2005 Pontiac Montana

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2005 Pontiac Montana Review

The 2005 Pontiac Montana is perfect for those who need a car that performs like an SUV, but fits the entire family.

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The 2005 Pontiac Montana is an attractive minivan that is often considered the perfect family vehicle. It seats seven passengers, and comes with a unique feature that allows for specialized fitting of a motorized seat for elderly or injured family members. The vehicle’s interior finish does lend an outdated feel to this vehicle; however, when put together with the extensive power options, this may be a negligible inconvenience.

The Range

Body Styles: passenger minivan
Engines: 3.4-liter V-6, 185 hp at 5200 rpm, and 3.4-liter V-6, 185 at 5200 rpm
Transmissions: four-speed automatic overdrive
Models: Pontiac Montana 1SA Extended, Pontiac Montana 1SE Extended

What's New

The 2005 Pontiac Montana comes with optional all-wheel drive (AWD) that allows the driver to alternate amongst the four wheels. The Montana also comes with several attractive body additions.


The 2005 Pontiac Montana’s body design features elements of both a sport utility vehicle (SUV) and a minivan. The current edition comes with attractive fittings like the painted 15x6-inch alloy wheels with P215/70R15 all-season tires.

The exterior dimension of the 2005 Pontiac Montana is 72.7 inches wide, 68.1 inches tall, 201.3 inches long, and has a ground clearance of 6.5 inches. It runs on a wheelbase of 120 inches. Cargo capacity is 31.5 cubic feet and expands to 140.7 cubic feet when the rear seats are collapsed. The 2005 Pontiac Montana can tow a maximum load of 3,500 lbs., when fitted with the appropriate towing equipment.


The 2005 Pontiac Montana’s interior is covered in cloth upholstery and plastic. It comes with a variety of power features, including power-adjustable steering with mounted cruise control and audio controls, power windows, power mirrors, and power door locks. The audio system has an AM/FM radio, a one-CD player fitted in the dashboard, and eight speakers throughout the cabin.

The 2005 Pontiac Montana comes standard with air conditioning for increased comfort. The driver and front passenger are both provided with illuminating mirrors, and lights line the front and rear areas of the cabin. Door pockets provide additional storage areas, and cup holders compliment each seating area.

The front of the 2005 Pontiac Montana is spacious, with 39.9 inches of legroom, 59.8 inches of shoulder room, and 39.9 inches of headroom. There is also ample room for rear passengers, with 39 inches of legroom and headroom, a split-folding seatback, and a manually operated, split-folding bench seat in the third row.

Performance & Handling

The base engine of the 2005 Pontiac Montana is a 3.4-liter V-6, offering 185 hp at 5200 rpm, 210 lb-ft of torque, twelve valves, and an overhead valves (OHV) cam. It comes with front-wheel drive and a four-speed automatic transmission. The suspension system sports a torsion beam rear suspension, MacPherson strut suspension, and independent front suspension. The braking system is fitted with ventilated disc brakes in the front and solid drum brakes in the rear.


Additional safety features of the 2005 Pontiac Montana include height-adjustable headrests in the front and the rear seats, which protect occupants from whiplash in the event of an impact. The rear seat is fitted with anchors for child seats and the rear doors come with child safety locks. For safer driving, the 2005 Pontiac Montana includes fog lights and dusk-sensing headlamps.

EPA Fuel Economy

Pontiac Montana 1SA Extended: 19/26 mpg city/highway
Pontiac Montana 1SE Extended: 19/26 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Body design
  • Passenger room
  • Expanding cargo capacity

You Won't Like

  • Plastic upholstery is too brittle
  • Safety features yet to be added
  • Limited driver dashboard alerts

Sum Up

The 2005 Pontiac Montana is perfect for those who need a car that performs like an SUV, but fits the entire family.

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