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2005 Toyota ECHO Coupe

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Toyota ECHO Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.5 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 108 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 30/38 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.

Full 2005 Toyota ECHO Review

What's New for 2005

There are no changes for the Echo this year.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Better than expected

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Vehicle: 2005 Toyota ECHO 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl 5M)

When I bought this, I was coming from a '03 Lexus GS300, so I was dreading it, but driving 50+ miles each way to work, I really couldn't justify not having a little commuter car. The manual has been really nice, the ride has been fine, the acceleration is much better than expected. It drifts a little side to side on the interstate but I expect it's due some steering work or new shocks and struts. Has 109k miles on it, and typically gets 37 mpg. Very pleased.



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Efficient yet sporty

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Vehicle: 2005 Toyota ECHO 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl 5M)

The Toyota Echo is the value for your dollar car next to the Honda Civic. If you are looking to give your new high school graduate a new car, A Honda Civic or Toyota Echo is the car. Although 2005 is the last production year for the Echo, look in 2007 for the Toyota Yaris to be the next best thing. Japanese producted Yaris is the exact same frame and structure as the Echo, but you now have a 3rd or 5th door (hatchback).




Fantastic

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Vehicle: 2005 Toyota ECHO 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl 5M)

Great mileage, comfortable, easy to get in and out, fun to drive, no problems after 39000 miles. Great radio , If you like small cars this really not so small car is one you should check out.




The finest automobile ever!

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Vehicle: 2005 Toyota ECHO 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl 5M)

This vehicle has given me everything I wanted, including: dependability, low maintenance costs, phenomenal gas mileage, and an extremely low monthly payment!




Echo, love it !

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Vehicle: 2005 Toyota ECHO 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl 5M)

The best money I ever spent on a car! It's a shame this car did not catch on with most of the public. With todays gas prices its a solution available today ! Its about half the cost of a hybrid, but gets 40+ mpg ! A great value. I was surprised how peppy this car is for a fuel efficient car.




I love my echo

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Vehicle: 2005 Toyota ECHO 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl 5M)

I bought my ECHO in 2002. It is very reliable. It has not needed ANY repairs other than normal maintence. It gets GREAT gas mileage. I can drive my car to work for 2 weeks on one tank of gas!



Talk About The 2005 ECHO

2005 Toyota ECHO Discussions See all Started By

arbyecho
arbyecho
01-04-2006
I am a new owner of an Echo(2005), but not a stranger to Toyotas. Can anyone tell me the best way to replace the engine air filter? I would also like to know if there is a specific socket for the sp...


calin
calin
08-28-2005
I had yesterday an unfortunate incident with my echo 2005. It seems my front bumper is dented in two places, and a little bit bent on the right side. I don't know what are my options now. Is it possi...


camrybabe
camrybabe
03-31-2005
for ANY new car, leave alone a Toyota! Corollas, Echos and Matrixes may be Ok as they're not drive by wire....



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