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2005 Honda Summary of Changes
 Date: September 01, 2004 00:17
 Submitted by:  RyanDL
 Source: Honda Press Release
 Credibility Rating: N/A


2005 Honda Accord
Accord Coupe
  • Side curtain and S-SRS added to LX trim level
  • New wheel cover design for LX trim level
  • New coin pocket design
  • Illuminated steering controls
  • PZEV expanded to two-door Coupe

Accord Sedan

  • Side curtain and S-SRS added to DX and LX trim levels
  • New wheel cover design for LX trim level
  • New coin pocket design
  • Improved rear-end styling: new taillight design
  • Illuminated steering controls

2005 Honda Accord Hybrid

  • Super-efficient Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) hybrid system
  • 3.0 liter I-VTEC V6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM)
  • Horsepower increases to 255 hp
  • Increased torque to 232 lb.-ft
  • Fuel economy increases to 30 city/38 highway
  • Addition of Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) system
  • New Active Control Engine Mount System
  • Addition of active noise control system
  • New hybrid powered Dual-Zone automatic climate control system
  • New instrumentation IMA charge and assist display
  • New IMA battery charge indicator
  • New instantaneous and lifetime fuel economy meter
  • New Dual-Stage front 3-point seat belts with Automatic Tensioning System
  • New electric Variable Assist Power Rack-and-Pinion steering
  • Unique new front grille design
  • Unique hybrid badging
  • Addition of rear trunk lid spoiler
  • Increased tire size P215/60R16
  • Illumination of existing steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • New Instant Mobility System
  • New exterior color added: Opal Silver

2005 Honda Civic
Civic Coupe

  • Introduction of “Special Edition” package for EX trim level
  • Features: upgraded audio head unit, leather wrapped steering wheel, wing spoiler, a unique alloy wheel and special SE badging
  • New Tango Red Pearl replaces Rallye Red on all Civic Coupes

Civic Sedan

  • Introduction of “Special Edition” package for EX trim level
  • Features: new audio unit, leather steering, wing spoiler, alloy wheel and special SE badging

2005 Honda Civic Si
There are no changes to the 2005 Honda Civic Si.

2005 Honda Civic Hybrid

  • New exterior color added: Eternal Blue Pearl

2005 Honda CR-V

  • Improved exterior styling: redesigned lamps, front bumper, headlight, side still, and front grille
  • ABS, VSA and S-SRS standard on all trim levels
  • Standard five speed automatic transmission
  • 16” wheel for all trim levels plus new EX alloy wheel design and LX steel wheel design
  • New Arch flare with one-piece mud guard
  • Larger seatback pockets and improved ivory interior color
  • New retractable grab rail
  • New integrated keyless remote entry
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls and outside temperature gauge added to EX trim level
  • New Cam-driven Real Time™ 4WD mechanism on all models (replaces hydraulic pump-type system)
  • New Special Edition trim level that includes heated leather seats and door mirrors, leather steering wheel and shift knob, body-colored bumpers, side molding, door handles and hard spare tire cover
  • Three new colors exterior – Silver Moss, Redondo Red Pearl, Sahara Sand
  • Exclusive SE trim exterior color – Pewter Pearl

2005 Honda Element

  • Side airbags standard on all models
  • All models equipped with MP3 and WMA playback capability
  • Available XM Radio
  • New for EX trim level: tailpipe finisher, black and blue plastic panels, and new side-sill treatment for reduced chipping
  • Two new exterior colors combinations for EX trim: sliver exterior with blue panels and red exterior with black panels
  • Two new exterior colors for EX: Cargo Khaki and Magnesium Metallic
  • Power mirrors, cruise control and new plastic wheel cover added to LX trim level

2005 Honda FCX

  • Honda developed fuel cell stack, below freezing start capabilities as low as -20°C (-4°F)
  • Increased range to more than 180 miles
  • Increased horsepower (107 hp)
  • Metal separator structure, reduces stack components by 50%
  • New aromatic electrolyte membrane
  • Unique new wheel design
  • New exterior body decals

2005 Honda Insight
There are no changes to the 2005 Honda Insight.


2005 Honda Odyssey

  • 255HP VTEC V6 (+15HP) for class-leading fuel efficiency, power and responsiveness along with improved and ultra-low emissions;
  • New ultra-premium Touring model includes Power Adjustable Pedals, Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control, Power Tailgate, available Satellite-Linked Navigation system with Voice Recognition and integrated Rearview Camera, premium audio, auto headlights, parking sensors, XM® Satellite Radio (with Navi), 6-disc CD changer and a 2nd-row removable center console
  • New i-VTEC engine is first ever application of Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM™) technology in a minivan and results in class-leading power and fuel efficiency (EX with Leather and Touring models);
  • All-new Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) Body Structure enhances safety protection with reduced aggressivity toward other vehicles in a frontal collision;
  • Comprehensive list of advanced safety features delivered as standard equipment on all models includes ACE body structure; Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA™) with Traction Control, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS); Brake Assist; advanced driver, front passenger and front side airbags; three-row side curtain airbags with rollover sensors; pre-tensioning driver and front passenger seatbelts; and four-ring safety structure with side impact protection beams;
  • Available eight-passenger seating capability with Stowable 2nd-Row PlusOne Seat™ (EX and EX with Leather);
  • All-new chassis and body structure with greatly enhanced body rigidity, new fully-isolated front and rear sub-frames and improved suspension design for best-in-class NVH, handling and ride comfort;
  • Innovative new Active Control Engine Mount System (ACM) and Active Noise Control (ANC) technology works to eliminate noise and vibration associated with VCM activation (EX with Leather and Touring models);
  • New One-Motion 60/40 Split 3rd-Row Magic Seat® with enhanced fold-down capability for improved versatility and ease of operation with three inches of additional third-row passenger legroom;
  • Available DVD Entertainment System with new, larger, 9-inch display, integrated remote control and wireless infrared headphones with personal surround sound, a minivan first;
  • Industry-leading Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation SystemTM with expanded Voice Recognition capabilities has new features including rearview camera and Zagat survey information for restaurants;
  • Upper and Lower Glove Compartment in instrument panel;
  • Touring models feature new Michelin PAX System™ and Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with Location and Pressure Indicators for enhanced security and stability in the event of a loss of tire pressure;
  • Increased interior dimensions without a significant increase to the exterior dimensions;
  • Maintains the same length as the previous model while the width increases by one inch;
  • Class-leading third row legroom – up three inches from 2004 model; and
  • In-floor storage area with a lazy Susan storage console (EX and above).

2005 Honda Pilot

  • New 255hp engine with DBW (Drive by Wire Throttle Control System)
  • Addition of Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with location indicator
  • Revised 4th and 5th gear ratio
  • VSA (Vehicle Stability Assist) on EX-L models
  • Addition of driver seat position sensor and passenger seat weight sensor that correlate to front airbag deployment
  • New fuel tank design (40+ miles of range)
  • Slight frame changes to improve IIHS ratings to “Good” in all categories
  • Revised steering pump for enhanced on center feel
  • Revised IP: ambient light added plus a new 6-disc CD changer for EX and EX-L trim levels
  • Driver footrest added
  • Improved sunroof with wind deflector for EX-L trim
  • New integrated remote key fob
  • Keyless entry added for LX trim model
  • New Magnesium frame steering wheel
  • ULEV-2 Emissions rating
  • New exterior colors: Desert Rock, Steel Blue and Billet Sliver

2005 Honda S2000
There are no changes to the 2005 Honda S2000.

Last edited by JeffX on September 01, 2004 12:27

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