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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 17/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

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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Customer Reviews

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

First and only honda ever

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Vehicle: 2005 Honda Odyssey LX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

At 13,771, blue gray smoke coming from the exhaust system and dealer reported caused by condensation, normal operation. My vehicle was serviced at Honda dealerships for 30, 60 and 90 K mile service work as recommended by Honda. Over the years, service records have indicated work to door seals, faulty mechanics of siding doors, faulty Honda batteries( 4<4 years), premature failure of systems, such as air conditioning, power steering, and catalytic converter. Another interesting, but significantly disappointing fact, is that the seals for my doors, the back hatch door that was most recently replaced has leaked water in the back of the minivan and sides even after replacement at Honda service.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

85k miles and the transmission

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Vehicle: 2005 Honda Odyssey LX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Our family has been a loyal Honda family until this van. We will NEVER again purchase another Honda vehicle. This van has been nothing but problems. Let me just start off by saying this is a one owner vehicle and all maintenance was done on time or early. My transmission went out at 85k miles. Called Honda and they told me to "remember you have ALL those miles." Refused to do anything about a well documented problem and told me to get an attorney. A/C compressor went out (another well known problem). Some of the dash lights have never works and they can't figure out why, battery needs replacing every year, brakes keep making the noise despite the recall. I could go on and on.

A few bugs... but... problems

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Vehicle: 2005 Honda Odyssey LX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

The usual wind whistle is the window shield trim and windshield gap. Sealed the area with black rvt sealant. Brake pads went out or had loud noise clucking. It was a recall thing, I have a loud clunk in very hot weather when I brake. The dash blower fan went out, the power steering had a howl when turning around 10-20 mph. It was known to the dealer, as most Honda had a bad set of steering pumps and brake pads on Hondas two weeks ago, my transmission at 40- 45 mph when I accelerate and at 20-25 mph when I slow down, it lurches or has harsh shifting feel. Dealer will not give out recall or part issues until you have a problem, in or out of warranty. The seats are very uncomfortable.

Used odyssey

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Vehicle: 2005 Honda Odyssey LX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Heard a lot about the noise in the cabin. well try changing the tires to Yokohama avid trz 235/65/16. they are really quiet. but I do agree, that since it's a family van, Honda should improve on the noise damping materials.


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Vehicle: 2005 Honda Odyssey LX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

We love the car for the comfort and room. The room is awesome. But the road noise is loud. Changed tires from Michelin to Yokohama hoping for some improvement. No change. Have had to replace windshield several times. Last time they changed out the windshield twice, got new clips. Still a wide gap that causes whistling all the time. Eco Engine always sounds like it is revved and ready to take off. Dealer says it is road noise. We had the car undercoated when new. Nice protection, but does not help road noise. We will check with tire manufacture for any help and also the windshield replacement shop for a redo. Still love the car, but it sounds like the EX is a quieter model.

Disappointed in car & dealership!!!

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Vehicle: 2005 Honda Odyssey LX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

I followed consumer reports recommendation and purchased the odyssey. Overall I like the car, but am disappointed with the service I have received at the dealership and repair problems. At 74,000 the catalytic converter had to be replaced. Five days later the check engine light came on. I was told the rear converter needs replacement! Does the car really have two converters or are they giving me the run around! I'm currently waiting for the new part to be installed. Thank God I don't have to pay for the repairs (covered under the federal emissions warranty)... I was overcharged for a previous repair by $300. It took over a week to straighten the problem out!

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Gas Mileage


  • 17
  • cty
  • 23
  • highway
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