Kelley Blue Book Value®
$7,190 - $30,085
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
18 City / 24 HWY
Horsepower
155-215
Seats
5-7
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$7,190 - $30,085
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
18 City / 24 HWY
Horsepower
155-215
Seats
5-7

2006 Toyota Highlander Owner Reviews

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Toyota Highlander: Still going strong even in the teen years!

2006 Toyota Highlander w/3rd Row

Our Toyota Highlander has been an amazing family vehicle for a family with young children and pets. We routinely take long road trips, typically between 5 and 10 hours duration in addition to this being a daily use vehicle commuting to and from work. Front passengers have plenty of legroom (5'6'' and 6' feet tall) even with rear facing children's car seats. Our 3rd row passengers have been primarily children under the age of 10 and they have fit for small trips around town. While the 3rd row is in use, the cargo area is narrow but tall. An umbrella stroller and couple of duffle bags will fit well. Day errands like picking up groceries, putting bicycles in and out, dog cages (medium to large size) all fit well in the cargo area when 3rd row is not in use. We would like to have automatic lift gate, but that is not available in the base model. The Highlander is easy for passengers to enter and exit the vehicle. Seats are cloth and wipe easily with spills, even with children's spills. We have zero stains, pilling, rips or tears in the Highlander, even with over 165,000 miles! Routine and simple care is all that has been required to keep this vehicle running smoothly. We have put new tires, new brakes, windshield wipers and completed oil changes on time. The Highlander runs smoothly, cold A/C, heat. The rear controls work for back seat passengers, although the temperature dial moves easily and needs to be checked by an adult from time to time. Overall, we would highly recommend this model/make vehicle. It has served our family well and will continue to do so even over 200,000 miles!

- Susan S

Durable Toyota highlander.

2006 Toyota Highlander

The car is about 12 years old. It still works perfectly after a few part changes. If you keep it well maintained, the car should last for a really long time. Ac system works really well. I would say it works better than the new luxury cars. The air flow is very strong and cold. The Toyota highlander is a good investment for long-term use. There are no major problems that can not be fixed with a part change. The cost of maintaining it is not high either. It is a reliable car. In terms of size, it is spacious and comfortable to sit in. It is an older car so it does not have new features such as a back camera, sensors, Bluetooth connection, or AUX cable, but it is still a very functional car if you just need to drive. It has a CD and cassette input and of course radio use. Everything works fine. The only things that have been changed are the tires, brake, lights, and ac filter. I highly recommend the Toyota highlander. Newer models of it is still being sold with the newer functions included. There are upgrades available for it such as adding a spoiler, a GPS system, leather seats, and a sunroof. How long a car lasts will depend on how often it is used and how it is used. Maintenance is also key. Lower mileage and higher maintenance will keep the car in top shape like a new car but without the new add-on functions.

- Ky C

The economical and durability of the Toyota Highlander

2006 Toyota Highlander Base

The Toyota Highlander has plenty of legroom in the back plenty of room front plenty of room for your head and lots of storage in the back it's a comfortable ride and drives well. Over the last couple years and I've had it I have not had to do too much for repairs and it's a 2006. I have use this vehicle on many cross country trips and I have never had any complaints about how well it handles and the comfortability of it. When it comes to repairs on the vehicle the cost of it is bad about my grade I haven't had to spend too much but I haven't had it to be super cheap. The Toyota highlander is also one of the economical SUVs on the market with roughly gas estimate of 20 miles per gallon. I have thoroughly enjoyed this vehicle of the years I've had to buy another one I would I love Toyotas have a study economical and in the last for a long time.

- Melinda C

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$7,190 - $9,059
$28,615 - $30,085 (MSRP)

Horsepower

Horsepower
215 hp
215 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.3L DOHC SFI 24
3.3L DOHC SFI 24
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Optional

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.7 in.
40.7 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.6 - 40 in.
38.6 - 40 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.4 in.
36.4 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.9 - 39.8 in.
38.9 - 39.8 in.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
7

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.9 in.
106.9 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.4 ft.
37.4 ft.

Length

Length
184.6 in.
184.6 in.

Width

Width
71.9 in.
71.9 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3935 lbs.
3704 - 3935 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
215 hp
215 hp

Torque

Torque
222 ft. lbs.
222 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
200 - 350 lbs.
200 - 350 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
19.2 gal.
19.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
21 mpg
21 - 22 mpg

City

City
18 mpg
18 - 19 mpg

Highway

Highway
24 mpg
24 - 25 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional
Optional

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Optional
Optional

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Optional
Optional

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

    N/A
  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety