2005 Toyota Highlander Review

2005 Toyota Highlander V6 from North America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission V6 Don't Know
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired50 miles
Most recent distance13000 miles
Previous carMazda Millenia

Summary:

This car is a complete disappointment

Faults:

Transmission slips and can't decide what to do.

General Comments:

Very disappointing. Dealer on 2 occasions tells us that the car is fine. No transmission issues. They even kept it overnight and drove it 90+ miles. There is no way they could have thought the way it drives is normal. If that is normal then I don't want this particular Toyota.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 5th April, 2006

5th Apr 2006, 18:45

There are some transmissions out there that can't really decide what to do under normal driving. You didn't notice it during the test drive?

9th Sep 2006, 20:35

My wife and I test drove the Highlander before buying our new SUV and it was the SCARIEST test drive I've ever had. The Highlander lurched wildly to the left when the brakes were applied, rode very poorly and was so underpowered we were terrified trying to merge onto the freeway. Of the 6 SUV's we drove, this had to be the absolute WORST!! Even the little Ford Escape was faster and felt much more solid. We couldn't get this thing back to the dealer's lot fast enough!! I won't even bother test driving another Toyota. I value my life too much.

Average review marks: 5.0 / 10, based on 1 review