• (4.6) 34 reviews
  • MSRP: $6,375$19,743
  • Body Style: Truck
  • Combined MPG: 18-24
  • Engine: 164-hp, 2.7-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Towing Capacity: 3,500 lbs.
2005 Toyota Tacoma

Our Take on the 2005 Toyota Tacoma

Toyota has redesigned its smaller pickup truck for the 2005 model year. First seen at the 2004 Chicago Auto Show in high-performance X-Runner form, the 2005 Tacoma is larger than its predecessor. The wheelbase has been extended by 5 inches and the track widened by 4 inches. Shoulder room and hip ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Relatively stiff ride
  • Unimpressive X-Runner performance

Notable Features

  • Redesigned for 2005
  • Enlarged body
  • Three cab styles
  • New four-cylinder or V-6
  • Manual or automatic
  • &quot
  • Muscular&quot
  • X-Runner model

2005 Toyota Tacoma Reviews

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Compact pickups with sports-car abilities have always intrigued me since I drove the Archer Brothers' Jeep Comanche at Willow Springs in the early '90s. The truck was a top threat in the SCCA Racetruck Challenge road-racing series that had started about three years earlier. "They handle better than a Vette," said Bobby Archer, holding the door open for me as I squeezed into the OMP se... Read full review for the 2005 Toyota Tacoma

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Terrific Truck

by green builder from North Carolina on January 5, 2011

I bought the 2005 2wd longbed doublecab. It has been an absolutely terrific truck. No problems, despite being in a serious accident when it was just 4 months old. I had a great shop do the work, all T... Read Full Review

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2005 Toyota Tacoma Safety Ratings

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There are currently 10 recalls for this car.

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Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,800 per year.

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