On the entry level side of Accord models for 2005 are the
DX and LX trims, two vehicles with renowned Honda engineering,
but not too many standard features. Well, at least that
holds true for the DX-it is the price-buster of the lot,
an Accord that truly covers the bare necessities.
More standard equipment, revised styling and a new hybrid
vehicle mark the big changes to this year's Accord family.
With the Hybrid, the 2005 Honda Accord joins the Insight
and Civic Hybrid in offering an advanced alternative to
traditional gas-consuming cars.
The 2005 Honda Accord lineup includes coupes and sedans
in DX, LX and EX trims, as well as the new Hybrid sedan
(EX and Hybrid covered separately).
The majority of the styling updates occur on the exterior
of the 2005 Honda Accord, but new models do receive illuminated
steering controls. As always, two-door coupes and four-door
sedans sit five, with sedans providing a little more cargo
DX models aren't devoid of comfort, just excess. They include
cloth upholstery, front bucket seats, a center console,
power windows, an AM/FM/CD player, a digital clock, a rear
defogger, visor mirrors and floormats.
LX trims add cruise control, air conditioning, an interior
air filter, power mirrors and door locks, remote keyless
entry, illuminated visor mirrors, manual driver-seat height
adjustment and rear-seat trunk pass. LX models with a V6
also include an 8-way power driver seat, an AM/FM radio
with in-dash 6-disc CD changer and steering-wheel radio
New wheel covers and a new taillight design mark the look
of the 2005 Accord.
There are two engines used by DX and LX models this year.
The base engine is a 2.4-liter dual overhead cam inline
4-cylinder model. It is able to produce 160 horsepower at
5500 rpm and 161 lb-ft of torque at 4500 rpm. 5-speed manual
and 5-speed automatic are the two transmission types available
with this powertrain.
Standard with LX V6 models is a 3.0-liter V6 engine that
delivers 240 horsepower at 6250 rpm and 212 lb-ft of torque
at 5000 rpm. It can be teamed to either 6-speed manual or
5-speed automatic transmission.
Safety and Security
Standard safety is greatly improved for the 2005 year, and
it doesn't depend on the trim level you purchase. Honda
makes side curtain and front side airbags standard with
both LX and DX trim levels-previously, they were only offered
on select models.
They join dual threshold airbags, antilock brakes and an
emergency inside trunk release.