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2006 Toyota Highlander
2006 Toyota Highlander
Available Price Range $4,727-$13,271 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 21-24 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2006 Toyota Highlander

Our Take

Introduced in 2001, the car-based Highlander became the most popular member of Toyota's five-model sport utility vehicle lineup. Though it is structurally related to the more expensive Lexus RX 330, the Highlander has a different squared-off appearance and comes with fewer standard features.... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Lack of Low-range gearing
  • Uninspired styling
  • Hybrid ownership costs unknown
  • Premium price of Hybrid
  • Hybrid emphasizes performance over economy

Notable Features

  • Car-based construction
  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Available AWD
  • Up to seven-passenger capacity
  • New hybrid model


Our Expert Reviews

Consider the 2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid.Anyone who has purchased a new-model hybrid gasoline-electric vehicle has probably based the decision on some or all of these things: fuel economy, environmental concerns, sociopolitical statements.Whether buying a hybrid makes a statement is debatable, but it can be scientifically demonstrated that they are cleaner vehicles than standard cars.Fuel eco... Read full review for the 2006 Toyota Highlander

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Consumer Reviews


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Good Small SUV

by Texas Guy from N. Texas on June 15, 2010

This SUV is a good compromise between big car features and decent mileage. We're getting about 21 mpg. It is a little rough handling - a little more like a truck than my former Camry. I gave us some g... Read Full Review


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