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2005 Toyota ECHO

Toyota ECHO Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.5 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 108 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 28/36 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2005 Toyota ECHO

  • With its cheap interior and wobbly handling, the Echo doesn't seem like much of a bargain, especially when you consider the more capable, better-packaged offerings from Hyundai and Toyota's own Scion division.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Good gas mileage, speedy acceleration, roomy and functional interior, Toyota reliability.

  • Cons

    Cartoonish styling, annoying gauge placement, shaky handling, deceptively low base pricing.

  • What's New for 2005

    There are no changes for the Echo this year.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Good!

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Vehicle: 2005 Toyota ECHO 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl 4A)

This car is great for the family. It has just the right amount of space for me and my friends. It is great for new drivers. It is one of the best cars that i have ever driven!




Love my echo

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Vehicle: 2005 Toyota ECHO 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl 4A)

There is no getting around it, I just love this car - and expect a lot of attention when you drive it. Other owners will wave furiously, and whenever I come out of the mall, there will be someone looking at it and wanting to ask questions




Actually a 4-door hatchback-canada

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Vehicle: 2005 Toyota ECHO 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl 4A)

I've never loved my car before this--I always bought for practicality and was very happy with the much-recommended, long-lived Tercels since 1984. The ECHO HATCHBACK is cute, fun, different, economical, and comfortable. Maybe not so different anymore--they're popping up everywhere! I get 46MPG (the larger Canadian gallons)in real life driving, which has only a few 5 minute stretches of 80km/h (50mph)--no real highway driving. Toyota makes terrific, reliable cars, and now they have a CUTE one too!




Echo

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Vehicle: 2005 Toyota ECHO 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl 4A)

I rented a car in April got one of these by chance. 30 miles later I was completely sold and bought one 2 weeks later. It's a BLAST to drive, the looks really grow on you, it's as roomy inside as a Corolla, and the gas mileage I got with an automatic blew me away, over 40 mpg freeway. I absolutely LOVE this car. There isn't another car in this class that can come NEAR to this car.




Buy one

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Vehicle: 2005 Toyota ECHO 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl 4A)

This has been an interesting car to purchase. After a lot of research we decided on the 4dr Echo with automatic and air. I like the idea of a timing chain instead of the wimpy belt! A nice piece of car that is just as comfortable at -40 celsius as it is in hot weather conditions. It is really reliable as we live in Canada, and you can go for a very long period driving and not see another car or house. A very fuel efficient gem, and with our Canadian gas prices as high as they are, we can get our initial investment in the car, out in gas savings in 3.2 years, compared to what we had. Once you get past its unique look, the car will actually pay you in reliability and few repairs.




Echo's for all

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Vehicle: 2005 Toyota ECHO 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl 4A)

Since me and my wife travel long distance to visit family we bought the Echo. I was dumbfounded by the fuel savings with the performance. Average is about 38-42 highway depending on speed. If we all had cars like this prices would fall at the pump do to the lack of customers.



Full 2005 Toyota ECHO Review

What's New for 2005

There are no changes for the Echo this year.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 28
  • cty
/
  • 36
  • highway
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