2005 Toyota 4Runner User Reviews

2005 Toyota 4Runner Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 15 reviews

  • Performance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Appearance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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PROS
"power" 9 reviews
"ride" 6 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 10 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews

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bobbyh09 writes:
2005 Toyota 4Runner Sport Edition V6 4WD Review
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4

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Great in the snow and mud. smooth ride for an suv.

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Fuel economy, Maintenance cost.

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Great Suv And Very Dependable — I like this vehicle all around its great for everything, long trips, towing, hauling, inside hauling space. Everything about this rig is great. I don't think you could go wrong buying one. I wish I had a newer model. Good luck.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Will writes:
2005 Toyota 4Runner Sport Edition V6 4WD Review
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Great Handling and drivable car.

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Hard to lift and Modify Suspension.

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One Of The Best All Around Suv's — 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. Great Turning radius. Offroad capable. Tows very well. Tons of room and very comfortable. Great Buy and highly reccommended.

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Matthew writes:
2005 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V8 Review
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Power

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Gas MIleage

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Great Suv — I tell everyone that i know that they should be buying a 4Runner. best vehicle that i have ever owned. just towed my 800 lb. suzuki M109R from DC to VT and had no power problems but has mileage took a dive. went from around 20 mpg to 15 just by hooking up the trailer.

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Jason writes:
2005 Toyota 4Runner Limted V8 4WD Review
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Power, Utility, Decent gas mileage

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A little cramped for a tall driver like me, but not bad.

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Excellent Mid-size Suv — Drives great Tows a lot Decent on gas Good power Limited package has nice features

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Mark writes:
2005 Toyota 4Runner Limted V8 4WD Review
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Great acceleration, features, build quality, goes through anything, reliability, its a Toyota!

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Gas mileage, headroom

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Best Suv Out There! — 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 of torque to pull anything. The interior design is alright with the black marble trim and leather. The 4Runner is packed with features like dual zone auto climate control, power everything, auto headlights, heated seats, adjustable ride height, and navigation system. The seats are low to the ground, but I find them comfortable. Headroom can be a little more generous, but it doesn't prevent me from loving this truck! I definitely would recommend the 4Runner to anybody.

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doryc11 writes:
2005 Toyota 4Runner Limited V6 Review
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5

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My favorite 4Runner, loved how it handled and rode.  It gave excellent service, very dependable and got great gas milage.

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doryc11
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Loved It And Hated To Sell It — I would recommend the '05 Toyota 4Runner Limited to anyone. I took very good care of this vehicle and it never gave me any problems. I hated to sell it but I decided to buy a newer one and I did not need 3 since I still have my '88 4Runner. I know it will serve it's new owners well if they take care of it.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Amglover193 writes:
2005 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V8 Review
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4

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Comfortable ride

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horrible gas milage

Amglover193
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4runner — I enjoy the space my 4runner provides. It has a lot of power and is very comfortable. I hate the gas miliage. I have also had lots of problems with the brakes on my 4runner. If you don't mind the horrible gas.miliage its a good ride.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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oceancross writes:
2005 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V6 4WD Review
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Very neat car,comfortable, in perfect shape and fun to drive!!

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Fuel economy.

oceancross
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Excellent Car! — 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 player, ice cold a/c, power windows, power rear hatch window, power locks, power mirrors, cruise control, and much more! Wow! What a great SUV!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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carymc21 writes:
2005 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V6 4WD Review
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Plenty of room. Handles great for an SUV.  Has great power.  I like to get up and go and it does it with no problem. I feel like my children and I are 100% safe in this car.  It is still in great condition for 7 years old with two kids.  It's comfortable. And very reliable.  I have never had 1 problem with my car.

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With this economy and gas prices as they are. Gas millage hurts for the daily drive I have.

carymc21
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Nice Rig — I love love love my 4runner and hate to get rid of it. She has been very reliable and safe for my children and I. I can no longer afford the gas millage it gives me though. It's a very clean car, with a lot of gumption for those who like to get on it. I always have felt very safe in my car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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lv2hunt writes:
2005 Toyota 4Runner Sport Edition V6 4WD Review
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3

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Looks and fuel economy.

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Terrible anti-slip traction control and stability warning far to touchy.  If the traction control system even thought the car might slipspin a tire it would take over and ALL control of the gas pedal was GONE!  This nearly caused me to be in a number of accidents while entering traffic from a stop sign and other areas.  I could get stuck in front of my own house on level ground with 1" of snow on the ground (with new traction tires on the car)!  Terrible System!!!  I took this to the Toyota dealer many times and spent over four thousand dollars in their attempts to make it right and ultimately told me that everything was working at manufacturers specs.  I will sell this and never buy another!  (That is after driving Toyota's for 30 years).

lv2hunt
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Very Poor! — Terrible anti-slip traction control and stability warning far to touchy. If the traction control system even thought the car might slipspin a tire it would take over and ALL control of the gas pedal was GONE! This nearly caused me to be in a number of accidents while entering traffic from a stop sign and other areas. I could get stuck in front of my own house on level ground with 1" of snow on the ground (with new traction tires on the car)! Terrible System!!! I took this to the Toyota dealer many times and spent over four thousand dollars in their attempts to make it right and ultimately told me that everything was working at manufacturers specs. I will sell this and never buy another! (That is after driving Toyota's for 30 years).

Primary Use: Family transportation

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