2005 Toyota Highlander Review

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2005 Toyota Highlander

2005 Toyota Highlander

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For 2005, Toyota's crossover mid-size sport-utility vehicle includes a roof rack with crossbars, remote keyless entry, and a cargo cover as standard equipment. The Highlander shares platforms and certain components with the Lexus RX330. Here, though, a fuel-efficient 160-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine is the standard powerplant, while the RX's 3.3-liter 230-horsepower V-6 is optional. An automatic transmission is standard across the line, and all-wheel drive is available for added grip on wet or snowy roads, or for light-duty off-roading. Toyota's Vehicle Stability Control system, and anti-lock brakes with brake assist and brakeforce distribution come standard. A third-row seat is available to expand the Highlander's seating capacity to seven riders. Like its Lexus equivalent, a hybrid-powered gas-electric version of the Highlander is expected sometime during 2005.

2004 Toyota Highlander by John Pearley Huffman (9/15/2003)
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March 16, 2017
2005 Toyota Highlander 4-Door V6 Limited w/3rd Row (SE)

One Great Vehicle!

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I have never had a seconds of trouble with it in over 110K miles! The first set of tires lasted 91K. It has minor road noise is my only negative comment! And maybe that is due to the type of tires. It is as... + More »
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May 29, 2016
2016 Toyota Highlander AWD 4-Door V6 Limited Platinum (GS)

great all around vehical with excellent interior room and ride

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perfect vehicle for road trips and vacations. Plenty of room and an excellent ride .
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December 20, 2016
2015 Toyota Highlander AWD 4-Door V6 XLE (Natl)

Good car, poor gas mileage,

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The Toyota Highlander is a good all round car, don't bother buying the car with GPS, it is useless. I can't believe that Toyota would install this piece of junk and call it a gps, it doesn't understand anyone... + More »
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April 12, 2016
2015 Toyota Highlander AWD 4-Door V6 Limited (Natl)

Very nice ride

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Very nice vehicle. It has everything that I needed in an SUV. My only complaint, and it's very minor, is having to reach a little for the touch screen.
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October 31, 2015
2015 Toyota Highlander AWD 4-Door V6 XLE (Natl)

best vehicle i have ever owned

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It has every thing i needed in an allwheel drive vehicle i wish it had led lighting
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August 29, 2015
2015 Toyota Highlander AWD 4-Door V6 LE (SE)

Best Buy for the Money; 100% Happy With My Puchase

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I spent a lot of time researching and test driving the Highlander as well as other comparable vehicles. The highlander is the only vehicle that met and / or exceeded all of my needs and wants. The things that... + More »
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August 3, 2015
2015 Toyota Highlander AWD 4-Door V6 Limited (Natl)

Mileage does not vary

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I bought a new XLE AWD 4 months ago to replace my Sienna SE mini-van. The Highlander is more comfortable and handles well. I love the tech features. However I find it disturbing that no matter how I drive the... + More »
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May 18, 2015
2015 Toyota Highlander AWD 4-Door V6 Limited Platinum (GS)

Not So Great

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Likes; roomy when all seats are up in place, nice styling, comfortable ride; great storage spaces; rear window can be opened while tail gate is closed. Dislikes; Terrible gas mileage, average 16.2 mpg;... + More »
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April 28, 2015
2015 Toyota Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 Limited Platinum (Natl)

The best car I have ever owned.

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We traded in our 2008 Highlander Limited for a 2015 Highlander Limited Platinum AWD. We loved our 2008 but we love, love our 2015. It is quiet, comfortable, easy to drive and very spacious. This vehicle... + More »
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April 28, 2015
2015 Toyota Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 Limited Platinum (GS)

Nice car well thought out

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Well thought out Car the electronics are really nice and updated.
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