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!