2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid consumer reviews

$33,030–$34,430 MSRP range
side view of 2006 Highlander Hybrid Toyota
94% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.5
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.7
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After 13 years, it still runs excellent. Keeping

This car has the most comfortable driver's seat, the nav system though, was not up to par. I was going to buy another one this year but the head rest was so far forward it was extremely uncomfortable! Bought an Acura MDX Sport Hybrid instead!


sorry i purchased this car

i thought i was purchasing a reliable toyota vehicle , it had 150,000 when i purchased it ran great the next 15000 miles then the vsc control light came on as well as the parking brake , brake , traction control , took it to shop , needs a new abs actuator at 1900 plus labor , dealer said it was replaced in 2016 , after reviewing complaints on car i feel lucky that the brakes didn't totally fail like numerous other complaints where people had complete brake failure while driving causing a real life danger, come to find out that this is a chronic problem toyota refuses to address . the other problems they have is the inverter 9000 to repair and hybrid batteries $$$? now i'm stuck with this piece of xxxx car that cost more to repair than its worth , the money you save on fuel economy will not exceed the money you spend on repairs , DO NOT BUY A TOYOTA HIGHLANDER HYBRID.


Lousy MPGs for a Hybrid

I have always liked the idea of the early Highlander Hybrid; Compact, sturdy, Full Sized spare tire and great gas mileage. However we always needed a larger vehicle (minivan) for family use. Last year we realized we needed an extra car and I found (what I thought was) a good deal on an '06 Hi-Hy. Fast forward to 1+ year later and I have been getting a constant 17 mpg (city & highway) no matter how easy I go on the pedal. The electric motor never stays on for more than a few seconds, no matter how hard I try. I have been to 2 Toyo dealers in 2 states and both say everything is working properly "according to their diagnostic computers". My 2014 Odyssey gets bad mileage also (the same 17.0 mpg) but it weighs almost 1000 lbs. more. Has anyone else had a similar problem or did I just buy the worst Hi-Hy ever made ????


Most trouble free vehicle I have ever owned.

Great car for daily errands--size, fuel efficiency, and comfort are all great. However, on drives of 500 miles or more per day, it get a little tiring.


Fantastic model

This model and year is one of those special cars seemingly offering the best of everything including appearance. Very quiet and excellent performance. Handles wells


2007 Highlander, Solid, quiet and comfortable

I sought a vehicle that would tow a good amount (3500 lb.) and get good mileage. Our sub zero weather brings the mileage of any car low, but I've yet to get less and 23 mpg. It is currently over 150k miles, but handles like a newer car.


SUV that is great on gas!

This car has met our family needs. We look forward to testing the VT winter roads. We purchased this with high miles, but it?s Toyota so we?re hoping for the best!


Better than the new one

This car is a classic with unrealistic performance and appearance Out performs the muscle cars and the expensive SUVs looks great handles and parks with ease


So Far So Good

The car has so far exceeded expectations considering its age and overall mileage. If all continues to go well , I am hooked on Highlander Hybrids for life.



I wish this car would run forever but sadly it has come to the end at 225,000 miles. The repairs it needs are more than the values of the vehicle.