2005 Toyota Highlander User Reviews

2005 Toyota Highlander Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 12 reviews

  • Performance:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Appearance:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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"ride" 7 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews

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bamd94 writes:
2005 Toyota Highlander Limited V6 Review
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5

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Great used (new for me) car for my typical uses; back and forth to kids practices, commuting to and from work.  Needed a reliable vehicle after handing over my Tacoma to my daughter for the rest of HS and college.  It was in great condition, driven an average of 11K a year, one minor incident was on fax, scrap while parked, you can see it was garage kept and well maintained.

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Believe it or not my only concern with this car, so far, is the center console cup holders; not deep enough ... making full drinks top heavy and not too secure.

bamd94
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Couldn't Ask For A Better Used Vehicle — 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 gas mileage than the Tacoma, but I know I will miss the "just throw it into the back" routine of my day! And now that I'm driving one, I do notice A LOT more on the road, thinking I made a pretty good decision about a second car!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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PeterBelmont writes:
2005 Toyota Highlander Base V6 AWD Review
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This is a very reliable car. It is comfortable and handles quite well (especially compared to other SUV's we have driven). It also gets decent gas mileage.

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Well... it isn't a sporty looking car. and gas.

PeterBelmont
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Very Reliable. — If you need a car to get you where you are going every time, safely, without spending too much on gas, this is the one. You probably won't win the "Mom with the most impressive SUV" contest. But then think of all the money you will save on maintenance. And honestly I think that it looks better than the newer version.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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spradlin writes:
2005 Toyota Highlander Limited V6 AWD Review
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Great MPG,handling,inside comfort and reliability for it's class, holds value for future resale.

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Can't find one yet!

spradlin
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Best Suv In The Market For Mpg, Comfort,reliability — 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 Audi. The appearance is plain to on lookers but you feel like a king while driving. The best part you are viewed as practical for this purchase, the same is not true when you purchase an Audi,Acura MDX,BMW X5 and the Mercedes M500. (These were all in the running and test drove) These suv's are great but for the same price with less miles you can get the most reliable suv in the market.

Owner for 0 years, 1 months

Miles Driven per Year:25,000

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kgwille writes:
2005 Toyota Highlander Limited V6 Review
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5

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No mechanical issues

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4 cylinder, good for mileage

kgwille
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Great — Nothing is wrong with this car, very reliable . Drove it to Arzonia last year with no problems and got 28 miles per gallon. Great car for a daughter or son who may be going to college. New tires last year.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Hawkeye2012 writes:
2005 Toyota Highlander Limited V6 AWD Review
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Low maintenence and great fuel mileage in town or on the highway. Roomy interior in the front seat and very driver friendly.

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Not alot of leg room in the back seat at all.

Hawkeye2012
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Great Little Suv. — 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 major undertaking if you have never done them on this type of system before. Other than that, it really is a great little SUV.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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teddynbuffy writes:
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4

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Smooth ride, after I switched out the tires.  Nothing is made like it use to.....

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Little extras, but not worth the additional money.  Tires replaced early......  4 Batteries within 1 1/2 yrs.  Wrote to home office, suppose to inspect.  Dealer never did.  Ended up adding a charger to the battery and plugged it in; if it was going to set for more than a couple of days.

teddynbuffy
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Little Train That Thinks It Can, But Will It? — Good vehicle if you alter a few items. Priced for the Toyota name. We will see if it holds up to that name....... The dogs enjoy the back. Pleaes note: a rating was required for back seats (I have never rode in the back) and for family car (don't have a family to ride in it)

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Lopez writes:
2005 Toyota Highlander Base V6 Review
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motor

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color maybe

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Toyota Highlander — Amazing car . good driving i mean its a confortable car you can pass trough a lot types of terrein even in city its an amazing elegant car ! if you want a race with this just message me or text :P

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

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Joel writes:
2005 Toyota Highlander Base V6 AWD Review
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quality, speed, comfort

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none

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Smoooooooooooooth!!!!!!!!!!!! — favorite vehicle I've ever owned as far as comfort, speed, convenience, size and ride! It would be a little sexier in black or navy blue, but still sexy when my wife is in it. Still nothing hotter than a lady driving a tacoma!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jeremy writes:
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Good brakes

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the car some times shows singnels that are shoughd not be thier

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Uygku — a great car it has GREAT brakes.also you can get 3 rows of seats.good performance.good milege and it will for a long time.its a fun car to drive in and it is fun for road trips because it has alot of space in it.

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

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Melissa writes:
2005 Toyota Highlander Base AWD Review
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Roomy but not too big.

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Dont have tinted window on front windows, YET!!

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Nice Suv!! — I was looking at Nissan Xterras and ended up with a 4cyl Hylander. Mines Blue and it is really nice to drive, the ride is smooth and it has pleanty of room for the 4 of us and the 2 dogs!! The back seets even adjust to move foward or back for more or less leg room.

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