The 2005 Honda Accord comes in a wide variety of body styles and sub-models. The body styles available are the Coupe and Sedan while the sub-models are numerous for both body styles. The Honda Accord is available as the DX, Value Package, LX, LX PZEV, LX V-6, EX, EX PZEV, and EX V-6. The Hybrid edition is also available. With such a wide variety of sub-models, all with different trim levels, there is usually at least one desirable combination of body style and trim model available. If the car buyer is interested in green technology and environmental sustainability both the coupe and sedan have a hybrid sub-model available.
Body Styles: coupe and sedan
Engines: 2.4-liter four-cylinder, 3.0-liter V-6
Transmissions: five-speed automatic
Models: Honda Accord DX, Honda Accord Value Package, Honda Accord LX, Honda Accord PZEV, Honda Accord LX V-6, Honda Accord EX, Honda Accord EX PZEV, Honda Accord EX V-6, Honda Accord Hybrid
The 2005 Honda Accord is the first year the model has made the Hybrid available. This was a bold step for Honda making available a more efficient automobile that uses renewable energy. The Hybrid was a class leader in fuel economy in 2005.
Also new in the 2005 Honda Accord models are a new wheel cover design, a design for the coin pocket, the steering wheel controls are illuminated, and the redesigned tail lights on the sedan body style. Honda also made an improvement on the safety of this vehicle in 2005. The normal front seat airbags are accompanied by full-length side-mounted curtain airbags on both body styles and all sub-models.
The lower end sub-models of this vehicle come with 15-inch steel wheels that are accompanied with a steel spare wheel. The more expensive sub-models come with alloy wheels mounted and a steel spare wheel, which is 16 inches. All models come with an inside mounted, all-season temporary spare tire. All models have variable intermittent wipers in the front and a rear defogger that helps keep the rear view clean. The pricier models of this car come with a power glass sunroof for extra fun and air circulation.
There is a wide variety of differences in the features ranging from basic on the Honda Accord DX to extensive in the Honda Accord EX V-6. The front seats of the DX are only adjustable for height and are cloth bucket seats. On the EX V-6, the front seats are leather bucket seats with both seats equipped with multi-level heating. The driver seat is eight-way power adjustable, and the passenger seat is four-way power adjustable. The driver’s seat also has manually adjusted lumbar support in the EX sub-model. The rear seats are also simple in the DX with split folding and rear ventilation ducts available. The EX model has a center armrest in the rear in addition to that. Power remote doors and power mirrors are equipped on all sub-models of the 2005 Accord.
The only notable convenience features on the DX are the speed proportional power steering, the tilting telescopic steering wheel, and the 12-volt power outlet in the front. Extra storage areas are available in the DX sub-model and a universal remote transmitter is included for garage doors or security systems. There is interior air filtration and air conditioning in all sub-models of the 2005 Honda Accord. The EX sub-model has leather trim on the doors and steering wheel and dual zone climate control for the front passenger and the driver. All models have a six-speaker audio system, although the DX has a one-disc CD player and the EX has a six-disc player. Satellite radio is also available in the more expensive sub-models.
Performance & Handling
This vehicle has satisfying performance and handling. None of the sub-models have a heavy body style, so all of them are responsive to the driver’s demands. The V-6 is significantly more powerful and has faster acceleration, which allows it to handle merging and passing much easier. The hybrid is somewhat less powerful but still satisfactory.
This car has front and rear head airbags as well as front side airbags. The four-wheel anti-lock brake system has ventilated front disc brakes and solid rear disc brakes. Electronic brakeforce distribution helps keep the car balanced during heavy braking. A three-point rear-center seatbelt is installed to ensure all the passengers are safe and secure on the highway.
EPA Fuel Economy
Honda Accord 2.4-liter: 23/31 mpg city/highway
Honda Accord 3.0-liter: 19/28 mpg city/highway
Honda Accord Hybrid: 25/33 mpg city/highway
- Varity of body styles and sub-models
- Excellent fuel economy
- Fair price range
You Won't Like
- Lack of sportiness
- Lack of features on less expensive models
Offers two body styles and several sub-models for each that includes a fuel efficient hybrid.
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