2006 Ford Explorer Overview


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Eddie Bauer V6
Avg. Price: $9,561
Eddie Bauer V6 4WD
Avg. Price: $9,811
Eddie Bauer V8
Avg. Price: $9,965
Eddie Bauer V8 4WD
Avg. Price: $10,291
Limited V6
Avg. Price: $10,013
Limited V6 4WD
Avg. Price: $10,035
Limited V8
Avg. Price: $10,364
Limited V8 4WD
Avg. Price: $10,752
Avg. Price: $7,557
Avg. Price: $8,222
Avg. Price: $8,390
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4.15 stars

Based on 26 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


When Driving My 2006 Ford Explorer Today I Watch My Gas Mileage Go From 100...

The panel on my dash board says 100 miles to empty, I went to a store that's 1 mile from house, by the time i got home it showed i was at 60 miles to empty.

10 views with 2 answers (last answer 6 days ago)

At No Particular Time While I Am Driving When I Have Stopped And Then Accel...

there is no hesitation and the truck doesn't "jump' when I chages into second gear and once is second it stops.

7 views with 2 answers (last answer about a week ago)

Will A 2006 Ford Explorer Radiator Fit A 2006 Ford Explorer Xlt

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

Why Does 06 Explorer Start To Run Poorly After 10 Min. With A/c On And Comp...

2006 ford explorer has a/c ghost, car runs fine for about 0 min. with the a/c on and blows cold, then car starts to run poorly, check engine light comes on and says not charging, have had new battery ...

15 views with 4 answers (last answer about a month ago)

I Have A 2006 Explorer With 200,000 Miles. Only Have Replaced The Radiator ...

Bought the car with 19,000. do about 30,000 a yr. mostly highway. have had it for 6 years. love it!

15 views with 3 answers (last answer about a month ago)