2006 toyota Highlander

2006 Toyota Highlander: For 2006, the Highlander expands: the 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine is gone, and all versions make use of a 3.3-litre V6 that is enhanced with three electric motors in the Highlander Crossbreed. All designs are now all-wheel-drive; the front-wheel-drive version readily available in 2005 is discontinued. Both designs currently have five- or seven-passenger seating; furthermore, the traditional Highlander obtains 16-inch alloy wheels with a full-size spare, wheel locks as well as haze lamps, while the Hybrid receives 17-inch wheels, chrome accented front grille, new front bumper, rear LED taillights and also chrome permit plate trim.

2006 Toyota Highlander

With the Hybrid signing up with the Prius in the line-up, Toyota says it is now the first auto supplier to offer a full gasoline/electric crossbreed in both the intermediate SUV and also mid-size auto sections. The Highlander Crossbreed is powered by a new variation of Toyota's Hybrid Harmony Drive powertrain, specially-tweaked for a midsize SUV. It includes an electronically-controlled continuously variable transmission (CVT) and also on-demand digital four-wheel-drive. The fuel engine works seamlessly with a high-torque electrical drive motor-generator that establishes a peak system outcome equivalent to 268 hp, yet with half the fuel intake of a conventionally-powered car.

The Highlander is a "complete crossbreed", meaning that it can run in fuel or electric modes, along with a mix of both. Under normal problems, the Hybrid operates in front-wheel-drive setting, as well as immediately switches over to 4WD when extra grip is needed. The Harmony Drive powertrain powers the front wheels, while an electric motor drives the rear ones.

Attributes on the gasoline-only Highlander include CD/cassette gamer with 6 speakers, a/c, cloth seats, 60/40 split rear bench, power locks with keyless entrance, power windows, floor mats, freight cover, cruise control, 16-inch alloy wheels, privacy glass, heated mirrors, variable periodic wipers, and also fog lights. The seven-passenger version adds a third-row bench seat with fold-down seatback. Offered alternatives are a Leather Plan, as well as a Restricted Plan that adds a long checklist of attributes, including leather interior, 17-inch wheels, side as well as curtain airbags and also power sunroof.

The five-passenger Hybrid adds multi-information screen, LED taillamps and 17-inch wheels.

The seven-passenger Hybrid comes just in Minimal trim, as well as adds updated CD/cassette with eight audio speakers as well as wheel-mounted controls, automated climate control, complementary back heater, heated leather seats, outside temperature level gauge, leather-wrapped wheel, incorporated garage door opener, side as well as curtain airbags, anti-theft system, power sunroof and light control system.

All versions offer a pleasurable flight, however the seven-passenger variation is that in name only; the 3rd row of seats is confined and also appropriate primarily for smaller kids. Unless you're hauling seven passengers on a regular basis, the five-passenger offers more freight space without folding down an additional row of seats.

The Hybrid is up-to-date innovation, with a horse power boost as well as far better gas economy compared to its gasoline-only twin, however 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, despite having rising fuel rates; get this to conserve the planet, not always your purse.