Apr 10, 2018
The Toyota Highlander has been known as the top-selling model of Toyota in the midsized SUV segment. Like other models of Toyota, the Highlander is well-known for its top-notch quality, reliability and durability. But what makes this 7-seater become different actually lie on its easy manner and practicality. Giving this car more praises seems to be excessive and now, to demonstrate what we have already mentioned before is true, we at Naijauto.com will introduce a review of the Toyota Highlander 2006 model to give you a deeper understanding of this favorite SUV.
Before 2006, the Toyota Highlander comes available in 2 versions including the base and Limited models. In 2006, the lineup welcomed a new and amazing variant - a gas-electric hybrid which is equipped with Hybrid Synergy Drive of Toyota.
The base variant is armed with four-cylinder and options for both front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive, along with a full package of features including cloth upholstery, door locks, air conditioning system, cruise control and power windows.
Meanwhile, the Limited variant is available with standard 2WD and 4WD models, powered by a V6 engine. The Limited package contains:
The Toyota Highlander 2006 hybrid is offered with 2WD and 4WD under the form of a Limited 2WD or Limited 4WD. The version has a plenty of options for its features depending on the mounted-hybrid model. Some of them are leather-trimmed seats (Ash Gray or Ivory), tilt-and-slide glass sunroof, rear-seat DVD system, GPS navigation, etc.
The Toyota Highlander gets a wise design with a perfect combination between the RAV4’s edgy high style and the 4Runner’s muscular purposefulness. Although the Highlander design has been changed to be less conservative, it still lacks an advanced design like the Nissan Murano. The front and rear overhangs of the Highlander are quite big, making it look like a station wagon. Its grille, light clusters and front bumper were redesigned in 2004. The SUV is equipped with unibody construction and a 4-wheel independent suspension. Behold more Toyota Highlander 2006 model pictures below.
Its grille, light clusters and front bumper were redesigned in 2004
Toyota Highlander 2006 side view
Toyota Highlander 2006 rear view
Toyota Highlander 2006 luggage space
Toyota Highlander 2006 wheel
Toyota Highlander 2006 rear view
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The Highlander is proud to be one of few vehicles that are easy to get in and out. It comes equipped with reclining bucket front seating row which is comfortable and supportive for different-size drivers. With a greater ride height, the SUV an offer a good view of the road and its sloping hood helps the forward view even larger. The front seating row is designed to decrease the whiplash’s possibility.
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The second seats are capable of housing up 3 occupants but it is better for 2. You can slide the 2nd row to enter the third easily, which also offers more generous legroom for occupants in the third. It seems that the Japanese carmaker designed the third row just for irregular utilization, so it is quite inconvenient for average-size adults. The third is best for short trips and children. Even though, it is still evaluated to be well equipped with some useful features like additional cup holders, a rear heater system with separate fan controls and rear privacy glass.
The third is best for short trips and children
The Toyota Highlander 2006 interior is adorned with generally elegant and conservative fabrics and trim. The limited models come with door scuff plates, burled maple wood-grain dash trim and simulated silver trim but the central stack appears to be made of fake wood.
The Highlander also boasts a full package of equipment including standard single-zone climate control, one-touch Auto-down for the driver’s window, front and rear auxiliary power outlets, cargo-area lighting, visor mirrors, door courtesy, Map pockets and dome.
The Toyota Highlander 2006 interior is adorned with generally elegant and conservative fabrics and trim
The Toyota Highlander 2006 engine comes available with two options containing a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine and a 3.L V6 mill.
The Toyota Highlander 2006 engine comes available with two options containing a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine and a 3.L V6 mill
The former performs good power with a capability of cranking out 160ho and 224 Nm of torque. It is fast, quiet, smooth and fun to drive. Compared to the V6, it has a better performance in fuel economy with 22/27 vs. 19/25 mpg on City/Highway in 2WD version. The engine works in a conjunction with a 4-speed automatic gearbox featuring a Snow Mode for better throttle control.
The Highlander is fast, quiet, smooth and fun to drive
Meanwhile, the latter is bigger and stronger with 230 hp and 328 Nm of torque. The engine is combined with a 5-speed automatic transmission. At low speed, the steering effort is very light, making it easier to turn in narrow corners. On the highway, it shows a quiet and smooth ride with a great stability. It also offers a good grip for handling on hard corners, even beyond the expectation. Even though, the steering is a little vague and slow on winding roads. The suspension is not firm enough to cross over serious hard driving, with considerable body roll.
|Toyota Highlander 2006 specs|
|EPA Classification||Sport Utility Vehicle|
|Base Curb Weight (lbs)||3520|
|Front Hip Room (in)||55.1|
|Front Leg Room (in)||40.7|
|Second Shoulder Room (in)||57.0|
|Passenger Volume (ft³)||104.7|
|Second Head Room (in)||39.8|
|Front Shoulder Room (in)||57.9|
|Second Hip Room (in)||40.0|
|Front Head Room (in)||40.0|
|Second Leg Room (in)||36.4|
|Track Width, Rear (in)||61.6|
|Height, Overall (in)||67.9|
|Length, Overall (in)||184.6|
|Min Ground Clearance (in)||6.9|
|Track Width, Front (in)||62.2|
|Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)||71.9|
|Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)||19.1|
|EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)||22|
|EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)||27|
|SAE Net Torque @ RPM||165 @ 4000|
|Engine Type||Gas I4|
|SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM||160 @ 5700|
If you are going to buy a Toyota Highlander 2006, take a look at our table for the Highlander prices in Nigeria. We also include the prices of the Toyota Highlander for other model years for your further information:
Toyota Highlander 2006 is a great choice for all SUV lovers. Its convenience features and ease of use make it become a perfect partner for all car buyers even the hardest ones. The Highlander promises to response what most people expect from an advanced, on-road SUV. We at Naijauto.com truly hope that this review of the Toyota Highlander 2006 model will bring you useful information and also deepen your love for this excellent SUV.
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