• (4.8) 26 reviews
  • MSRP: $4,580$12,680
  • 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


Consumer Reviews


Average based on 26 reviews

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by LUV_My_HiHy from Tacoma, Wa on June 5, 2012

They say on the label that the Highlander Hybrid AWD is rated at 33/30, MPG. I am very pleased to be getting an average 27 MPG in a very hilly area. I tow a utility trailer on occasion and have a fami... Read Full Review

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,400 per year.

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