This version of the Tundra crew-cab was one of CR's top-rated full-sized pickups. Its strong V8, quiet cab and civilized ride mark it among the most well-rounded pickup trucks we've tested. While it doesn't have super heavy-duty towing capabilities, Tundra will pull 6,700 pounds. Unlike full-time four-wheel-drive systems, the Tundra's part-time system can't be used on dry pavement.
There are 13 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Good acceleration; handling in a truck not that important -- it's not a sports car."

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"runs great, handles well, rides excellent. I do wish it would have a better turning radius, you need a lot of space in the parking lot to park this thing."

Anonymous, KY (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"A pickup that drives like a car, yet with a full bed capability. Only downfall is 17mpg but new versions only get 18."

MITCH M., NC (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"wheel base with good highway tires results in very smooth cruising performance, even at high speed."

Anonymous, WA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Acceleration is excellent, but the power of the engine is sometimes too much for the vehicle when it has no load and/or is low on fuel."

Anonymous, MD (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Rides like a limousine, and pulls a trailer with ease."

WILLIAM F., MA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"After owning this vehicle for 6 yrs and using it to tow trailers, about three times a yr, it still accelerates like it was brand new."

Anonymous, NM (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"It has great take off speed as well as passing. Handles very well for the size and is great at accident avoidance"

STEPHEN L., VA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Excellent acceleration/handling."

JAMES M., WI (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Very large turning circle"

J S., CA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Drives very well but needs more power for towing. The transmission ok but doesn't up shift promptly while towing on hills."

HERB S., CA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Driving experience has been superb with the exception of the truck's turning radius - similar to a 20' delivery truck!"

GREGORY H., CA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Steering is smooth and consistent with just enough feed back from the steering wheel"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Turning radius is poor and acceleration is slightly below average, especially if towing something or with A/C on."

Anonymous, CO (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Like a dream."

Anonymous, HI (2005 Toyota Tundra)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Good ride"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"I should have gotten leather seats. Cloth type is hard to get into."

GEORGE P., MI (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"This tuck is a work truck version and as such comes standard with a bench seat. The seat itself has horrible lumbar support and is very uncomfortable on long drives. It's has held up well over the years but then again I've never not had a heavy duty cover on it."

PETE F., HI (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Heated seats have failed after 10 years. Not surprisingly."

Anonymous, ON (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"This is the most comfortable vehicle besides a Cadillac I have ever been in"

STEPHEN L., VA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"great ride, handles and rides like a car and not a truck. MPG sucks and towing capacity is too low"

Anonymous, KY (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"If you like a very soft ride not for you but great otherwise."

Anonymous, NC (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Driving position & seats with arm rests are very supportive and comfortable. Ride is fantastic, short turning circle. Quiet interior."

Anonymous, HI (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"I don't find the seat as comfortable as I would like it."

Anonymous, WY (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Seats need a lumbar support for back, had to buy a mesh support instead"

SETH-JENNIFER F., TX (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"comfortable and good handling"

Anonymous, TN (2005 Toyota Tundra)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"It has been very reliable; comfortable and roomy for driver and passengers to drive on long trips; has ample power for pulling a trailer and load-carrying capacity."

ARLYN H., TX (2005 Toyota Tundra)


Anonymous, TN (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"great value. Navigation is better on cell phone"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"With 175K miles unbelievable reliability and incredibly low frequency of repair compared to US made vehicles previously owned"

MITCH M., NC (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"This may be the best vehicle I have ever owned, and I have owned a lot."

RICHARD K., GA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Just over 170,000 miles. Maintenance has been an oil change every 7000 miles. That's it. Not one thing has broken so far."

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Powerful-good price and everything worked and still does"

IONE O., VA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"I have owned many Toyotas and they run great and hold their value more than others. You can't find a used one ."

JOHN H., OH (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"This truck has had zero failures, is extremely reliable and comfortable, I just wish Toyota still made this smaller version of the Tundra."

MELBA C., CA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Strong, reliable."

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Toyota Tundra)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Paint is pealing (Forest Green)"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Excellent price, very good car for our needs"

IONE O., VA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"It's a basic truck, and now is 11 years old. Would prefer some more features comparing to newer trucks now."

Anonymous, GA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Absolutely the best looking truck I've ever seen! I wish Toyota would bring these back, but that's probably not going to happen. Too bad the 2007 Tundra and later are such ugly, blocky vehicles..."

Anonymous, MA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Room, lots of room in the cab. Very comfortable. Rids better than most cars. Very dependable. In 11 yrs only had to change a water pump seal and ac boots. Great gas millage. My next truck will be a tundra."

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Still looks sharp after 11 years."

MICHAEL M., FL (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Just looks good!"

JAMES M., WI (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"I love the size and appearance of the truck. Although it is nearly 16 years old it is still stylish with clean lines and a great stance."

BRIAN B., WV (2005 Toyota Tundra)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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