by DWilson on Apr 25, 2005 Vehicle: 2005 Honda Accord EX PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
Bought the 2005 Honda Accord in Sept. '04 (right after they came out... I think we were the 1st ones to purchase the '05 at the dealership). Went back and forth between the '04 model and the new '05... I don't care much for the new tail lights on the '05, but some of the improvements they made were worth it. Went from a '02 Chevy Tahoe (V8 engine + 4" lift kit - great SUV, but a gas guzzler!).. cut my gas bill in less than half. My commute to work is 65+ miles one way, so it was a no brainer to downsize. The Accord is a super car! Fits our family of 4 (with a car seat) perfectly and I love driving it! It's stylish, powerful, economical and the interior is top notch!
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.