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Toyota 4Runner Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.7 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 270 hp @ 5400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/18 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2005 Toyota 4Runner

  • Highly capable whether on the pavement or in the dirt, the 4Runner is a well-rounded midsize SUV, and one of our favorites, particularly with the third-row seat option.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Powerful engine lineup, well mannered on pavement, above average off-road capability, comfortable, well-trimmed cabin, long list of standard equipment.

  • Cons

    Cargo capacity isn't much more than what many compact SUVs offer, cramped third-row seat.

  • What's New for 2005

    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.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
/
  • 18
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


1 of 6 people found this review helpful

Rock solid performer & a

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Vehicle: 2005 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)

Between my wife and I, we have owned many vehicles. If we had to pick "one" to live with from the many...this would be it. Not flashy (frame/ladder design versus newer design) - don't hear much about it in the media and the limited version is a little pricey. However, this is a safe (full compliment of airbags), reliable, go anywhere, do anything (towing, off road or a wedding), solid performer. We plan on owning this one for a long time - and we can because of reliability. We have had no issues besides routine maintenance (brakes, battery, timing belt change). Sad that Toyota no longer offers this rig w/a V8. Will have to look at the Lexus variant when its time to purchase in the future.




Off road v8 four wheel

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Vehicle: 2005 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)

Near perfect vehicle. Used it on some tough jeep roads in colorado. Has one flaw - needs overdrive badly.




2005 toyota 4-runner

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Vehicle: 2005 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)

We get 22-23 MPG on highway driving and 19 in city. Ride is a little stiff but you expect that in a SUV. We have had only one minor problem and that was the low tire pressure light. It was fixed on the first visit to service. My wife loves the way the seats fit her back. My only problem is I have to duck my head to enter the front seats. I am 6 feet tall.




Best all around suv in

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Vehicle: 2005 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)

I drove all the SUV's and this was the best overall choice. I own 2. A Limited and the SR 5 for my wife. The only drawback to the SR 5 is leather and a power seat should be an option in the SR 5 V-6.




What a vehicle

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Vehicle: 2005 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)

I started out with safety as no.1 but the QUIET of the vehicle and the handling are far superior to my wife's Honda Accord. Of course Toyota's reliability reputation doesn't hurt either. What a great vehicle.




Last of the 2005's

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Vehicle: 2005 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)

Toyota is "updating" much of its model line this fall, including the 4Runner. I wanted to purchase the '05 before the end of the model year because of its excellent track record and high ratings. I'm sure the '06 will be equally as successful, but there's a lot to be said for acquiring a "classic"! The Limited model is an impeccable amalgam of engineering, design, form and function. Its GX470 Lexus counterpart is a really a Limited 4Runner in disguise! My wife and I love the quiet ride, impeccable safety features and rugged capabilites of the 4Runner. Former owners of a Jeep Grand Cherokee, off-roading capabilities with street manners was a must. We highly recommend this vehicle!



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Full 2005 Toyota 4Runner Review

What's New for 2005

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.

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Talk About The 2005 4Runner

2005 Toyota 4Runner Discussions See all Started By

giorgi01
giorgi01
10-16-2014
I am going to buy 2005 Toyota 4runner SR5, Rwd, 4.7 and I need an advice. Has anyone driven it in the snow or in the mud?...


terrafirma
terrafirma
03-17-2004
That looks ugly and all squashed....


gem2623
gem2623
08-08-2008
I have a 2005 4 runner who needs brakes at 29,600 miles. The toyota dealer that normally services my truck sent me a coupon for a front brake service for $89.95. However when i called to verify the c?...



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