Have you driven a 2006 Toyota Highlander?  

User Reviews

View reviews where users commented on categories.

Clear selections

Displaying 11 - 19 of 2006 Toyota Highlander 19 reviews.

2006 Toyota Highlander Base V6Review
Filip writes:
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

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.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Highlander

Looking for a Used Highlander in your area?

CarGurus has 21,131 nationwide Highlander listings starting at $2,900.

ZIP:
2006 Toyota Highlander BaseReview
Tyler writes:
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

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

13 of 14 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
2006 Toyota Highlander Base V6 AWDReview
David writes:
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

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

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
2006 Toyota Highlander Limited AWDReview
JacKOozy writes:
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:

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!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
2006 Toyota Highlander Limited AWD Review
StanLini says:
Do not love the boxy look of vehicle.
vs2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 X
2006 Toyota Highlander Limited AWD winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Looks/Style Ranked 2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 X better.
"Sportier Look and Drive terrain."
Back Seats Ranked 2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 X better.
"Close call but more storage space"
Is this review helpful? Yes | No
2006 Toyota Highlander Base Review
aropanda2 says:
solid dependable and quiet
vs2009 Kia Rondo
2006 Toyota Highlander Base winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Power Ranked 2009 Kia Rondo better.
"better gearing"
Family Car Ranked 2009 Kia Rondo worse.
"larger interior, storage and sunroof."
Is this review helpful? Yes | No
2006 Toyota Highlander Base Review
Martinique48 says:
vs2006 BMW X3 3.0i AWD
2006 Toyota Highlander Base winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Front Seats Ranked 2006 BMW X3 3.0i AWD better.
"Comfort and ease of use"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2006 BMW X3 3.0i AWD better.
"Just right for my needs"
2006 Toyota Highlander Base AWD Review
Paloma07 says:
N/ A
vs2006 Honda Odyssey Touring FWD with DVD and Navigation
2006 Toyota Highlander Base AWD winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Looks/Style Ranked 2006 Honda Odyssey Touring FWD with DVD and Navigation better.
"Is not that it looks better, but it have way more space "
Would Buy Ranked 2006 Honda Odyssey Touring FWD with DVD and Navigation better.
"Because a have a big family (6) children of all ages 1-12y and the odyssey have the space and is comfortable for them as well "
Is this review helpful? Yes | No
2006 Toyota Highlander Sport V6 AWD Review
Geoffrey says:
vs2006 Lexus LX 470 470 4WD
2006 Toyota Highlander Sport V6 AWD winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Looks/Style Ranked 2006 Lexus LX 470 470 4WD better.
"Just fancier"
Front Seats Ranked 2006 Lexus LX 470 470 4WD better.
"I really dont know that they were."

Displaying 11 - 19 of 2006 Toyota Highlander 19 reviews.

Reviews From Other Years

2021 Toyota Highlander Reviews

Review By Guru9XR81X

Had a 2015 Highlander, traded for 2021 Highlander, love all the new features. Read More

Review By Guru9XSGBV

Very good value. Missing folding outside mirrors. Compared with Hyundai or Kia vehicles much better resale value after five or more years. Read More

2020 Toyota Highlander Reviews

Review By Guru9B439N

Missing Nothing. Best mid size SUV on the road. k + Read More

Review By Guru9Z4KF6

It’s economical grate vehicle . Spacious and elegant. Looking forward to purchase one. Read More

2019 Toyota Highlander Reviews

Review By Guru9BGTH9

Seats are very comfortable for my height, I love the third row seat, interior is roomy, the leather seats and moon roof are a nice touch. This is my second Highlander, I love them! Peace of mind with... Read More

Review By david

Compared to what I was driving, a 2018 Rav4 it is very nice. I am still trying to figure out all the features. Toyota makes great cars. Well done. Read More

2018 Toyota Highlander Reviews

Review By Kafers51

I found this vehicle with low mileage and all the amenities I was interested in. Very happy with my purchase Read More

Review By Guru9BH326

Third row seating is snug for adults. But all vehicles of this class seem to share that. We started out looking for a Honda Pilot to replace our aging Honda CRV (400K km) but decided to look at High... Read More

2017 Toyota Highlander Reviews

Review By Marvin

The Highlander is ranked #1 for its maintenance. I purchased a 2010 in 2012. It had 60k and now has 274k. Im in the market for a 2017-2019 model. Read More

Review By ToyotaRick

Good ride. Lots of gadgets. Good sound system. Roof rack and trailer hitch. Heated and cooled seats. cozy! Read More

Highlander

Looking for a Used Highlander in your area?

CarGurus has 21,131 nationwide Highlander listings starting at $2,900.

ZIP:
Have you driven a 2006 Toyota Highlander?