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Toyota Highlander Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.4 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 160 hp @ 5700 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 19/23 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



Highlander great buy

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Vehicle: 2005 Toyota Highlander AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

We purchased a Toyota Highlander the later end of 2004. We looked into several types of vehicles and decided to purchase a Toyota Highlander. The MPG is pretty good given that the vehicle is an SUV. It handles well and the interior is very easy to maintain. My family feels safe and comfortable in the vehicle.




Another toyota

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Vehicle: 2005 Toyota Highlander AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

I purchased a Toyota for one reason, I have to have a automobile that will run and not have mechanical problems. The biggest selling point for me is that the new Toyotas have timing chains (no more belts). This might seem strange to you but I have had three cars in the past die because of timing belt failure. The over-all quality of the highlander is A+, the exterior design is Ok, the comfort and performance is great and I would highly recomend this highlander to anyone who enjoys perfection.




Highlander

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Vehicle: 2005 Toyota Highlander AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

I enjoy this vehicle. It is very comfortable and roomy. It has a really nice stereo system and the air conditioning cools off the vehicle quickly. The heat is excellent also.




"smooth riding suv"

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Vehicle: 2005 Toyota Highlander AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

I went from a Toyota Solara to the Highlander and am still impressed! The ride for a SUV is awesome! It handles well and is very reliable. To top it all off, it looks great too! I almost bought a Lexus RX330 and am glad I did not waste my money! I got all on the Highlander and did not pay all the extra money! I highly recommend the Highlander! Thanks!




Comfortable and reliable

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Vehicle: 2005 Toyota Highlander AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

My 2004 model is 4 cyl. but perfectly adequate for driving in the hilly country we live in and good in the snow. It is very comfortable with solid construction that feels much less tinny than our (previous) Honda CRV and more comfortable and quieter than our Subarus. It is easy to drive, handles well, has decent gas mileage for an SUV. We have had it almost a year and have about 10,000 miles on it and have had no problems at all, also unlike the Honda which had a series of small problems and malfunctions (like key chimes which were fixed over and over again). We would rate it a perfect 10 except for one thing: the body seems pretty easily dented and scratched.




Our dream car/suv

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Vehicle: 2005 Toyota Highlander AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

I researched every suv out there for along time. I test drove the honda pilot, to big behind the wheel. The highlander drove and felt the best. I purchased the 4cly 4X4 and let me tell you it can move! I was worried about power with the 4cly but not no more. Wow and the gas mileage has been great. My wife whom was a bit nervous at the thought of an suv couldn't believe the ride. It handles like a car. She is in LOVE with it! The toyota dealer was the best. He has called us a few times after the purchase to see how it's going. My kids love it, the room in the back. The star safety system works great. Traction and braking are unbelivable. Thanks Toyota!



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.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 19
  • cty
/
  • 23
  • highway
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