"I PURCHASED THIS 2006 LIMITED NEW IN 2007 AND NOW HAVE ONLY DRIVEN 5,500 MILES. I HAVE NEVER HAD ANY PROBLEM AND THE 3.3 6CYL HAS PLENTY OF SPUNK AND IT GETS BETTER MPG THAN MY OLD 3.1 6CYL CHEVY SEDAN. I ADVISE READING THE INFORMATIVE 419 PAGE OWNERS MANUAL, SET YOUR PREFERENCES, AND ENJOY ALL THE AUTOMATIC FEATURES LIKE HEADLIGHTS AND CLIMATE CONTROL. I THINK THE HEATER FAN IS A BIT LOUD AT FULL VOLUME BUT YOU WON'T NEED TO KEEP IT THERE VERY LONG. GREAT CAR."
"Owned this car for a year, had no probelms. Limited 4WD model. Great stereo, nice heated seats, plenty of space, excellent visibility. A little rough over bumpy roads and a little noisy on the highway."
"This vehicle only has minor issues. The armrests could be more comfortable and the standard radio is not what it should be considering how good everything else on the vehicle is. The 4-banger is more than adequate on power, the roominess is there for all passengers and the economy is incomparable for an SUV. This is the best value I can find for the money."
"I love this car. It cruise's around with good pickup it can seat seven (two small ones in the back). I average on normal day to day driving 23mpg. It would be higher if I drove slower. I would expect in the near future that all vehicles will have technology that allows higher mpg very soon. It's unfortunate that Detroit did not step up and Toyota is really the only choice at least for today."
"Bought the 2005 Limited new. Have 58000 miles on it, and it runs like a gem. I get 19-21 mpg mixed (not a lot of stoplights in our area, mostly rolling suburban roads). I love buying regular gas (had Mercedes ML320 which required premium gas...never again). Drives comfortably, is totally reliable, still looks like new even with all the miles on it."
"I've had my Highlander since 2005 and just love it. It's coming off a lease and I will purchase it rather than turn it in. For someone looking for a not-too-big SUV that handles well and has great style this is a great car. Only downside is gas mileage could be a little better as I usually only average about 21-23 miles per gallon."
"I bought this car because I wanted a station wagon with all wheel drive and a third row seat. This is the only car in it's class that I know of which offers the third row seating. I have had 8 people in the car (3 adults, 5 kids) and although it is intimate, it didn't feel squashed and the car worked great. When the third row seat folds flat, there is a lot of cargo space in the back. I think it is well designed. The only drawbacks I found are that it isn't as comfortable as a larger SUV and it doesn't get much better mileage than my Tahoe."