2005 Toyota Highlander Overview


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Avg. Price: $9,224
Base AWD
Avg. Price: $9,753
Base V6
Avg. Price: $9,693
Base V6 AWD
Avg. Price: $9,916
Limited V6
Avg. Price: $10,501
Limited V6 AWD
Avg. Price: $10,676

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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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The tire place says there isn't anything wrong.. there has to be. I can never get the pressure right on all four tires because of that in order to reset indicator light

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I Have A 2005 Toyota Highlander. When I Start It, It Makes A Noise Like An...

The noise only happens when I start it up or when I am slowing down and putting the brakes on. I had the brakes replaced about a year ago.

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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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