car to drive, plently of pep (for 4 cyls.) and extremely comfortable and responsive. I would unhesitatingly reccomend it to anyone who want a quality car at a resonable price.




2nd honda & i love

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Vehicle: 2005 Honda Accord EX 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5A)

I love this car ~ i had a 94 accord before this one and i needed to get another one ~ ive had no problems with the car since i got it ~ great to drive ~ looks great to!




The new accord, 4cyl dohc

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Vehicle: 2005 Honda Accord EX 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5A)

The new accord is an amazing vehical. I have the 4cyl 5 speed auto. The one thing I really love is the 5 speed automatic transmission, very intelligent and the extra gear adds to the fuel economy too. I like Lincoln Town cars but the suspension sucks. The Accord is considered a luxury car but has stiff sport suspension which in my opinion is awesome. I drove it across country, North Carolina to Alaska. In the mountains there were curvey roads that suggested 40mph which I easily took at 95 to 100 mph! with ease. I was very impressed. First gear accellerates very fast and easily pulls ahead of all other traffic especially at tolls, my favorite. Steering is tight at 120mph.



Full 2005 Honda Accord Review

What's New for 2005

Honda takes a bold leap for 2005 with the introduction of the Hybrid Accord. Rather than add a hybrid motor to its four-cylinder, Honda bolts its third-generation IMA system to the Accord's already-potent V6. In one fell swoop the Accord hybrid has become the class leader in fuel economy (30 city, 38 highway) and power (255 horsepower). Other changes for the 2005 Honda Accord this year include new wheel cover designs for the LX and EX trims, a new coin pocket design, illuminated steering wheel controls and improved rear styling in sedans with redesigned taillamps. In addition, front-seat side airbags and full-length head curtain airbags are now available on all trim levels all the way down to the base DX model.

Read our Honda Accord Hybrid Long-Term 20,000-Mile Test

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 21
  • cty
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  • 31
  • highway
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