2006 Ford Explorer Overview


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Eddie Bauer V6
Avg. Price: $10,202
Eddie Bauer V6 4WD
Avg. Price: $10,668
Eddie Bauer V8
Avg. Price: $11,235
Eddie Bauer V8 4WD
Avg. Price: $11,175
Limited V6
Avg. Price: $11,270
Limited V6 4WD
Avg. Price: $10,865
Limited V8
Avg. Price: $11,003
Limited V8 4WD
Avg. Price: $11,746
Avg. Price: $8,432
Avg. Price: $8,477
Avg. Price: $9,192
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Ford Explorer Experts

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Average User Score

4.15 stars

Based on 25 reviews

A General Motors Convert by Explorerguy_06
 — This is my 1st Suv and my 1st ford product. Bought the car after only 1 test drive. Great deal with all the depreciation. I have owned two buicks, a park ave and more recently a regal, as well as a ch... Read More
The Best Explorer/suv Ever Built. by Thomas
 — The 2006 year was a milestone for the Ford Motor Company with the redesign of the Ford Explorer line of mid-sized suvs. I had a 1998 V8 Explorer before this car came into my life, and I can not see w... Read More
My Explorer by Dustin
 — i love the heated seats! nice and toasty in the winter weather. the only thing i would change bout this Explorer is the Wheels and addition of Fords Sync/ Navigation system. The only problem i have h... Read More

2006 Ford Explorer Overview

Overall User Score

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Based on 25 reviews

2006 Ford Explorer

The 2006 Explorer offers four trims, but the feel of the SUV falls into two groups: that of the V6 and that of the V8.  The 210-horsepower, 4.0-liter V6 engine feels like it is constantly struggling to pull its own weight, let alone that of its passengers, cargo, or tow cargo.  The 292-horsepower, 4.6-liter V8 has a much different feel, delivering the driver more of a car-like feel than the truck-like V6.

Ford remains aware of its tires for this SUV after the Firestone mishaps in the first years of the century, and tire pressure monitoring now comes standard.  Other than that, Ford has continued to produce an SUV known as the standard for all sports utility vehicles.


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Ford Explorer Questions


Advance Traction Turned Off And Keeps Going Off

I got stuck in the mud, and ever since I got out, my advance traction turns off and my 4X4 High light flashes on and off

81 views with 2 answers (last answer about a week ago)

I Have A Ford Explorer Xlt 2006. I Am Still Confused On The 4x4 Auto.

I have a Ford Explorer XLT 2006. I am still confused on the 4x4 auto. I read above that it will go automatically into 4x4 if it senses it needs it. I was going up a snowy steep hill and pushed 4x4 au...

1,027 views with 9 answers (last answer about a week ago)
Teresa Burgess

I Have A 2006 Ford Explorer Xlt And I Put A New Battery On It, Everything's...

20 views with 5 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)

How Do I Reset A Check Engine Light After I Had Chnged Air Filter And Forgo...

8,396 views with 6 answers (last answer about a month ago)
Chris Piper

2006 Ford Explorer Died And Won't Start Back Up

I was driving my 2006 Ford Explorer last night and as I was stepping on the gas, it wouldn't accelerate and slowed down and died. It wouldn't start even though it was cranking just fine. When I try ...

40 views with 2 answers (last answer about a month ago)