By jelietz on
2006 Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV AWD w/3rd Row (3.3L 6cyl 5A)
A thoroughly solid, reliable and dependable SUV. Have owned for 7 months with no problems at all. My 4th Toyota. All have been exceptionally reliable, if not sexy. Basically, the Highlander is as advertised. It is not luxurious, nor exceptionally sexy looking. Its performance is vanilla. However, it does everything well and is a versatile vehicle. A bit disappointed with overall mileage and seats could have more support for longer drives. Engine (V6) is rated as 19 mpg city and 25 mpg highway. I do very little city driving and my mileage averages about 20 mpg. Highway, about 22 mpg.
AWD and versatility to carry cargo or passengers. Also like the higher seating. Ride is comfortable.
Better seats and mileage. Exterior trim to enhance appearance (eg., RX 330 two tone color schemes and trim).