2006 toyota Highlander Hybrid

2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid: For 2006, the Highlander bulks up: the 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine is gone, and all versions utilize a 3.3-litre V6 that is boosted with three electrical motors in the Highlander Crossbreed. All designs are currently all-wheel-drive; the front-wheel-drive variation offered in 2005 is discontinued. Both models now have five- or seven-passenger seating; furthermore, the standard Highlander obtains 16-inch alloy wheels with a full-size spare, wheel locks as well as fog lights, while the Crossbreed gets 17-inch wheels, chrome accented front grille, brand-new front bumper, back LED taillights and chrome certificate plate trim.

2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

With the Hybrid signing up with the Prius in the line-up, Toyota states it is currently the initial vehicle maker to supply a full gasoline/electric crossbreed in both the intermediate SUV and also mid-size auto sectors. The Highlander Hybrid is powered by a new variation of Toyota's Crossbreed Synergy Drive powertrain, specially-tweaked for a midsize SUV. It includes an electronically-controlled constantly variable transmission (CVT) as well as on-demand digital four-wheel-drive. The gasoline engine functions effortlessly with a high-torque electric drive motor-generator that creates a peak system outcome equivalent to 268 hp, however with half the gas consumption of a conventionally-powered automobile.

The Highlander is a "full hybrid", indicating that it could run in gasoline or electrical settings, as well as a combination of both. Under regular conditions, the Hybrid operates in front-wheel-drive mode, as well as instantly switches over to 4WD when additional grip is required. The Harmony Drive powertrain powers the front wheels, while an electric motor drives the rear ones.

Attributes on the gasoline-only Highlander consist of CD/cassette player with 6 speakers, a/c, fabric seats, 60/40 split back bench, power locks with keyless entry, power windows, flooring mats, cargo cover, cruise control, 16-inch alloy wheels, personal privacy glass, heated mirrors, variable periodic wipers, as well as haze lights. The seven-passenger version adds a third-row bench seat with fold-down seatback. Available alternatives are a Natural leather Bundle, as well as a Limited Bundle that adds a long list of functions, including leather interior, 17-inch wheels, side and curtain air bags and power sunroof.

The five-passenger Crossbreed includes multi-information display, LED taillamps and also 17-inch wheels.

The seven-passenger Hybrid comes just in Minimal trim, as well as includes upgraded CD/cassette with 8 speakers as well as wheel-mounted controls, automatic environment control, supporting back heater, heated natural leather seats, outside temperature scale, leather-wrapped wheel, integrated garage door opener, side and also curtain air bags, anti-theft system, power sunroof and also light control system.

All designs supply a pleasant flight, yet the seven-passenger version is that in name only; the 3rd row of seats is confined as well as appropriate mainly for smaller sized children. Unless you're carrying seven travelers regularly, the five-passenger offers extra cargo space without folding down another row of seats.

The Crossbreed is ultramodern modern technology, with a horsepower increase as well as much better gas economic climate than its gasoline-only twin, but a $6,350 costs in base type and also $6,415 in Minimal trim will certainly take a while to repay at the gas pumps, even with rising fuel costs; get this set to conserve the planet, not always your budget.