2006 Toyota Highlander User Reviews

2006 Toyota Highlander Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2006 Toyota Highlander against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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    2006 Toyota Highlander Limited AWD Review
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    75

    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

    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).

    Cons: 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.

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    2006 Toyota Highlander Base V6 Review
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    35

    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

    Pros: 3rd Row, Car Like Ride, Toyota Reliability

    Cons: Small 3rd row, not enough torque

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    2006 Toyota Highlander Limited Review
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    145

    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

    Pros: 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

    Cons: 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

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    2006 Toyota Highlander Sport V6 AWD Review
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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

    Pros: good system and power

    Cons: too big

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    2006 Toyota Highlander Base V6 AWD Review
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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!

    Pros: quiet, excellent fit and finish, zero repairs in 3 years

    Cons: mileage is only 17/20

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    2006 Toyota Highlander Sport V6 AWD Review
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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.

    Pros: everything

    Cons: no outside temperature gauge

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    2006 Toyota Highlander Base V6 Review
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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.

    Pros: Great SUV from a great company.

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

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    2006 Toyota Highlander Base Review
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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.

    Pros: Fuel Economy, Comfort, Space, Turning Radius, Car-Like Ride

    Cons: Engine Noise, Road Noise

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    2006 Toyota Highlander Base V6 AWD Review
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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.

    Pros: Can seat many passengers, durable

    Cons: Not great fuel economy

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    2006 Toyota Highlander Limited AWD Review
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    35

    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.)

    Pros: 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.

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

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2014 Toyota Highlander Reviews

    Love My Highlander By klcolgan

    Overall... excellent vehicle. Front row and 2nd row seats adjust to accommodate most drivers/riders. I did alot of shopping around before I made my purchase and what I found is that the Highlander i... Read More

    Very Impresive Value And Quality. By r66xf0

    Overall the experience of driving the vehicle is fantastic. The higher seating above a sedan car makes this a pleasant ride in any weather enabling the driver to see far ahead when driving in heavy tr... Read More

    2012 Toyota Highlander Reviews

    Great For Family Vehicle By Bstrother

    We bought the Highlander to use as a roomy alternative to a sedan. There is loads of room and height inside for our little one to comfortably get in and out. the looks of the 2012 are more like an SU... Read More

    In A Nutshell, Practical. By buzzby

    We have owned for nearly one month in Anchorage Alaska and have replaced the stock tires with Bridgestone Blizzak tires. Traction and handling on ice and snow for the 4wd is amazing. I can't speak... Read More

    2011 Toyota Highlander Reviews

    Overall Great Car. By drsrllc

    I bought it new and have nearly 65000 miles on it and couldn't be happier. Great ride quality, really good looks and the fit and finish are excellent. Navigation and hands free phone work well and ove... Read More

    Well Built Suv By jdeter34

    Overall This SUV is very dependable, safe, and great ride for long trips. I want to mention that the stoping is by far the best I have ever had in an SUV. The look of it is sure to turn heads. Read More

    2010 Toyota Highlander Reviews

    Very Nice But Not Built Strong. By Daitheman

    My wife everyday driver. I thought it was a really great SUV until my friend and I were driving in a Audi TT and one crashed into us T-bone. The nose of the highlander fell off. The Audi was fine eve... Read More

    Dependable By shanbanan

    Love the way it drives, smooth dependable aand very roomy, comfortable seats both front and back. Very comfortable, just dont like the base model material on the seats, everything sticks to them. Toyo... Read More

    2009 Toyota Highlander Reviews

    Problemless By Peter

    I love everything about this car. The backseat makes you feel like a king, and I prefer this to other car brand SUVs, personally I like it more than Lexus and Honda SUVs. I know the handling wouldn't ... Read More

    Best Car I Have Ever Owned, I've Had Many. 61 Year Old Alaskan By greasemonkey61

    Best highway car driven, off road snow and ice here in Alaska great! gas mileage could be better but is well worth the money!!Just drove 1300 miles not a hitch! Headlights were able to show me t... Read More

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