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2006 Ford Explorer Overview


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Eddie Bauer V6
Avg. Price: $11,194
Eddie Bauer V6 4WD
Avg. Price: $11,011
Eddie Bauer V8
Avg. Price: $11,158
Eddie Bauer V8 4WD
Avg. Price: $11,716
Limited V6
Avg. Price: $12,174
Limited V6 4WD
Avg. Price: $11,725
Limited V8
Avg. Price: $12,122
Limited V8 4WD
Avg. Price: $12,679
Avg. Price: $9,417
Avg. Price: $8,353
Avg. Price: $10,228
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Average User Score

4.25 stars

Based on 23 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 23 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


Back Windows Do Not Work

back windows on 2006 ford explorer do not work.

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Advance Traction Turned Off And Keeps Going Off

I got stuck in the mud, and ever since I got out, my advance traction turns off and my 4X4 High light flashes on and off

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Replace Dash Lights

The right hand off the dash board light is out. Is this a do it yourself or a service tech required job. What you cost be to have this issue fixed?

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