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Pontiac Aztek Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.4 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 185 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2005 Pontiac Aztek

  • Although functional as a minivan/sport-utility crossover, the Aztek's ungainly handling and weak engine make it hard to recommend over more refined wagons and sport-utes.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Versatile interior, available all-wheel drive.

  • Cons

    Some cheap interior materials, poor visibility, awkward styling.

  • What's New for 2005

    No major changes for the Aztek.

Full 2005 Pontiac Aztek Review

What's New for 2005

No major changes for the Aztek.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

Will be missed

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Vehicle: 2005 Pontiac Aztek AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

Our Aztec died in a crash recently and it will be missed. The minivan based design allowed it to be a great snow ski hauler since ski's fit under the seat. Although the spoiler did restrict rear vision - it also appeared to always block the headlights of the car behind us when they were tailgating. It got us everywhere we needed to go. The front seats of all cars are comfortable but the often forgotten rear seat [I guess most parents think it is the kids problem not theirs] was very comfortable for the Aztec. If the look can be ignored, the function is great. Note: some Aztec's inherited all the problems. Find a good one and keep it for life.

My aztek

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Vehicle: 2005 Pontiac Aztek AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

I thought this was the ugliest automobile on the road, and then I drove one! My first was a 2001 with a campers package (loved it!), then I traded it for a 2005 knowing the car was nlm. I will have it paid off soon and hope it lasts forever! I haul greyhound dogs in it and it is perfect with the back seats removed. I love this car!

I love this car!

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Vehicle: 2005 Pontiac Aztek AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

I've had my Aztek for about 5 years now and it's perfect for us. It washes up to look great for executive meetings and transforms to a great family rig for weekends on the coast. I have a two package and pull a trailer with gear for longer trips. Plenty of room. It runs great. 80k miles and still strong. My only thing is the sunroof is flawed. Had it repaired 5 times and it still doesn't work. I'm looking for a second one now.

Pontiac aztec

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Vehicle: 2005 Pontiac Aztek Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

I can sum up my review briefly...245,000 miles...body very good..0 rust.....original engine, transmission. Reolaced alternator and water pump but these didn't occur until 201,000 miles. This vehicle is hands down the most dependable, fun vehicle I have ever owned. I would buy another without hesitation.

Fun fun fun!!!!

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Vehicle: 2005 Pontiac Aztek Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

I bought this car a couple of months ago on a whim and I absolutely LOVE it! Anyone who wants to laugh at it or make fun of me for buying it can do it but they don't know what kind of FUN they are missing! The vehicle is very responsive on curves and in the snow it goes thru any depth. We love all the room in the back because you can carry anything. It's just a FUN car to drive. We already feel like this vehicle is a part of the family!

Azteks are complicated

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Vehicle: 2005 Pontiac Aztek Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

I love the design because it's so unique and there aren't very many in my city. I use to drive a small compact car prior to buying the Aztek, so I wanted something larger but not to large. The Aztek was the perfect size and had the amount of room I was looking for. It's so easy to get in and out of it and can stuff so many things in it. Last year, I had to take my Aztek back to dealership because my gauges were not reading correctly. I would fuel up and the gauge indicated that I was on empty. My speedometer would indicate I was driving at 120 miles per hour when I was actually driving at 30mph. Luckily I had the gold insurance plan and got everything fixed for $50 (deductible).

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2005 Aztek Rally here. . . .Have had the fuel gauge / odometer out for a few months, but yesterday driver's power window went down and won't come back up. I can hear motor running inside door. . . .W...

The new '02 Aztek will show up in November and will be slightly redesign. The future of this mounstrousity is uncertain however. Very likely the Vibe will take over the Aztek lineup....

leave Pontiac with the Grand Am, Grand Prix, Aztek, Vibe and Montana. (The presence of the Aztek, regardless of what Pontiac does with it, seems to me to be redundant with the Vibe and Montana, but ...

Gas Mileage


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  • 24
  • highway
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