Power Liftgate/DeckLid, 4WD/AWD, Leather Seats, JBL Sound System, Satellite Radio Ready, Parking Sensors
6 Cylinders, 4WD, 3.5L Engine, Automatic Transmission, 17K Miles, White/Black
Technology Package, Power Liftgate/DeckLid, Auto Cruise Control, 4WD/AWD, Leather Seats, JBL Sound System
6 Cylinders, 4WD, 3.5L Engine, Automatic Transmission, 23K Miles, Gray/Black
This car is the nicest car I've ever owned, so that may skew my review. It handles so smoothly and gets excellent gas mileage, which is the reason we went with this car. We wanted a larger SUV that would suit our active lifestyles, as well as accompany our 2 dogs. However, we were deterred by many SUVs due to the horrible gas mileage. Honestly, its been 100 years since cars became a household commodity - one would think more advancements had been made in that time. Anyways, the Highlander Hybrid was the only one that had the interior size and gas mileage we wanted at an affordable price point in our budget. All the little luxury features on this non-luxury car make it a joy to drive and to ride in.
I traded in a 2007 Ford Expedition for the Highlander Hybrid. I went from getting 14mpg in the city to 34mpg. With gas prices going higher the mileage difference saves me approx $120 per month in gas. The vehicle has much more giddy-up than my Ford did. The digital display for the GPS and all features of the vehicle is difficult naviagate at times, but probably because I don't play with it enough. I researched the 2006 model and noticed there was an important recall for that model year. Prior to purchasing the vehicle I checked with dealer to see if the car had been serviced for the recall part (a $1,900 part) and it had not. Within 3 days of purchasing vehicle I had it at Toyota dealer and they sevrice the recall and the vehicle drives even better afterwards. Germans and Japanese make the best quality cars. Stay away from American made cars as the quality is not very good.
This is my first Hybrid and it is quite interesting. You can not tell when it's running and it has a smooth ride. It has all the conveniences of a large SUV but not a gas guzzler as most .