2006 Ford Explorer Overview


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Eddie Bauer V6
Avg. Price: $9,686
Eddie Bauer V6 4WD
Avg. Price: $10,075
Eddie Bauer V8
Avg. Price: $10,387
Eddie Bauer V8 4WD
Avg. Price: $10,714
Limited V6
Avg. Price: $10,283
Limited V6 4WD
Avg. Price: $11,217
Limited V8
Avg. Price: $10,782
Limited V8 4WD
Avg. Price: $10,771
Avg. Price: $7,881
Avg. Price: $8,419
Avg. Price: $8,591
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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


Where Is The Fill Hole For The Transfer Case?

I have some slippage in my transmission and was told that Lucas anti-slip would help eliminate that. However we can't find how to add the fluid. Anybody have an answer for me?

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

Transmission "clunks" Going Into Reverse

Tranny "clunks" going into reverse. All other gears seem fine (no noise/smooth). Only other problem is slight "shimmy" above 60 MPH. Not sure if that's related or not.

15 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)
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How Many Quarts Of Oil Is Needed For A 2006 Ford Explorer 6v

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I Have A Ford Explorer 2006 And I Get A Repair Sign On The Screen When I T...

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Power Windows Do Not Operate

All 4 windows are not operable. Checked fuse under hood and replaced main power switch in driver's side door. After deveral hor sof a technician chekcing he believes it may be a grounding issue. Can a...

3,273 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 years ago)