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2005 Honda Odyssey
2005 Honda Odyssey
Available Price Range $2,904-$9,708 Trims4 Combined MPG 22-24 Seats 7-8

Our Take on the 2005 Honda Odyssey

Our Take

The 1999 - 2004 generation of Honda's front-wheel-drive Odyssey was a class leader. The minivan has earned a major redesign for 2005, and to stay ahead of the pack, Honda had to "leapfrog" the growing competition with fresh features.Going beyond the foldaway third-row Magic Seat in the previ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Severe buffeting with sliding-door windows open
  • Impaired visibility over left shoulder

Notable Features

  • Redesigned for 2005
  • Variable Cylinder Management V-6 in higher-end models
  • Five-speed automatic
  • Available voice-recognition navigation
  • Standard side-curtain airbags

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

I'm the first to admit that while I can fully appreciate minivans, I can't appreciate the need for one.Maybe it's because I spend so much time driving, stuck behind a blobby-butted minivan festooned with bumper stickers telling either something I don't want to know (''My son is an honor student at Upsy-Daisy Day School'') or some useless saying masqueradi... Read full review for the 2005 Honda Odyssey

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Consumer Reviews

4.7

Average based on 27 reviews

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The Best Van Ever

by bsteward from Fort Worth TX on June 21, 2011

I have a 2005 Honda Odyssey EX-L with Nav I love this van for all the reasons. Great performance, I can get up and go on the HWY no problem. I have a Acura TSX 2004 and it is a little slower compaire... Read Full Review

4 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.

Safety

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Honda Odyssey EX

Head Restraints and Seats
M
Moderate overlap front
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Honda Odyssey EX

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
M
Overall Rear
M
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
A

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
G
Structure/safety cage
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
A
Structure/safety cage
A
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Honda Odyssey EX

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Honda Odyssey EX

Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Rear Seat
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

There are currently 9 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

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