2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Trims and Specs

Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Cassette · Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brakes: disc · Regenerative Braking System
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Cargo cover · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders · Front power outlet · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Overhead console · Power steering · Reading lights: front · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls · Storage: storage organizer, door pockets, seatback · Universal remote transmitter
Doors Liftgate window: fixed · Rear door type: liftgate
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Power adjustments: 8
Engine Electric Motor Battery Type: nickel-metal hydride · Electric Motor HP: 167 · Electric Motor Power Output (Kilowatts): 123 · Electric Motor Torque: 247 · Hybrid Gas Engine HP: 208 · Hybrid Gas Engine HP@RPM: 5600 · Hybrid Gas Engine Torque: 212 · Hybrid gas Engine Torque@RPM: 4400
Exterior Features Grille color: chrome
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3 · Number of third row headrests: 2
Instrumentation Clock · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Lights Daytime running lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Rear heat: rear ventilation ducts with fan control · Type: split-bench
Roof Roof rack
Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters · Seatbelt pretensioners
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: height · Front seat type: captains chairs · Passenger seat manual adjustments: reclining · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Rear seat manual adjustments: reclining · Third row seat folding · Upholstery: cloth
Security Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: underbody
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Tires Type: all season
Tires and Rims 17 Inch Wheels · P Tires · Spare tire size: full-size matching
Truck Features Auxilliary transmission fluid cooler
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent
Price $33,675 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 3.3L 268 hp V6 Hybrid
Seating 7
Fuel Economy
28MPG city
25MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$33,675
Invoice$29,561

Transmission

Drivetrain FWD
Continuously Variable Transmission
Fuel Economy
28MPG city
25MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player, CD Player

Engine

3.3L 268 hp V6 Hybrid
Power 268 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque
Gas:212 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
Electric:247 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating7 seats
Fuel Tank Volume17 gal
Front Legroom42.9 in
Back Legroom34.6 in
Wheelbase106.9 in
Length185.4 in
Width71.9 in
Height68.3 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume10.5 cu ft
Standard Payload1,605 lbs
Maximum Payload1,605 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity3,500 lbs
Toyota and Lexus have been pioneers in the SUV market. First came the crossover SUVs: the Highlander, RAV4, and RX 300. These unique car-based utes were once referred to as "hybrids,"... Read More
Toyota and Lexus have been pioneers in the SUV market. First came the crossover SUVs: the Highlander, RAV4, and RX 300. These unique car-based utes were once referred to as "hybrids," in a time time when that term could mean nothing else. For 2006, the Highlander will follow the lead of the Lexus RX 400h, as Toyota incorporates the revolutionary Hybrid Synergy Drive into this popular SUV.
The Highlander Hybrids are available with two-wheel or four-wheel drive. The 4x2 is powered by a 3.3 liter DOHC V-6, working in tandem with two electric motors. The V-6 makes 208 horsepower and provides 212 pound-feet of torque on its own, while the first electric motor starts the engine and charges the battery, and the second helps drive the front wheels. Total output is 268 horsepower. The Hybrid Synergy Drive power plant is paired with an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission.
The base hybrid comes standard with ful power accessories, keyless entry, a six speaker CD audio system, air conditioning and cruise control. Options include leather, a rear seat DVD entertainment system, and a third row of seating. It gets the same set of standard equipment as the regular base model Highlander, but the hybrid technology hikes the price up by about $8000.
Adds to Base:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Cassette · Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brakes: disc · Regenerative Braking System
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Cargo cover · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders · Front power outlet · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Overhead console · Power steering · Reading lights: front · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls · Storage: storage organizer, door pockets, seatback · Universal remote transmitter
Doors Liftgate window: fixed · Rear door type: liftgate
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Power adjustments: 8
Drivetrain 4WD Type: part time
Engine Electric Motor Battery Type: nickel-metal hydride · Electric Motor HP: 167 · Electric Motor Power Output (Kilowatts): 123 · Electric Motor Torque: 247 · Hybrid Gas Engine HP: 208 · Hybrid Gas Engine HP@RPM: 5600 · Hybrid Gas Engine Torque: 212 · Hybrid gas Engine Torque@RPM: 4400
Exterior Features Grille color: chrome
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3 · Number of third row headrests: 2
Instrumentation Clock · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Lights Daytime running lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Rear heat: rear ventilation ducts with fan control · Type: split-bench
Roof Roof rack
Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters · Seatbelt pretensioners
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: height · Front seat type: captains chairs · Passenger seat manual adjustments: reclining · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Rear seat manual adjustments: reclining · Third row seat folding · Upholstery: cloth
Security Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: underbody
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Tires Type: all season
Tires and Rims 17 Inch Wheels · P Tires · Spare tire size: full-size matching
Truck Features Auxilliary transmission fluid cooler
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent
Price $35,075 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 3.3L 268 hp V6 Hybrid
Seating 7
Fuel Economy
27MPG city
25MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$35,075
Invoice

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
Continuously Variable Transmission
Fuel Economy
27MPG city
25MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player, CD Player

Engine

3.3L 268 hp V6 Hybrid
Power 268 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque
Gas:212 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
Electric:247 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating7 seats
Fuel Tank Volume17 gal
Front Legroom42.9 in
Back Legroom34.6 in
Wheelbase106.9 in
Length185.4 in
Width71.9 in
Height68.7 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume10.5 cu ft
Maximum Payload1,430 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity3,500 lbs
The base trim Highlander Hybrid will cost $8000 to $10,000 more than its gas-powered counterpart. Aside from the Hybrid Synergy Drive technology, 17-inch wheels, and Optitron gauges,... Read More
The base trim Highlander Hybrid will cost $8000 to $10,000 more than its gas-powered counterpart. Aside from the Hybrid Synergy Drive technology, 17-inch wheels, and Optitron gauges, the hybrid gets the same equipment. Standard features include air conditioning, cruise control, full power accessories, keyless entry, and a six-speaker CD audio system.
The hybrid power plant is centered around in a 3.3 liter DOHC V-6, which generates 208 horsepower and 212 pound-feet of torque alone. The AWD models include a third electric motor. The first electric motor starts the engine and recharges the battery pack. The second motor power the front wheels, and a third is added to power the back wheels with all wheel drive. However, no gas power can be sent to the rear wheels, so this Highlander may best be described as a quasi-4x4. Toyota calls it "4WD-i."
The addition of the electric motors bumps up horsepower by 60, for a cumulative output of 268, and sending this SUV from 0 to 60 mph in a mere 7.2 seconds. The engine is mated to the ECVT electronically controlled continuously variable transmission, where regular toothed gears are replaced by a system of transistors. The hybrid's fuel economy is 31/27 with the 4WD-i system.
Adds to Base:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Cassette · 6 disc in-dash CD · JBL premium brand · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brakes: disc · Regenerative Braking System
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center · Dash trim: simulated wood · Door trim: simulated wood · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Cargo cover · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Front power outlet · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Overhead console · Power steering · Reading lights: front · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, paddle shifter, audio · Storage: storage organizer, door pockets, seatback · Universal remote transmitter
Doors Liftgate window: fixed · Rear door type: liftgate
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Heated · Power adjustments: 8
Engine Electric Motor Battery Type: nickel-metal hydride · Electric Motor HP: 167 · Electric Motor Power Output (Kilowatts): 123 · Electric Motor Torque: 247 · Hybrid Gas Engine HP: 208 · Hybrid Gas Engine HP@RPM: 5600 · Hybrid Gas Engine Torque: 212 · Hybrid gas Engine Torque@RPM: 4400
Exterior Features Grille color: chrome · Rear spoiler
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3 · Number of third row headrests: 2
Instrumentation Clock · Compass · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: Auto on/off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Passenger Seat Heated · Power adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Rear heat: rear ventilation ducts with fan control · Type: split-bench
Roof Moonroof: power glass, one-touch open/close · Roof rack
Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters · Seatbelt pretensioners
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: height · Front seat type: captains chairs · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Rear seat manual adjustments: reclining · Third row seat folding · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: underbody
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Tires Type: all season
Tires and Rims 17 Inch Wheels · P Tires · Spare tire size: full-size matching
Truck Features Auxilliary transmission fluid cooler
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent
Price $38,535 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 3.3L 268 hp V6 Hybrid
Seating 7
Fuel Economy
28MPG city
25MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$38,535
Invoice

Transmission

Drivetrain FWD
Continuously Variable Transmission
Fuel Economy
28MPG city
25MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

3.3L 268 hp V6 Hybrid
Power 268 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque
Gas:212 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
Electric:247 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating7 seats
Fuel Tank Volume17 gal
Front Legroom42.9 in
Back Legroom34.6 in
Wheelbase106.9 in
Length185.4 in
Width71.9 in
Height68.3 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume10.5 cu ft
Maximum Payload1,605 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity3,500 lbs
The Highlander Hybrid is an all-new green variation of Toyota's top-selling crossover SUV, introduced in the summer of 2005 for the 2006 model year. The difference in price between the ... Read More
The Highlander Hybrid is an all-new green variation of Toyota's top-selling crossover SUV, introduced in the summer of 2005 for the 2006 model year. The difference in price between the Highland Hybrid's base and Limited trims is marginal, but both cost nearly $10,000 than their petrol-consuming counterparts.
The Highlander Hybrid's power is centered around the 3.3 liter DOHC V-6 engine, similar to the power plant in the regular Highlander. Two electric motors have been added, now producing a total output of 268 horsepower. The first electric motor starts the engine and recharges the battery, and the second sends additional power to the front wheels. The Hybrid system is teamed with an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission. Toyota has geared this Highlander more towards performance, which is why the EPA estimate of 32/27 mpg may seem so low for a hybrid.
Exclusive features on the Highlander Hybrid Limited include leather seats, wood trim, automatic headlights, a JBL audio upgrade with an in-dash CD changer, automatic climate control, third row seating and heated mirrors. A rear seat DVD entertainment system and a touch screen DVD navigation system are also only offered with this trim.
Adds to Base:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Cassette · 6 disc in-dash CD · JBL premium brand · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brakes: disc · Regenerative Braking System
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center · Dash trim: simulated wood · Door trim: simulated wood · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Cargo cover · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Front power outlet · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Overhead console · Power steering · Reading lights: front · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, paddle shifter, audio · Storage: storage organizer, door pockets, seatback · Universal remote transmitter
Doors Liftgate window: fixed · Rear door type: liftgate
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Heated · Power adjustments: 8
Drivetrain 4WD Type: part time
Engine Electric Motor Battery Type: nickel-metal hydride · Electric Motor HP: 167 · Electric Motor Power Output (Kilowatts): 123 · Electric Motor Torque: 247 · Hybrid Gas Engine HP: 208 · Hybrid Gas Engine HP@RPM: 5600 · Hybrid Gas Engine Torque: 212 · Hybrid gas Engine Torque@RPM: 4400
Exterior Features Grille color: chrome · Rear spoiler
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3 · Number of third row headrests: 2
Instrumentation Clock · Compass · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: Auto on/off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Passenger Seat Heated · Power adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Rear heat: rear ventilation ducts with fan control · Type: split-bench
Roof Moonroof: power glass, one-touch open/close · Roof rack
Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters · Seatbelt pretensioners
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: height · Front seat type: captains chairs · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Rear seat manual adjustments: reclining · Third row seat folding · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: underbody
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Tires Type: all season
Tires and Rims 17 Inch Wheels · P Tires · Spare tire size: full-size matching
Truck Features Auxilliary transmission fluid cooler
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent
Price $39,935 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 3.3L 268 hp V6 Hybrid
Seating 7
Fuel Economy
27MPG city
25MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$39,935
Invoice

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
Continuously Variable Transmission
Fuel Economy
27MPG city
25MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

3.3L 268 hp V6 Hybrid
Power 268 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque
Gas:212 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
Electric:247 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating7 seats
Fuel Tank Volume17 gal
Front Legroom42.9 in
Back Legroom34.6 in
Wheelbase106.9 in
Length185.4 in
Width71.9 in
Height68.7 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume10.5 cu ft
Maximum Payload1,430 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity3,500 lbs
Toyota's Highlander Hyrid is brand new for 2006. The Hybrid Synergy Drive has been employed, but Toyota has geared this vehicle more towards performance than fuel economy. One result i... Read More
Toyota's Highlander Hyrid is brand new for 2006. The Hybrid Synergy Drive has been employed, but Toyota has geared this vehicle more towards performance than fuel economy. One result is very brisk acceleration, but another is EPA marks that are less than Prius-like. Yet, the Highlander Hybrid still offers exceptional fuel efficiency for an SUV, at 31/27 mpg.
The Sport trim is not available with the hybrid, but the upscale Limited trim is offered. Hybrid models get a few additional standard features, like seventeen inch wheels, a special towing package, and Optitron gauges. All Highlanders get full power accessories, keyless entry, and a six speaker CD audio system. A rear seat DVD entertainment system and a touch screen DVD navigation system are optional on the Limited.
On the Highlander, the Hybrid Synergy Drive system is built upon a 3.3 liter V-6, similar to that of the gas-powered Highlander. On the AWD models, this 208 horsepower engine is aided by three electric motors. The first motor is used to recharge the battery and start the gas engine, while the other two provide additional power to the front and rear wheels. The combined output is 268 horsepower, sending this SUV from 0 to 60 mph in 7.2 seconds.
The Highlander's 4WD-i system does not offer the same off-roading capabilities as a true 4x4, because the third electric motor only distributes a reserve of power to the rear wheels when a slip is detected.