Toyota Highlander 2006 For Sale
With the Crossbreed signing up with the Prius in the line-up, Toyota says it is now the initial vehicle maker to use a full gasoline/electric crossbreed in both the intermediate SUV as well as mid-size auto sections. The Highlander Hybrid is powered by a brand-new version of Toyota's Crossbreed Synergy Drive powertrain, specially-tweaked for a midsize SUV. It showcases an electronically-controlled constantly variable transmission (CVT) as well as on-demand digital four-wheel-drive. The gas engine works effortlessly with a high-torque electric drive motor-generator that develops a peak system outcome equal to 268 hp, yet with half the fuel consumption of a conventionally-powered car.
The Highlander is a "full crossbreed", suggesting that it can operate in gasoline or electric modes, as well as a combination of both. Under regular problems, the Hybrid operates in front-wheel-drive mode, as well as instantly switches to 4WD when additional traction is required. The Synergy Drive powertrain powers the front wheels, while an electrical motor drives the back ones.
Features on the gasoline-only Highlander include CD/cassette player with six speakers, air conditioning, towel seats, 60/40 split rear bench, power locks with keyless entry, power home windows, floor mats, cargo cover, cruise control, 16-inch alloy wheels, privacy glass, heated mirrors, variable recurring wipers, and also haze lights. The seven-passenger version includes a third-row bench seat with fold-down seatback. Readily available choices are a Natural leather Plan, and also a Limited Package that includes a lengthy list of attributes, consisting of leather interior, 17-inch wheels, side and also drape air bags as well as power sunroof.
The five-passenger Hybrid adds multi-information screen, LED taillamps and 17-inch wheels.
The seven-passenger Crossbreed comes just in Restricted trim, and adds updated CD/cassette with eight audio speakers and also wheel-mounted controls, automated environment control, complementary rear heater, warmed natural leather seats, outside temperature level scale, leather-wrapped wheel, integrated garage door opener, side and curtain air bags, anti-theft system, power sunroof and light control system.
All models offer an enjoyable trip, but the seven-passenger version is that in name only; the third row of seats is cramped and suitable mainly for smaller sized youngsters. Unless you're hauling 7 passengers often, the five-passenger deals more freight space without folding down an additional row of seats.
The Crossbreed is red-hot innovation, with a horsepower boost as well as far better gas economy than its gasoline-only double, but a $6,350 premium in base type as well as $6,415 in Minimal trim will take a while to repay at the gas pumps, even with climbing fuel prices; purchase this to conserve the world, not necessarily your budget.