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New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
18 City / 24 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 3.3L DOHC SFI 24-valve VVT-i V6 engine
  • 5-speed ECT-i automatic transmission w/OD, snow mode
  • Traction control (TRAC)
  • Vehicle stability control (VSC)
  • Full-time 4-wheel drive
  • 5360# GVWR
  • Independent MacPherson strut front suspension w/L-shaped lower arm
  • Dual-link MacPherson struts rear suspension
  • Front & rear stabilizer bars
  • P225/70R16 all-season tires
  • 16" 5-spoke styled steel wheels
  • Full-size spare w/steel wheel
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr ventilated front & solid rear disc brakes
  • Anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/brake assist
  • Electronic brake-force distribution (EBD)
  • 19.2 gallon fuel tank

Exterior Features

  • Roof rack system
  • Color-keyed front & rear bumpers
  • Color-keyed body-side moldings
  • Color-keyed grille
  • Multi-reflector halogen headlamps w/auto-off
  • Color-keyed pwr mirrors
  • UV reduction windshield
  • Washer-linked variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Intermittent rear window wiper
  • Color-keyed door handles

Interior Features

  • Cloth multi-adjustable front captains chairs w/adjustable headrest
  • 8-way manual driver seat
  • Fabric-trimmed 60/40 split fold-down 2nd row seat-inc: (8) step recline, RH walk-in system, center armrest, adjustable headrest
  • Center console-inc: (2) adjustable cup holders, storage compartment, floor-level storage tray
  • Silver interior trim
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Scheduled maintenance indicator light
  • Tire pressure monitor system
  • Pwr windows w/driver jam protection, lockout
  • Pwr door locks
  • Cruise control
  • Multi-function remote keyless entry
  • Remote hood & fuel door releases
  • Defroster-linked air conditioning w/air filter
  • Rear window defogger
  • AM/FM stereo w/cassette/CD player-inc: (6) speakers
  • Fixed mast antenna
  • Digital quartz clock
  • Dual sun visors-inc: vanity mirrors, sliding extensions
  • Maplight
  • Illuminated entry system
  • Dual rear door bottle holders
  • Front & cargo area auxiliary pwr outlets
  • Cargo area tie down hooks
  • Cargo area tonneau cover

Safety Features

  • Anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/brake assist
  • Driver & front passenger advanced airbags w/occupant classification sensor
  • 3-point seatbelts for all seat positions w/drivers emergency locking retractor (ELR), automatic locking retractor (ALR) & emergency locking retractor (ELR) for all passenger positions
  • Front seatbelt pretensioners & force limiters
  • Front adjustable seatbelt anchors
  • Child restraint system (CRS) top tether anchors for all rear seating positions
  • ISO-FIX child restraint system (CRS) anchors for outboard seating positions
  • Rear door child safety locks
  • Traction control (TRAC)
  • Vehicle stability control (VSC)
  • Side-impact door beams

Options & Packages

2006 Toyota Highlander Owner Reviews

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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

Reliability and Maximum Space

2006 Toyota Highlander Base

I love my Highlander, that is why I have been driving it for so many years. It has the body of an SUV but it drives just like a car. I have moved people, hauled inventory for jewelry show set ups and carried multiple bicycles. All with ease. The back seats drop down to facilitate this. You can even just put one seat down. I have cloth seats which believe it or not are easy to clean. But what I love most about my Highlander is its reliability. Never once has it left me stranded. I've always kept up on the regular maintenance and outside of that I have had very few repair bills. None of them emergency to where I was stranded. When you are a woman driving alone this is a very important feature. And to top it off my vehicle is comfortable and seats five people.

- Judy D

2006 high-mileage Toyota Highlander

2006 Toyota Highlander Base

My car has been very reliable. In the years I've owned it, I've taken it on a cross-country road trip - and back, as well as many other smaller road trips multiple times a year. It currently has 250,000 miles on it and it's still purring. I've had to replace the brakes/brake pads, and the tires, but otherwise it's held up well. The only issue I've had (and not fixed because of the expense) is that the AC hasn't worked for a year. The heat is fine. But the AC no longer blows cold air. It's just basically a fan.

- Allison F

Love my 06 . Toyota highlander!

2006 Toyota Highlander Base

Approaching 250,000 miles on my Toyota highlander. Have had hardly any repairs outside of regular maintenance. The ride is smooth and quiet. We drive lots of highway miles to visit grandchildren and this car has been very comfortable on the road and always reliable. Cargo area well designed, fits a lot. Third row seating easy to set up when needed. Will keep driving for quite some time, and will replace eventually with the same vehicle.

- Cynthia D

2006 Toyota Highlander in excellent condition

2006 Toyota Highlander Base

It has had great overall performance and reliability. The transmission did have to be replaced about three years ago but other than that it has been a great vehicle. The windows have issues rolling up and down but that is not a big deal for me. There are cup holders, ice cold AC and comfortable seats. There are no real luxury features such as Bluetooth or a USB/aux cord which is something that I would love for in another model.

- Morgan S

Benefit of a older car or SUV

2006 Toyota Highlander Base

SUV/Transportation/Cargo capability/Gas mileage not a concern, rive under 5k yearly/not cost effective to buy an expensive new vehicle to depreciate in my driveway/ Another issue is that I do not like the design of newer vehicles/The specific issue with newer cars or SUVS is that the gap between the hood and fender can be seen from the side, I prefer the OLD SCHOOL design with the gap on the top.

- Fred R

It is a good all-around vehicle

2006 Toyota Highlander Base

It has run well for almost 200,000 miles. Has only needed routine maintenance so far. It is easy to drive. It is the four wheel drive version and it handles well in bad weather. The gas mileage is decent for an SUV. It runs on regular grade gasoline. It also has decent size inside. Those three combined plus it is a comfortable ride, make it a good vehicle to take on long trips.

- Carl L

Great mid sized SUV with the perfect amount of power and reliability.

2006 Toyota Highlander Base

The car does not get great gas mileage, but it is approaching 175,000 miles and the worst thing that is gone wrong is an o2 sensor failing and the exhaust rusting a bit. Overall it is a great vehicle, does well in inclement weather, and has enough power to do what I need it to do. It has plenty of cargo room and I have used it for a lot camping trips or extended trips.

- Ryan M

Toyota Highlander is a Great first car

2006 Toyota Highlander Base

I love my car, I have not had any problems with my car and I have had it for 4 years now. It is 100% reliable. It is my first car and it is a really good first car to have. It is Very safe and comfortable. I did replace my stereo for one with Bluetooth so I could have hands free calling but besides that I have not modified anything in the car

- Sydney P

Must have family vehicle!

2006 Toyota Highlander Base

We did not get the third row seating option (because we would likely not need it) and we love all the space we have in the back. Our dog, groceries, bags for trips, and my husband's music equipment go back there with ease. This vehicle is easy to maneuver, is reliable, provides us with the space we need, and isn't to big for me to drive!

- Dawn G

My Reliable Highlander (with the stinky A/C)

2006 Toyota Highlander Base

Don't like the cloth seats and wish we had gotten the third row seating, but it's been incredibly reliable. However, I do not like the amount of road noise that we have to endure, regardless of the brand of tires we have put on it over the years. The air conditioning has also developed a bad smell that is difficult to get rid of.


Overall a good SUV. Lots of room for passengers

2006 Toyota Highlander Base

Trac system goes out suspension is bad. Fuel economy is not go. Overall it is a very nice vehicle. Nice for off road. Good in winter driving snow ice and rain. Jas a lot of power for mountain driving. Lot of room for passengers a cargo rack to tie stuff down a tow hitch to pull trailers high clearance. A good radio. Leather seats

- Robin H

it has seating for 8 people if the trunk seats are utilized.

2006 Toyota Highlander Base

it lasts quite a long time, however now it has car window issues such as loose glass and leaking water from rain. It drives smoothly and is durable in tough terrain; such as snow, rain, sleet, dirt, rocks etc. It seats a lot of people and the trunk has extra seating that can be brought down to add more space for the trunk space.

- Amira E

A moderately sized SUV with comfortable and reliable features.

2006 Toyota Highlander Base

Transmission issues. Comfortable, reliable, spacious, good for steep uphill drives. Transmission issues only showed up after 5 years of purchasing it as a used car. Reasonable size and nice marbling interior. Does not have Bluetooth connection, must purchase an auxiliary tape and connect to the phone for audio. No rear camera.

- Rhonda D

Great car for long road trips!

2006 Toyota Highlander Base

No service issues with the car. Handles great. Comfortable to drive. Easy to enter/exit. Receive excellent service for maintenance. Good sound system. Tire warning light does not work properly and can't be reset to function correctly. Love the interior layout. Like the fold down seat and cargo room this creates.

- Ron P

Has a CD player, cars these days do not have one.

2006 Toyota Highlander Base

Since its old there is a few problems sometimes with the engine, or my car somethings make weird noises. The performance is excellent still run smoothly, nothing wrong with it. Reliability and comfort is a 10/10. Features, it does not have a aux cord but it has a CD player which I love.

- Bella C

It always runs on empty for an inordinate amount of time

2006 Toyota Highlander Base

My vehicle has been ever since I acquired it been reliable low maintenance always reliable and never temperamental. It has always performed regardless of the elements or MY temperament the gas mileage has been satisfactory even to the extent of stretching it to the next gas pump

- Sandy A

It's Gold and It Is Mine. Period.

2006 Toyota Highlander Base

I've had no major problems. Maintenance is pretty cheap if you stay on top of things. It's an older model but it still has its charm. There's a sunroof, cassette/CD player. 4 wheel drive. Downfall, does have a V6 engine so gas is always a concern. Other than that, it's great

- Jojo C

Sturdy and reliable big back storage space

2006 Toyota Highlander Base

No major issues. Little wear and tear. Not so good gas mileage. Drives smoothly and radio is decent. Good car for getting to and from where you need to be or 2 to 8 hour drives. Overall not a bad car at all and very reliable for me to drive on a regular basis

- Daniel P

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