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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
8.2
Out of 10

Based on 410 Ratings for the 2006 - 2010 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.3/10
    Quality
    8.4/10
  • Reliability
    8.6/10
    Performance
    8.5/10
  • Comfort
    8.7/10
    Styling
    8.7/10

Extremely Reliable

By on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 55,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
Not Rated
Performance
Not Rated
Styling
Not Rated
Comfort
Not Rated

Pros: "Mechanically super-reliable Drives easily"

Cons: "Interior needed design makeover not bad though."

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

"AWESOME Mechanically -- Extremely reliable. Drives, corners parks and handles like a small car. Vision is fantastic all around. Sliders above are not working. I would give it a 10+ on everything mechanical - Quality, Driving Dynamics, Value. Interior design and comfort is a 5/6. This was vastly improved with later models (since 2013) but the computerization aspect and driving aspect suffered in the process -- possibly corrected by now. If so, would be a pretty perfect vehicle."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

owned since new in January 2007

By on Monday, August 10, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 191,250

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"This has been a great SUV. Done only two repairs to the Explorer. radiator at 110,000 miles Transmission at 191,110. The engine still runs like it is new. I average 18 mpg in the city driving and 20 on the freeway."

This is an amazing vehicle

By on Wednesday, August 05, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 201,000

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
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Smooth ride"

Cons: "Has a small blind spot/sunvisor screw falls out."

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

"This is a great suv, so reliable, I've had to have the transmission rebuilt, but I put a lot of miles on this vehicle and only change the oil, put lucas in the gas tank for better milage and change tires, 200000 miles is nothing to sneeze at and she has great power. Most importantly I feel safe in this vehicle and its a sweet ride with a great music system. When the time comes to trade I will just get a new one."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Ran into alot of problems (USED)

By on Tuesday, May 26, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 109,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Roomy, family car, nice style inside and out"

Cons: "Electric transmission and stalling problems"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2

"The car had issue with the transmission when I first bought it and come to find out this is a very BIG issue with other 2006 explorers. Its nothing crazy just jumps occasionally when I put it into reverse. i was able to get over that. However now the car is older and well she just goes out on me. Ford cant seem to find out what is wrong because no codes show up. However it keeps stalling out on me. In a course of a month it has stalled on the road 9 times and 2 times parked. The overall look inside and out is great. Great family car except that fact that it flakes on me. Good secure fixtures for the car seats and the handle bars to get in are great. A lot of people had confusion on how to get out of my car. The handles are in a weird location."

14 people out of 21 found this review helpful

Best Vehicle I have ever owned

By on Wednesday, May 13, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 55,000

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
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Beautiful, Comfortable, Dream to drive, Economical"

Cons: "absolutely no cons what so ever!"

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

"The Ford Explorer is the nicest vehicle I have ever owned. It fits me in all categories. It is beautiful enough to give you a little class without drawing attention to you. The interior is so comfortable and spacious without being a big boat. Good gas mileage and absolutely no problems in the 7 years I have owned it. I am buying a Ford Explorer Sport and my best friend has been waiting for me to sell him my car! Best Car Ever!"

12 people out of 15 found this review helpful

Purchase new and never had to good back to dealer.

By on Thursday, May 07, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 100,100

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"Have owned this vehicle from 2009 till present(2015) and never had a problem with it, only had to do brakes once and two sets of tires."

2 people out of 8 found this review helpful

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