2005 Toyota Highlander Consumer Review: Better out there

2005 Toyota Highlander - Consumer Review

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V6 4dr SUV (3.3L V6 AWD 5-speed Automatic w/3rd Row)

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By timberdoodle on


2005 Toyota Highlander AWD 4dr SUV w/3rd Row (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


I have driven 4wds for 30+ years and have never been stuck until I bought this one. I had to be pulled out 3 times this past winter alone and it was a mild one at that!! The tires are worn out with less than 20,000 miles on them!!! The car is nice on a plowed road, but don't try to go in deep snow! It may be ok for a housewife who doesn't really need 4wd, but for those who do, look elsewhere! The interior is filled with cheap plastic and only available in light colors (very impractical) for those people who use a SUV in daily life. You can scratch the paint on the outside with your fingernail!!! Read the fine print on the towing capabilities and packages. A True Lie!!! What a joke.

Best Features

It hasn't broken down yet. Hopefully the resale is as good as they said when I bought it as I don't plan on being stuck in it again this coming winter!

Worst Features

A switch to shut the computer traction control down and put it into manual, 4wd lock. A low range would also be very worthwhile.
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