2005 Toyota Highlander Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Oasis Green Pearl
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,721 - $9,535
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
18 City / 24 HWY
Horsepower
230
Seats
7

How 2005 Toyota Highlander Ranks In Its Class

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#15
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#2
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#2
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Toyota Highlander Models & Trims

chevronDown icon Base $6,721 - $8,758
Horsepower: 230 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
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chevronDown icon Limited $7,336 - $9,535
Horsepower: 230 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 6.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

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2005 Toyota highlander, very dependable vehicle.

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Very reliable car, minimum problems. Still looks great except the tire rims are rusted. Tire sensor has been since very early on even though the tires are inflated correctly, I was told its a bad sensor. Paint job looks great. Starting to get chips in the hood due to rocks hitting hood while driving. Burns a lot of oil, but does not leak oil. Interior material is holding up good. The heat knob is a little sensitive as to where it will blow heat.

Mary Z
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This car is an ideal car anyone.

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This is the best car. It is extremely safe and also very reliable. I have counted on this car for over 10 years and it is still kicking. I would recommend this car to anyone looking for a spacious vehicle that has the ability to not only travel long distance but has the ability to travel long distance in hazardous weather conditions. This car includes a weather safety button that allows for better traction in conditions such as ice and snow.

Kate F
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Reliable SUV and family vehicle that gets great gas mileage.

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My Toyota highlander is great on gas. It is a very spacious vehicle. It is a very safe and reliable vehicle. I have no mechanical problems with my vehicle. The trunk space is very spacious. The seats are very comfortable and overall the car is very spacious and good for families. It is a good vehicle for long distance drives. This vehicle gives me no problems. The repairs on the vehicle come at a very good price range. Overall great vehicle.

Chantal T
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Compare Models & Key Features

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$6,721 - $8,758
$7,336 - $9,535

Horsepower

Horsepower
230 (hp)
230 (hp)

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.3L DOHC SFI 24
3.3L DOHC SFI 24
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional
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Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional
Optional
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Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional
Optional
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Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Standard
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Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard
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Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
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Standard
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Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional
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Standard

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard
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Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.7 (in.)
40.7 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.6 - 40 (in.)
38.6 - 40 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.4 (in.)
36.4 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.9 - 39.8 (in.)
38.9 - 39.8 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
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Standard
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Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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Not Available
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Standard

AC

AC
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Standard
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Standard

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
7
7

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Optional
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Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
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Not Available
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Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
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Standard
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Standard

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Standard
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Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Optional
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Standard
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional
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Standard

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/70R16
P225/65R17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.9 (in.)
106.9 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.4 (ft.)
37.4 (ft.)

Length

Length
184.6 (in.)
184.6 (in.)

Width

Width
71.9 (in.)
71.9 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3880 (.lbs)
3705 - 3880 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
230 (hp)
230 (hp)

Torque

Torque
242 (ft. lbs.)
242 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
200 - 350 (.lbs)
200 - 350 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Standard
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Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive
4 Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
19.1 (gal.)
19.1 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
21 (mpg)
22 (mpg)

City

City
18 (mpg)
19 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
24 (mpg)
25 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Standard
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Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Standard
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Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Standard
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Standard
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Standard
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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Standard
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HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Standard
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Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Standard
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Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

Overall
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Front
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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
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N/A
Roof Strength
N/A
Driver-side Overlap Front
N/A
G
Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • Anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/brake assist *
  • Driver/front passenger advanced airbags w/occupant classification sensor
  • 3-point seatbelts for all seat positions w/drivers emergency locking retractor (ELR), automatic locking retractor (ALR) & emergency locking retractor (ELR) for all passenger positions
  • Front seatbelt pretensioners/force limiters
  • Front adjustable seatbelt anchors
  • Child restraint system (CRS) top tether anchors for all rear seating positions
  • ISO-FIX child restraint system (CRS) anchors for outboard seating positions
  • Rear door child safety locks
  • Traction control (TRAC) *
  • Vehicle stability control (VSC) *
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Front/rear energy-absorbing crumple zones
  • Daytime running lamps *

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (2)

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Seats Jun 2, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Jun 2, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V396000
Summary:
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain 2005-2011 4Runner, Highlander, Sequoia, and Sienna, 2005-2010 Avalon and Tundra, 2006-2008 Camry Solara, 2006-2010 Highlander hybrid, 2006-2011 Rav4 and Tacoma, 2007-2010 FJ Cruiser, 2007-2011 Camry hybrid, 2009-2010 Venza, 2010-2012 Prius, 1988-1990 and 2005-2010 Camry, and 1989 and 2009-2010 Corolla vehicles equipped with aftermarket accessory seat heaters with a copper strand heating element. The electrical wiring in the seat heaters may be damaged when the seat cushion is compressed.
Consequence:
If damaged, the copper strand heating element may short circuit, increasing the risk of a fire.
Remedy:
SET will notify owners, and dealers will disconnect the seat heaters, free of charge, and refund the purchase price of the seat heater accessory. The recall began on July 14, 2016. Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-866-405-4226. SET number for this recall is SET16B.
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Equipment Feb 3, 2010
Report Receipt Date:
Feb 3, 2010
NHTSA Campaign:
10V035000
Summary:
GULF STATES TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2010 VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS." THESE VEHICLES WERE SOLD BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 1, 2005 AND JUNE 2, 2008 WITHOUT THE REQUISITE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS.
Consequence:
THIS DOES NOT MEET THE STANDARD REQUIREMENTS.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL MAIL TO CONSUMERS THE CORRECTED LABEL OR THE CUSTOMER WILL HAVE THE OPTION FOR DEALERS TO INSTALL THE LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. DEALERS WILL ALSO CORRECT THE OWNER'S MANUAL. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 27, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GULF STATES TOYOTA AT 713-580-3300.

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