2006 Ford Explorer User Reviews

2006 Ford Explorer Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 24 reviews

  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 10 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"comfortable car" 5 reviews
"interior" 4 reviews
"space" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 12 reviews
"expressway" 3 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"doors" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews

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jek94 writes:
2006 Ford Explorer XLT V6 Review
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lots of room

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gas mileage

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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

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Dustin writes:
2006 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer V8 4WD Review
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5

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Near Maintaince Free

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Only one maintance issue

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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.

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Dan writes:
2006 Ford Explorer XLT V8 Review
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Excellent tow vehicle, lots of interior space and comfortable for long trips

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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.

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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.)

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Patrick writes:
2006 Ford Explorer XLT V6 4WD Review
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5

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Has a nice sound system

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Can't think of any

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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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Ayyas Capulcu Burak writes:
2006 Ford Explorer Limited V8 4WD Review
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4

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comfortable, roomy,powerful,

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very high gas milage

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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

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Elizabeth writes:
2006 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer V6 Review
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4

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rides real well, American truck, very stylish

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gas mileage

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Big Improvemnt Over My Last Vehicle — I definitely like driving my truck. I got it because I didn't trust my jeep on interstate.

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Steve writes:
2006 Ford Explorer XLT V6 4WD Review
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4

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Very comfortable SUV. Has enough power with the V6 to tow our camping trailer. We have the third seat option and while they are only good for children we have 7 grandsons that we help haul around to school, soccer etc and it woks fine. Visibility is generally good though the rear headrests create blind spots that you have to watch out for. AWD and 4WD is good for everything but real trail work. With no skid plates I won't take it where I used to take my 4 Runner without a second thought.In heavy snow, mountains and wet it is a stable and safe SUV.

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Little repairs that shouldn't happen. Replaced Radiator at 45 k. Some under hood insulation and seals have come loose and had to be refitted.

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Well Balanced Suv — The overall competence of the Explorer is what we appreciate most about it. Taking grandsons on all day excursions, a day trip to Tahoe or pulling our trailer camping it just gets the job done with little fuss. It is very comfortable. I am over 6'1" and 215 and the seats are comfortable and supportive. Having the radiator issue was frustrating on a modern vehicle at such low mileage. I was very surprised at the compact turning radius. It does it give it capabilities on Forest service roads that I like. If it had skid plates it would be perfect.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Patron2 writes:
2006 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer V8 Review
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5

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Comfort, utitlity and looks

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moderate to low mpg

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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

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Tanner writes:
2006 Ford Explorer Limited V6 4WD Review
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4

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4WD

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It's not the BMW

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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.

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Explorerguy_06 writes:
2006 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer V6 Review
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5

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Styling, build quality, seating height, smooth, compliant ride, ample cargo space, rear park assist

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Fuel economy-but it is a truck!

Explorerguy_06
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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.

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2014 Ford Explorer Reviews

Best Vehicle I Have Ever Owned By TMACWEBDESIGN

The Ford Explorer is the best vehicle I have ever owned . I like to buy american also looked at the Lincoln MKX which was noisy in comparison . I believe Lincoln has become an over priced Ford . Go wi... Read More

Great Suv Probably Best In Its Class/size By Divinejudge1

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2013 Ford Explorer Reviews

Very Nice Remake Of The Explorer And 4wd Handles All Of My Offroad Needs By NOJOESCHMOE

overall great remodel of the explorer, rides much better than the older series from the conversion to a crossover line. It is roadtrip comfortable as well as off-road capable, meets my dual purpose n... Read More

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I like everything about the Ford Explorer . My favorite is the technology , so far advanced compared to the competition . I read reviews on the MyFord touch that were negative . Maybe if you are lik... Read More

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2012 Ford Explorer Reviews

Feels Good, Looks Good. By mikepetrey

Like the appearance and performance. Smooth riding SUV with all the luxuries. The air conditioning is very cold, the heat is very warm. All power features have always worked with no problems whatso... Read More

Solid Family Car, Vary Happy With It For The Most Part. By Jay

I wish I had opted for the Limited, memory seats and the intelligent cruise control would have been great features but were not options in the XLT. The interior is pretty roomy for a midsized SUV, but... Read More

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2011 Ford Explorer Reviews

Good Vehicle. By Ken

Could use a little more power. The 3.5L V6 is just not quite enough. However, I'm sure my mileage is much better than if it had a V8, so I'm not really complaining all that much. Otherwise, a very nic... Read More

Super Fun, Sporty Suv With The Looks To Boot! By gacowgirl79

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

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2010 Ford Explorer Reviews

Great Dependable Suv With All The Creature Comforts You Need. By SS131

What I love about this car is that it has the power third row seating which makes it very easy to accommodate more passengers with the touch of a button.Beautiful interior color combo and the Ford syn... Read More

Lots Of Toys On The Limited Awd By goldy

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

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