2005 Honda Pilot User Reviews

2005 Honda Pilot Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Appearance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 5
  • Overall: 4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 5

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"comfortable car" 6 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 4 reviews

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phillipfrankreid writes:
2005 Honda Pilot EX-L AWD Review
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5

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No surprise to me that this version got so much praise.  It's well-made, nicely-appointed (we have the top-trim), roomy, and clever, but it feels bigger than it really is; it's not a pain to park.  Visibility is great.  You don't need a camera or blind-spot monitor.  With proper tires, it has a nice ride.

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It does drive like a big vehicle.  You won't be slinging it around.  It rides best with a load in it.  If it's just you or the two of you, you can tell it's a truck.  

phillipfrankreid
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Is Everything It Should Be — This generation Pilot is a screaming value right now. Ours stickered at $32,700 in 2005 and now it's worth about $10K but it is solid as can be. Didn't think twice about changing the timing belt and water pump; it's still a really nice vehicle.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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JudeKnicks writes:
2005 Honda Pilot LX AWD Review
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Reliable, comfortable seating for six, low maintenance, low cost of ownership, fast for a midsize SUV with 244hp, fun

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very basic, small cargo capacity with 3rd row seats up, fuel economy is poor, UGLY and small 16-inch alloys, road and wind noise

JudeKnicks
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Very Reliable — I like that this car is reliable, there are almost no issues, and it hardly needs any repairs. The appearance is not that great, the vehicle is pretty basic, and the wheels are ugly, but the Pilot LX is still a good car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Ashley writes:
2005 Honda Pilot LX AWD Review
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great 8 passenger vehicle

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i don't have any...

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My Honda Pilot — gets great gas milage, is very smooth riding handles curves and ice well. The standard sound system is very nice, and i really love the 40/60 seats that fold down, have the third row seating has come in handy more then once and for a mid sized SUV ... we find the seating comfortable, The Vech 6 engine has surperior get up and go and i love how she handles on the freeway, over all 10 it is a great family car without loosing the sleekness of a classy SUV

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gsp9kxm writes:
2005 Honda Pilot EX AWD Review
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Pros

plenty of room and power to pull our 21 foot boat easily

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can be a bit of a pig with gas when towing but otherwise it is okay considering it's size

gsp9kxm
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Very Good Family Suv With Room For 8 — The overall size and reliability of this vehicle is nice and it has plenty of power to take the family to the beach or lake while towing a boat or golfcart. Very reliable and I have my 16 year old daughter driving it because it is so safe.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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edsel12 writes:
2005 Honda Pilot EX AWD Review
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honda quality

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gas mileage

edsel12
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Want Another One — nice solid build honda quality. acceleration was 8.2 sec. 0-60, not bad for a 4000lbs truck. gas mileage is under 20 city/highway. big inside with 8 seats to accommodate 5 adults and 3 small kids. hoping to get another one in the near future

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Carmina writes:
2005 Honda Pilot LX AWD Review
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5/5 safety rating

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nothing it's great!

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Best Suv Value For Money — Top of the line SUV c/w DVD player. Added Scorpion Parelli tires to fill out the wheel well. Handles great! Long distance trips to the mountains ,desert, city goes the distance. The body is a solid core and reinforced. On impact the car will not crush around the cabin area. Front airbags, side curtain arbags will deploy on impact. 5/5 crash test rating / roll over. Overall the car is very comfortable and will go the long distance. I've owned it for 5 years and nothing major other than break change, tires and battery..a little nuts and bolts is all it needed. Great car will keep as long as she'll run!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Matty writes:
2005 Honda Pilot EX-L AWD Review
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engine, comfort, RES, and awesome features.

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its complicated center stack with radio and a/c/heater

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Perfect Family Car...on Kind Of A Budget. — what a car, for a v6 that vtec really hauls ass! its Japanese and its a truck and its all quality made! its an amazing looking truck when its waxed and clean its actually pretty sharp. gas is so so but its hard to prosper when the car is so peppy! i average 17.5-18mpg. this cars technology complicated though, between splittng the radio with the rear and stuff and the RES. but does that stereo pump with that subwoofer! it is overall really just terrific and i do not regret buying it! UPDATE: everything is quie good still but latley ive been noticing how sensitive the tire pressure detector is.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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malhotra writes:
2005 Honda Pilot EX AWD Review
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A very comfortable car for city /long driving

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leg space in the last row

malhotra
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A Great Family Car — I enjoyed driving Honda for 7 years and my spouse used this car during the back problem as it was a comfortable seat. Great height of the car. better than most of the SUVs. selling as I need to try some other SUV now

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Hernan writes:
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I Would Buy Another For The Money — This a very reliable car. We've had it for five years and no complaints. The only 2 issues, are not a vary gas saving vehicle, and is not a luxury car at all. But most Honda are not. If you want a reliable car tba can take you from a to z in the snow as well as in the summer, this is it, but don't expect to turn any heads

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Nick writes:
2005 Honda Pilot EX AWD Review
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HONDA

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none

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05 Pilot Ex-l — Kept car until 2007 with 51,000 miles. EX-L RES top of the line trim. Couldn't get Navigation and DVD so I opted for the DVD. Ass warmers could have been a little bit more powerful. Very light steering and the 255 HP make it an adequate family vehicle.

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2007 Honda Pilot Reviews

Our Family Car By Donte

Overall this is a great buy for a family of 4-5. The options and luxury Honda added is all great but the lack of a MP3 or iPod connection sucks. Ride quality and reliability so far is still doing gr... Read More

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