2006 Toyota Highlander Sport 4dr SUV AWD w/3rd Row (3.3L 6cyl 5A)
Our Highlander has been nothing but flawless. Not a single warranty issue and it does an excellent job as our family vehicle. The only thing I would have done different was not get the 3rd row seat. It was never used once in the almost 4 years I have owned it. Also, if you want to buy a first generation Highlander, I highly recommend getting a 2005-2007 model. This was after the Minor Model change and the interior is much better than the 2004 and earlier models.
The all wheel drive is not as good as an Audi or Subaru, but it still does a great job when it snows. The JBL stereo is also a nice upgrade.
The only downside is the engine. The 3.3L V6 is adequate (in both power and fuel economy), but the new 3.5L V6 and 2.4L/2.5L I4 engines Toyota has now are so much better.