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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 (43 total reviews)

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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).

Nice ride if you like

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

I never even considered an Aztek when I was shopping for a car but there it was with low miles and a good price so I was sold and I really love it. Everything about it is convenient and easy to use also, it sits high enough to give a good view of the road without being difficult to climb into. Gas mileage is acceptable (19-20mpg) and reliability has been good during my first 500 miles. However, if you change your own oil its really hard to get the filter out because of the front frame crossmember so plan on wearing half of your oil the first time you change it.

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

Runs great, would recommend it to anyone. Definitely designed for the 20 something crowd.

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Love it !!! sad it"sgoing

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

First car I picked out myself and the best of both worlds. Easy to get in and out of and fun to drive. Aways asked by people how I like it and I am forever showing off the inside. The space is awsome. This is our second one and was sadend to hear that I won't be able to get my huband a new one for himself next year. We have a New Yorker that my husband drives but it doesn't get any miles on it if we are going together. We always jump in the AZTEK. Would really like to see a few more years of this car around. This year along in our small town we have gone from our Aztek driving the streets of 3500 people to seeing 8. Love my Aztek Sue.

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What's New for 2005

No major changes for the Aztek.

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Gas Mileage


  • 17
  • cty
  • 24
  • highway
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