$20,195 - $21,395
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LX Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$20,195 - $21,395
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22-23 City / 27-29 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 2.4L DOHC MPFI 16-valve i-VTEC I4 engine
  • 5-speed automatic transmission w/OD
  • Vehicle stability assist (VSA)
  • Front wheel drive
  • Real-Time 4-wheel drive
  • 4.44 final drive ratio
  • Control-link MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Reactive-link double wishbone rear suspension
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • P215/65R16 tires
  • 16" styled steel wheels
  • Exterior full-size spare w/cover
  • Variable pwr rack-and-pinion steering
  • Pwr front ventilated/rear solid disc brakes
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/electronic brake distribution (EBD)
  • 15.3 gallon fuel tank

Exterior Features

  • Integrated roof rails
  • Black body side molding
  • Chrome accent grille
  • Multi-reflector halogen headlamps
  • Full-length taillights
  • Dual pwr mirrors
  • Heat-rejecting green-tinted glass
  • Rear splash guards
  • 2-speed intermittent windshield wipers
  • Rear intermittent wiper w/washer
  • 2-way rear tailgate/glass hatch combination

Interior Features

  • Reclining cloth front bucket seats w/adjustable head restraints
  • Driver seat manual height adjustment
  • Reclining 60/40 split fold rear seats-inc: adjustable head restraints, fold & tumble feature, center armrest, sliding capability
  • Driver/front passenger armrests
  • Retractable center tray table w/cell phone/beverage holders
  • Floor mats
  • Front/rear beverage holders
  • Door pocket storage bins
  • Adjustable steering column
  • Immobilizer theft-deterrent system
  • Dual mode trip odometer
  • Tachometer
  • Indicator lights-inc: low fuel, low oil pressure, door/tailgate open
  • Pwr windows w/driver side auto-up/down
  • Pwr door locks
  • Remote keyless entry system w/rear window release
  • Cruise control
  • Remote rear glass hatch release
  • Remote fuel filler door release
  • Air conditioning w/micron air-filtration system
  • Rear seat heater ducts
  • Rear window defroster
  • AM/FM stereo w/cassette/CD player-inc: (4) speakers
  • Sunglasses holder
  • Dual visor vanity mirrors
  • Front/rear grab handles
  • Driver side coat hook
  • Front/rear map lights
  • Cargo area light
  • Cargo hooks
  • (4) cargo area tie-down anchors
  • Removable folding picnic table (26.7"H x 29.9"W x 33.5"L)
  • Waterproof rear storage well
  • Front/rear accessory outlets

Safety Features

  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/electronic brake distribution (EBD)
  • Driver & front passenger airbags (SRS)
  • Driver & front passenger side-impact airbags-inc: passenger side occupant position detection system (OPDS)
  • Front 3-point seat belts-inc: automatic tensioning system, adjustable anchors
  • (3) rear 3-point seat belts
  • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Childproof rear door locks
  • Vehicle stability assist (VSA)
  • Side-impact door beams

2005 Honda CR-V Owner Reviews

219 Reviews
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Standing the Test of Time: 2005-2019

2005 Honda CR-V LX

My Honda CR-V is a wonderfully reliable car. It can get through pretty much any weather conditions and is much tougher than it looks. There have been several recalls on different aspects of this model, but I have experienced no major issues because of this. If you're looking for something that is good on gas this is the vehicle for you! $20 and you're filled up and don't have to look at a gas station for awhile. The interior is very comfortable with a spacious trunk, all seats are collapsible and easy to wash if you have little ones sticking up the back seat. If you are looking at this year and model my advice is to routinely get an oil change, this model runs so much smoother when you have a routine in place, without it this model putters a bit, and while it'll get you where you need to go you'll be worried the entire time. If you live in an area that tends to have heavy snow and cold make sure to warm your car before driving it, because of the year this model needs to be warmed up pretty well. My Honda has made it through some of the worst winters in Upstate New York and it still drives like a dream in 2019.

- Dutchess A

I'm just a broke college student who enjoys her old car

2005 Honda CR-V LX

It is a good vehicle, reliable and sturdy. It has got a decent cooling system which is great in Florida. It has tons of extra storage space, and lots of room for any luggage or sports equipment. It is sturdy enough to go off roading in, and has pretty good gas mileage. The interior is nice, comfortable and roomy with plush cushioned seats and armrests. It only has a cassette player, so be prepared to purchase a Bluetooth cassette tape (which I found on amazon for about $20). Aside from that, I suggest keeping an eye on the AC. The fans in my car have blown out twice now, and I have had to get them repaired. The car itself does not accelerate or stop quickly, so if you want something quick this is not the right car for you. The gas mileage is pretty good. I fill up my tank once every week and a half, and $20 worth of gas is enough to get you most places. I drive from Tampa to Orlando every couple of weeks for work and I can do that on one tank. Overall, it is a decent car with decent features. I am still finding various storage spaces.

- Carol T

I love the hidden picnic table works great for an impromptu picnic

2005 Honda CR-V LX

No problems, very reliable. Great performance and features. I feel comfortable driving in all weather, whether it be rain or snow. Lots of room for the miscellaneous kids stuff. Love the safety features. High quality craftsmanship. Lots of options for seating multiple kids. Versatile. Can fold seats down for maximum cargo room. The secret picnic table is great for camping. Lots of ports for electronic devices.

- Jennifer C

Great vehicle! It has so much storage space!

2005 Honda CR-V LX

The 2005 CR-V is my dream car. It has tons of storage, a moon roof, and even a fold out table in the back. I can transport all kinds of things and it's great for camping. I have even moved some twin mattresses before in my car. There is plenty of space and comfort in both the back and front. Only complaint is when you sit in the backseat, sometimes the road is a little loud to hear the front seat passengers.

- Victoria D

Affordable vehicle that fits an outdoor individual

2005 Honda CR-V LX

Low maintenance. Good mileage per gallon so it fits my lifestyle because I love going to road trips. The parts are easy to find and affordable too. Other than regular oil change and other maintenance got appropriate mileage, I didn't have any major issues that cost over my budget. It is compact enough that it is easy for me to find parking. Roomy enough that 4 people can sit comfortably.

- Jenny R

Reliable, even when driving cross-country

2005 Honda CR-V LX

I love the 2005 CR-V! Gas mileage is great, space is great, reliability is great. We have had no problems apart from normal maintenance with this car. It's a spacious car so we fit very well inside, car seats included. We were even able to do a cross-country trip with it and it had no issues. It's also great on a variety of roads, which is awesome when you want to do more adventuring.

- Abigail S

Wonderfully sized SUV that is perfect for driving in summer and winter months.

2005 Honda CR-V LX

Honda is known for their reliable vehicles, and the CR-V surely follows this. A comfortable ride that is perfect for the winter months as it provides an easy commute to your destination in snowy conditions. Ample room inside, for being a smaller SUV, such that there is plenty of room for transporting large items. Absolutely love this vehicle, as it is perfect for what I need.

- Kourtney B

Inclusive review of Honda.

2005 Honda CR-V LX

Because the car is an older vehicle, there is a whining noise as well as a knocking in the engine. The transmission went after having the vehicle for 3 years. The features are pretty basic a cassette/CD player. The sunroof is nice. The comfort is decent and the trunk is a nice size. Very spacious. The gas mileage to the gallon is pretty good.

- erica P

This vehicle is very reliable and dependable.

2005 Honda CR-V LX

The Honda CR-V is reliable and dependable. I have had it for about 10 years and still runs like new. This vehicle also has the ability to withstand any weather condition and climate. It also very comfortable and spacious which is great for long distances. It also has great gas mileage. I highly recommend this vehicle to other people.

- Emily B

Good reliable car. Great look and good value.

2005 Honda CR-V LX

Reliable car. Good gas mileage. Sturdy. Looks nice. Big enough to fit family but not too big. No big problems. No issues with car. Able to keep interior clean due to leather seats. Good performance in the snow. Theater seats work well in cold. Comfortable seating for everyone and good amount of storage for dogs and camping gear.

- Holly G

The car is a medium sized car with a lot of room in the trunk.

2005 Honda CR-V LX

This car is a good size. It is perfectly accessible for a small person but also not cramped for a large person. It has a lot of room in the trunk as well for a smaller car. The engine is run down so it takes a lot to get it to go above 45 anymore and the light that says whether or not the car is in drive is no longer working.

- Julia W

Honda is a vehicle you can depend on.

2005 Honda CR-V LX

My CR-V is reliable, I get great performance out of this vehicle. I would drive this vehicle anywhere and confident that it would get me to my destination without any problems. The parts for this brand car are a little high but well worth the cost on the long run. If anyone were to purchase a Honda they will be pleased .

- Joann B

Perfect and reliable car if well kept!

2005 Honda CR-V LX

The only problems I have had with my car are directly resulting from its age! As a 14 year old car, it still runs incredibly well! Given that the mileage is still pretty low. The leather seats and the gear shift placement on the dashboard rather than in the center console are my favorite features!

- Mikaela H

A Very Old Car That Sucks

2005 Honda CR-V LX

My vehicle locks itself automatically, which means that there is a huge risk of locking your keys in the car. It is also very old and it has a cracked window. I don't know how to use the radio, so good luck with that. Since it was a hand-me-down from a relative, it can sometimes smell like poop.

- Rowan B

Amazing vehicle, very reliable and durable. It will last you a very long time.

2005 Honda CR-V LX

My Honda CR-V is very reliable and easy to drive. This is perfect for a first car given that the petals are not too stiff and the car turns very easily. I would very much recommend a Honda CR-V to any first-time drivers who are looking for a comfortable, durable car that will last a long while.

- Alex W

2005 Honda CR-V midsize compact SUV

2005 Honda CR-V LX

It is comfortable, drives well handles all types of driving conditions. Nice storage space for big items but it gets terrible gas Mileage. It has some good features, the a/c is good and cold even being older. I would recommend this vehicle to someone who doesn't need it for a daily driver

- Dusty S

It's roomy and good on gas

2005 Honda CR-V LX

I have not had any problems. I like my car because it's reliable and it performs well. It does good on gas and even with higher mileage. I like that it's taller so it's easier to climb in and out of it. It's roomy in the back with decent trunk space for several things I need to put in there

- Bianca S

Perfect car for a small family.

2005 Honda CR-V LX

Honda is a trusted brand. Our CR-V has nearly 200,000 miles on it but still runs perfectly with regular maintenance. It is comfortable and reliable for our little family with two kids. It fits two car seats in the back comfortably and I am at ease knowing they are safe riding in our CR-V.

- Meredith P

Honda CR-V- fun, reliable, economical.

2005 Honda CR-V LX

I love this vehicle. Never had a problem and going at 220,000 miles! It is fun to drive, sporty, good gas mileage and roomy interior. The hatchback rear door even has a hidden table inside which can be used for tailgating or camping. I will be looking at a newer model when the time comes!

- Jill L

Considering the age of my vehicle, it has held up impeccably well.

2005 Honda CR-V LX

My car is not the most comfortable to ride in. The safety features are minimal due to the vehicle's age. The mileage is high, which will mean investing in repairs or purchasing a newer vehicle. I sometimes notice road noise and some of the backlighting does not work for the nobs.

- June D

Special edition Honda 2005

2005 Honda CR-V LX

My 2005 Honda CR-V is cute, reliable, and compact but also large enough for road trips, camping trips, and a kiddo in the back seat. I do wish, however, that the back seat was in the same level as the front seats. It puts passengers heads very close to the roof.

- Sage R

Fully loaded and very family friendly

2005 Honda CR-V LX

Very reliable with comfortable seating, leather seats, 6 disc CD changer, sunroof, heated front seats, spare tire is a full size tire, table built in, great air conditioning, have had some maintenance due to the model year, very reliable, never been wrecked

- Amy S

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