2006 Ford Explorer Overview


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Eddie Bauer V6
Avg. Price: $9,736
Eddie Bauer V6 4WD
Avg. Price: $9,902
Eddie Bauer V8
Avg. Price: $10,500
Eddie Bauer V8 4WD
Avg. Price: $10,429
Limited V6
Avg. Price: $10,319
Limited V6 4WD
Avg. Price: $10,640
Limited V8
Avg. Price: $10,472
Limited V8 4WD
Avg. Price: $10,606
Avg. Price: $7,392
Avg. Price: $8,355
Avg. Price: $8,486
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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

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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


Why Does 06 Explorer Start To Run Poorly After 10 Min. With A/c On And Comp...

2006 ford explorer has a/c ghost, car runs fine for about 0 min. with the a/c on and blows cold, then car starts to run poorly, check engine light comes on and says not charging, have had new battery ...

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I Have A 2006 Explorer With 200,000 Miles. Only Have Replaced The Radiator ...

Bought the car with 19,000. do about 30,000 a yr. mostly highway. have had it for 6 years. love it!

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My Check Engine Light Is On My Ford Explorer. What Could Be The Problem

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

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2006 Ford Explorer

We had bought it about march or april had to have the front tensioner put in it and now it is running about 750-1000 rpms when its parked. It also sounds like something is jumping or jerking every...

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