(4.8) 24 reviews
MSRP: $5,066$12,526
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 29-31
Engine: 208-hp, 3.3-liter V-6 (gas hybrid)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
Seats: 7
2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Our Take on the 2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

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

4 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.