2006 Ford Explorer Overview


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Eddie Bauer V6
Avg. Price: $10,018
Eddie Bauer V6 4WD
Avg. Price: $10,538
Eddie Bauer V8
Avg. Price: $10,825
Eddie Bauer V8 4WD
Avg. Price: $11,195
Limited V6
Avg. Price: $11,856
Limited V6 4WD
Avg. Price: $11,388
Limited V8
Avg. Price: $10,834
Limited V8 4WD
Avg. Price: $11,525
Avg. Price: $8,374
Avg. Price: $8,749
Avg. Price: $9,172
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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


Tyre Sensor Fault

Following error keeps appearing "Tyre Sensor Fault", i filled all the four tires to the proper pressure, and it was gone, until after 4 days it appeared again. Check the pressure in all four tires an...

8,075 views with 10 answers (last answer 2 years ago)

Fuel Reset Switch

What does a "Fuel Reset" switch do, which is next to the front passenger seat? Thanks.

2,748 views with 5 answers (last answer 4 months ago)

Sweeking Sound From Dash, Explorer 2006 Xlt

Sweeking sound from dash (area between AC switch and Transmission Knob. It's a US import 2006 Explorer XLT, and what I believe is due to hot weather of Kuwait, the dash started sweeking during normal...

140 views with 5 answers (last answer 3 years ago)

2006 Explorer Xlt Audio System

The factory installed Audio system (CD/Radio) LCD gone out. It first started with less illumination (dim) and now it's totally gone. the buttons shows light but LCD not, i am unable to know the time...

831 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 years ago)

I Have A 2006 V6 Eddie Bauer Explorer Engine Light Is On Changed Fuel Cap S...

389 views with 4 answers (last answer 11 months ago)