by onthe4frnt on Apr 11, 2013 Vehicle: 2005 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
Bought this used with 89,000 miles from a friend who took very good care of the vehicle.
Can't be happier with my new purchase, extremely reliable, no rattles or squeaks.
Gas mileage is the only sticking point, but was expected when purchasing the vehicle.
Surprisingly, I'm getting better gas mileage than what I expected.
The trip computer on the car states 21.9 - 22 MPG, but calculating the mileage by hand is about 19 - 20.5 mpg.
That's with 50/50 city/hwy driving.
Navigation is decent, slightly cumbersome system, not as easy as Garmin.
Leather is like-new and heat seaters are amazing!
by sakinosh on Mar 27, 2013 Vehicle: 2005 Toyota 4Runner Sport Edition 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
When I decided to buy a 4Runner, it was the '05 Sport that I wanted and it continues to impress. Found one used with 30k mi on it and now have 92k and it just keeps cruising. Reliable, great power, extremely comfortable seats that have held up perfectly and still to this day, no squeaks or rattles. I put on slightly larger tires than stock (only 1in), but gas mileage dipped.
But a full time AWD V8 SUV isn't something somebody concerned w/ MPG should be looking for. If you want a truly reliable automobile that can tow, this is it. I change the oil/filters/fluids myself, and other than regularly scheduled maintenance, no issues.
I avg only ~16mpg around town, but low 20's hwy.
A great SUV
The base V6 now comes with a five-speed automatic, while the optional V8 has been upgraded to deliver 270-hp and 330 pound-feet of torque. A rollover sensor now comes with the optional head curtain airbag system. A limited-slip differential has been added to the stability control system. SR5 models now feature a chrome grille, color-keyed bumpers and black running boards, while the Sport model get a color-keyed grille. All Limiteds receive color-keyed bumpers, illuminated black running boards and a black roof rack.