2005 Toyota 4Runner User Reviews

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    Displaying 11 - 16 of 16 2005 Toyota 4Runner reviews.

    2005 Toyota 4Runner Sport Edition V6 4WD Review
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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.

    Pros: Great Handling and drivable car.

    Cons: Hard to lift and Modify Suspension.

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    2005 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V8 Review
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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.

    Pros: Power

    Cons: Gas MIleage

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    2005 Toyota 4Runner Limted V8 4WD Review
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    Excellent Mid-size Suv — Drives great Tows a lot Decent on gas Good power Limited package has nice features

    Pros: Power, Utility, Decent gas mileage

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

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    2005 Toyota 4Runner Limted V8 4WD Review
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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.

    Pros: Great acceleration, features, build quality, goes through anything, reliability, its a Toyota!

    Cons: Gas mileage, headroom

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    2005 Toyota 4Runner Sport Edition V6 4WD Review
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    2005 Sport Edition — This is 4Runner number 3 for me, so that should tell you I love them. I am so happy she is mine free and clear. Her name is Kaimera, which means Ice Ship or Protector, she is definitely the second. 4Runners are built for safety, I know first hand after a $15800 accident I walked away from w/o a scratch. She was not totaled, but fixed. The emissions on this 4Runner is troublesome! Was to dealer 5 times for unknown problem, I had to find other owners online to see the O2 sensors and Air/Fuel Ratio Sensors act up you lose Vehicle Stability Control, Skid control, and big loss of power and mpg! 3/10/2015 Kai is about to hit 195k miles. Everything has been pretty simple to keep up except for brakes and exhaust. Even Toyota service representative recommended using an aftermarket caliper as Toyota Calipers lock and fail early. I fixed the catalytic convertor problems by putting Magnaflow cats on. Gives her a bit more of a rumble. I also put an open air intake and made the hood scoop functional. Yes it is actually a real hood scoop if you take out the insert which blocks the scoop opening. What a nice growl she has and the motor runs a little cooler with air actually coming in hood scoop. I know other 4Runner owners probably wonder whats under her hood. HID headlights make a huge difference at night, so you SHOULD get them for your 4Runner. I bought mine on ebay for $35 and dealer installed for $100, no problems with lights and I have had them in for over 5 years!

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

    Pros: Everything is awesome but the gas mileage, unless you are going over 75mph, then it gets 23mpg.

    Cons: Brakes are expensive to replace and precats and cats go bad, very costly to replace

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    2005 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V6 4WD Review
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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

    Pros: Very neat car,comfortable, in perfect shape and fun to drive!!

    Cons: Fuel economy.

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2014 Toyota 4Runner Reviews

    I Get Complements Everywhere I Go By Leightg

    I love this car, i've just decided i need something a little smaller for my family. We had plenty of space on our family vacation and got great gas mileage on the highway (24MPG). Only thing i wish ... Read More

    2013 Toyota 4Runner Reviews

    Great All Around Suv By SSGKeith

    Well designed and practical truck that can work for any situation. Has never had any problems and would own another in the future. It has been a great truck for work, play and ready for the mountains ... Read More

    Take The Good With The Bad, And An Extra Helping Of Good. By pruster1

    I've had the 4runner for about a month now, and abslolutely love the thing for its refined road manners, surrpisingly good handling for a truck-based SUV. The fuel consumption is miserable. Everyt... Read More

    2012 Toyota 4Runner Reviews

    Awesome 4runner By cmoody

    The 4Runner is a tough, body on frame SUV that combines the legendary Toyota reliability into one of the few true SUVs that are on the market today. Love the sound of the JBL audio system and the sate... Read More

    Great All Around Family Vehicle!!! By Moates1970

    4 wheel drive came in great when visiting family up north for Christmas. Gave me great confidence in this vehicles performance in all conditions. 3rd row always a bonus to have when have those couple ... Read More

    2011 Toyota 4Runner Reviews

    Reliable Stylish Suv By Jasonloyd

    Toyota 4Runner has been great. Love the styling. Very minimal maintenance cost. Ride is comfortable in town and on the highway. Could use a little more power and better gas mileage, but I guess yo... Read More

    Worthy By Robert

    Great style and comfort. The newer V6 is far more fuel efficient than its predecessor. The tailgate does not have a push button assist which would be a plus. Also, the SR5 model requires adding a... Read More

    2010 Toyota 4Runner Reviews

    I Love It By Troye

    I love the heated leather seats, ability to tow up to 5500 lbs, and have 5 passengers sit comfortably on a road trip. it has enough room to move cargo from place to place. Also, the automatic sliding ... Read More

    I Love This Vehicle! By kaylasage

    I love almost everything about this vehicle. I cannot think of a more perfect vehicle for someone who needs a little extra room, likes to take the bikes to trails and can fit just about anything in th... Read More

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