Used 2005 HondaOdyssey EX-L 3.5 Van

  • VIN: 5FNRL38785B072476
  • Stock: 11603AG
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Odometer
203,414 miles
Fuel Economy
20.0/28.0 mpg City/Hwy
Exterior Color
Gray
Interior Color
Gray
Body/Seating
Van/8 seats
Transmission
5 speed automatic
Drivetrain
front-wheel
Engine
3.5L V6 F SOHC 24V / FRONT WHEEL DRIVE
Honda Odyssey
  • Certified

Highlighted Features

  • Entertainment system
  • Leather upholstery
  • Automatic temperature control
  • Power moonroof
  • Front dual zone A/C
  • Speed sensitive wipers
  • 3rd row seats
  • Split folding rear seat

Detailed Specifications

Dealer Notes

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3RD Row Seating 
2005 HONDA ODYSSEY EXL
5FNRL38785B072476
VAN 3.5L V6 F SOHC 24V
FRONT WHEEL DRIVE
2005 Honda Odyssey
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 masquerading as general wisdom (''Meat is murder'').

Or maybe it's because I don't have the usual 2.5 kids and the vast acreage of stuff parents insist on toting along wherever they go with said offspring.

OK, guilty as charged.

But really, the all-new 2005 Honda Odyssey minivan is a very large vehicle, especially for one with a Honda tag. At over 77 inches wide and 201 inches long, it's sizeable enough to make you feel as if you're piloting a hallway.

Luckily, Honda stuffs a single-overhead-cam V6 under this vehicle's hood, matching it to a five-speed automatic that's remarkably smooth for a Honda automatic unit.

The engine revs nicely, lending this vehicle decent acceleration, but you'll always be aware of the domicile-like size and weight of this van.

Considering how easily it moves, it's ride and handling are benign enough to please any parental units. The ride feels a bit firmer than the class-leading Toyota Sienna minivan, with ample body lean dialed into cornering to discourage any crazy thoughts, such as driving with gusto. After all, we wouldn't want to tip over those drink boxes, now would we?

Let me just stop right here and mention that this vehicle had decent build quality, but I didn't feel it was much better than many others.

It had quite a few rattles, and some the dashboard controls, particularly the radio knob, felt very cheap.

While wagon-like vehicles tend to rattle, it's been a long time since I drove one with as many rattles as this one.

Luckily the radio helped cover up the noise from the rattly components. (Of course, if my niece and nephew were in the car, the rattles would probably be drowned out by the two of them fighting, but I digress.)

Overall, I found refinement pretty good, while fit and finish were just average.

But I did appreciate how Honda did its homework on the features that could make any rugrat-toting adult smile.

Both second and third row seats fold. Opt for leather and the center of the second row converts into a table, or can be removed altogether.

Rear seat passengers can also enjoy the DVD Entertainment System with a 9-inch display, remote control and wireless surround sound headphones.

Sure the DVD may keep them quiet, but the second row now has power windows, so when little Johnny blasts the back of your neck with frigid air in the middle of Winter, you'll know why.

There are four models, LX, EX, EX with leather and Touring. Of course, Honda sent the Touring model, which is new to the Odyssey line, and its most expensive model.

Touring models get a heavy dollop of luxury features, including power adjustable pedals, three zone automatic climate control, power tailgate, optional navigation system with voice recognition, rear view camera, parking sensors, automatic headlights, premium 6-disc CD audio system with available XM satellite radio, heated seats and a second-row removable center console.

Opting for the mid-level EX will net the best mix of reasonable price and features. The most important feature, power sliding side doors, are available on an all models except the base LX model.

Fuel economy was about average for the breed, coming in at 19 mpg in mixed driving.

While Homer's Odyssey was long, and marked by many changes in fortune, Honda's Odyssey is also long, but it's destined to keep you going along the straight and narrow. That's because Honda has heaped in all the necessary safety gear, including front and side airbags for front-seat passengers, and side-curtain airbags with rollover sensors for the rest of the vehicle. Vehicle stability control and anti-lock brakes are standard.

The Odyssey is perfectly suited for family duty and while I don't have the requisite family members with which to fill it, I do feel that the Toyota Sienna is generally superior, and crossover SUVs are more interesting to drive, even though the Odyssey still manages to come close to the front of the pack.

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  • Wreck Tested

    By Military Dad on Wednesday, October 22, 2008

    5.0
    With a family of two young boys under the age of 5, and with me being gone all the time, I needed a vehicle that would make life easier for my wife with easy access to the baby seats, electric sliding doors that can be actuated from a distance when her hands are full with the kids or when her hands are full and it's raining cats and dogs. A comfortable ride for those longs road trips, DVD system to keep the kids entertained, decent gas mileage, front and rear heater/aircond controls, built-in sun shields for the kids windows, did I mention the sliding door windows rolls down like a regular door window, seats folds using one hand. Awesome car!! BUT the vehicle also needed to be SAFE. With Honda's great vehicle test ratings and nine airbags in this Odyssey, the price you pay for this minivan is well worth it. How do I know? I purchased our Odyssey last year 2007 brand new with 15 miles on the odometer, already did a road trip to Orlando Florida and the car performed great as to performance, comfort, and funtions with the kids. HERE WE GO... yesterday my wife got into a car accident, she was T-Boned (hit in the driver side) by another car (Mitsubisi Sedan) with the baby sitting in the baby seat on the driver side sliding door. All curtain airbags deployed preventing impact and glass particle injuries. Thank god- Everyone in the van escape without life threating injuries. The van has been totalled a lost and I have to get another vehicle. Which vehicle will I purchase again? Another Honda Odyssey, I am SOLD on this vehicle!
  • Great vehicle

    By Samson on Monday, September 23, 2013

    5.0
    The seats are excellent for comfort and long distance driving. My husband had a bad back when we bought it, and he was amazed at the comfort. It is roomy, gets great gas mileage and has had no issues. We are so sold on Honda that we bought another one. You can't go wrong.
  • 06 Odyssey - Not what you might expect from Honda.

    By Allegro on Sunday, April 05, 2015

    4.0
    This vehicle was purchased used with approx 105K miles, now up to approx 135K. Owning: The tires were replaced once, but that is to be expected, as tires are wear items. The timing belt was replaced at ~112K miles for just over $1,000. The Alternator was replaced at ~115K miles, for just over $1,000. It has needed two batteries since I have had it, though the first one was one of those "eco batteries", so that had some influence. Occasionally, when I turn the key, it will not start. It won't do anything, in fact. You need to turn the key several (often 10-20 or more) times before it finally starts. (at first, this was blamed on leaving an accessory on, then the battery performance.) Finally, it just would not start at all, and recently, the starter was replaced. Since then, the problem has dissolved. Also, the steering wheel intermittently will vibrate wildly when braking. It will do this on smooth or rough roads, at high speed or low speed, and under light braking as well as under hard braking, it makes no difference. It has progressively gotten worse since I've owned it, and it is quite rare, maybe once every 50 times the brake pedal is applied, give or take. The power steering fluid somehow manages to leak, but it has never lost power steering. This occasional leaking causes a strange smell to show up inside the cabin as well as just outside the hood. The reason I bought this vehicle was because I needed space for passengers as well as cargo, and it has served that purpose beautifully. However, because of all these issues it has (especially not starting), I would not recommend purchasing one. Some issues are just from wear and tear, but others are unacceptable, especially from a Honda product. Driving: MPG is incredible for what it is. Around town it gets 18-21. At 72-82mph on the highway, it averages from 24-26. It's an EX-L, so it does have VCM & eco mode. It is driven mildly most of the time; how it was intended to be driven. At 60 mph, engine revs at 2000 rpm, and at 80 mph, it does 2600 rpm. At highway speed, the engine is very hushed, but the wind & tire noise are prominent. It has plenty of power from any speed. The tires will even chirp from a stop if you aren't careful. Around town, it drives very well I'd say. The brake feel is excellent. It is heavy, so don't expect super short braking distances, and (fortunately) I've never had to do a panic stop, so I can't say much about that. The steering is also very good. 3.45 turns lock-lock, and the turning radius is actually decent. The steering feels "alive" and it will shake when you go over rough surfaces, bumps, etc, but it's a good sensation. The transmission works well, but I do have a complaint. It shifts so smoothly when you accelerate, like butter, but when you're easy on the throttle, especially around 35-45 mph, and can be jerky. Also, when you slow down to about 20-25 mph, and then accelerate again, it works very hard. It does have a D3 mode, that I try to use, and it is somewhat helpful on the Mountains here in Georgia going down long hills. It's supposed to save wear on the brakes, so I figure why not. It's very comfortable overall, but the ride can be rough. Every passenger that rides in it has only good things to say. Visibility is good too, the pillars aren't extremely thick, and the blind spot is surprisingly easy to check. Oh, and the headlights are foggy :/
                       

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