|The 2005 Honda Pilot features an advanced 3.5-liter, SOHC, 24-valve, 60-degree, and V-6 engine, aluminum-block-and-head design that is compact, light and powerful. It has 255 horsepower (+15 horsepower), 250 lb.-ft of torque (+8 lb.-ft.), very low emissions, high fuel efficiency and instantaneous throttle response. The 2005 Honda Pilot replaced the Passport and it shares the same basic chassis and powertrain as the MDX. The three Pilot models all offer a V6, 255-horsepower engine paired with a 5-speed automatic transmission.
The new Honda engine features a broad and flat torque curve, very low emissions and high fuel economy. The new drive-by-wire throttle replaces a conventional throttle cable with an all-electronic system that relays throttle pedal position to the engine computer. The new system reduces overall weight by incorporating the cruise control system and reduces shift shock by communicating with the transmission during up- and down-shifts.
The more powerful engine is coupled with an innovative drive-by-wire throttle system, which reduces overall weight by incorporating the cruise control function, and helps to reduce shift shock by communicating with the transmission during up and down shifts. The Pilot DBW system replaces a conventional throttle cable arrangement with an all-electronic system that senses the accelerator pedal position and relays that information to a computer.
List of standard features include tilt steering wheel, cruise control, 60/40 split folding second and third seats, power mirrors, windows and doors locks, remote keyless entry and AM/FM/CD player, among other items. The EX and EX-L models include a six-disc changer, steering wheel radio controls, automatic-off headlights and allow wheels. Leather upholstery, heated front seats, power sunroof and heated power mirrors are standard on the EX-L model only.
The Pilot uses an advanced four-wheel drive system called Variable Torque Management 4WD VTM-4. VTM-4 is a proactive system that combines the best features of modern on-demand and conventional four-wheel drive systems.
It has an eight-passenger seating capacity with 60/40-split second and third row bench seats that fold flat for segment-leading cabin flexibility for hauling people and/or cargo.
Safety features include dual front airbags, four-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock, side impact door beams, electronic brake distribution system, tire pressure monitoring system, immobilizer theft deterrent system, remote keyless entry and traction control. EX adds alarm system, garage door opener and auto-off headlamp control. EX w/leather adds brake assist and vehicle stability assist. Optional safety features include navigation system.
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