2005 Toyota Highlander Consumer Review: Very Good -- not Great
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2005 Toyota Highlander - Consumer Review

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Very Good -- not Great
By Bill on

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

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I have driven it over 5K miles. Overall, I think it is a good car. It's very peppy at slow speeds and is great on mountain roads. At high speeds, on the interstate, the transmission continually shifts on minor hills until it's annoying. Rush hour on the interstate is not fun! Downshifting is slow and uncertain! It's almost dangerous when trying to change lanes quickly. It holds the road great, steering is very responsive, allwheel drive is very good and it rides smoothly. Gas mileage is poor - about 22; only 10% better than my full size Chevy pickup and my Lexus LS 400.

Best Features

Auto close feature on drivers window.

Worst Features

Better matching of engine and transmission. Better gas mileage. Add adjustable lumbar support to the passenger seat.
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