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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 419 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

Disappointing

By on Tuesday, July 12, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 95,500

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
4/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
4/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Comfortable driver seat"

Cons: "Do not hold value."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5

"4WD controls are small and hard to reach. Rear seat does not fold flat. Storage compartments are nearly useless. Heat/air conditioning controls malfunction."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

2010 Eddie Bauer Ford Explorer

By on Thursday, July 7, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 230,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6

"Great car and good ride. However, had transmission issues and found out that it was typical with this vehicle. Replaced transmission twice. After that I had no more troubles."

Overheated

By on Friday, May 13, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 120,000

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
Not Rated
Performance
Not Rated
Styling
7/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "EXTERIOR GOOD. TIRES AND WHEELS GOOD. A/C AND HEAT"

Cons: "OVER HEATED. ENGINE MISSES"

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

"INTERIOR FAIR CONDITION, EXTERIOR EXCELLENT CONDITION, TIRES AND WHEELS GOOD. HAS FULL SIZE SPARE. OVER HEATED-MAY NEED HEAD GASKET. CRANKS AND RUNS, HAS BAD MISS."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Great car for what used it for

By on Thursday, March 17, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 93,000

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: "excellent room, durable interior components,"

Cons: "rear 2 wd is not good in slick conditions,"

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

"I would recommend this car to anyone that needs a multi-purpose vehicle. I have carried 8 8foot -4X4's and also take clients out in it."

7 people out of 12 found this review helpful

Holding up well

By on Friday, March 11, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 131,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "3rd row seating, roominess, quiet engine"

Cons: "transmission failure"

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

"Bought used in 2009. Roomier than the 2000 Explorer I replaced with it. Love having the 3rd row seats. Engine runs great but had to replace transmission at 115,000 miles. Have also had to replace wheel bearings, thermostat housing, and EGR valve. I have also replaced tires and brakes once since owning, but these are normal wear and tear items. Average between 16-17 mpg city, 20-22 mpg highway (both depending on traffic and driving style)."

4 people out of 11 found this review helpful

my 8 year experience

By on Friday, March 11, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 41,500

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "handling, comfort"

Cons: "heat"

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

"I love the vehicle, just has 41k on it, put on drilled and slotted rotors, the only issue I have is the heating system is wacky to say the least, It gets so hot, and then it blows cold air and you are freezing?"

6 people out of 10 found this review helpful

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