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2005 Truck & SUV Reviews

Truck Trend Magazine online brings you the latest reviews and road tests of all 2005 model year trucks, SUVs, wagons, and more. Choose an option below to read expert reviews from our writers and staff.
Pre Owned: 1997-2006 Jeep Wrangler TJ Pre Owned: 1997-2006 Jeep Wrangler TJ
Although the Wrangler's lineage can be traced back to the World War II Willys Jeep, the vehicles actually named Wrangler are only in their... more
Pre-owned: 2001-2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500HD Pre-owned: 2001-2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500HD
Chevy's smallest Heavy-Duty came online for the 2001 model year and was called the 1500HD. Why stick a model in between the incredibly... more
Pre-owned: 2000-2006 Toyota Tundra Pre-owned: 2000-2006 Toyota Tundra
The Tundra replaced the T100 in the lineup, featured more aggressive styling, and brought with it a body 8.4 inches longer, riding on a... more
Pre-owned: 2002-2005 Ford Explorer Pre-owned: 2002-2005 Ford Explorer
Ford's first Explorer, introduced in late 1990, edged the Bronco II out of the lineup and quickly made a name for itself. more
Pre-owned: 2005-2009 Dodge Dakota Pre-owned: 2005-2009 Dodge Dakota
For 2005, the third-gen Dakota gained creased sheetmetal, an oversize grille, and a spruced-up interior riding on a new chassis featuring... more
Pre-owned: 2003-2006 Dodge Sprinter Pre-owned: 2003-2006 Dodge Sprinter
The dodge sprinter, first arriving on our shores as a 2003 model, is anything but a traditional Mopar mover. more
Preowned: 2001-2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Preowned: 2001-2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
If you have an outdoor or work-oriented lifestyle, what you really need is part truck, part passenger-friendly SUV. Ford, among others,... more
Pre-owned: 2003-2008 Isuzu Ascender Pre-owned: 2003-2008 Isuzu Ascender
Isuzu increasingly went to the GM well for its truck and SUV products. Case in point: the 2003 Ascender. more
First Drive: MSU's Diesel/Electric Hybrid Equinox First Drive: MSU's Diesel/Electric Hybrid Equinox
MSU's Diesel/Electric Hybrid 2005 Chevrolet Equinox: A Sign of Things To Come? more
2005 Toyota Tacoma 2WD TRD PreRunner Long-Term Wrap-Up 2005 Toyota Tacoma 2WD TRD PreRunner Long-Term Wrap-Up
Many vehicles float in and out of the Truck Trend and Motor Trend long-term fleets, and occasionally, one slips through before we get a... more
Pre-owned: 2003-2006 Chevrolet Silverado SS Pre-owned: 2003-2006 Chevrolet Silverado SS
The concept of a hot-rod truck isn't particularly new, but the previous generation of American sleds helped push the idea to new frontiers. more
Long-Term Wrap-Up: 2005 BMW X3 2.5i Long-Term Wrap-Up: 2005 BMW X3 2.5i
The sparring began almost immediately. Was our long-term BMW X3 yet another pearl in a long necklace of sublime ultimate driving machines... more
Long-Term Wrap-Up: 2005 Land Rover LR3 HSE Long-Term Wrap-Up: 2005 Land Rover LR3 HSE
In fall 2004, Land Rover replaced its Discovery SUV with the all-new LR3. The LR3 proved as impressive in the metal as it looked on paper,... more
Long-Term Update: 2005 Land Rover LR3 HSE Long-Term Update: 2005 Land Rover LR3 HSE
It's 123 degrees in Death Valley. The LR3's engine temperature gauge hasn't moved off midpoint, even when climbing the renowned testing... more
Long-Term Update: 2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner Long-Term Update: 2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner
This truck never sits. Another update, another service; this time, the 15K regimen. In addition to the Tacoma's scheduled maintenance, the... more
Performance: 2005 Stillen Nissan Titan Performance: 2005 Stillen Nissan Titan
Pop the hood on Stillen's Nissan Titan, and you'll immediately see where the extra power comes from: An intercooled Eaton Roots-type... more
High Adventure in Bolivia: 2005 Land Rover's G4 Challenge High Adventure in Bolivia: 2005 Land Rover's G4 Challenge
In the blink of an eye, I went from sitting in the leather-lined Land Rover LR3 to dangling from a rope and harness over a river in... more
Long-Term Update: 2005 Honda Odyssey Touring Long-Term Update: 2005 Honda Odyssey Touring
Our 2005 Honda Odyssey had an oddity: The passenger-side sliding door had been closing and reopening on its own. We continued to use it... more
Long-Term Update: 2005 Land Rover LR3 HSE Long-Term Update: 2005 Land Rover LR3 HSE
The Dealer checked the underperforming A/C at the 15K service, replacing an O-ring seal and evacuating and recharging the system. By the... more
Long-Term Update: 2005 BMW X3 2.5i Long-Term Update: 2005 BMW X3 2.5i
The last thing we did before returning our long-term X3 to BMW was to take it in for service. more
Long-Term Update: 2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner Long-Term Update: 2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner
Our long-term Tacoma hit the trail with Truck Trend chief Mark Williams at the helm. more
Long-Term Update: 2005 Toyota Tacoma Pre-runner Long-Term Update: 2005 Toyota Tacoma Pre-runner
When we took the Tacoma in for a 5000-mile service, the dealer checked a noise from the brake-pedal area. more
White-Out!: Battling an Icelandic Blizzard in a 2005 Land Rover LR3 White-Out!: Battling an Icelandic Blizzard in a 2005 Land Rover LR3
Iceland is home to glaciers, fjords, black-sand beaches, geothermal springs, pop-star/fashion-comic Bjoerk, and one of the world's most... more
Long-Term Update: 2005 Honda Odyssey Touring Long-Term Update: 2005 Honda Odyssey Touring
Every time we go on the road, the Honda Odyssey is first choice as a support vehicle. It's popular not only for its load-carrying capacity,... more
Road Test: 2005 Volvo XC90 V-8 Road Test: 2005 Volvo XC90 V-8
The Arctic Circle is not first in the minds of most people for vacation destinations, but it is clear why Volvo comes here to evaluate the... more
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