2005 Toyota Highlander Trims and Specs

Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Single front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System Cassette · Single disc in-Dash CD · JBL premium brand · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel
Comfort Features Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Overhead console · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio · Universal garage door opener
Driver Seat Power adjustments
Exterior Features Rear spoiler
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: Auto on/off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Passenger Seat Power adjustments
Roof Roof rack
Seats Front seat type: captains chairs · Rear seat folding: split · Third Seat · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · 17 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: steel, alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent
Price $24,845 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 2.4L 160 hp I4
3.3L 230 hp V6
Seating 7
Fuel Economy
19MPG city
25MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$24,845
Invoice$21,607

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
19MPG city
25MPG highway
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
23MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsOptional
Rear Side AirbagsOptional
Curtain AirbagsOptional
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Optional
Passenger: Optional
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player, CD Player

Engines

2.4L 160 hp I4
Power 160 hp @ 5,700 RPM
Torque 165 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
3.3L 230 hp V6
Power 230 hp @ 5,800 RPM
Torque 242 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating7 seats
Fuel Tank Volume19 gal
Front Legroom40.7 in
Back Legroom36.4 in
Wheelbase106.9 in
Length184.6 in
Width71.9 in
Height67.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume10.5 cu ft
Standard Payload1,840 lbs
Maximum Payload1,655 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity3,500 lbs
Toyota introduced the Highlander in 2001, as a unique new type of SUV. This "crossover" was built on a sedan platform, leading to a lighter weigh and better handling. The Highlander w... Read More
Toyota introduced the Highlander in 2001, as a unique new type of SUV. This "crossover" was built on a sedan platform, leading to a lighter weigh and better handling. The Highlander was the first of these SUVs, but its safe to say the idea has caught on.
The 2005 Highlander is carried over from the previous model year, but a few new standard features have been added. They include remote keyless entry, a cargo cover, and a roof rack.
This Highlander four-cylinder-powered 4x2 is the entry point for the six-model 2005 lineup. There are essentially two distinct trim levels for this SUV: standard and Limited. This lower model comes standard with full power accessories, air conditioning, a six speaker CD sound system, and now keyless entry. A third row of seating is optional on the base model, but these seats are best for smaller passengers and rather difficult to access.
The Highlander's base engine is a 2.4 liter DOHC inline four, which generates 155 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque. All non-4x4s are front wheel drive, with power routed through a four-speed automatic transmission. The optional V-6 ups the towing capacity, but no Highlander has exceptional pulling power. The EPA for this engine and drive train combination is 22/28 mpg.
Adds to Base:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Single front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System Cassette · Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel
Convenience Features Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer · Warnings and reminders: tire fill alert
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Roof Roof rack
Seats Front seat type: captains chairs · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: cloth
Security Power door locks
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: steel
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent
Price $25,905 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 3.3L 230 hp V6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
23MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$25,905
Invoice$22,551

Transmission

Drivetrain FWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
23MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsOptional
Rear Side AirbagsOptional
Curtain AirbagsOptional
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Optional
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player, CD Player

Engine

3.3L 230 hp V6
Power 230 hp @ 5,800 RPM
Torque 242 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume19 gal
Front Legroom40.7 in
Back Legroom36.4 in
Wheelbase106.9 in
Length184.6 in
Width71.9 in
Height67.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume39.7 cu ft
Standard Payload1,710 lbs
Maximum Payload1,710 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity3,500 lbs
The Toyota Highlander was introduced in 2001 and quickly ascended to the top of Toyota's SUV sales. The Highlander was one of the first car-based crossover SUVs, blending sport utility... Read More
The Toyota Highlander was introduced in 2001 and quickly ascended to the top of Toyota's SUV sales. The Highlander was one of the first car-based crossover SUVs, blending sport utility convenience with a sedan-like ride and handling. The Highlander is still in its first generation of production, but several new features have been added for 2005.
The Standard trim Highlander is also offered with a more powerful V-6, available as a 4x2 or 4x4. This front-wheel drive model is powered by a 3.3 liter DOHC V-6, which provides the 3650 pound SUV with 215 horsepower and 222 pound-feet of torque. The V-6 is paired with a four-speed automatic transmission. Despite the added power, this Highlander still maintains an efficient 19/25 mpg fuel economy.
Standard features now include a roof rack, full power accessories, keyless entry, 16-inch wheels, a six-speaker CD sound system, and air conditioning. A rear seat DVD entertainment system can be added to both trim levels, along with leather and an in-dash CD changer. V-6 models can be equipped with a towing package, but a mere 3500 pounds is the Highlander's maximum. Yet, the 40 cubic feet of luggage capacity is quite high for an SUV this size.
Adds to Base:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Single front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System Cassette · Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel
Convenience Features Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Roof Roof rack
Seats Front seat type: captains chairs · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: cloth
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · Wheels: steel
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent
Price $25,905 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 3.3L 230 hp V6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
23MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$25,905
Invoice$26,858

Transmission

Drivetrain FWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
23MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsOptional
Rear Side AirbagsOptional
Curtain AirbagsOptional
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Optional
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player, CD Player

Engine

3.3L 230 hp V6
Power 230 hp @ 5,800 RPM
Torque 242 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume19 gal
Front Legroom40.7 in
Back Legroom36.4 in
Wheelbase106.9 in
Length184.6 in
Width71.9 in
Height67.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume39.7 cu ft
Standard Payload1,655 lbs
Maximum Payload1,710 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity3,500 lbs
All 2005 Toyota Highlanders now come standard with keyless entry, a roof rack, and improved storage. The Limited trim is now equipped with a windshield wiper de-icer. This upscale Hi... Read More
All 2005 Toyota Highlanders now come standard with keyless entry, a roof rack, and improved storage. The Limited trim is now equipped with a windshield wiper de-icer.
This upscale Highlander is offered in two variations: FWD or AWD, and both are powered by the V-6.
Exclusive Limited features include heated mirrors, automatic climate control, an eight speaker JBL sound system with an in-dash CD changer, wood trim, and two small third row seats. A navigation system and leather seating are both optional. The Limited trims are the only Highlanders eligible for the navigation system.
A 3.3 liter V-6 provides this 3700 pound crossover SUV with substantial power: 215 horsepower 222 pound-feet of torque. All V-6 Highlanders use a five-speed automatic transmission, and fuel economy is estimated at 19/25 mpg for this front-wheel drive model.
Consumers and reviewers have both listed the Highlander's ride and handling among the SUV's best features. A common issue was the vehicle's difficult-to-operate controls, especially for the sunroof.
Adds to Base:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Single front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System Cassette · Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel
Convenience Features Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer · Warnings and reminders: tire fill alert
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Roof Roof rack
Seats Front seat type: captains chairs · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: cloth
Security Power door locks
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: steel
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent
Price $26,245 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 2.4L 160 hp I4
3.3L 230 hp V6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
19MPG city
23MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$26,245
Invoice$24,553

Transmission Options

Drivetrain AWD
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
19MPG city
23MPG highway
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
22MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsOptional
Rear Side AirbagsOptional
Curtain AirbagsOptional
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Optional
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player, CD Player

Engines

2.4L 160 hp I4
Power 160 hp @ 5,700 RPM
Torque 165 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
3.3L 230 hp V6
Power 230 hp @ 5,800 RPM
Torque 242 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume19 gal
Front Legroom40.7 in
Back Legroom36.4 in
Wheelbase106.9 in
Length184.6 in
Width71.9 in
Height68.3 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume39.7 cu ft
Standard Payload1,425 lbs
Maximum Payload1,610 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity3,000 lbs
The Highlander receives several features upgrades for 2005. A roof rack, cargo cover and keyless entry are now standard on all models. A wiper de-icer has been added to options list ... Read More
The Highlander receives several features upgrades for 2005. A roof rack, cargo cover and keyless entry are now standard on all models. A wiper de-icer has been added to options list for this trim.
This Highlander is the fourth tier of the six-model lineup, equipped with both AWD and the V-6.
The Standard trim Highlander has an impressive list of standard features, including full power accessories, air conditioning, keyless entry, a six speaker CD audio system, and 16 inch steel wheels. The third row of seating is also standard on this specific model, but these two seats are reserved for smaller children. Options include a rear seat DVD entertainment system, an in-dash CD changer and leather seating.
Highlander's larger engine is a 3.3 liter DOHC V-6, which provides 215 horsepower and 222 pound feet of torque. An electronically controlled five-speed automatic is the only V-6 transmission option. Fuel economy is still quite strong, at 18/24 mpg, even with more power and AWD.
The Highlander has now become Toyota's top-selling sport utility. Drivers and reviewers have enjoyed with the functionality of this vehicle, without having to compromise on handling or efficiency. A common complaint is the low towing capacity: even the V-6 will pull only 3500 pounds.
Adds to Base:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Single front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System Cassette · Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel
Convenience Features Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer · Warnings and reminders: tire fill alert
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Roof Roof rack
Seats Front seat type: captains chairs · Rear seat folding: split · Third Seat · Upholstery: cloth
Security Power door locks
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: steel
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent
Price $28,155 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 3.3L 230 hp V6
Seating 7
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
22MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$28,155
Invoice$28,104

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
22MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsOptional
Rear Side AirbagsOptional
Curtain AirbagsOptional
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Optional
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player, CD Player

Engine

3.3L 230 hp V6
Power 230 hp @ 5,800 RPM
Torque 242 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating7 seats
Fuel Tank Volume19 gal
Front Legroom40.7 in
Back Legroom36.4 in
Wheelbase106.9 in
Length184.6 in
Width71.9 in
Height68.3 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume10.5 cu ft
Standard Payload1,425 lbs
Maximum Payload1,425 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity3,500 lbs
The Toyota Highlander is now in its fifth year of production, and has already become one of Toyota's top-selling vehicles. How could the Japanese automaker go wrong? The Highlander ... Read More
The Toyota Highlander is now in its fifth year of production, and has already become one of Toyota's top-selling vehicles.
How could the Japanese automaker go wrong? The Highlander offers the convenience and flexibility of an SUV, blended with the ride and handling of the massively popular Camry sedan. Add in the extra security of all-wheel drive, V-6 power, a luxurious finish and Toyota's reputation for reliability, and this top-shelf Highlander leaves little to be desired.
A potent 3.3 liter V-6 engine generates 215 horsepower and 222 pound-feet of torque, and is paired with a highly refined, electronically controlled five-speed automatic transmission. The AWD addition as a marginal impact on fuel efficiency, which falls from 19/25 to 18/24 mpg.
The Limited trim is common finish for Toyota, and has applied to many of its cars, trucks, and SUVs through the years. Limited Highlanders get exclusive standard features like a remium eight speaker JBL audio system, wood trim, third row seating, heated mirrors and automatic climate control. A rear seat DVD entertainment system is available on all six models, but the navigation system is reserved for the Limited.
Adds to Base:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System Cassette · Single disc in-Dash CD · JBL premium brand · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel
Comfort Features Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Overhead console · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio · Universal garage door opener
Driver Seat Power adjustments
Exterior Features Rear spoiler
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: Auto on/off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Passenger Seat Power adjustments
Roof Roof rack
Seats Front seat type: captains chairs · Rear seat folding: split · Third Seat · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Tires and Rims 17 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent
Price $32,145 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 3.3L 230 hp V6
Seating 7
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
22MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$32,145
Invoice$22,853

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
22MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsOptional
Rear Side AirbagsOptional
Curtain AirbagsOptional
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player, CD Player

Engine

3.3L 230 hp V6
Power 230 hp @ 5,800 RPM
Torque 242 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating7 seats
Fuel Tank Volume19 gal
Front Legroom40.7 in
Back Legroom36.4 in
Wheelbase106.9 in
Length184.6 in
Width71.9 in
Height68.3 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume10.5 cu ft
Standard Payload1,610 lbs
Maximum Payload1,425 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity3,500 lbs
The Toyota Highlander enters its fifth year of production with a few updates. The widely popular crossover SUV is still in its first generation, but some significant changes came in bo... Read More
The Toyota Highlander enters its fifth year of production with a few updates. The widely popular crossover SUV is still in its first generation, but some significant changes came in both 2005 and 2006. New standard features this year include a roof rack, extra storage, and keyless entry.
There are four variations of the base, or Standard, trim Highlander. This model is the second tier of six possible configurations, adding AWD to the list of standard items. Other included features: power windows and door locks, air conditioning, keyless entry and a six-speaker CD sound system. A third row of compact is an add-on for the two four-cylinder models, and standard on all others. A rear-seat DVD entertainment system is optional on every Highlander.
A 2.4 liter DOHC inline four is the smaller of two available Highlander engines. This power plant is teamed with a four-speed automatic transmission, and generates 155 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque. Four cylinder models will tow just 3000 pounds, but even the AWD model offers strong 20/25 mpg fuel economy.