2006 Ford Explorer Overview


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Eddie Bauer V6
Avg. Price: $9,160
Eddie Bauer V6 4WD
Avg. Price: $9,529
Eddie Bauer V8
Avg. Price: $8,905
Eddie Bauer V8 4WD
Avg. Price: $9,991
Limited V6
Avg. Price: $9,432
Limited V6 4WD
Avg. Price: $10,082
Limited V8
Avg. Price: $9,986
Limited V8 4WD
Avg. Price: $10,493
Avg. Price: $7,093
Avg. Price: $7,795
Avg. Price: $8,105
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4.15 stars

Based on 27 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


Why Does It Feel Like My 2006 Ford Explorer Is Binding Up When Turning?

2006 Ford Explorer XLT, 125K, had tranny rebuilt 2k ago, just had front differential replaced due to metal shavings found in it, partly due to binding up when turning at start-up. Prior to that, had ...

14 views with 4 answers (last answer 19 hours ago)


We were overheating replaced the radiator . When we got it back it started to stutter when idle and low speeds and overheated again. There is no water in oil no oil in water the resivory stays full ...

9 views with 4 answers (last answer 5 days ago)

My Fathers 2006 Ford Explorer Only Blows Ac Through Dash Defrost Vents. He...

My fathers 2006 Ford Explorer only blows AC through dash defrost vents. He took it to Ford and they told him it was a broken" small plastic" piece. They wanted $1000 to fix. What's broke and can ...

632 views with 6 answers (last answer 5 days ago)

Ford Explorer Cooling Fan Issue

I have a 2006 Ford Explorer XLT which will frequently not kick into gear at low speeds and the cooling fan will run faster when gas pedal is pressed. If gas pedal pressed down hard for a couple sec...

2,499 views with 12 answers (last answer 6 days ago)

I Have A 2006 Ford Explore ,it Heats Up But It Takes About 25 Minutes And I...

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