2005 Honda Accord

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Key Specs

of the 2005 Honda Accord. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    25-33 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    160-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    5-speed manual w/OD
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Spirited acceleration with V-6
  • Reputation for reliability
  • Instrument readability
  • Easy to drive and maneuver
  • Visibility

The Bad

  • Over-abundant controls with navigation system
  • Snug passenger compartment
  • Short seat bottoms
  • Imperfect operation of Accord Hybrid powertrain

Notable Features of the 2005 Honda Accord

  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Sedan and coupe body styles
  • Six-speed manual in EX V-6 coupe
  • Available XM Satellite Radio
  • Optional navigation system
  • New Accord Hybrid model

2005 Accord Video

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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.4)
Performance
(4.5)
Interior Design
(4.5)
Comfort
(4.4)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Second time I?ve had this 2005

by Kaigee from Macon ga on August 21, 2018

I purchased the V6 model and I?m in love even at 200k+ miles. Power steering is a little stiff and the struts maybe out but I think it?s due to the previous owners handling. Read full review

(5.0)

great car

by Rick H B from Arkansas on August 18, 2018

I have no problems at all with this car. They are the longest lasting cars around. would definitely recommend if your looking for a older car on a budget. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2005 Honda Accord currently has 20 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2005 Honda Accord has not been tested.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Accord received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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