Toyota 4Runner 2005 model: Price in Nigeria, Interior, Owners manual & More

05/02/2018
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Table of contents:
1. Introduction
2. Toyota 4Runner 2005 model lineup
3. Toyota 4Runner 2005 model: Exterior
4. Toyota 4Runner 2005 interior
5. Toyota 4Runner 2005 engine and performance
6. Toyota 4Runner 2005 price in Nigeria
7. Toyota 4Runner 2005 owners manual
8. Conclusion

1. Introduction

The Toyota 4Runner 2005 is a thoroughly advanced but traditional SUV. It has been known as one of the most excellent off-roaders in its segment. The 4Runner has not only a great off-road capability but also highly sophisticated and modern features and technologies.

This time, Naijauto.com has decided to pamper our off-road enthusiasts by a full-scale review of the Toyota 4Runner 2005 model. We expect that this article will be helpful for all 4Runner fans and Nigerian car lovers. 

2. Toyota 4Runner 2005 model lineup

The Toyota 4Runner 2005 comes available with 3 variants including the Sport Edition, SR5 and Limited. Toyota also offers different options for the car’s engine and driving systems consisting of a V6 or V8 engine and four-wheel-drive or two-wheel-drive. 

3. Toyota 4Runner 2005 model: Exterior

The 4Runner is not a small car and the 2005 model is even bigger than its predecessor - the 2003 model. One of the most distinctive features of the 4Runner is its high floor and low roof. Walking around, the SUV looks bold and rug with a large and rounded front fascia featuring big headlights and an aggressive horizontal grille.

Toyota 4Runner 2005 front view

The SUV looks bold and rug with a large and rounded front fascia 

Toyota 4Runner 2005 side view

Toyota 4Runner 2005 side view

Its rocker panels are adorned with chunky cladding and over fenders, revealing the car’s forcefulness to conquer every challenging terrain. Meanwhile, the rear gets a clunky-looking spoiler and sizable tail lights. The side mirrors are also provided to enhance the visibility of the driver.  

Toyota 4Runner 2005 angular rear

The rear gets a clunky-looking spoiler and sizable tail lights

4. Toyota 4Runner 2005 interior

In overall, the Toyota 4Runner 2005 interior is practical rather than beautiful. It is comfortable and spacious with good-quality materials. The standard cloth is eye-catching, especially, that of the Sport and SR5 versions are convenient with side bolsters to hold the motorist in place as driving off road or cornering. All seats are equipped with 3-point seatbelts, adjustable headrests and 8-way adjustable driver seat. Because of the high floor and low roof, the driver and front occupants will feel like they are suspended in the cabin.

2005 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V6 Quick Tour, Start Up, & Rev - 63K

However, entering into the rear seats seems to be more difficult than in a sedan because a relatively narrow space that the doors can provide. But once you get in, the second seating row offers a roomy space and it is best for two people. The center position of the seat is slightly lifted, so the central occupant has to sit with a bit uncomfortable feeling. Moving to the third row, it actually includes 2 separate seats which are foldable to widen the cargo space. These seats are easy to place and also not too hard to get in.

Toyota 4Runner 2005 seats

Entering into the rear seats seems to be more difficult than in a sedan

Toyota 4Runner 2005 cargo space

The third row is foldable to widen the cargo space

The center of the cabin is highlighted by a 2-tone dashboard which also includes the instrument. Gauges are placed in 3 deep binnacles preventing the front occupants from accessing them while the fuel gauge is installed an inclinometer to read exactly the tilt when the 4Runner is inclining.

Toyota 4Runner 2005 interior

The center of the cabin is highlighted by a 2-tone dashboard

A unique feature in the interior is a couple of small convex mirrors located at the rear corners. The mirrors are made to observing approaching cars when getting out of the parking lot. Besides, the 4Runner also offers an optional navigation system, including a rearview video camera placed at the rear bumper that shows images on the 7’’ navigation screen when the car is reversed.

5. Toyota 4Runner 2005 engine and performance

Under the hood, the 4Runner is powered by a 4.0L V6 or a 7L V8 engine which is added to the range in 2005. The former is equipped with lightweight all-aluminum construction, a linkless electronic throttle control system and fully variable valve timing. It is capable of cranking out 245 hp and 382 Nm of torque, mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission. The V6 drinks 17 mpg on city road and 21 mpg on the highway, for 2WD variant.

Toyota 4Runner 2005 engine

Under the hood, the 4Runner is powered by a 4.0L V6 or a 7L V8 engine

Meanwhile, the 4.7L V8 gets an electronic throttle control system with intelligence (ETCS-i) and variable valve timing with intelligence (VVT-i). It generates 270 hp and 447 Nm of torque. Its fuel comsumption’s figures are 16 and 20 mpg on city road and the highway respectively, for 4x2 version.

Both powertrains have a cranking system that keeps the engine running until it reaches full combustion, so the driver doesn’t have to hold the key until the motor turns over. This feature is often used in luxurious sedans.

Thanks to a live rear axle, the Toyota 4Runner can handle excellently, even like a truck. The suspension damping is great while the ride is smooth, nice even on on rough roads. In particular, the two-wheel-drive 4Runner is evaluated to have an impressive off-road capability which can be beyond all-wheel-drive SUVS.

Toyota 4Runner 2005 on the road

Thanks to a live rear axle, the Toyota 4Runner can handle excellently, even like a truck

Last but not least, the 5-speed automatic transmission boosts the efficiency and responsiveness of the Toyota 4Runner 2005 engine. It is paired with Artificial Intelligence Shift control.

Toyota 4Runner 2005 on the road

The two-wheel-drive 4Runner is evaluated to have an impressive off-road capability

6. Toyota 4Runner 2005 price in Nigeria

If you are going to buy a Toyota 4Runner 2005, take a look at our table for the Highlander prices in Nigeria. We also include the prices of the Toyota 4Runner for other model years for your further information:​

  Toyota 4Runner 2005 price in Nigeria 
Model years  Prices 
2000 – 2002  N1.8 million – N2.2 million 
2003 – 2005  N2.5 million – N3.2 million 
2006 – 2009  N3.5 million – N5 million 
2010 – 2012 N7 million – N8.3 million

7. Toyota 4Runner 2005 owners manual

Download  Toyota 4Runner 2005 owners manual for your convenient use.

8. Conclusion

The Toyota 4Runner 2005 is an excellent trail vehicle. It is quiet, smooth to drive and offer a plenty of space for your friends and family. The 4Runner also promises to be a great choice for all off-road lovers as it can bring good quality, great reputation, reliability and durability from Toyota - one of the leading carmakers not only in Nigeria but also all over the world. We truly hope that this review of the Toyota 4Runner 2005 model can deepen your love, your understanding and your admiration for this superb off-roader.

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Table of contents:
1. Introduction
2. Toyota 4Runner 2005 model lineup
3. Toyota 4Runner 2005 model: Exterior
4. Toyota 4Runner 2005 interior
5. Toyota 4Runner 2005 engine and performance
6. Toyota 4Runner 2005 price in Nigeria
7. Toyota 4Runner 2005 owners manual
8. Conclusion