2005 Toyota 4Runner Consumer Review: Best Mid-Sized SUV on Market!

2005 Toyota 4Runner - Consumer Review

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SR5 4dr SUV (4.0L V6 5-speed Automatic)

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Best Mid-Sized SUV on Market!
By klegg on


2005 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


I've read most of the posts here, and most of positive ones are right on. We have the 2005 v8 4x4, and it's exceeded our expectations. Plenty of power, interior room is good and the height-adjustable driver seat is very comfortable and accommodates a variety of body types. Towing our 2300 lb popup camper from Denver to Page AZ with climate control gave us 16mpg at average of 65mph! That's pretty good! Control layout is very good. MPG in town has been a consistent 17, and we've had as much as 24 on highway. It's been as bad as 16, but if you don't drive it like you stole it, it will easily do 18.

Best Features

5 speed automatic, room in front, 17" wheels, v8 power. 3rd row seat is great for kids.

Worst Features

Visibility out back is limited with 3rd row seat deployed.
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