2005 Honda Pilot: A reliable, active family vehicle

By Admin | Posted in Honda - DO NOT USE on Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 at

Consumers in the market for a reliable used sports utility vehicle in New York or New Jersey may want to check out the 2005 Honda Pilot, one of the more practical and economical family cars on the road today.

Honda’s midsize SUV received a major power upgrade in 2005. The only available engine for the ’05 Pilot is a V6 with 255-horsepower, a 15hp increase from the previous year’s model.

The Japanese automaker also added an 8th seat, a tire-pressure monitoring system, a six-disc CD player and available keyless entry. Fuel-tank capacity increased to 20.4 gallons from 19.2 in 2004.

For the weekend warriors, the Honda added 60/40 split folding bench seats for the 2nd and 3rd rows, which should significantly expand available cargo space.

“The Pilot drives more like a car than a truck, with the crisp, predictable handling for which Honda is known,” says Automotive.com. “Yet it delivers impressive fuel economy. As a Honda, it offers quality, durability and reliability.”

In 2005, a standard new Honda Pilot went for about $28,000.

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