2005 Toyota 4Runner
There are 3 user reviews for the SR5 4X4 V8 trim shown below
- Good Acceleration, Luxury Ride, Sharp Appearance!
- Hmmm.. thinking about that one... can't come up with any dislikes
I have the edition with the chrome front grill guards and chrome taillight guards.. looks sharp in/out, got many glances and compliments from people already... I must say the design is unique enough to set it apart from other SUV's.. It does have a richer appearance than the price tag denotes.. I have not yet had the privilege of exploring the 05 4runners off-road capabilities but i hope to in the future.. Acceleration in my V8 model is powerful, can get up and go quite nicely.. Had some jerk pull out of a sideroad about 50 feet in front of me the other day while i was going 40mph.. I quickly hit the brakes and the 4runner rolled to a quick, controlled, no-skid stop in a short distance... that wow'ed me too!... Anyway, i am pleased aboved expectations with this vehicle and i hope to have it for a long time as it is a pleasure to drive!...read morehide
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- Beast of a V8, fit and finish, style, ride
- head room
0-60 in 7.2 and the off road ability of a Jeep or Land Rover. Rock solid construction and feature packed. My only complaint is with the head room. I am 6'2" and my head hits the ceiling. I am looking forward to snow for the first time since 3rd grade!!
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- Smooth, quiet ride for an SUV.
- Idiotic temperature/heating controls, V8 seems underpowered compared to my old Jeep Gran Cherokee V8
I looked at a lot of SUV's (and by the way, these are SUV's, not trucks, as some people call them), and the 4Runner is what I determined to be the best of the lot. I have always owned American vehicles, but I finally relented and bought a Toyota because I have so many friends who always rave about theirs. I guess I will know in 10 years whether I made a wise choice or not. The ride is quiet, and it is very smooth for an SUV. The gas mileage is surprisingly good for a full time 4 wheel drive V8 - about 22 on the interstate and maybe 15 or 16 around town. But for a V8, it really doesn't feel like I have a lot of power. My former vehicle, a 95 Jeep Grand Cherokee V8, had much more power it seems. But it is a good car, if not great. My opinion of the vehicle will be based on how it does over a period of years. My only big complaint is the heating/air conditioning controls are confusing, hard to use, and slow (when you are going up and down on temperature). They really need to redesign these. Also, they put the fuel tank door latch right beside the hood release under the dash. You have to be careful or you wind up popping open the hood at the gas station when you only meant to open the gas tank door. That's kind of irritating. Other than that, I would recommend the car. Like I said, I compared a lot of vehicles, Chevy Trailblazer, Nissan Pathfinder, Honda Pilot, etc. The 4Runner was the best by far....read morehide
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