2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Overview

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2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Overview

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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2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Highway Speeds Deep Humming Sound

The car is usually fairly quiet, but recently there is a deep humming sound when accelerating to highway speeds (50- 60 +). what is causing this noise?

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Fueldoor Latch

Have a 2006 Toyota Highlander and the fuel door has a button on the driver side under the steering wheel that when you push it the fuel door opens. This morning it did not happen how do I fix it?

2006 Toyota Highlander Hybird

Why does our 06 toyota highlander hybird only blow out hot air through the vents at all times

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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...

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