2006 Ford Explorer

At a Glance

Pricing $26,530 - $31,650
Drive Types RWD, AWD
Engines 4.0l V6, 4.6l V8
Transmissions A5, A6
Fuel Economy 14-15 (city), 20-21 (highway)

The definitive mid-sized SUV. The Ford Explorer helped define the segment and has been a top seller. The Explorer is offered in 2-wheel and 4-wheel drive models with a choice of V6 or V8 power. Explorer offers ample room on the interior with 5, 6 and 7 passenger seating options. The independent rear suspension is fairly rare in this segment. Roll stability control helps alleviate fears of control problems.

What Changed:

The Explorer has been updated for 2006. An all-new front-end and all-new interior account for the visible differences. The frame has been re-engineered and the rear suspension has been updated. Under the hood, a new 4.6L, 24-valve V8 provides an additional 53hp over last years V8. An six-speed automatic is included on V8 models.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
Explorer 4.0l V6 (210-bhp) A5 AWD $28,755
Explorer 4.6l V8 (292-bhp) A6 RWD $29,425
Explorer 4.6l V8 (292-bhp) A6 AWD $31,650
Explorer 4.0l V6 (210-bhp) A5 RWD $26,530