2006 Ford Explorer Overview


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Eddie Bauer V6
Avg. Price: $8,848
Eddie Bauer V6 4WD
Avg. Price: $9,208
Eddie Bauer V8
Avg. Price: $9,047
Eddie Bauer V8 4WD
Avg. Price: $9,156
Limited V6
Avg. Price: $9,811
Limited V6 4WD
Avg. Price: $9,643
Limited V8
Avg. Price: $9,887
Limited V8 4WD
Avg. Price: $9,934
Avg. Price: $7,481
Avg. Price: $7,533
Avg. Price: $7,614
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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


Heater Is Only Blowing Cold Air

My heater only blows cold air a/c works fine

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Brake Lights

My tail light work but my signal light don't work and my brake light don't work....

3 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)

"powertrain Malfunction Indicator: Illuminates When A Powertrain Or A 4x4 F...

Hi, I have Ford Explorer and took to the local Service center to Change the Engine Wire. After completing the Job The Car show Wrench Light On which says "Powertrain malfunction indicator: Illuminates...

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

I Own A 2006 Ford Explorer With 253000 Miles On It. Experiencing Problems ...

I purchased four new tires, same size but different brand, and after leaving I noticed my vehicle was not shifting into gear on acceleration and was making a very loud winding noise. Is it a coincide...

262 views with 4 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)

Is There A Replacement For Ford Explorer 2006 Radio Lights

is there a replace bulb for this problem?

12 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)