2005 Toyota Highlander Review

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July 27, 2007


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)
Looks the same, but ain't.



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2005 Toyota Highlander 4-Door V6 Limited w/3rd Row (SE)

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