2006 Toyota Highlander Review

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2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

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A recently introduced hybrid-powered version of Toyota's mid-size crossover SUV boosts both the vehicle's performance and its fuel economy. This is the same Hybrid Synergy Drive system that's also available in the Lexus RX, with which the Highlander otherwise shares platforms and components. The Highlander Hybrid combines a 3.3-liter V-6 powerplant with a high-torque electric drive motor/generator to deliver the acceleration of a V-8 with the fuel economy of a four-cylinder engine (33 mpg in city driving, 28 mpg on the highway). A gearless continuously variable automatic transmission and an electric power steering system are included. As in the standard versions, a choice of front or all-wheel drive is offered; the latter includes two separate electric motor/generators, one at each axle. Elsewhere in the line a fuel-efficient 160-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and four-speed automatic transmission remains the standard powertrain, while the conventional version of the aforementioned 3.3-liter 230-horsepower V-6, mated to a five-speed automatic gearbox, is optional. Toyota's Vehicle Stability Control system, anti-lock brakes with Brake Assist and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution come standard. A third-row seat is available to expand the Highlander's seating capacity to seven riders.

 

2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid by John Pearley Huffman (4/11/2005)
Take the RX400h, subtract the attitude.

 

 

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April 13, 2015
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A dependable people carrier

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Good value and very reliable vehicle. Exterior is on the bland side but the ride is comfortable, the 6 cylinder engine provides good highway ride and decent acceleration.
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May 29, 2016
2016 Toyota Highlander AWD 4-Door V6 Limited Platinum (GS)

great all around vehical with excellent interior room and ride

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perfect vehicle for road trips and vacations. Plenty of room and an excellent ride .
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December 20, 2016
2015 Toyota Highlander AWD 4-Door V6 XLE (Natl)

Good car, poor gas mileage,

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The Toyota Highlander is a good all round car, don't bother buying the car with GPS, it is useless. I can't believe that Toyota would install this piece of junk and call it a gps, it doesn't understand anyone... + More »
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April 12, 2016
2015 Toyota Highlander AWD 4-Door V6 Limited (Natl)

Very nice ride

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Very nice vehicle. It has everything that I needed in an SUV. My only complaint, and it's very minor, is having to reach a little for the touch screen.
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October 31, 2015
2015 Toyota Highlander AWD 4-Door V6 XLE (Natl)

best vehicle i have ever owned

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It has every thing i needed in an allwheel drive vehicle i wish it had led lighting
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August 29, 2015
2015 Toyota Highlander AWD 4-Door V6 LE (SE)

Best Buy for the Money; 100% Happy With My Puchase

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I spent a lot of time researching and test driving the Highlander as well as other comparable vehicles. The highlander is the only vehicle that met and / or exceeded all of my needs and wants. The things that... + More »
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August 3, 2015
2015 Toyota Highlander AWD 4-Door V6 Limited (Natl)

Mileage does not vary

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I bought a new XLE AWD 4 months ago to replace my Sienna SE mini-van. The Highlander is more comfortable and handles well. I love the tech features. However I find it disturbing that no matter how I drive the... + More »
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May 18, 2015
2015 Toyota Highlander AWD 4-Door V6 Limited Platinum (GS)

Not So Great

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Likes; roomy when all seats are up in place, nice styling, comfortable ride; great storage spaces; rear window can be opened while tail gate is closed. Dislikes; Terrible gas mileage, average 16.2 mpg;... + More »
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April 28, 2015
2015 Toyota Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 Limited Platinum (Natl)

The best car I have ever owned.

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We traded in our 2008 Highlander Limited for a 2015 Highlander Limited Platinum AWD. We loved our 2008 but we love, love our 2015. It is quiet, comfortable, easy to drive and very spacious. This vehicle... + More »
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April 28, 2015
2015 Toyota Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 Limited Platinum (GS)

Nice car well thought out

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Well thought out Car the electronics are really nice and updated.
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