2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Overview

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I Have The 2006 Highlander Hv, Waiting To Purchase 2008 by koymack
 — Next door neighbor wanting to purchase the 2006 highlander hv that I have . It is a great vehicle. I have seen a lot ofnegativity on the Highlander hv because of milage. I average a good 26 overall s... Read More
An Awd Suv With 26 Mpg In 50%/50% City/highway - Awesome by Tej
 — Interior is classic Toyota -- nothing too high end and nothing too cheap - mainstream and functional. Gas/Hybrid switch is quiet and unintrusive. Acceleration when passing etc. is superb Read More
Reliable Family Car by JulieSP
 — This car was a fine car to use while raising my children and provoking carpools and the general around town errands. It has been very reliable and we have not had any major issues with the car. It ha... Read More

2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Overview

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2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Toyota first introduced the Highlander Hybrid for 2006. It was the first seven-passenger hybrid SUV on the market, and Toyota was the first manufacturer to offer a hybrid SUV and sedan. While the Highlander Hybrid gets slightly better gas mileage than its conventional counterpart, it rates much better in the emissions department, classifying as a Super Low Emissions Vehicle. The Toyota Highlander looks much the same as the regular Highlander, with the exception of a chrome grille, LED headlights, and badging.

The 2006 Highlander Hybrid comes as a base model or as the loaded Limited model. Both are available as a two-wheel or four-wheel drive and both come standard with a 3.3-liter V6 engine, which, at 235 horsepower, is slightly more powerful than the conventional Highlander. The hybrid system, Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive, is the same as the Prius, which is remarkable for its ability to completely take over the gas engine instead of just supplementing it. Fuel economy, like other hybrid SUVs, is better in the city than on the highway, at about 33/28.

Drivers like the 2006 Highlander Hybrid for its relatively good gas mileage, its generous cargo space, good visibility, and comfortable interior. Owners also like the “cool factor” and the fact that it has plenty of power and pickup. Owners do complain that the Highlander Hybrid is quite expensive, and it still has that bland Toyota styling.


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Toyota Highlander Hybrid Questions


Why Wont My Headlights Shut Off And The Interior Lights Come On When I Put ...

Starting about two days ago (12/28/14) whenever I park my Highlander and remove the key from the ignition, the interior lights wont come on and the headlights (NOT DTR lights) won't shut off unless ...

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06 Highlander Hybrid Heat Doesn't Come On Until I Get On The Highway. Do An...

374 views with 6 answers (last answer 3 months ago)

So If The Heater Works Great When The Engine Is Working And Blows Cold Air ...

The heaters works great as long as the engine is running, but the moment the engine stops and the electric takes over it changes to cold air - almost like the A/C takes over. So does that mean the co...

382 views with 2 answers (last answer 4 months ago)

Can You Drive On Engine Power Alone?

My wife's Highlander Hybrid battery pack died. The engine was running fine until then. Now lots of lights on dash, engine won't start. If it could be jumped, could it be driven?

559 views with 2 answers (last answer about a year ago)

When Shift Is In "b" For 2006hh, Should Cruise Control Work?

Cannot find info in manual and haven't seen answer anywhere. On my 2006 HH Limited, when I travel with shift in "B" position instead of Drive, cruise control does not work. Should it? Cruise works ...

834 views with 4 answers (last answer 5 years ago)