2006 Ford Explorer Overview


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Eddie Bauer V6
Avg. Price: $9,460
Eddie Bauer V6 4WD
Avg. Price: $10,189
Eddie Bauer V8
Avg. Price: $10,950
Eddie Bauer V8 4WD
Avg. Price: $10,402
Limited V6
Avg. Price: $10,530
Limited V6 4WD
22 national listings
Avg. Price: $10,760
Limited V8
Avg. Price: $10,571
Limited V8 4WD
Avg. Price: $10,942
Avg. Price: $7,917
Avg. Price: $7,900
Avg. Price: $8,642
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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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Where Is The Aux On Radio

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How Do You Remove Headrest

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Fuel Reset Switch

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

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How Can I Fix My Heater Fan

I was driving to work and turned on my heater but now now I can't turn off the fan even when I push the off switch.

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