2005 Toyota Highlander Overview


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Avg. Price: $9,014
Base AWD
Avg. Price: $9,080
Base V6
Avg. Price: $9,385
Base V6 AWD
Avg. Price: $9,220
Limited V6
Avg. Price: $9,819
Limited V6 AWD
Avg. Price: $10,611

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Average User Score

4.65 stars

Based on 15 reviews

Best Suv In The Market For Mpg, Comfort,reliability by spradlin
 — This is my first used car purchase. I researched for a month on this purchase. Once I test drove this suv I was hooked. The comfort of the Limited gives you a Lexus feel. The handling reminds me an Au... Read More
Couldn't Ask For A Better Used Vehicle by bamd94
 — Very comfortable leather interior, steering and braking took some getting used to after driving a Tacoma for 10 years. The Highlander handles more like a car than a SUV or Crossover SUV. Much better... Read More
Great Little Suv. by Hawkeye2012
 — Overall the Highlander preformed alot better than I expected. Good fuel mileage and plenty of power when you needed it. The only bad thing I could say, is that servicing the front brakes will be a maj... Read More

2005 Toyota Highlander Overview

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2005 Toyota Highlander

The Toyota Highlander did not change much for 2005. Several features that were once options became standard, such as a roof rack and remote keyless entry.

The 2005 Toyota Highlander is available in two trims, the Standard and the Limited. Both are available with 4WD and 2WD with a four-cylinder or V6 engine. The 2.4-liter inline-4 comes standard, with 160 horsepower. The 3.3-liter, 230 horsepower V6 is optional on the base Highlander and standard on the Limited. Fuel economy is about 20/24 mpg. The 2005 Highlander is available as a five-passenger or seven-passenger vehicle.

Drivers love the 2005 Toyota Highlander for its dependability, smooth ride, and good safety ratings. However, many drivers complain that the car is a little boring in both looks and the way it handles. Owners of the 2005 Highlander also say that the third-row seat is only suited for very young children.


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Toyota Highlander Questions


Does Anyone Have Experience With An Agm (absorbed Glass Mat) Battery?

I am considering one for the faster recharge rate because of my short errands. I don't drive much and my standard battery dies in Winter,

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What Causes Check Engine And Vsc Lights To Come On?

what causes vsc+check engine light to come on together

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What Are The Symptoms When The A/c Temperature Control Knob Goes Out?

When I touch the temperature control knob the air will go from cold to hot and back again. Even when I step on the brake suddenly the air will change from cold to hot. Is there a way to tell if it i...

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Check Engine And Vsc Lights Are Both On, Code It Came Up Po430

My check engine and VSC lights are both on, but it's not the first time, they come on about once a month and go out after about a week. The code was PO430, what does that have to do with the VSC? also...

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My 2005 Highlander Battery Dies In Cold Weather. Why?

The car battery works fine all Spring/Summer/Fall. It won't work In Winter. It is garage-kept. I have to keep a marine battery in the garage and one in the car for jumps. The dealership finds noth...

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