2006 Ford Explorer Review Ratings
Average Ratings from 21 reviews
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2006 Ford Explorer XLT V6 Review
lots of room
Explorer — great car. has 22in wheels. doesnt get as good on gas mileage as i would like. it is very roomy. drives good in the snow raim or sunshine!! not very fast but an oveerall great family car that everyone will like.
Primary Use: Commuting to work
2006 Ford Explorer XLT V8 Review
Excellent tow vehicle, lots of interior space and comfortable for long trips
If you don't need the towing capacity mileage is a consideration. Vehicle has a couple of annoying things in 2006 the front door handles were in a awkward position (changed for 2007) Throttle response is abrupt at low speed making it difficult to drive smothly in a parking lot.
If You Need To Take A Family Of 5 Camping And Tow A Boat, This Is Your Vehicle. — Performance the 4.6 is rated at just under 300 hp along with the six speed automatic makes for strong performing vehicle. Build Quality has been very good the SUV has 87,000 kms with no issues. With the switch to CUV the vehicle is starting to look dated but we are still happy with it's appearance. Cost of owner ship no maitenance except regular preventative. Mileage is what you would expect I commute 35 kms each way to work about half and half city highway and I get about 13 liters per 100 kms or about 21 mpg. As for fun it is obvioulsy not a sports car but corners and handles well with little body lean
Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)
2006 Ford Explorer XLT V6 4WD Review
Has a nice sound system
Can't think of any
Great! — Great acceleration and braking for a SUV. Has not need repairs. Exterior looks great, interior could have some re-modeling. I have been averaging around 17.5 MPG! It is very fun to drive, especially off of the road! Get it. You won't be disappointed!
Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)
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2006 Ford Explorer Limited V8 4WD Review
very high gas milage
My First Brandnew 4 Wheeler — overall I lik this suv, but it has very poor quality..Imean it has everything you need but this is limited V8 must be perfect. still i can recomed for my all friends..very fun to drive..Good luck guys
Primary Use: Family transportation
2006 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer V8 4WD Review
Near Maintaince Free
Only one maintance issue
My Explorer — 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 had with my Explorer is, it miss fired once and fouled out a spark plug. other than Regular oil changes it has been problem free for 84000 miles.
2006 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer V8 Review
Comfort, utitlity and looks
moderate to low mpg
Great Car — It hauls most all the stuff I want to haul and has three rows of seats for passengers. It will tow most items with the 8 cylinder motor and has great pickup for the highway. A great family sport utility.
Primary Use: Family transportation
2006 Ford Explorer Limited V6 4WD Review
It's not the BMW
Good Car — Good Car all around, Acceleration, breaking and handling all very good. Breaking obviously weaker compared to the BMW. Black with chrome foot rails as well as chrome wheels. Paying for gas sucks but worth it. The car is fun during bad weather.
2006 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer V6 Review
Styling, build quality, seating height, smooth, compliant ride, ample cargo space, rear park assist
Fuel economy-but it is a truck!
A General Motors Convert — 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 chevy. This car has outperformed my expecatations. It's ride is intoxicatingly smooth and the v6 works fine for me as it's just me and my girlfriend with no kids. The styling is great and I love the distinctive grill between the trim lines. Love sitting up high and I feel like I am scrubbing the ground when I get in my girlfriends volvo. Car feels solidly built and you feel sufficiently protected if there is a crash. I have to get used to the lower mpg but I had already prepared for that before I made the purchase. Have no complaints at this time, but the car is only 3 weeks old in my driveway and has about 24k miles on it. Looking forward to at least 3-4 years of ownership if not more and I am very pleased with my purchase.
2006 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer V6 Review
Good, all-round truck - comfortable seating for 7. Easy to re-configure seating, nice interior.
Needs to update to the 21st century. I live in my truck, would like a little office space.
Ford Explorer 2006 Eddie Bauer — Great for hauling kids, dogs, bikes, surfboards and general yard stuff. Very utilitarian, a lot better on the gas than you'd think...about 18 in town...and that's stop and go. Great on the highway, around 22-25 mpg. Very stable, handles a lot better than my 1999 Explorer. All in all, a good buy, a good brand, a good truck. Looks sharp, but needs a re-design on the interior functionality. IPOD docks, phones, etc. It's my third Explorer, but, I'm ready for a little hot car next. I'm getting old.
2006 Ford Explorer Review
third row seat
Explorer — We love this vehicle also! We have always had an Explorer. This Ford blue in color replaced a black one, we use this car in town and also for travel and have plenty of room. It is great when hauling kids around because there is a third row seat for plenty of room.
Reviews From Other Years
First Ford, So Far So Good.
I've only had the SUV for 24 hours, so only time will tell. I will keep posting updates with my impression of this vehicle as I drive and use more of it's expansive features. Just wondering if I nee... Read More
Super Fun, Sporty Suv With The Looks To Boot!
So far this is my most favorite SUV I have ever owned. I have owned an explorer before but it was nothing compared to this one! With this one, I am just looking for a reason to get behind the wheel ... Read More
Great car overall, recommend. The MPG could be a little better, but it doesn't lack at all in the power category, we topped it out at 120 MPH which is astonishing for a car of this size, great buy for... Read More
Lots Of Toys On The Limited Awd
Accelerator responsiveness with the 6 speed transmission and the v8 is lousy. The 6 speed wants to be in 2nd when starting and shifts very quickly to 6th even when going only 30mph.6 speed is only goo... Read More
Best Mid-sized Suv Out!
This is my 2nt Ford Explorer and definitely not my last! This vehicle is built Ford tough and is fun to drive. Comfortably seats 7 and the 3rd row seat is very roomy for a mid-sized SUV. I wish I wa... Read More
This Is My 5th Explorer, Need To Down Size To Escape For Parking Situation
I have no complaints regarding car. I am selling it because of my parking limitations and I dont need a car with a tow package...I am planning to stay with Ford and go to an Escape size SUV, The car h... Read More
cost efective, space, confort, space, cargo area, tree rows, good gas millage,good apparence interior and exterior, exellent suspension,good braking, i lke separet controls for the a/c, it need a outl... Read More
Good Show..!! I Haven't Made A Repair Yet. Its Fun, & Has Pretty Good Pick Up. I Have A 4WD V6 & I Love Him.. MPG's Are Bad, But That's The Sacrifice You Make With A Big SUV. Visibility Is Great.... Read More
Great Family Car!
Overall, a very good SUV. Great power/performance, very good towing capacity/capability, lots of interior room, nice styling. It's great SUV because it has everything I need. The V6 is just enough for... Read More
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