Toyota vehicles have ruled the automobile market in South Africa today and the reasons are not farfetched – they are sleek, efficient, brilliantly designed and offer remarkable value for money. With a lot of scintillating compact sedans and SUVs to their name, one midsize SUV stands out in the automobile world – Toyota Highlander.
The Toyota Highlander remains the best-selling vehicle of its type, a midsize sport-utility based on a car. Highlander’s reputation is partially because it is a Toyota vehicle, which offers assurance of top-notch quality, toughness and reliability. However, it is also a result of its realism and how easy it is to drive.
Here, we will take a look at the 2006 model, considering how much it goes for in the market and its basic features.
Toyota Highlander 2006 Price in South Africa – Tokunbo (Foreign Used)
The Toyota Highlander is rated among the most sought after midsize SUV in South Africa today and it is easy to see why. While there were no serious differences between the 2005 and 2006 models, there is a substantial difference in how much they go for. As it stands, you can get the 2005 Toyota Highlander for anything between R$100,800 – R$162,000. The variation in the prices is due to some certain factors, which include the currency exchange rate at the time of purchase, custom clearance fees and other basic tariffs, the condition of the car, and other basic factors.
While more modern models have been released since then, the foreign used version of the 2006 model still remains readily available and is still sought after to date. If you consider the vehicle’s on the road functionality and overall features, you most likely wouldn’t have much to complain about the price.
Prices of Locally Used 2006 Toyota Highlander in South Africa
A neat locally used 2006 Toyota Highlander can be purchased for between R$57,600 – R$126,000 depending on the trim level, the condition of the vehicle, the state of the engine, the neatness, fuel mileage, and other similar factors. Also, the purpose of sale affects how much the sedan goes for.
Used vehicle market in South Africa has extraordinarily grown in recent times. With a lot more tough vehicles manufactured these days, the world is starting to spin more towards used vehicles, especially locally used versions. The Toyota Highlander for one has been largely reliable and has earned lots of great reviews for its ruggedness and overall functionality. This means that even a locally used 2006 model maintains a great second-hand value in the market and still offers as much so foreign used version, provided it is in great condition.
2006 Toyota Highlander: What You Should Know About the Vehicle
Like most other Highlander models, the 2006 version is available in three trims, two of which are more prominent in this part of the world – the base and the Limited trim. The hybrid trim is more common in some other parts of the world. The base and Limited trims boast front-wheel drive or full-time all-wheel drive.
There are three different powertrains available: A 2.4-liter inline-4, rated at 160 horsepower, which comes standard for all trims. A 3.3-liter V6 that produces 230 horsepower is also optional on the base Highlander and comes standard on the Limited. The new Hybrid combines a 3.3-liter V6 with a high-torque electric drive motor-generator and a unique Hybrid Synergy Drive. Four-cylinder versions features in the four-speed automatic transmission and the V6 models get a five-speed automatic. The hybrid uses an electronically controlled incessantly variable transmission or CVT.
For the base model, the four-cylinder front-wheel-drive features air conditioning, power windows and door locks, cruise control, cloth upholstery, and seating for five. The all-wheel-drive four-cylinder Highlander also boasts similar features as is the base front-wheel-drive Highlander V6 but comes with an additional third row to allow up to seven passengers. Although the rearmost seat can be quite tight and uncomfortable.
The Limited trim, with the Limited 2WD and Limited 4WD sub trims, feature standard with the V6 and an additional third row. The trim also boasts automatic climate control, an eight-speaker JBL sound system, eight-way power driver’s seat with adjustable lumbar support, four-way power passenger seat, 17-inch aluminium wheels, roof rack, fog lights, rear privacy glass, heated mirrors, remote keyless entrance with security system and engine immobilizer, wood-grain interior trim, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and other lovely features.
The Highlander Hybrid trim is also available with 2WD or 4WD. It is also available in Limited Sub trims – Hybrid Limited 2WD and the Hybrid Limited 4WD sub-trims.
The base and Limited models boast a strong and stylish leather-trimmed seating. They also feature other lovely options including tilt-and-slide glass sunroof and in-dash six-CD changer. The optional rear-seat for the Limited trim DVD system comprises two wireless headphones, RCA input jacks for video games, and a household-style 115-volt AC power outlet. GPS navigation is also available only on the Limited trim.
When it comes to versatility, ease of drive, durability, ruggedness, and efficiency, it is difficult to pick a midsize SUV above Toyota Highlander. Its convenience features make it very easy to live with. The 2006 Highlander carries four people in ease and seven people can manage with an additional third-row seat.
Toyota’s status for quality, toughness, and dependability should mean trouble-free possession and strong second-hand value. The limited Highlander Hybrid delivers robust performance with a fair fuel economy.