2005 Toyota Tundra Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Silver Streak
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$9,911 - $16,538
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
18 City / 22 HWY
Horsepower
245-282
Seats
3-6

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Toyota Tundra Models & Trims

chevronDown icon Base $9,911 - $11,928
Horsepower: 245 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7 (in.) - Steel
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Horsepower: 282 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7 (in.) - Steel
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chevronDown icon SR5 $10,972 - $13,851
Horsepower: 245 hp - 282 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6, Gas V8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7, 17 x 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
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chevronDown icon Ltd $13,255 - $16,538
Horsepower: 282 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7, 17 x 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

4.47
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Dependable and rugged, but has an expensive design flaw.

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I have had no problems with performance, but it did not pass a ca smog inspection because of a secondary air injection system fault. This was covered for other years as an engineering design flaw, but not for my year, which I feel is unfair. Other 2005 owners are having the same issue and this is a 3000 dollar repair. Until now, I have loved and driven Toyotas for most of the last 30 years.

Kimberly C
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Very sturdy and easy to take long cross-country trips in as well as local.

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I loved the vehicle and had a long history of buying Toyota models, but this one failed a smog inspection in california because of a faulty secondary air induction system that was a flawed engineering issue. Toyota had recalled other models years for the problem but not ours, and it will be a 3,000 repair.

Kim C
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Our vehicle is a 2005 model. It has held up great for the age.

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We have had no issues with our vehicle. The performance, reliability and comfort are all excellent. We have upgraded the stereo system in the past year to be more modern and so it will sync with our mobile devices. Our only real complaint is that our bed cover is not holding up well with age.

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$9,911 - $11,928
$11,832 - $13,635

Horsepower

Horsepower
245 (hp)
282 (hp)

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
4.0L DOHC EFI 24
4.7L DOHC EFI 32
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Alarm

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Not Available
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Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

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
41.5 (in.)
41.5 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.3 (in.)
40.3 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Second Head Room

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Cargo Volume
- TBD - (cu. ft.)
- TBD - (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

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

AC

AC
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
3
3

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Steel

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Bed Liner
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Optional
Optional
Optional

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P245/70R16
P265/70R16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
128.3 (in.)
128.6 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
44.9 (ft.)
44.3 - 44.9 (ft.)

Length

Width

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

Weight

Horsepower

Horsepower
245 (hp)
282 (hp)

Torque

Torque
282 (ft. lbs.)
325 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
500 (.lbs)
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Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
8 Cylinders

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
4 Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
26.4 (gal.)
26.4 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
20 (mpg)
17 (mpg)

City

City
18 (mpg)
16 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
22 (mpg)
18 (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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Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Standard
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Standard

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

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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Standard

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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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch
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Standard
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Front Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

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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
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Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) w/brake assist *
  • Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD)
  • Driver/passenger dual-stage airbags w/passenger airbag cutoff switch
  • 3-point seat belts for all seat positions
  • Front seat belt pretensioners/force limiters
  • Front adjustable seat belt anchors at outboard seat positions
  • Energy-absorbing steering column
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Driver/front passenger dual-stage airbags w/passenger airbag cutoff switch *
  • Driver/front passenger dual-stage airbags w/occupant classification sensor *

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (7)

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Air Bags Oct 20, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Oct 20, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V655000
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2002-2005 Lexus SC and Toyota Sequoia and 2003-2005 Toyota Tundra, Corolla, Corolla Matrix and Pontiac Vibe vehicles that were originally sold, or are currently registered, in high absolute humidity areas of southern Florida, along the Gulf Coast, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Saipan and American Samoa. The inflators in the front passenger air bags are susceptible to rupture in the event of a crash necessitating the deployment of the front passenger air bag.
Consequence:
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front passenger's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the passenger seat occupant or other occupants.
Remedy:
Toyota will notify owners of affected Toyota and Lexus vehicles and General Motors will notify owners of affected Pontiac Vibe vehicles. Toyota, Lexus, and GM dealers will replace the passenger side air bag inflator, free of charge. If a replacement inflator is not available, as an interim measure, the dealer will disable the front passenger air bag and advise the customer not to use the front passenger seat until a replacement inflator is installed. Toyota will begin its owner notification and remedy of the affected Toyota and Lexus vehicles on or around October 25, 2014. Details on GM's notification and remedy schedule are pending. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Pontiac Vibe owners may contact GM at 1-800-521-7300.
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Air Bags Feb 5, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Feb 5, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V065000
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2003-2006 Toyota Land Cruiser and Lexus LX470, 2005-2006 Toyota Tundra and Sequoia, 2004-2006 Toyota 4Runner and Lexus GX470 vehicles equipped with side curtain-shield-air bags. The affected vehicles have an air bag control module that may be improperly programmed, causing the side curtain-shield-air bags to deploy inadvertently.
Consequence:
If the side curtain-shield-air bags deploy unexpectedly, it can increase the risk of occupant injury.
Remedy:
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the air bag control module with one that has improved programming, free of charge. Owners were sent interim notices on March 1, 2016. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-271-9371. Toyota's number for this recall is G0C and GLB.
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Air Bags May 13, 2015
Report Receipt Date:
May 13, 2015
NHTSA Campaign:
15V286000
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2005-2007 Lexus SC, Toyota Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Sequoia, and Pontiac Vibe, and 2005-2006 Toyota Tundra vehicles that were originally sold, or ever registered, in Florida, along the Gulf Coast, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Saipan and American Samoa. The inflators in the front passenger air bags are susceptible to rupture in the event of a crash necessitating the deployment of the front passenger air bag.
Consequence:
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front passenger's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the passenger seat occupant or other occupants.
Remedy:
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger side front air bag, free of charge. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Pontiac Vibe owners may contact GM at 1-800-762-2737. Note: This recall is an expansion of recall 14V-655.
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Equipment Feb 3, 2010
Report Receipt Date:
Feb 3, 2010
NHTSA Campaign:
10V036000
Summary:
SOUTHEAST TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2011 PASSENGER VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS." THESE VEHICLES WERE SOLD WITHOUT THE REQUISITE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS.
Consequence:
A DRIVER MAY OVERLOAD A VEHICLE WHICH MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.
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. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 27, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SOUTHEAST TOYOTA AT 1-800-301-6859.
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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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Air Bags Dec 12, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Dec 12, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V883000
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2002-2005 Lexus SC and Toyota Sequoia, 2003-2005 Toyota Corolla and Tundra, and 2003-2007 Pontiac Vibe vehicles. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation.
Consequence:
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy:
Toyota will notify the Toyota and Lexus owners. General Motors will notify the Pontiac Vibe owners. Depending on the vehicle model, dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator with an alternate inflator, or replace the air bag assembly that includes an alternate inflator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 14, 2019. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371, Lexus customer service at 1-800-255-3987 or Pontiac customer service at 1-800-762-2737. Toyota's numbers for these recalls are J0A (Zone A Toyota), J0B (Zone B Toyota), J0C (Zone C Toyota), JLI (Zone A Lexus), JLJ (Zone B Lexus), and JLK (Zone C Lexus). Note: This recall includes vehicles that have had their air bag previously replaced under an earlier air bag campaign.
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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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