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2006 Ford Explorer

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Information shown for entry-level SUV.

Fuel Economy:
City 14/Hwy 19/Comb 16 MPG
Max Seating: 7
Engine: V6, 4.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

2006 Ford Explorer Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.1
Out of 10

Based on 396 Ratings for the 2006 - 2010 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.3/10
    Quality
    8.4/10
  • Reliability
    8.6/10
    Performance
    8.4/10
  • Comfort
    8.7/10
    Styling
    8.7/10

This truck has treated me well for years!

By on Thursday, December 18, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 83,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "spacious, reliable, easy to drive"

Cons: "none"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have never had any problems with my 08 Explorer Eddie Bauer. It has run great since I bought it certified 3 years ago. It is spacious and pretty luxurious for an older SUV. An all around great truck, if the new Explorers weren't priced like Cadillac SUV's I just might give one of them a go."

Best Vehicle I've Owned

By on Wednesday, December 17, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 94,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Comfortable, Reliable, Quiet, Convinient"

Cons: "Not the best transmission"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I have to say, this truck is the best vehicle I've owned. My only complaint about this truck is the shifting. It's 2010 and I'd expect to be a lot smoother than what I had on my 00 Accord. It's not that it's hard shifting or clunking. It might also be due to my last car being a manual so I took care of all the shifting. It is extremely comfortable I must say. I have the base model and still get to enjoy comfort which goes a long way. The 4x4 setting is phenomenal. No clunking or hearing any noises when changing the drivetrain. It drives in the snow as if driving on a dry road."

Have had only minor problems. Never failed me.

By on Saturday, December 13, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 81,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Reliable. Roomy. Comfortable."

Cons: "Design is not up to my older 68 Explorer"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Use it for everything...travel, golf outings, local driving. Do maintenance every 5 K (oil, ect.) I had to replace tires at 42000 and that has been the only major expense. Interior is not as good as my previous Explorer-headliner coming loose over the front windows, no cargo net and those crazy door openers. Overall tho it has been and is a great car."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Terrible reliability and very expensive to repair

By on Sunday, November 23, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 142,000

10 1.0
overall rating 1 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
1/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
Not Rated
Performance
Not Rated
Styling
Not Rated
Comfort
Not Rated

Pros: "Great 4 by 4"

Cons: "Not reliable same part break over and over again"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"This vehicle was purchased with 60K on its and its has had so many repairs including a new tranny that is now leaking once again after 15K miles. Its definitely a Fix or Repair Daily aka FORD. Haven't owned a Ford since 1995 when I bought this one for the same reason lots of repair and a car that self destructed. When the Explorer is running its great, but even the shops around nickname this model as an Exploder!"

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

8y. happily together

By on Sunday, November 16, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 57,800

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Strength, engine, comfort inside, reliability"

Cons: "no Bluetooth and usb, low mileage per miles,"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

Explorer 2006 automatic transmission v6

"i bought this Explorer brand new in 2006. I've had no problem with it except some computer issues. However, I think these have been mistakes of the guys who did the service at the agency. I've had him for 57,800 miles and it is still running without any issues! I hope it will last for a little longer without the need of spending any big cash on it!"

Explorer 2006 automatic transmission v6

Excellent vehicle for over 100,000 miles.

By on Monday, October 20, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 117,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Owned the Ford Explorer for over 100,000 miles and have had only normal wear and tear replacements, i.e. battery, wheels, etc. It has started every time and we get 20 MPG. I'd buy me another Explorer in a minute."

8 people out of 14 found this review helpful

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