$27,795 - $31,520
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SR5 Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$27,795 - $31,520
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
16-18 City / 19-22 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 4.0L DOHC SMPI 24-valve VVT-i V6 engine
  • 4.7L DOHC SMPI 32-valve V8 engine
  • 5-speed automatic transmission w/OD
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Multi-mode 4-wheel drive
  • Full-time 4-wheel drive
  • Automatic limited-slip differential
  • Torsen limited-slip center differential w/locking feature
  • Engine/fuel tank skid plates
  • Transfer case skid plate
  • Integrated tow hitch receiver w/ball mount kit
  • Vehicle stability control (VSC)
  • Traction control (TRAC)
  • Hill start assist control (HAC)
  • Downhill assist control (DAC)
  • 5330# GVWR
  • 5580# GVWR
  • 5490# GVWR
  • 6005# GVWR
  • Independent double-wishbone front suspension
  • 4-link rigid type rear suspension w/coil springs
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • Front/rear gas-type shocks
  • P265/70R16 mud & snow tires
  • Full-size spare tire w/aluminum wheel
  • 16" x 7" 6-spoke aluminum wheels
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr 4-wheel ventilated disc brakes
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/brake assist
  • Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)
  • 23 gallon fuel tank

Exterior Features

  • Color-keyed bumpers/accents
  • Color-keyed fender flares
  • Chrome grille
  • Front/rear mudguards
  • Black running boards
  • Aerodynamic multi-reflector halogen headlamps w/auto-off
  • Integrated front fog lamps
  • Pwr mirrors
  • Rear privacy glass w/UV protection
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers w/mist cycle
  • Color-keyed rear license plate garnish

Interior Features

  • 8-way driver/4-way passenger manually-adjustable front bucket seats
  • Pwr driver lumbar support
  • Fabric seat trim
  • 60/40 split fold-down rear seat-inc: center armrest w/pull-out cup holders & convenience tray
  • Black/silver trim
  • Center console-inc: storage box w/convenience tray & fold-out trash bag holder
  • Tilt 4-spoke steering wheel w/cruise controls
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Cruise control
  • Multi-information display-inc: time, fuel consumption, cruise range, temp control information
  • Instrumentation-inc: tachometer, coolant temp, LCD odometer, twin tripmeters, fuel level gauges
  • Pwr windows-inc: driver auto-down, jam protection
  • Pwr door locks w/auto door lock logic
  • Electronic rear hatch locking system
  • Pwr rear window w/auto up/down, pinch protection
  • Remote keyless entry w/rear window power-down operation
  • Remote hood/fuel-filler door releases
  • Tire pressure monitor system
  • Defroster-linked auto climate control w/rear ventilation & air filtration
  • Rear window defogger w/timer
  • 3-in-1 AM/FM stereo w/cassette/CD player-inc: (6) speakers
  • In-glass FM diversity antenna
  • Fabric door trim w/silver accents
  • Cargo area back-up mirrors
  • Visor vanity mirrors w/sliding extensions
  • Overhead console-inc: map lights, sunglass holder
  • (4) cup holders/(6) bottle holders
  • (1) front/(1) rear 12-volt auxiliary pwr outlets
  • Rear tonneau cover

Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/brake assist
  • Driver/front passenger advanced airbags w/occupant classification system
  • 3-point seat belts w/automatic locking retractor (ALR) at all seating positions-inc: front/rear seat belt pretensioners & force limiters, drivers emergency locking retractor (ELR)
  • Child restraint system (CRS) top tether anchors for all rear seating positions
  • ISO-FIX anchors for rear outboard seating positions
  • Rear child-protector door locks
  • Pwr window lockout
  • Vehicle stability control (VSC)
  • Traction control (TRAC)
  • Side-impact door beams

Options & Packages

2005 Toyota 4Runner Owner Reviews

109 Reviews
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The Highlights of a Toyota 4Runner

2005 Toyota 4Runner SR5

The 4Runner is like a pickup truck though smaller than a pickup truck. It handles well in winter. Being high off the road makes it better when snow gets deep. Four by four, with manual switch is the way to go. No automatic switching to four wheel drive. Switch manually to 4 wheel drive low, or switch to 4 wheel drive high. There is room for five passengers. There is room for luggage in the back and some also come with a luggage rack on top which is good for extra storage. The sound system is awesome. The bass is good, really good! You can play CDs and yes also the old fashioned cassette tapes in my older model! I can't say enough about how good the sound is. The 4Runner is a very strong vehicle. Anyone looking for a truck that is not huge and still is well off the road as far as clearance, the 4Runner is the way to go. The 4Runner is great bang for your buck. It is good bought new or buy one used, the 4Runner will not fail you. The 4Runner has towing capability. Take it on camping trips road trips or just quick trips running errands. The only concern that I can think of is that the road noise is to loud for my preference. I would like a quieter cabin. Other than that I love my 4Runner!

- Shirley I

The doors automatically lock when you start it which makes me feel very safe.

2005 Toyota 4Runner SR5

Never had a problem. Love it! I drove it all the way across country from Louisiana to Portland Oregon. It did not give me any trouble and it was surprisingly good on gas. Also surprisingly it's extremely comfortable to sleep in if need be. The only problem I've ever had with it was the brakes. However that was completely my fault for not having them checked when I noticed a problem.

- Melissa C

Toyota 4runner - a reliable and comfortable car.

2005 Toyota 4Runner SR5

I love my car. It is very reliable, and I have been driving it for about 5 years now as I bought it used. I have been experiencing some problems with the reporting system of the car but it still drives great and makes me feel secure driving in ice and snow where I live in Colorado. It has always gotten me to where I need to go comfortably and I will drive this car into the ground!

- Jessica I

It is a very comfortable and roomy family vehicle.

2005 Toyota 4Runner SR5

I have owned my vehicle the life of the vehicle. I love it and honestly have had no major issues. Performance is still as good as it was when I bought it. I have over 220,000 miles on it and she is still going. For a family of 3 with kids very active in sports it is roomy and accommodates all mine and my kids needs. Would not trade it for anything, well maybe a newer model..

- Amy W

I'm almost to 200,000 miles

2005 Toyota 4Runner SR5

My check engine light has been on for a while and we fixed multiple different things and somehow nothing seems to be fixing the problem. I have an oil leak, gas leak and my traction control lights have been on too. Still not sure why. Other than that my vehicle has always ran pretty well for the age and miles I can't really complain.

- Kay C

Good quality built vehicle

2005 Toyota 4Runner SR5

I've owned my Toyota 4Runner for ten years. It has never given me any problems. It's a smooth, comfortable driving vehicle. The only negative I found is that it's not very good on gas mileage. But all in all it's a great vehicle and when I ever decide to buy another vehicle, I will probably get another 4Runner.

- Sharon G

Runs great, engine is superb and reliable and maintenance is not expensive.

2005 Toyota 4Runner SR5

Paint may peel easily. Maintenance upkeep is not expensive but necessary especially if high mileage. I have had to replace my starter and brakes only once, as well as the battery. Keep in mind that my 4runner is at 213,000 miles. Other than that, it is one of the most reliable vehicles I have ever owned.

- Paloma G

I would do it all over again..

2005 Toyota 4Runner SR5

I bought this truck in 2009, other than wear and tear which wasn't much at all., I have never had any major problems. A deer hit my front end years ago, after repairing the entire front end, even then, it kept running as if I had purchased it off the showroom floor. I would love to purchase a new one.

- Tamara P

My Toyota 4Runner is the best SUV Ever!!

2005 Toyota 4Runner SR5

If I ever buy another car it will be another 4Runner. I love this car. Spacious, comfortable, and overall excellent quality. I have not had any major issues with it. Just the normal wear & tear. This 4Runner lasts forever. I would recommend Toyota to all of my friends & family.

- Deborah C

A very durable car for anyone.

2005 Toyota 4Runner SR5

It is super durable, great 4-wheel drive. Gas mileage is on the lower side but not bad for the year. It accelerates really well and has a large trunk space. The back seats are convenient for moving things and allow for more trunk space if needed. All around a really great car.

- Cara B

Extremely reliable fam van

2005 Toyota 4Runner SR5

The car drives very smooth and includes many features that are simple yet very useful. If it were to have one flaw it would only be that there are no seat heating settings. It is also very easy to maintain and is extremely reliable especially for families with busy kids.

- irene V

Cannot go wrong with a Toyota 4runner.

2005 Toyota 4Runner SR5

If maintained properly, this car is the best. Its big enough for a family or person with pets, but not ridiculously big or wide. Super reliable, very comfortable and gets great gas mileage for its size. The rear window and the folding back seats are game changers.

- Jen B

Pros and Cons and issues in my opinion

2005 Toyota 4Runner SR5

Blender clicks in dash intermittently when the air conditioning is on, it has an exhaust rattle, the radio volume knob goes crazy sometimes but overall I enjoy driving it and it gets decent fuel mileage for an SUV. It does great in snow and rain and has good style

- Jennifer K

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