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By Mark Mitchell
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2005 Honda Pilot EX 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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This is a terrific vehicle. It rides well, handles well, has lots of room and has every feature you need. Reliability is top notch and you can't beat the value.


Best Features

Ride, space, DVD for the kids, reliability,


Worst Features

Add automatic headlights and compass.


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Great SUV
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By Tom
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2005 Honda Pilot EX 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Love this car. Just had an accident that totaled it and I'm going to buy another one. Reliable, comfortable, quiet, fits 8 passengers (as longs as some are kids).


Best Features

8 seats, electronic seat adjustments, climate control


Worst Features

Better gas mileage


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Best SUV if you have small kids
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Sam
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2005 Honda Pilot EX 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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My wife hates to drive a minivan, so we end up buying the Honda Pilot. This vehicle is so spacious inside that you can bring along almost anything from big tents to huge coolers. This is the ideal car to take to the beach or go camping. For everyday use, this vehicle performs like any other car. But when you need to go pick up big stuff at home depot or lowe's , then this car will give you a smile that lasts all day.


Best Features

It is very kid-friendly with a cup holder everywhere you turn.


Worst Features

Add more insulation to reduce road noise and a bigger nav screen.


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Safety is questionable
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By ex
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2005 Honda Pilot EX 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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My 05 Honda Pilot would come to a grinding halt without warning. The incidents occurred 3 times - 2 from taking off from a stop light and the 3rd time while driving a 55 mph. I was lucking all three cases that the individuals behind me were paying close attention.


Best Features

The open feeling while driving the vehicle and the third row seat.


Worst Features

find and fix the issue causing the vehicle to be unsafe.


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2005 Honda Pilot EX-L-RES
11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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By charles
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2005 Honda Pilot EX 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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First of two new Pilots we own. Bought a 2007 just because of how great this vehicle performs. We are a tall family and like the expansive window area. This one was hit(at 33000mi) in the rear by a '06 Infinity G35x. Totaled the Infinity but only damaged the rear bumper, tailgate, exhaust, driver, passenger seat and cross member. Honda repaired and drives straight as an arrow. Still very reliable at 49,000 mi. Need tires by winter(dealer say most pilots tires do not last this long-We drive city/hwy and mountain roads) Get 20 mpg with air conditioning on or off.


Best Features

Heated seats, and all the standard features on a EX-L-RES.


Worst Features

Very poor heating and cooling for back seat(considering a 2009 Pilot to replace the 2007). Too hot in summer and too cold in winter. Front seats are flat and prefer the new design on the 2007.


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