This version of the Toyota Highlander Hybrid was our top-rated midsized SUV and one of the only vehicles in its class to earn an excellent overall score in our tests. It is an example of the then-new wave of hybrid vehicles using gas/electric powertrains to boost engine performance as well as fuel economy.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Good: secure handling, easy to maneuver in tight city streets and parking lots Not as good: not a speedster Bad: expected better gas mileage"

WILLIAM M., IL (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Confident reliable comfortable"

W Z., PA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Great acceleration"

JEFFREY E., MD (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"accelerator lag - hesitation on initial acceleration."

Anonymous, VA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Good power train pretty responsive handling. Camry heritage very apparent in positive ways."

MICHAEL E., NY (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Poor acceleration going up hill or over bridges. Very sluggish"

ROBERT W., FL (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"nimble; great acceleration when needed;extremely reliable overall"

Anonymous, NE (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Poor acceleration; transmission not smooth; very loud wind noise with sunroof open; poor gas mileage. I assume poor acceleration and mpg due to engine hp too low for size/weight of vehicle."

Anonymous, IL (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"The 4 wheel disc brakes make a huge difference when having to stop suddenly."

DEBRA H., SC (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Good acceleration"

JON M., GA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Because my Highlander has a 4 cyl engine, acceleration is not great. I rarely try to pass anyone on the highway, It is also somewhat light and in high winds I just have to be mindful that I watch my steering."

Anonymous, NV (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"We liked this particular vehicle from the first moment we test drove it! We'd driven other Highlanders, but this one responded smoothly to turns and felt very comfortable. Owned it since 2009 and it still handles the same way! We have the "Sport" model."

Anonymous, PA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"I have been able to pull cars out that were stuck in ditches in snow and dry weather due to the all wheel drive system."

ROBERT H., VA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"It sits high enough that we are not concerned when we take it on long trips and have to deal with semi's."

HARRY S., VA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Tire inflation warnings are often false."

WALTER L., SC (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Handles well for a SUV and engine is powered about just right."

Anonymous, AZ (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Good visibilty, riding comfort, gas mileage, storage, very reliable. Because we liked the 2006 Highlander so much, we purchased an additional Highlander"

GEORGE B., PA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"powerful and quiet"

TOM T., IA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"The hybrid has great acceleration. The electric motors work very well with the gas engine. There is a seamless handoff between the two. Outstanding horsepower."

Anonymous, NY (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Very stable in hazard road conditions"

Anonymous, CT (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Handles like a boat."

Anonymous, UT (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"it has amazing acceleration for a four cylinder, handling is great for a suv."

Michael L., MI (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"This vehicle is 12 years old and it still accelerates at a rate that allows a driver to maneuver in traffic and will allow you to easily merge with freeway traffic that is moving at a high rate of speed."

T J., CA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"IT IS OVER ALL A GOOD CAR AND IS VERY RELIABLE."

William B., MO (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"it is fabulous , reliable old car."

Gail L., NE (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Acceleration is very good, handling is good, especially for an SUV."

Philip S., NY (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"I love the punch of the hybrid, and it handles very well."

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Acceleration is very quick allowing me to merge and pass easily.."

Anonymous, TX (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Great acceleration, especially when electric motor kicks in. When accelerating hard, power switches unpredictably between rear wheels, making it difficult to handle."

Anonymous, TX (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"It sometimes jerks when it’s sitting in Park and changes between battery and gas. I overall like the drive pretty well, though my mother thinks it has too much road noise, though that seems typical for a lot of Toyota’s in my experience."

Anonymous, FL (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Love the hybrid. Still operates near new. Adequate power and AWD functions fine. Enough power. Great city mileage."

Martin W., MB (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"The hybrid system gives additional power when needed!"

H V., WA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"It has a fairly powerful V6, and gets reasonable gas mileage. It holds the road quite well, and steers easily."

Anonymous, CO (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Responsive handling and good on-demand acceleration without hesitation"

Larry D., IL (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Handles very well and is easy to drive."

Rachel S., NC (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Drives well, reliable."

Anonymous, FL (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"It handles really well still. The acceleration is not as fast now that it is 12 years old, even though I have it serviced regularly and use the premium fuel."

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"acceleration is adequate. it handles well enough, though I have not had to deal with emergency handling."

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Vehicle ride and steering always feels stable. Acceleration is modest but adequate."

John S., CA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Responsive handling. I don't do jackrabbit starts but the acceleration is there if I need it."

Ruth O., AZ (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Hybrid makes great acceleration when merging and passing."

Anonymous, MI (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"This vehicle is very responsive when I need acceleration. If I need to pass another vehicle the acceleration is immediate and quick. It also handle well in all weather conditions I have encountered."

Anonymous, SC (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Smooth handling and responsive acceleration."

Anonymous, MO (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Good handling and style"

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Great acceleration and fuel economy, it gets better mileage in town than on the highway for sure."

Thomas M., MO (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"The hybrid and cv transmission are second to none especially when towing or passing"

Anonymous, MI (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"It works very well in our winter driving conditions. It has good AWD and 4WD traction when needed the most."

Anonymous, NH (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"powerful accceleration"

Tom T., IA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Its handling and acceleration are very predicable. I enjoy driving this vehicle."

Anonymous, SC (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"6 cylinders, great acceleration, computer controls"

Mary J., VA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Hybrid 4X4, rear drive is electric. 70 HP Transaxel which seamlessly adds to the acceleration when called for. Love it for passing on a 2 lane Highway or going up a on-ramp to merge with traffic. It is like a sleeper sports car. The suspension is on the firm side but very stable an secure. the big battery under the floor gives a low center of gravity. Love it."

James B., TX (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Strong acceleration, good breaking."

Tibor A., CA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Great handling and acceleration"

Anonymous, ME (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Excellent acceleration."

Anonymous, SC (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Excellent."

Anonymous, KS (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"It accelerates very quickly, getting on the freeway and merging is so easy. It handles well around corners. So much better than the Explorer I owned previously"

Anonymous, WA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Good control, comfort, mileage"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"From the day we test drove this vehicle, we loved how responsive it was to steering and how smoothly it ran. We still love driving our Highlander!"

Anonymous, PA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Great acceleration & all-wheel drive & other features have been great in snow, ice, & emergency situations (other cars spinning out of control in front of us on a couple of occasions."

Stephen W., KY (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"The acceleration is wonderful for merging onto freeways"

David F., OR (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Best car I have ever owned par none."

Anonymous, PA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"With 80,000 the car isn't quite as responsive as it use to be. I have regular services and my mechanic is aware of my concerns and addresses the issue."

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Acceleration is very responsive and fast, the handling goes around any corner like a charm, the steering is also very responsive."

Dennis L., WI (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"The shifting between gears sometimes hesitates and jerks a little"

Anonymous, BC (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"The hybrid is powerful, has good acceleration"

Selden E., CA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"With the hybrid there is no lack of power and it is very balanced."

Anonymous, BC (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Very strong motor transmission. Runs great. Bought new in 06. Drives like it did when we bought it. General maintenace ..it keeps running'''"

Roy P., FL (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Good acceleration due to a combination of the gas and electric elements in the hybrid."

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Nice ride, good handling for SUV, reliable vehicle"

Anonymous, OR (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"V6 engine is plenty peppy, yet gets good mileage."

Anonymous, VA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Accelerating uphill from second gear, when downshifting into first gear, the transmission hesitates"

Anonymous, PA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"A good solid durable car."

Gayle L., OH (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Fantastic acceleration with the hybrid drive. Handling good but electronic steering takes a bit to get used to."

Chuck S., CO (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Really handles well and the acceleration on highways is fine."

Anonymous, OH (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Accelleration hybrid motors instant 200ft/lbs of torque."

Anonymous, MB (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Accelerates well and handles curves very smoothly"

Troy R., FL (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"The hybrid gas and electric engine are very responsive even going up steep hill. The responsiveness of the engines feels like a V8 with the gas millage of a 4 cylinder engine."

Rick H., CA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Accelerates quickly onto highways, maintains speed well on steep inclines, very smooth handling."

M F., MA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"The Highlander Limited with AWD is surprisingly powerful and nimble. Acceleration is more than adequate with the V6 engine. It also handles a trailer quite well in all sorts of conditions."

David W., NC (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"traction seems poor for vehicles of its class. Acceleration is inadequate. Transmission 's response to acceleration is slow."

Lowell R., GA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"My Highlander is a V6 and its acceleration is on a par with some vehicles with much larger engines. When you need to accelerate it promptly responds to the accelerator with no delay. It has a very small turning radius and can turn around in a very small area. It parks well and is just a great vehicle."

T J., CA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"The V6 has a lot of power for accelerating on to the highway. The SUV handles closer to a car than a large SUV."

Anonymous, NY (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Good"

Anonymous, CO (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"it hold the road very well and accelerates great"

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"The transmission always felt a little off. The new one is clearly better."

Bill F., NY (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Acceleration is adequate and handling is very good."

John T., CA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"We have enjoyed many miles of dependable comfortable service. Wish we got better MPG. Always runs well and starts in all kinds of weather."

Gordon E., ND (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"The V6 has adequate power for towing and merging. Not exceptional, but more than sufficient for daily driving. No complaints."

Steven J., MN (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Seats are very uncomfortable and hurt lower back"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Its my bread and butter car. Got a great deal when I bought her, used only 2 months by owner and traded for truck. My wife drives it and loves it. Used on all our vacation trips."

James S., OH (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"This vehicle is so quiet and handles well-- great SUV for road trips especially."

Carpenter D., NC (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"The vehicle is bullet proof"

Anonymous, AZ (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"The car accelerates quickly and is responsive to handling."

Anonymous, DE (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Handling, acceleration and driving position is excellent."

Anonymous, KS (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Under powered for the weight"

Armand A., IL (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"It accelerates very quickly with the standard 6-cyl engine, and handles very well both on the highway and on mountain roads."

Anonymous, CO (2006 Toyota Highlander)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"The seats are especially good for those with bed backs"

MARY W., TX (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Seats are comfortable but don't go back far enough at all and changing that would have affected my warranty. There is a constant hole in the driver side carpet from my heel because I am forced to drive with my foot wedged this way cause I cannot get back far enough."

Anonymous, ID (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Good: comfy seats, decent ride Bad: road and wind noise"

WILLIAM M., IL (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Very comfortable ride with easy to steer power steering. Noise level is so low and the sound system is excellent"

JOSE V., CA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"I have back problems and the seats can be adjusted in so many ways to make me more comfortble. I also like the fact that the seat is higher than on a sedan."

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"The Highlander is the quietest vehicle I have owned. The seats are comfortable. The air conditioning is never overwhelmed by the heat."

WAYNE G., ON (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"For a 10 year old auto with over 122,000 miles this ride is still outstanding. What always has bothered me is the location and movement of the air vents. Not user friendly for me but I've managed with it."

KATHLEEN K., CA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Great visibility and comfort from day one"

EDWARD H., TX (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Took several trips on interstates and seats, air, ride, lack of outside noise, were all very good. Handling and riding comfort were also excellent."

BRUCE H., TX (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Good seats, handling, acceleration, utility."

Anonymous, AZ (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"It's noisier than I thought it would be for a 2006. Also, I cannot open 1 window without having to open another or the noise it makes is awdul."

Anonymous, IN (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Climate control, I am 70 years old. This car has the best windshield defroster system of any vehicle I have driven!"

CHARLES M., SC (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Good: climate control. Set temp and go. Bad: road noise"

BOB C., MN (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Seats and climate control have been excellent in most regards. Front window only venting causing " air thumping" and general cabin noise are not positive areas."

MICHAEL E., NY (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"I would like my drivers seat to go back about 4" more. It's hard to read the time clock in the dash board."

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"smooth quiet and quick"

TOM T., IA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"It is a bit more noisy than a car for road noise."

KEVIN B., NJ (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Ease of entry"

WILLIAM A., SC (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Driver's seating position difficult with small body and minor shoulder injuries unable to get a really comfort arm position that is good for long periods."

PETER H., BC (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"2012 Corolla to small and uncomfortable for us at being in our 80s"

JIM B., PA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"spacious. lumbar support. great visibility"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Seating high up in the driver’s seat, makes me feel in control of the car on fast Texas highways."

Anonymous, TX (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"The car still rides comfortably and is great when we need more room."

Richard W., PA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"The design of the front seats. The seat should flat and comfortable but instead it is raised on the sides which gives me sciatic pain. I needed to buy a temperpedic set to relieve the pain while driving."

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"All are excellent. Have had no problems whatsoever."

Lowell D., MD (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"One of the most comfortable riding vehicles I have ever been in"

Anonymous, MI (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Very comfortable, heaters, fully adjustable"

Mary J., VA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"I can drive forever in the seat - even rentals, I know I will be comfortable if I drive a Toyota"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Basic set up with confortable seats that can move into multiple positions for maximum confort"

Jean L., ME (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"The bench seat is a little soft but other wise it is a excellent car1"

Michael L., MI (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"I like Toyota. The mfg. cannot be beat for long life, quality and value. The Hybrid provides a great combination of comfort, fuel economy, pleasant to drive and easy entry for an old guy with a bad back. We like the boxier body style of the 2008 and older. I have my eye on the 2018 RAV 4 Hybrid, with the best overall fuel economy of any SUV ever made. I will buy one in about 4 years after someone else has eaten the heavy depreciation."

Thomas M., MO (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Was comfortable when I got it, still comfortable 12 yrs later."

Anonymous, GA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"We inherited this car, if buying our own car we would have chosen a more fuel-efficient vehicle and something smaller."

Anonymous, NY (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Very quiet ride with comfortable seats with adjustments and heat."

Rachel S., NC (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"It remains the most comfortable vehicle I've ever ridden in. My passengers often comment that it is like riding somewhere on your comfy living room couch."

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Moderately comfortable, but pretty noisy on the highway. Hybrid electric motor is very quiet while idling."

Anonymous, TX (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Seats are very comfortable, even on long car rides. They adjust well. Heated seats are great in winter. Ride is very smooth for the type of vehicle. There is a little road noise that can be annoying on the freeway."

Anonymous, WA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Driver's seat much better than others, heaters would be nice"

Stephen W., KY (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"very comfortable drivers seat"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Very quiet ride and seats that can be adjusted to various positions to achieve optimal comfort."

M F., MA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Not a lot of road noise, seats have always been comfortable & ride is smooth."

Anonymous, PA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"The worst thing about this model is that there are no AC vents in the middle or very back seats. Also, when the very back row is up, there’s virtually no trunk space. There’s additionally only really enough for children in the very back row, not adults, and only two seatbelts."

Anonymous, FL (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"For a 12 year old car. Quiet. Good long road trip comfort. Hardly a squeak or rattle."

Martin W., MB (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"My wife loves the seats. We do drive this car much, but whenever my wife goes with me we take this car because the seats are very comfortable."

Anonymous, MA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Wind noise with open sunroof or windows in unacceptable. Road noise, with a variety of different tires, is loud."

Anonymous, TX (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"my Merc. Benz (one of the last made in germany is much better"

F F., NY (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Ride and noise are fine. Seats are only average."

Anonymous, KS (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"It's quiet on the road and highways. The ride is very smooth. But the seats can get uncomfortable on long car rides, I don't even notice on my back when I use the lumbar support."

Dennis L., WI (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"The highlander rides beautifully, is very quiet and relaxing."

Stephen J., PA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"The ride & seats are fine, even after 12 years. The road noise is such that I have to turn up the radio volume considerably above 25 mph."

Travis F., PA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"I love the way the seats are high up so that you can see the traffic ahead."

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Excellent sound ride much better than Nissan model I had previously."

Anonymous, LA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"At higher speeds, can hear road noise. Also, would be nice if rear window could be lowered when hauling large items."

Anonymous, IL (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Excellent car, expect to get new one next year. Giving my daughter the 2006."

James A., WA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Seats are very comfortable. The hybrid system allows extra power to join freeway traffic!"

H V., WA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"big seats and lot of them"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"There is not a lot of noise. The seats are very comfortable, and it makes the ride smooth."

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Millage, Comfort, quiet"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Seats are very comfortable, with good lumbar support, and good ability to adjust to different drivers. The cabin is pretty quiet, not as quiet as a Lexus but pretty good. The ride is smooth, acceleration very good when needed, turning is a tight radius. Cargo area holds a lot. Wished that the middle seats could lie flat instead of inclined."

Patricia N., CA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"ride is a little too npisy"

Alex F., FL (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"There is a lot of road noise."

Katherine P., VA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Size, comfort and low cost of ownership."

Howard J., IL (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"I am 71 and getting in and out of the Highlander is easy. Also it is very comfortable to sit in. The seat adjustments are electric so I can get the best position for me at any given time."

Kenneth S., CA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"The seat were and remain very comfortable, the driving position is good and the cabin is very quiet still. Considering this car is almost 13 years old the ride remains quite good."

Karen B., PA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Seats and firm with good back support. For this year model noise level is acceptable. Ride is solid and somewhat firm."

Roy P., FL (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"The vehicle is now twelve years old with 111000 miles on it, but you wouldn't know it from sitting in it. The seat comfort is just as good as the day I purchased it. Actually, nearly everything is. There has been very little deterioration in any of the car's features."

Peter S., NC (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Comfortable ride, roomy, and better than average on the road noise"

Troy R., FL (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"The seats are well designed. Back support is outstanding. Adjustable to suit all sizes."

Jeannette B., VA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"The seats are extremely comfortable, and place you in just the right driving position."

David W., NC (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"front seat is a little short very satisfied with noisy"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"I have never driven a better ridding automobile."

Anonymous, SC (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"It is quiet and handles quite well. Very balanced. Seats are somewhat lacking on trips over 3 hours."

Anonymous, BC (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"I wish the ride and noise level was as good as my Camry. It is not bad, just not as good."

Anonymous, MI (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"My wife got this car. She has lower back pain and discomfort. These seats support her back especially well. She is comfortable in the driver's seat or the passenger's seat."

Anonymous, MA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"The seats are not long enough to give thigh support. This fact makes the seat very uncomfortable driving long distances. Have resorted to using a large pillow on the driver seat."

Anonymous, PA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"seats ok still rides smooth and noise level still good for 11 year old car."

Anonymous, FL (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Slightly narrow"

Anonymous, CO (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Very comfortable on long trips."

Anonymous, PA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"This car is very comfortable inside. It has seating for up to 7, however the third row seating does not have much leg room for a tall person. It works if you don't have to drive too far. The ride is smooth and comfortable. You feel like you are in a car and not an SUV. The drivers seat adjusts in any direction you would want or need and you can even raise or lower it so both a short driver (like myself) and a tall driver (like my husband) feel comfortable there. It also has very clear field o..."

Anonymous, NC (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Seats are not especially comfortable"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"seats"

Anonymous, HI (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"I couldn't find a category for this, but the clear-coat paint is peeling all over the car, and once this happens the paint underneath starts fading."

Anonymous, WA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"The seats are supportive and comfortable."

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Loud inside on highway"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Since purchase lots of wind/road noise. Otherwise very happy. Ease of entry especially good with stiff back."

Kenneth A., SC (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"The seats are too short and we have leg problems because of this on longer trips than just around town."

Anonymous, MA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"The seats are very good. Noise is minimal, and the ride and handling are very good for an SUV."

Anonymous, CO (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Typical Toyota - they need to learn how to design a seat. I have captain's chair leather seats but they are not comfortable for long drives."

Kent B., CA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"The seats,are comfortable, the ride is smooth and quiet."

Anonymous, DE (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Quiet , comfortable ride."

Linda M., NC (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"To much road noise."

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Very comfortable ride, although not as quiet as an Avalon."

Anonymous, MN (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"The highlander seats are well formed and have very supportive lumbar support and are very comfortable on long drives."

T J., CA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"seats are comfortable and the ride is smooth and quiet. I have a difficult time finding a comfortable driving position. This model, this year did not have have a telescoping steering wheel. This feature would be helpful. It's been a very dependable comfortable vehicle."

Steven J., MN (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"This has been THE BEST vehicle I have ever owned and it continues to please even after 100K miles. Toyota should have never changed anything. This vehicle is rock solid, dependable, great MPG and comfortable"

James D., NY (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Everything is within reach, comfortable seats, ride is not too hard, not too soft"

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"This Highlander (2006) best vehicle I have ever owned. Had 37 vehicles in my 85 years. Comfort, ride, V-6 good mileage. Super travel car. Love it. Purchased it new"

James B., PA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"Liked the way it looked and drive. Fuel usage okay. Do not like heating/cooling design."

Anonymous, KS (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"great value for this Highlander. No real problems we have covered over 120,OOO miles with no real problems"

RONALD S., CA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"We have put so much money into this car with repairs as soon as the warranty ran out. We bought it because Consumer Reports said it would be reliable, it was all wheel drive, and supposedly quality. We got stuck on the West coast when the drive shaft decided to go bad. The brakes have been an almost yearly problem with the car. We don't use the parking brake any more because of the lock up we experienced with the calipers. Wheel bearings went bad on both rear wheels. Power steering line went bad"

Anonymous, PA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Have 126,000 miles and still going strong."

HAROLD G., OH (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"I found this Toyota, as other Toyotas I have owned, to be very dependable and well-made."

MICHAEL C., CA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Other then the gas mileage (which probably isn't so bad for its class) this is a great vehicle. Smooth ride, comfortable seating (don't believe 7 passengers after kids are over 8 yrs). It's a quiet ride, unless you have both my boys in the back ;-)"

TRICIA H., CO (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"New models offer a lot of improvements."

DANIEL F., MA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"I obtained pricing information from CU and was able to negotiate a good price."

RICHARD H., CA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Has just been a great all around extremely reliable vehicle"

JEFFREY E., MD (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"This car has been one of the best values of any car I have purchased!"

Anonymous, MO (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"IT has paid us back many times - no repairs just regular servicing"

EDWARD H., TX (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"I consulted Consumer Reports prior to purchasing this SUV. I wanted an SUV that would be the most reliable for the money I wanted to spend."

Anonymous, OH (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Reliable"

WILLIAM L., CA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Similar price as lower model, yet have all the 'bells & whistles'."

Anonymous, OR (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Bought it used, and got much more for my money"

MARTHA P., NY (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"The Highlander has been very reliable and an excellent car in snow. It is now 29 years old an is still an excellent value."

Anonymous, CO (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"We purchased ours for $13,000 with only 47,000 miles on it. It runs like a new car."

JOHN B., NJ (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"I was able to purchase the Highlander at the end of the model year for $5K under list price and it has been worth every penny as the only major cost has been to replace the struts and brakes over the 11 years and 140K miles of ownership. It has been a great vehicle to own as long as you maintain it properly."

Anonymous, CO (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Super reliable and dependable transportation over 10 years and 103000 miles. Exterior and interior are still in excellent, like new, condition."

GERALD R., NC (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Car is performing just like it did when I bought it. No rattles, no problems with interior or exterior. I got a great car for the money. I plan to get a new Highlander because I want the new safety features."

Anonymous, VA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"The car looks new. It has been a very reliable and satisfactory purchase considering length of excellent service, maintenance cost and style."

Anonymous, CT (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"One of the best cars of the many I have owned"

JOHN A., NY (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"The best vehicle I've ever owned (of at least eight), especially regarding maintenance, driving experience, and overall value."

Anonymous, MI (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"My wife works for a company associated with Toyota so we get them basically at dealer cost. Cant beat that deal! But I probably would have bought it anyway."

Anonymous, AL (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Amazing value. I used Consumer Reports to buy this vehicle and the advice was accurate and helpful. It is 11 years old & I may own it for 11 more."

GARY M., MD (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Excellent value. It keeps on going, runs as well now as it did 12 years ago."

Anonymous, KY (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"The Highlander is great value, since it lasts a long time, and needs only regular maintenance. It has not needed any repairs since I bought it!"

Anonymous, CO (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"IT HAS BEEN A VERY GOOD CAR WITH FEW PROBLEMS"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Awesome. The only thing outside of normal maintenance in the first 100,000 miles was a loose screw for the passenger's side handhold. Since 100,000 miles, two running-light bulbs have burned out. Other than that, this vehicle has been flawless."

Peter S., NC (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Great ride and value No problem in over 10tears ofownership"

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"The Highlander hybrid is roomy, economical to drive with good overall fuel mileage, powerful when you need it. Repairs have been rare, and usually minor"

Selden E., CA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"During the 12 years I have had this car the maintenance cost has been minimal. Car is very reliable even after 12 years. The car is wonderful to haul things in and we do all our vacation traveling with this car due to the fact that it has a larger interior space than our other car. It is very comfortable to ride in."

Rick H., CA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"The cost and fuel efficiency at the time of purchase were the best on the market. Fuel efficiency is still very good for a 12 yr. old car. We have had relatively few major expenses for repairs. We are beginning to get more parts wearing out in the past year, axle boots, for instance."

Patricia N., CA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Overpriced for what you get. Maintenance cost is high."

Anonymous, UT (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"I’m very satisfied with it. Almost 170,000 miles and no major repairs. Still looks and runs great"

Conrad T., CA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"It is a workhorse that keeps delivering, even when 12 years old."

Armel M., TX (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Best car I have ever owner. Been near perfect for 124000 No problems"

Anonymous, PA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"The car has held up very well for 12 years and with its periodical maintanance has had very few problems., it’s our only car so I hope it will hold up for at least another 20000 miles,"

Sandra G., CA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"The extra cost for a hybrid wan't worth the money. I was told the gas mileage would be around 26 m/g."

Anonymous, FL (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Good value for the price and no interest financing made it a great deal in 2006."

Anonymous, TX (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Very fuel efficient for a medium sized car. Very reliable. Low cost of ownership."

Howard J., IL (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"right size for the job; good price"

Anonymous, PA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Wonderful vehicle. Comfortable, roomy, nice to drive. It is 12 years old and there have been no mechanical problems."

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Exceptional value. Well built car."

Anonymous, PA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"We still own it and love it. Maybe one of the best cars we have ever owned. Would buy it again in a heart beat."

Richard W., PA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"This car runs great - already 165000 miles and is going well, only the normal maintenance and the guidelines in the owner manual; very good vehicle"

Anonymous, OH (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"I have had limited to no problems that would not be expected for the age and wear/tear on the vehicle. Still going strong. It does have a tendency to unexpectedly accelerate when braking...I am able to anticipate, not clear why this happens."

Anonymous, NV (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"It has flexibility in seating and cargo handling. Mileage is less than expected when towing or driving fast on long trips, but it is still better than other vehicles I have owned."

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"I absolutely love my decision to buy the Highlander. It has 150,000 miles & my mechanic says I am about half way done with it. I have gone 8+ years without a car payment. Beautiful!"

Gary M., MD (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"I am totally happy with the value I got for the price I paid for this car 12 years ago."

Anonymous, GA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Highlander is reliable. Have had few problems. Good Mileage"

Ruth O., AZ (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Good Car Would buy another Highlander"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"In 12 years and 80,000 miles we have NEVER had to repair anything!"

George L., FL (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Super vehicle. Absolutely minimum problems in the 12 years I’ve owned it. Other than routine maintenance,the only major problem I’ve had is replacement of the A/C condenser."

Anonymous, VA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"I've had my car for 12 years. It's been great. The only complaint I have is with the navigation system. Located under the driver's seat, it got wet and stopped working. Replacement was $3-5K so I haven't used it since 2007. Therefor it was an absolute waste of money. The later versions were changed to protect the unit. Toyota should have replaced."

Stacy D., CA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"I bought when the vehicle was first available and paid full list. I had to replace the hybrid battery pack at 120,000 miles for $4,500 for a rebuilt system guaranteed 3 years. The original premium for hybrid together with the replacement of battery pack make the hybrid option economically a bad investment."

C F., CO (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Great service, low cost to maintain."

Anonymous, TX (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Excellent purchase price. Very little upkeep, other than routine. Excellent acceleration. Very flexible interior with fold-down third seat."

Anonymous, SC (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Solidly built. Reliable. Durable. Excellent in the snow"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"I can not believe what a highlander costs today. I thought we paid a lot when we purchased the car years ago, but we could not afford the highlander today. Still, this car is holding up and doing well for us."

Anonymous, MA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"You get maps in the navigation system that go back to 2003 (my 2004 Prius had new maps). You do NOT get HID headlights. There is no automatic opening mechanism on the hatch in the back."

Bob E., NJ (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Until this year, the pickup on the Highlander has been very fast. It is slowing down to how fast I can accelerate on the freeway on ramp."

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"It has been the best car I have ever had as to repairs and daily dependability.."

Frederick M., CA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"I think the value is definitely there. It is very reliable. It is comfortable and gets me from point a to point b."

Anonymous, SC (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"the vehicle has served me for almost 13 years without needing any major or costly repairs. I change the oil regularly and have had the usual expenses for tires and brakes but that is about all."

Karen B., PA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Although the AWD Hybrid Highlander was the most expensive Highlander one can buy, we did get a credit off our taxes for that year, because we bought a Hybrid vehicle. We've own many Toyotas over the years and they all have been extremely reliable. This Highlander is no exception. We have had no issues with this car."

J D., PA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"It should give you the best performance overall the Med size SUV's. If properly serviced and driven sensibly."

James A., WA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Very versatile and economical"

William G., NC (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"The transmission had to be replaced at about 90,000 miles. It cost more than $5,000."

Bill F., NY (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"This car has been easy to take care of. We have had no unexpected problems or other costs. The car is our "haul it" car. There is plenty of storage or cargo space. Caring for this car has not cost us a lot."

Anonymous, MA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Paid only $21,000 new. At 115,000 mi. (11 yrs old) only maintenance/repair costs have been oil and filter changes every 5,000 mi., air and cabin filters every 30,000 mi., new antifreeze at 100,000 mi., 3 sets of tires and brake pads, 2 batteries, and 1 alternator. Extremely reliable and low cost to maintain."

Anonymous, PA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Very dependable and reliable."

Anonymous, AZ (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"It cost $23K and has been very reliable and safe."

George L., FL (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"This car has held up well for the past 12 years with little to no costly issues --- this car owes us nothing!"

Mark P., NY (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"We have owned this car for almost 12 years. It has been a work horse, pulling trailers and hauling building materials when we built our own home. It has been used to yank stumps out of the ground and pull machinery out of the mud. WE LOVE IT!! We have not had to put much money into it over the years except for tires and wiper blades!! It has served us well and we plan on having her for many more years and miles to come!!"

Anonymous, NC (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"It has been just a perfect SUV for us. It feels and looks great and has been nothing but reliable for 11 years and we plan on keeping it for years to come."

Richard W., PA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Has been a good reliable vehicle."

Anonymous, VA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"i hane had it for 11 years and have had no problem and only routine maintenance expenses. greatvalue"

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"very dependable. 167,000 miles without many problems"

Jan C., FL (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"I have owned this car for over 130,000 miles, it has only required manufacture suggested maintenance. My wife likes this car so much she will not let me trade it in."

Curvin M., CT (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Super vehicle for 1114,000 miles.. love it Best car ever for us Is loaded."

James B., PA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"I have over 159,000 miles on it without any major problems. VERY satisfied with its durability and quality."

Conrad T., CA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"I love that it doesn't look like every other vehicle out there, however they have now changed the body style so that it looks more like all other SUV/crossover style vehicles."

Anonymous, NC (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Overall lines"

FRANK D., FL (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"The styling has clean, elegant, somewhat masculine lines, not gaudy, feminine, and over styled like the current models. It is a perfect midsized SUV. The trend now is toward too large or too small and feminine."

Anonymous, AR (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Classic styling, solid and sturdy"

GLORIA A., CA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"They styling/design of the model changed sometime after 2006. I don't like the look of the newer designs & the highlander is now much too big for me."

Anonymous, NY (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"seat are not comfortable on long trips else everything else is very good"

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Styling is average for the type of vehicle. No problems"

RONALD S., CA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Good solid comfort especially on long trips."

W Z., PA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"Same as our 2007 Highlander"

GEORGE B., PA (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"It is a very sharp and snappy looking vehicle, I like it. The new 2016+ Toyota and Lexus styling is terrible."

KEVIN B., NJ (2006 Toyota Highlander)

"The styling is more functional than stylish. The colour we would have preferred was not offer for sale in Canada."

WAYNE G., ON (2006 Toyota Highlander)
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