2006 Ford Explorer Overview


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Eddie Bauer V6
Avg. Price: $9,856
Eddie Bauer V6 4WD
Avg. Price: $10,392
Eddie Bauer V8
Avg. Price: $10,933
Eddie Bauer V8 4WD
Avg. Price: $10,823
Limited V6
Avg. Price: $10,211
Limited V6 4WD
Avg. Price: $11,369
Limited V8
Avg. Price: $11,168
Limited V8 4WD
Avg. Price: $11,396
Avg. Price: $8,135
Avg. Price: $8,054
Avg. Price: $9,151
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Average User Score

4.25 stars

Based on 24 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 24 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

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What Do It Means When My Ford Explorer Keeps Cutting Off

2 views with 1 answer (last answer about a week ago)

How Can I Return My Shift Linkage To Its Original Placement

I have a 2206 ford explorer v6 4wd and my shift linkage is off a gear. if I want to shift into D I have to first shift into 3 then up to D and wait to feel it shift into gear. how can I fix this mys...

13 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 weeks ago)

Warning Lights

At first,after starting to drive, no warning lights. Then after a mile or so the wrench light comes on. Then a few more miles,(give or take),the ABS and the swerving car light come on also. They usu...

24 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 weeks ago)

I Have A 06 Ford Explorer V8 Edddie B. Edition And My Fan Will Not Turn Off...

7 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 weeks ago)

Ford Explorer Radio Not Working

radio display was fading in and out. Now the stereo will not power up at all.

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