2005 Toyota Highlander User Reviews

2005 Toyota Highlander Review Ratings

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  • 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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PROS
"ride" 9 reviews
"reliable car" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"comfortable car" 4 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 4 reviews

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JoanHB writes:
2005 Toyota Highlander Base V6 Review
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4

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Rides so smooth for a SUV. Dependable. Sound system is excellent.

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Not alot of frills. Steering wheel could have better adjustment options.

JoanHB
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Bullet Proof — Perfect family car. 3rd seat option is nice, but you have no rear storage when you are using it. Dependable and very low maintenance required on this car. Rides like a luxury sedan- crazy for a mid priced SUV. Giving it to my teenagers when they are of driving age.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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chardonmotors writes:
2005 Toyota Highlander Limited V6 AWD Review
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5

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Reliability, comfort, resale value

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Gas mileage

chardonmotors
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Hard To Beat Value For Mid-size Suv — I've owned this car for 8 years. It's been an outstanding vehicle. We will replace it in another 4-5 years with another Highlander. The engine gets an oil change every 5k miles and never makes dirty oil. It's great for all season traction too!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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PeterBelmont writes:
2005 Toyota Highlander Base V6 AWD Review
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4

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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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rams1971 writes:
2005 Toyota Highlander Base V6 Review
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5

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Reliable ,  spacious , V6   power gets you to the front of the line. Great family   car for fun road trips or quick runs to just about  anywhere .

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Really   there's  none.

rams1971
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Reliable , A Car You Can Count On. — Lots of room , plenty of power , reliable and fun to drive. Also this suv is very simple to maintain. If your somewhat mechanically inclined like myself , servicing this vehicle is very simple. TOYOTA made things simple with maintenance . Again great suv.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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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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Jeremy writes:
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4

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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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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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Lopez writes:
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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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teddynbuffy writes:
2005 Toyota Highlander Limited V6 Review
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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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Hawkeye2012 writes:
2005 Toyota Highlander Limited V6 AWD Review
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5

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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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2001 Toyota Highlander Reviews

Good For A While, Not A Long Term Car. By downtown133

Great first car, will get you from 'A to B' easily and comfortably, great car for a high schooler, with good handling and easy to manage. Although when parked outside it traps the air and amplifies th... Read More

Wonderful Highlander! By 2003ToyotaHighlanderLimited

Loved taking this car out for a little while. It may not accelerate as fast as you may want, but the safety and reliability on the 2001 Highlander are both GREAT! The Highlander is a wonderful car for... Read More

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2002 Toyota Highlander Reviews

Good Car By ault6286

We really liked our highlander. We would have kept it, but we were planning on having a third child and the back seat is not big enough for three child seats. According to the Toyota dealer mechanic... Read More

Wish It Was Still Mine By Michael

Good SUV to have for the winter. Never had any problems with snow last year and is actually quite fun in the snow. wasn't all that tough on power/acceleration but now that I have the solara with the... Read More

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2003 Toyota Highlander Reviews

Excellent, Except For The Sun Visor. By rodder98

It's a great car, but if I had known about the defective sun visor, I would not have bought it. New visors cost over $800. The garage door opener is built into it, making it very expensive and proba... Read More

My Ride By Steven

Good simple looks, nice interior, great room for its outward size. Stock tires are nice and ready to be taken over curbs and a little bumpy grass. Gas mileage is normal. The engine has been rattling o... Read More

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2004 Toyota Highlander Reviews

It"s A Family Car. By arlando

don"t like the style of this car but i like that it is really reliable. drive to work in bay erea every day. never have any promblems with the car only with fuel injectors. they go out one at a time. ... Read More

Another Great Toyota Winner.... By Alfred

Purchased for economy in an SUV. Good steady economy. Very Good power in the 330hp V6. Performance in acceleration, braking and handling in a medium large SUV I believe is not comparied too. Extremely... Read More

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2006 Toyota Highlander Reviews

Great Family Onroad Suv By Mathues

Good-looking (albeit a bit dated) family SUV. Good performance for what it is - no lack of power to merge on highway, strong brakes. Reliable although we have had some minor repairs. Heated leather, s... Read More

Toyota Highlander V6 Fwd 3rd Row By 215Carlos

Very smooth ride, Ample power to get around town, but in highway passing it needed more torque. I was pleased with my purchase despite that one complaint. Also I didn't have the Limited model which in... Read More

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