Honda Pilot 2005 with Innovative Honda Performance Parts, Aftermarket Parts from Parts TrainWritten by Jenny McLane
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 Passport and it shares same basic chassis and powertrain as 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 engine computer. The new system reduces overall weight by incorporating cruise control system and reduces shift shock by communicating with 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 cruise control function, and helps to reduce shift shock by communicating with transmission during up and down shifts. The Pilot DBW system replaces a conventional throttle cable arrangement with an all-electronic system that senses 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 EX-L model only.
Ford Freestyle 2005 enhanced by Top-notch Ford Parts from Parts TrainWritten by Jenny McLane
"Freestyle blends looks of an SUV, versatility of a minivan and confidence of an all-wheel-drive sedan," says Ford. "Freestyle is crossover done right," adds Group Vice President, Product Creation, Phil Martens. "We didn't try to adapt an existing minivan or sport-utility platform. Freestyle is built from ground up as a crossover with class-leading spaciousness, seven-passenger comfort, and versatility and all-wheel-drive capability."
The Freestyle is a midsize “crossover.” Replacing front-wheel-drive Taurus wagon, six- or seven-passenger Freestyle promises more SUV-like qualities. A 203-horsepower 3.0-liter Duratec 30 V6 engine with a continuously variable transmission to optimize performance, improves fuel economy, and reduce emissions powers it.
The Freestyle's "P2" platform has an elevated ride-height, optional Haldex all-wheel drive system, independent suspension front and rear, and safety cell technology for superior occupant protection in crashes distinctive to this chassis.
Under hood is Ford's 3.0-litre Duratec V-6 making 203 horsepower and 207 lb.-ft. of torque.
Standard features in base, SE, model include 17" wheels, three rows of seating, six-way power driver's seat, anti-lock brakes with traction control, keypad on driver's door, air conditioning, roof rack side rails. It also features an overhead console and privacy glass in third row and liftgate, chrome grille surround, automatic headlamps, six-disc CD changer with MP3 capability, fog lamps, remote steering wheel controls, auto-dimming mirrors and special bright alloy 17" wheels.
The available AWD uses an electronically controlled, electro-hydraulic Haldex limited-slip coupling ahead of rear differential to transfer virtually all available torque to rear wheels whenever front wheels slip. Ford's Personal Safety System improves impact protection. Using information from weight and impact sensors in front passenger seat, it can choose from one of two deployment speeds or suppress bag altogether.