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.
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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)

"Plenty of power, very responsive. Handling much like that of an automobile."

T F., NC (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Still love it!"

C W., TX (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Accelerates and handles so smoothly for a truck. Pull trailers effortlessly."

Anonymous, MN (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Like the vehicle, but, the turning radias is not short enough."

Anonymous, KS (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"The V8 engine is very smooth and powerful. Handling is good for a truck."

Rick H., TX (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"The acceleration is phenomenal and is able to go up steep hills at less than 3,000 RPM."

Nick C., CA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"It could use some more power (4.7L vs 5.2L) but over all it's been fine."

Eric D., WA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Love the power and handling for the value. Best truck I ever had Towing is easy and awesome"

John H., CA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Both, but driving comfort, utility, and reliability are not excelled!!!"

George C., FL (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Good: Easy to handle Bad: not enough power at acceleration when needed"

Laura D., CA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Excellent acceleration and smooth handling for an older model truck."

Anonymous, CO (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"the turning radius is much more limited than I'm used to and the acceleration is a bit too sensitive for me"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Good acceleration, handles good,"

Darrell H., NC (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Very good acceleration for V6. Easy steering and excellent brakes."

Anonymous, NC (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Not easy to park. needs lots of space for turning."

Anonymous, MO (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Looks and practical uses."

David K., OK (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"see previous comment."

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"It handles as easily as a small car, except for its turning radius. Very quiet engine, accerates gradually, good braking system. We pull a camper with it and always feel in control"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Turning radius is large"

Anonymous, SC (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Truck has a lot of power even with a camper on board. Of course you pay for that with horrible mileage but it’s a truck so... but without the camper it rides smoothly, quick acceleration, and the cabin is not as noisy as some."

Pete F., HI (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Excellent power, acceleration. Handling is like most trucks (not sports car like) but still just the job well."

Brian B., WV (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"243,000 miles and still going strong. Took it on a 1000 mile 5 day road trip, no issues. I love Toyota!"

Jeff W., WA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"excellent acceleration and handling"

Kent J., MO (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Very short turning radius, always have to backup to complete the turn. The light weight of the rear end of the truck, always spins wheels when startiong out on wet roads, under normal acceleration."

Anonymous, MD (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Very good weight to power ratio. Generally good to Dr"

Jerry H., FL (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"It has more acceleration and passing ability than the new full size trucks I've been exposed to but the outstanding part is that in over 300K miles its never seen a mechanic for other than the normal service items, i.e. battery, belts, oil change."

Gary H., CA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"With the V8, the truck has plenty of power."

Richard C., CO (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"The Tundra handles very well on unpaved roads and trails as well as in snow. Its handling responsiveness on dry paved roads is deliberate and predictable (not quick), It does not lose as much fuel economy as comparable vehicles when towing. It drops from about 14 mpg to about 8 mpg (6 mpg less) when towing a 5500 pound travel trailer."

Peter K., WI (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Bothe acceleration and handling are satisfactory for me."

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Great acceleration and handling on curves."

Ruben C., CA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Acceleration and Handling are great. It is an a great truck to drive"

Anonymous, KS (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Very good acceleration with the V8 engine. Handles well except for parking due to the length of the wheelbase in the extended cab."

Paul W., WA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"good responsiveness from steering. Pulls our trailer quite well."

Anonymous, GA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Solid and safe"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Tracks and handles great prefect vacation vehicle. Sits up high so it’s easy to see around traffic. Good power decent mileage"

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Most of my driving is highway. 260000 miles later and it still gets up and goes when needed'"

Bobbie S., TX (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"The engine provides ample power."

R K., NV (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Acceleration and pulling power is very good, the ride is comfortable and handles well for a truck."

Rick H., TX (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"I love the passing power of my Camry."

Stafford L., CA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Great"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Poor traction"

Robert R., WA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"great acceleration, but stiff suspension with the trd sport package."

James W., GA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

Comfort

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)

"I am 6' 4" tall . The Toyota truck is the most comfortable vehicle I have owned in 55 years ! Love it for all my do it yourself projects for home and yard and family. Love it for long trips because the seating is so comfortable for my legs."

James S., CO (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"The windows rattle when they are lowered an inch or more"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"So comfortable and quiet that you forget you're in a truck and not a car."

Natalie P., WI (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Very quit ride and very comfortable seats."

Stephen K., PA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Seats are not comfortable. Needs adjustable lumbar support in both seats not just the drivers."

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"So far it has been a dream to drive. It is quiet and handles very good."

Stafford L., CA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"trucks just ride stiffer."

James W., GA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"The seats are very comfortable and supportive for my back. Road noise is not too much of a factor"

Anonymous, KS (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Comfortable seat adjustment for smaller drivers"

Thomas M., CO (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Rides and handles like a car."

Anonymous, VA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Ride Ok, sort of noisy on the road"

Darrell H., NC (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Little bumpy but otherwise good."

Anonymous, SK (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"My seats are very comfortable in my Camry."

Stafford L., CA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Not noisy at all and comfortable ride for a full-size pickup."

Anonymous, WI (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Seat comfort and handling very nice."

Anonymous, MO (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Excellent constructed truck. Quiet, tight, and great handling. Great fuel economy for a truck, average is 19 mpg with 22 on highway."

Anonymous, NC (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Road noise is significantly higher than what is experienced with other similar pick up trucks."

V D., AZ (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"No problems"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"The 2005 Tundra is just a solid performer. While not a full size truck with enormous power it performs any and every task I ask of it without letting me down. The seats are very comfortable, the ride is truck like meaning that you can feel bumps and hear a little road noise but none of these interfere with it on a daily basis. Excellent truck for a vehicle of 13 almost 14 years old."

Brian B., WV (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"The seats in the front are pretty stiff and we have bad backs, so we only like to go short distances in the truck. Cabin is pretty quiet and the ride is pretty smooth."

Charles-Shawn L., FL (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Large comfortable seats with manual controls. Good position for short person."

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Comfort s excellent"

Kent J., MO (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Best riding truck I have ever owned. Comfortable seats and road noise is acceptable."

Paul W., WA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Pro: Four wheel drive gets me up our steep road."

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"260000 miles and it still rides and handles like brand new."

Bobbie S., TX (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"It's very comfortable & quiet."

Keith K., GA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Very comfortable seats, I often drive this truck on long trips and am always comfortable, no matter how long I drive."

Melba C., CA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"The Tundra is remarkably comfortable and smooth for a truck."

R K., NV (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"the seats could be firmer"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"I have a chronic back problem, but can and do drive all day in this truck and never have back pain. Lower back support is great!"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"It is a bench seat, which is comforable."

Anonymous, WA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"THE SEATS SUPPORT A TALL PERSON COMFORTABLY THE TRUCK IS QUIET NO RATTLES OR WIND NOISE AS EXPERIENCED WITH OTHER TRUCKS. THE RIDE IS SMOOTH, BUT SUPPORTS BIG LOADS."

Anonymous, NM (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"The seat is worn out! Over time the seat has developed divots (pockets) where people sit in the cab. Not very durable"

Bret E., WA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"I don't recommend cloth seats in a working truck (one not for just riding). Very hard to get and keep clean."

Michael B., SC (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Rides nice and seats are very comfortable in front and back."

Ruben C., CA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"My friends are envious of how well my truck rides. I do a lot of serious backcountry driving & it's wonderful."

Richard C., CO (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Front seats have electric adjustable lumbar support, raising and lowering along with seat tilting. With these great adjustment features and proper padding, the seats are extremely comfortable. Cabin is very quiet especially since it was lined with noise deadening material. Suspension (none TRD) is firm but comfortable making a great ride."

D W., AZ (2005 Toyota Tundra)

Value

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)

"relible"

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)

"It holds its value too. Never had any mechanical problems with this vehicle and would buy it again!!"

Sharon T., FL (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Best vehicle i have had in 55 years. Use it for everything for household and yard projects, moving items and trailering a small camper. I will hate to get rid of it. Still going strong after 13 years with only minor repairs."

James S., CO (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"It has not broke down on me once or left me stranded amywhere!"

Eric D., WA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Built to last. Runs as well as when we drove it off the lot."

Natalie P., WI (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Great reliability"

Anonymous, GA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"No greater valuer in a pickup, used for years on cross country trips because of comfort. Now I use just locally. Great machine!"

George C., FL (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"An absolutely dependable vehicle which should last forever"

Anonymous, MA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Good: very dependable, easy to drive, great gas mileage, low maintenance, fueling 87 octane Bad: Have to hold the fuel handle nozzle the entire fillup, going over speed bumps-rough, extended cab - too small, stock radio is no good."

Laura D., CA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"I've had this truck for 12 years and I still love it. I drove it every day for 8 years then made it a second vehicle used as needed. I will keep it until it dies and I hope that is a long time. The maintenance has been minimal and the reliability has been great. The size is perfect."

Anonymous, GA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"A tremendous value at $21,161 V8 engine, Automatic, Air Conditioning, 4 Wheel Drive"

Michael L., MN (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"A very good truck. Zero problems. I often pull an 18 foot trailer with a load that pushed the limits of the trucks weight rating with no problem."

Rick H., TX (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"very reliable, does a great job towing our small travel trailer, six speed manual transmission perfact for towing in the mountains. You rarely have to use the brakes to slow down going down hill in the mountains."

Ronald B., CA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"I have owned this truck for over 15 years. It's reliable, great to drive in the mountains in snowy weather, has a great heating system, and it's a truck: love how much I can get into the truck bed."

Anonymous, CO (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Excellent reliability and comfort."

Anonymous, VA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Best vehicle ever owned. highly reliable"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"It is 12 years old, has 170,000 miles, and still drive like new."

Nick C., CA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"The vehicle is over 12 years old. It still is in good shape and has a very quite and smooth ride. Still has a fairly good trade in value."

Anonymous, WI (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Welcome standard transmissions! Easy to maintain, if anything! 'Do it yourself' oil change very convenient."

Randall U., TX (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"A basic truck that is dependable and has never failed me in more than twelve years of driving. The Toyota dealer, however, has tried to sell me on maintenance and repairs that are unnecessary, so most of my service work is done at a local shop."

J V., NC (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"I have 270,000 miles on this truck and it still has original starter, exhaust, alternator, engine, transmission. It's just unbelievable."

Anonymous, MN (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"My Tundra always comes through for me. It even survived a severe hail storm with barely a ding, while others around me were totaled. It gets about average gas mileage, but never has mechanical problems."

Vivian M., KY (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Very reliable, I had to replace the radio and an emissions device. It is very capable towing trailers from 2500# to 6000#."

Rick H., TX (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"It has provided excellent service. Good value!"

Anonymous, WA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"DECENT FUEL ECONOMY, LOW UPKEEP, VERY RELIABLE"

Anonymous, NM (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"Excellent value for the money."

Anonymous, WI (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"With one exception the Toyota Tundra has been a great vehicle. Adequate power and very functional. One large problem is at every hundred thousand miles it appears as though I will spend $4,000 due to a design flaw in the anti-smog provision as an impeller fails and it requires half the engine to be disassembled."

Jerry H., FL (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"The advertised price was the price we paid. The ad was not a "come on"."

Keith K., GA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"140k miles and only one mechanical issue--a/c problem handled by warranty. reasonable price, excellent reliability, comfort close to a Camry, pulls a 25 ft trailer with ease and small enough to drive around town equals VALUE."

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"The Tundra was an excellent value and I have had minimal problems with it. The step-side style makes it look like a new truck because it was discontinued so long ago. I constantly get offers on it and it's one tough rig."

Anonymous, AK (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"This Tundra has been the best value of any vehicle I’ve ever owned."

Anonymous, VA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"We bought our tundra right before a new model year that saw the truck grow to match the big 3. So it’s more like a midsize on a par with the dodge Dakota. I traded in a full size 96 dodge 1/2 ton that spent most of its life on the shop. At the time my wife was drivin an 02 Tacoma that performed flawlessly and did right to the day I sold it two months ago. The tundra has a pop top camper on it and is in storage most of the year. This because we live in Hawaii and it’s our mainland camping rig which gets relatively high miles in short time frames. Before this incarnation it was a daily driver in Idaho and hauled a lot of lumber, construction material, and firewood. For its price it’s been a good rig and inexpensive upkeep. Nothing major has gone south and it hasn’t left me stranded unlike the previous Dodges I owned."

Pete F., HI (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"I had the truck thorouly(sp!) undercoated when brand new. Live in Western PA. Lots of snow and ice and salt in the winter and have no appreciable rust to date. Do give it a good hosing in the spring every year."

Anonymous, PA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"I've owned this truck for 12 years and have never had a problem, and it has never left me stranded."

Melba C., CA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"It's been a great truck."

Thomas M., LA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

"The most reliable vehicle I have ever owned."

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Tundra)

Styling

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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