22 reviews
Best Bet
2005 Honda Pilot
2005 Honda Pilot
Available Price Range $3,638-$10,850 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 19 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2005 Honda Pilot

Our Take

Honda launched the midsize Pilot sport utility vehicle for 2003 and billed it as "not too big, not too small." It is larger than the company's compact CR-V and youth-focused Element and replaces Honda's Passport SUV.A new 255-horsepower V-6 operates via a drive-by-wire throttle system f... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Lack of Low-range gearing
  • Short seat bottoms
  • Nonstandard radio controls
  • Occasional uncertainty in turns

Notable Features

  • 15-hp boost for 2005
  • New tire-pressure monitor
  • Standard AWD
  • Eight-passenger capacity
  • Navigation and entertainment options


Our Expert Reviews

The Honda Pilot is actually the vehicle that started this whole "quest for the quintessential mom-mobile" about a year ago. I learned about the Pilot when trying to find family vehicles with three rows of seats. After doing some research online (not easily I might add, flipping from one car website to another only to give up in frustration after sensory overload had set in and I still didn&apos... Read full review for the 2005 Honda Pilot

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 22 reviews

Write a Review

Watch those transmissions

by Boo-urns from Chicago, IL on October 11, 2010

Needed a new transmission at 68,829 miles and six-and-a-half years. Guess who did not care? Honda USA of course! We are not the exception, even though Honda acted like we were at first. After citing m... Read Full Review


Estimate your monthly loan payment.
Asking Price Range
$27,550 - $32,320
Calculate Monthly Payments


Crash-Test Reports


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

Similar Models

Select up to three models to compare with the 2005 Honda Pilot