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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.

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (61 total 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.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
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  • 24
  • highway
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Full 2005 Pontiac Aztek Review

What's New for 2005

No major changes for the Aztek.

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tiggerrr69
tiggerrr69
01-16-2013
My pontiac 2005 Aztek (recently paid off!) is going crazy. I am hearing a whirling noise which I have been told is my brake hub (the thing that holds tire on?). I am however also experiencing high ...


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....


mlm4
mlm4
08-07-2001
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 ...