2005 Toyota 4Runner Top Comparisons

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2005 Toyota 4Runner Sport Edition V6 4WDReview
Chris writes:
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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 4WDReview
oceancross writes:
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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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2005 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V8 Review
GuruCGJ4Q says:
vs2005 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V8
2005 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V8 winning categories:
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Family Car Ranked 2005 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V8 worse.
"BAJO CONSUMO COMBUSTIBLE"
Value Ranked 2005 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V8 worse.
"LUJO"
2005 Toyota 4Runner Review
Melissa says:
Not as luxury
vs2006 Volkswagen Touareg
2005 Toyota 4Runner winning categories:
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2005 Toyota 4Runner Limited V6 Review
GuruCGJ4Q says:
vs2005 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V8
2005 Toyota 4Runner Limited V6 winning categories:
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Family Car Ranked 2005 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V8 worse.
"BAJO CONSUMO COMBUSTIBLE"
Value Ranked 2005 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V8 worse.
"LUJO"
2005 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V6 4WD Review
4RunnerBae says:
A sturdy adventure car for the weekends while using it for commutes on the weekdays. Hauls the whole family comfortably. Tows with ease and still maintains its power. Soft, smooth ride on the road and has a good amount of stock clearance for the trails. Pretty torquey compared to other SUVs Ive driven. Almost handles like a small car. Easy to drive and can take you anywhere. Took it through snow storms, floods, deserts, and it handled it all without a single hiccup. One thing some people may be wary about is the fuel economy. For the safety and reliability this truck offers, the mpgs shouldnt be of too much concern as it has many pros that outweigh the cons.
vs2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4WD
2005 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V6 4WD winning categories:
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2005 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V6 4WD Review
NMONE says:
This vehicle is one of my favorite cars I have ever driven. Rides great, runs great, extremely reliable. My opinion is its one of the best sUV on the road.
vs2005 Nissan Pathfinder
2005 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V6 4WD winning categories:
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Handling Ranked 2005 Nissan Pathfinder worse.
"very smooth"
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2005 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V6 4WD Review
racap47 says:
Roomy and good style
vs2005 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4WD
2005 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V6 4WD winning categories:
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Handling Ranked 2005 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4WD better.
"Handling seemed a little tighter"
Would Buy Ranked 2005 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4WD worse.
"overall, a little bigger vehicle, more my size"
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2005 Toyota 4Runner Review
Randall says:
Best SUV ever built
vs2009 Toyota 4Runner
2005 Toyota 4Runner winning categories:
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2005 Toyota 4Runner Limted V8 Review
Geza says:
Excellent driving!
vs2005 Acura MDX AWD with Touring Package
2005 Toyota 4Runner Limted V8 winning categories:
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2021 Toyota 4Runner Reviews

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2020 Toyota 4Runner Reviews

Review By Angela_burt2015

Fantastic reliable vehicle. Great safety and tech features. Family friendly. Read More

Review By GuruVK8W

I really enjoyed all the safety features, the heated seats, and the sound system, in addition to everything else. I think the car was a good value. It’s really hard to top a 4Runner. Read More

2019 Toyota 4Runner Reviews

Review By Guru9HHG1M

Love this car!! Solid, easy and dependable!! You can’t go wrong! Read More

Review By Guru9S76JZ

We purchased this vehicle. It was everything we wanted in our next vehicle. Read More

2018 Toyota 4Runner Reviews

Review By Guru9ZL1JP

It is a legendary great SUV. We will keep it and love it forever. Read More

Review By Guru9CZKLG

Wasnt a good value as there was too much rust on the frame and body for a 2018, it was way too much rust. Read More

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