2006 toyota Highlander

2006 toyota Highlander: For 2006, the Highlander bulks up: the 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine is gone, and all designs use a 3.3-litre V6 that is enhanced with three electrical motors in the Highlander Crossbreed. All versions are now all-wheel-drive; the front-wheel-drive variation readily available in 2005 is discontinued. Both models currently have 5- or seven-passenger seating; on top of that, the conventional Highlander gets 16-inch alloy wheels with a full-size extra, wheel locks and also haze lamps, while the Hybrid receives 17-inch wheels, chrome accented front grille, brand-new front bumper, back LED taillights and also chrome certificate plate trim.

2006 toyota Highlander

With the Hybrid joining the Prius in the line-up, Toyota claims it is now the very first automobile producer to supply a full gasoline/electric hybrid in both the intermediate SUV and mid-size automobile sectors. The Highlander Hybrid is powered by a brand-new variation of Toyota's Hybrid Harmony Drive powertrain, specially-tweaked for a midsize SUV. It includes an electronically-controlled continually variable transmission (CVT) and on-demand digital four-wheel-drive. The gas engine works effortlessly with a high-torque electrical drive motor-generator that creates a peak system result comparable to 268 hp, yet with half the fuel intake of a conventionally-powered automobile.

The Highlander is a "full crossbreed", suggesting that it can run in gasoline or electric settings, as well as a combination of both. Under regular problems, the Crossbreed runs in front-wheel-drive mode, and also automatically changes to 4WD when additional traction is required. The Harmony Drive powertrain powers the front wheels, while an electrical motor drives the rear ones.

Features on the gasoline-only Highlander include CD/cassette player with six audio speakers, cooling, fabric seats, 60/40 split back bench, power locks with keyless entry, power home windows, floor mats, cargo cover, cruise control, 16-inch alloy wheels, privacy glass, heated mirrors, variable periodic wipers, as well as fog lights. The seven-passenger model adds a third-row bench seat with fold-down seatback. Offered choices are a Leather Package, and a Limited Plan that adds a long list of features, consisting of leather interior, 17-inch wheels, side as well as drape airbags as well as power sunroof.

The five-passenger Crossbreed adds multi-information display screen, LED taillamps as well as 17-inch wheels.

The seven-passenger Hybrid comes only in Restricted trim, and also includes upgraded CD/cassette with 8 audio speakers as well as wheel-mounted controls, automatic environment control, complementary rear heating system, warmed leather seats, outside temperature level scale, leather-wrapped wheel, incorporated garage door opener, side and curtain air bags, anti-theft system, power sunroof and also light control system.

All designs offer an enjoyable ride, yet the seven-passenger version is that in name only; the third row of seats is cramped as well as appropriate primarily for smaller children. Unless you're carrying 7 guests on a regular basis, the five-passenger deals much more freight space without folding down an additional row of seats.

The Hybrid is up-to-date modern technology, with a horse power boost and also much better gas economic climate than its gasoline-only twin, but a $6,350 costs in base form as well as $6,415 in Minimal trim will certainly take a while to repay at the gas pumps, despite rising gas costs; purchase this one to save the earth, not necessarily your wallet.