2005 Toyota 4Runner Overview


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Limited V6
Avg. Price: $13,345
Limited V6 4WD
Avg. Price: $15,315
Limted V8
Limted V8 4WD
Sport Edition V6
Avg. Price: $13,062
Sport Edition V6 4WD
Avg. Price: $12,687
Sport Edition V8
Sport Edition V8 4WD
SR5 V6
Avg. Price: $11,685
SR5 V6 4WD
Avg. Price: $13,362
SR5 V8
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Average User Score

4.65 stars

Based on 16 reviews

Best Suv Out There! by Mark
 — The exterior looks great. Ride quality is smooth on paved roads for an SUV with a rear live axle. Handling is great with the XREAS and not top heavy for its height. The V8 is fast and has plenty o... Read More
Excellent Car! by oceancross
 — This 4Runner is in excellent condition. The engine is strong and powerful, the transmission shifts well and the power features work perfectly. More so, this SUV is well equipped with AM/FM stereo, CD ... Read More
One Of The Best All Around Suv's by Will
 — Love it. Great all around car. Many Upgrades. Magnaflow Exhaust, 3in Toytec Lift, KMC XD Revolver 17'' Rims, Toyo Opencountry 265/75/17, TRD full Cold Air Intake. Great built car handles like a dream.... Read More

2005 Toyota 4Runner Overview

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Based on 16 reviews

2005 Toyota 4Runner

The 2005 Toyota 4Runner continues the success of the 2003 and 2004 models. The base engine remains a 4.0-liter V6 rated at 245 horsepower and 283 lb/ft torque. The V8 received a slight upgrade in power, increasing it 235 horsepower and 325 lb/ft of torque to 270 horsepower and 330 lb/ft. The V6 gets 18/21 (4x2) or 17/20 (4x4) city/highway fuel efficiency, while the tow-intended V8 gets 16/20.

Drivers of this SUV really seem to love it. They cite a quiet yet powerful engine, and off-road capabilities not truly found in SUV's as bonuses. Complaining about the fuel efficiency has quieted, as Toyota works to make its engines more and more efficient, reaching nearly 21 mpg on the highway.


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