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Honda Odyssey Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.5 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 255 hp @ 5750 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/26 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation Yes
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2005 Honda Odyssey

  • Demonstrating that there's always room for improvement, Honda makes its exceptional Odyssey minivan even better. If you're shopping for a minivan, this is one you won't want to miss.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Agile, carlike handling, a split flat-folding rear bench, optional eight-passenger seating, extensive feature list, smooth and powerful V6, strong reliability record.

  • Cons

    High demand forces you to pay sticker price or above.

  • What's New for 2005

    The top-selling Honda Odyssey minivan is all new for 2005.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
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  • 26
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Death trap and money pit

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Vehicle: 2005 Honda Odyssey EX-L 4dr Minivan w/Entertainment, Navigation (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

I got a total lemon. 2 gas tank leaks; fire; complete loss of power twice while driving in fast lane; sliding door ripped itself off of body; master cylinder, two transmissions, power steering pump leak, and just about every other part on this van. Paid through the nose for all of these repairs listed as "recalled". Time to get a lemon law attorney. Original owner, all maintenance kept up to date. Now I have spent enough in repairs to buy 3 of these pieces of junk!



11 of 18 people found this review helpful

Reliable car

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Vehicle: 2005 Honda Odyssey EX-L 4dr Minivan w/Entertainment, Navigation (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

I bought this car two years ago with 108k miles on it. It runes so far like new thanks God. I figured out I am not paying over 35k for a new one, that we don't use a lot. We have around 6k a year. I usually don't write reviews, but I tell you if I read the others reviews before, I would have never bought this car, and I am glad I did not. People usually don't write reviews unless they have problem. two third of the reviews show problems with this car, but I know many owners for this car love it like I do. I am buying another car for myself, and every time I look at a car, I change my mind because of the reviews, so I decided to look at the Odyssey figuring out no complaints, but there is.



3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Before you buy one of

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Vehicle: 2005 Honda Odyssey EX-L 4dr Minivan w/Entertainment, Navigation (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Google "vibration in an 05 Honda Odyssey" and be prepared to read a snoot full about owners with brand new Odys with the problem. (Edmunds forums for example), And then be prepared, if you go ahead with a purchase, to experience it yourself. I just about guarantee it. I bought mine because they're rated by Edmunds to be the best van but Hondas have had tranny and motor mount problems since the 90s and now this. Evidently Honda doesn't believe in testing their products. Also their batteries are too small to handle the electronics in these things. Get the biggest one you can find.



1 of 3 people found this review helpful

Mice invasion

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Vehicle: 2005 Honda Odyssey EX-L 4dr Minivan w/Entertainment, Navigation (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

I recently purchased the 2005 Honda odessy from my sun, this is the second odessy that I owned prev a 2001. Love the vehicle only problem is mice like to eat the electrical harness. My 2001 had the same problem and by the Honda dealers info this is a common problem. I love Honda's and hopefully your designers would invent something to keep this from happening. Like putting a screen around the harness. This is very frustrating and I use my car every day, and the car is in a garage. Please, please answer my question on how to prevent this from happening again.




05 ody = love it,

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Vehicle: 2005 Honda Odyssey EX-L 4dr Minivan w/Entertainment, Navigation (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

I've owned this van now for just over a year. Initial ownership was bliss. However, at 6k miles, the joy turned to frustration with the grinding brakes. Being told there is a "fix" in the works and here we are almost a year later with no fix. This brake problem has limited our excursions. No big road trips for us. Mountain trips? Not! As if that isn't bad enough, the transmission is acting up. The low droning and slipping is telling me that a rental car is in our future. Yesterday it stalled on us and I won't drive it until I can call American Honda tomorrow (I know it'll need to be towed). I really wish that this van held up to what I thought it could be. It would have been great.




2005 odessey

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Vehicle: 2005 Honda Odyssey EX-L 4dr Minivan w/Entertainment, Navigation (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

I love it! It is very easy to drive and get my kids in and out of it. Very versitile. I can do anything I need. Fun to drive! I love that I can conform the seats any way I need to.



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Edmunds.com
Edmunds.com
03-17-2014
2005-'10 Honda Odyssey Recalled for Fire Risk American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 886,815 2005-'10 Honda Odyssey minivans in the U.S. because a fuel leak increases the risk of a fire....


jimxo
jimxo
09-11-2004
I need to decide in the next few weeks if I should order the Honda or go with something else. I must admit if the new Odyssey drives as good as it looks I'm a happy camper....


vegas14
vegas14
07-22-2010
Has anyone encountered a "knocking" noise in their 06 Odyssey? Started about 4 weeks ago (45K) when I break or turn there is a "knocking" noise (not all the time but enough to not...



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