2006 Toyota Highlander User Reviews

2006 Toyota Highlander Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Appearance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Build Quality:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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PROS
"reliable car" 4 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"comfortable car" 3 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews
"storage" 2 reviews
"space" 2 reviews

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Mathues writes:
2006 Toyota Highlander Limited V6 AWD Review
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4

Pros

Flexible 7-passenger SUV with comfortable seats. AWD is nice with little impact on mpg. Very responsive engine and brakes. Easily get 25mpg on highway. Easy (6 bolts) to add a trailer hitch. No major repairs (at 99k so far). Has 3rd row heat (but not A/C).

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Not the best for tall drivers; I'm 6'2" and it's my daily driver and I make due, but it's just not engineered for taller drivers. 3rd row is only for small kids. Transmission sometimes jerks but dealer says it's normal. Hardly any cargo room when 3rd row seat is up. A/C is good in first row but 2nd and 3rd row takes forever to cool down.

Mathues
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Great Family Onroad Suv — Good-looking (albeit a bit dated) family SUV. Good performance for what it is - no lack of power to merge on highway, strong brakes. Reliable although we have had some minor repairs. Heated leather, sunroof, AWD makes for an overall comfortable and safe SUV.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Tyler writes:
2006 Toyota Highlander Base Review
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Fuel Economy, Comfort, Space, Turning Radius, Car-Like Ride

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Engine Noise, Road Noise

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What A Practical Vehicle! — I must admit, at first I didn't know what to expect of the Highlander. It was just a good replacement to our old blazer. I'll just start with the cons of the Highlander, since it's the base model, the vehicle doesn't have all the features we wished it did, also the 4 cylinder engine is slightly noisy and the road noise was bad (but we got new tires which fixed that problem.) The engine is also a tad bit noisy on the highway. As for the good things, it's incredibly roomy and can fit my whole family, 3 adults and 2 kids, with ease and nobody would complain. As for space in the back, there is a massive amount of space for luggage or other items. Performance-wise, the engine is lacking, and the fuel economy could be better, but at the same time it could be worse. The turning radius is amazing and the Highlander has a car-like ride which we love. If you want a safe SUV, the Highlander gets 5 star crash ratings all around. As for appearance, the car maybe should have been less boxy looking, but it doesn't look bad either. The cost of ownership has been really low, we've only done the basic maintainance required and replaced the aging tires. As for fun factor in a crossover SUV, I didn't know there was supposed to be any, but the fuel bill sure does make me happy! I would definetally recommend this vehicle to anybody who needs cargospace, or a spacy vehicle for the family. If you aren't sure about safety, we hit a deer at 75mph in the Highlander and the damage was pretty minamal, we were just shaken up. The 6 cylinder would be better for towing or a quiter drive on the highway. We are actually considering getting a new model Highlander for a replacement for our Tahoe.

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215Carlos writes:
2006 Toyota Highlander Base V6 Review
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3rd Row, Car Like Ride, Toyota Reliability

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Small 3rd row, not enough torque

215Carlos
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Toyota Highlander V6 Fwd 3rd Row — Very smooth ride, Ample power to get around town, but in highway passing it needed more torque. I was pleased with my purchase despite that one complaint. Also I didn't have the Limited model which includes the JBL sound system. I would've liked that more than the factory unit which had a mind of its own at times.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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T2013Taylor2012 writes:
2006 Toyota Highlander Limited V6 Review
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Great reliability, super traction on the highway in rainy conditions, transmission shifts very smoothly even with 140,000 miles+, Great fuel economy if on cruise control at 60-65mph @ 27-29 mpg with 85 fuel, the passenger seats are folding and definitely help load the occasion 3rd row passenger, turning radius is pretty decent like a Camry, suspension is soft but not as soft as the MDX on heavy bumps, tires are fairly priced at about $550-$600 per set which is about twice my Corolla when you get basic standard tires

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Bad stopping distance at highway high speeds, average stereo sound quality, poor comfort on 3rd row seating, needs more storage space in the trunk, side pocket storage on rear passenger doors is minimal

T2013Taylor2012
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Very Good Reliable Car — I know Toyota makes great cars that last. The Highlander was a very sharp car while excelling in the area's of reliability, durability, comfort, passenger seating space, and mobility of the steering in traffic (very responsive) so overall I think that this vehicle is worth the buy and something I would consider keeping long-term.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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JacKOozy writes:
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5

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Rides smooooth, Has Power, AWD = Toyota's version of 4wd, Looks Sharp Inside & Out, Captain style bucket seats has arm rest w/ heat and lumbar support, Lgr. cargo area or 3rd row seating.

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Toyota parts are not cheap & its not the $95K custom Lexus SUV I can't afford!

JacKOozy
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A 'nice' Affordable Utility Vehicle! — Fun to drive while having a lot of nice creature comfort features. Has the power to tow your toys to the beach or up over the mountains for camping. Large enough so you know its solid and safe and not so small you feel like your in a can. Oh and don't forget the rug rats, a spot to strap each and everyone in their place!

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Leslie writes:
2006 Toyota Highlander Sport V6 AWD Review
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everything

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no outside temperature gauge

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My Highlander — i love everything about my car.. the only thing i don't like is that it doesn't have a temperature gauge for the outside temperature. its a good car to take offroading a little every now and then, and its got great handling.

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Cole writes:
2006 Toyota Highlander Sport V6 AWD Review
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good system and power

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too big

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Good Lookin Suv — plenty of power...wheels too small...pretty fun to drive if u like suv's...well built for sure...japanes is always god and will run forever im sure...i kinda miss sdriving a car, but this is good until i get my camaro

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Filip writes:
2006 Toyota Highlander Base V6 Review
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Great SUV from a great company.

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Styling is extreamly conservative, too many on the road to feel special.

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Toyota's Flagship Suv — Toyota is another one of those dynasty auto makers, they pride themselves on build quality, and this being the best selling SUV in the US has something to do with it. Its reliable to a tee, its never coughed and its never placed one foot wrong. Its got a fantastic V-6 engine, that can be thrashed around, lots of torque and it shifts at 2-2.5 thousand RPM, at that pace the engine will last for another 15-20 years.

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llinder writes:
2006 Toyota Highlander Base V6 AWD Review
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quiet, excellent fit and finish, zero repairs in 3 years

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mileage is only 17/20

llinder
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I Love My Toyota Highlander — This is the best vehicle I've ever had. It's quiet, smooth, comfortable, a dream to drive. Mileage isn't the best at 17 city/20 highway, but I don't care. I love the styling and the fit and finish is great. We've spent $0 on repairs in 3 years! Wow! Love it!

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David writes:
2006 Toyota Highlander Base V6 AWD Review
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Can seat many passengers, durable

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Not great fuel economy

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Reliable, Inexpensive, Spacy. — Having it for about 2 years, I have to say it's met/exceeded my expectations. Drives well, has all the room I need for a growing family, and the 3rd row gives you options if you need it.

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2001 Toyota Highlander Reviews

Good For A While, Not A Long Term Car. By downtown133

Great first car, will get you from 'A to B' easily and comfortably, great car for a high schooler, with good handling and easy to manage. Although when parked outside it traps the air and amplifies th... Read More

Wonderful Highlander! By 2003ToyotaHighlanderLimited

Loved taking this car out for a little while. It may not accelerate as fast as you may want, but the safety and reliability on the 2001 Highlander are both GREAT! The Highlander is a wonderful car for... Read More

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2002 Toyota Highlander Reviews

Good Car By ault6286

We really liked our highlander. We would have kept it, but we were planning on having a third child and the back seat is not big enough for three child seats. According to the Toyota dealer mechanic... Read More

Wish It Was Still Mine By Michael

Good SUV to have for the winter. Never had any problems with snow last year and is actually quite fun in the snow. wasn't all that tough on power/acceleration but now that I have the solara with the... Read More

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2003 Toyota Highlander Reviews

Excellent, Except For The Sun Visor. By rodder98

It's a great car, but if I had known about the defective sun visor, I would not have bought it. New visors cost over $800. The garage door opener is built into it, making it very expensive and proba... Read More

My Ride By Steven

Good simple looks, nice interior, great room for its outward size. Stock tires are nice and ready to be taken over curbs and a little bumpy grass. Gas mileage is normal. The engine has been rattling o... Read More

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2004 Toyota Highlander Reviews

It"s A Family Car. By arlando

don"t like the style of this car but i like that it is really reliable. drive to work in bay erea every day. never have any promblems with the car only with fuel injectors. they go out one at a time. ... Read More

Another Great Toyota Winner.... By Alfred

Purchased for economy in an SUV. Good steady economy. Very Good power in the 330hp V6. Performance in acceleration, braking and handling in a medium large SUV I believe is not comparied too. Extremely... Read More

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2005 Toyota Highlander Reviews

Reliable , A Car You Can Count On. By rams1971

Lots of room , plenty of power , reliable and fun to drive. Also this suv is very simple to maintain. If your somewhat mechanically inclined like myself , servicing this vehicle is very ... Read More

Great By kgwille

Nothing is wrong with this car, very reliable . Drove it to Arzonia last year with no problems and got 28 miles per gallon. Great car for a daughter or son who may be going to college. New tires last ... Read More

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