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Toyota Highlander Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.4 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 160 hp @ 5700 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 19/25 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2005 Toyota Highlander

  • With its fuel-efficient engine lineup, full complement of safety features and available third-row seat, the Highlander is one of our top recommendations to those who need SUV utility but don't want any unnecessary bulk or fuel bills.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Seats up to seven, carlike ride and handling, smooth and powerful V6 engine, fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine, lots of safety features.

  • Cons

    Limited towing and off-road ability, bland personality.

  • What's New for 2005

    New standard features this year include a roof rack with cross bars, remote keyless entry and a cargo cover. Standard on the Limited and optional on the base is a new windshield wiper de-icer grid.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Best family car ever owned!

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Vehicle: 2005 Toyota Highlander Fwd 4dr SUV w/3rd Row (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

My 2005 Toyota Highlander is great, it is easy to get 25 miles to the gallon, and it is more socially appropriate considering my kid is going to high school compared to any minivan. Has over 100,000 miles on the odo and has the same comfort as my family friends' Lexus RX! Personally am going to buy the newer hybrid version due to huge numbr of miles on car.




Great reliable vehicle with a

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Vehicle: 2005 Toyota Highlander Fwd 4dr SUV w/3rd Row (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

This is the 2nd Toyota I've purchased in 7 years because of my wonderful experience with our 98' 4Runner (which we stil own). Reliability and value drove us to buy another Toyota - glad we did! The 05' Highlander w/4cyl is very smooth and responsive. Gas mileage is a bit off (20/25) as compared to the sticker (22/27) but it's still new. Comfort is outstanding; 3rd row is very nice to have. Overall, a smooth and reliable vehicle... no regrets. Pricing was very good for what I got...




Great suv

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Vehicle: 2005 Toyota Highlander Fwd 4dr SUV w/3rd Row (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

I have owned an Explorer, Tribute and Durango. The Highlander is by far the best of them all.The 4 cylinder gives a smooth ride and gas mileage.




Feels like rx300 but half

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Vehicle: 2005 Toyota Highlander Fwd 4dr SUV w/3rd Row (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

Reliable, so comfortable interior, feels like I'm driving the lexus rx300 very good gas mileage, ever since I bought this suv I have never had problems. I highly highly recommend this as a great buy.



Full 2005 Toyota Highlander Review

What's New for 2005

New standard features this year include a roof rack with cross bars, remote keyless entry and a cargo cover. Standard on the Limited and optional on the base is a new windshield wiper de-icer grid.

Talk About The 2005 Highlander

Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 19
  • cty
/
  • 25
  • highway
Calculate Yearly Fuel Costs
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