$5,487 - $6,646
Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range
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XLS Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,487 - $6,646
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
15 City / 20-21 HWY

Mechanical Features

  • 4.0L SOHC V6 engine
  • Engine block heater *Standard on non-fleet vehicles in AK, MN, ND, SD, MT, WI & WY*
  • 5-speed automatic transmission w/OD
  • 3.55 axle ratio
  • AdvanceTrac w/roll stability control
  • Rear wheel drive
  • 4-wheel drive
  • 130 amp alternator
  • 72 amp maintenance-free battery w/battery saver feature
  • Class II trailer towing hitch
  • 4-Wheel independent suspension
  • P235/70R16 all-season BSW tires
  • Full-size spare tire w/steel wheel, underbody mount
  • 16" styled steel wheels
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr 4-wheel disc brakes
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes

Exterior Features

  • Black roof side rails
  • Onyx Grey front/rear bumpers
  • Onyx Grey body-side molding
  • Black 4-bar design grille
  • Black folding pwr mirrors
  • Privacy glass-inc: rear door/rear quarter/liftgate glass
  • Speed-sensitive intermittent front wipers
  • Intermittent rear wiper/washer
  • One-piece liftgate w/pop-up flip glass
  • Black door handles

Interior Features

  • 5-passenger seating
  • Cloth low-back front buckets w/adjustable head restraints, manual driver lumbar support
  • 60/40 split-folding 2nd row seat w/backrest recline
  • Mid series floor console w/floor shift handle
  • Tilt steering column
  • 2-line message center-inc: outside temp & compass
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Pwr windows-inc: "one-touch-down" driver window
  • Pwr door locks w/cargo area lock/unlock button
  • Speed control
  • Remote keyless entry-inc: 2 key fobs, 2-stage unlocking, autolock
  • Securilock/immobilizer anti-theft system
  • Air conditioning
  • AM/FM 80-watt stereo w/CD/MP3
  • Illuminated glove box
  • Manual day/night rearview mirror
  • Color keyed cloth sunvisors w/covered vanity mirrors
  • (2) front/rear pwr points
  • (3) grab handles
  • (4) color keyed coat hooks
  • Center dome lamp w/1st row map lights
  • Illuminated entry
  • (4) load floor tie-down hooks
  • Cargo management system

Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes
  • 2nd generation driver & front passenger airbags
  • Front passenger sensing system
  • Seat belts-inc: pretensioner/energy management system w/adjustable height in 1st row
  • BeltMinder feature
  • LATCH system on rear outboard seat locations
  • AdvanceTrac w/roll stability control
  • Adaptive energy-absorbing steering column

2006 Ford Explorer Owner Reviews

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Great. Value, durable and dependable vehicle.

2006 Ford Explorer XLS

Very reliable vehicle. I have had very few problems with it and it has held up very well over the years. The trim package was adequate for my needs and it has been fun to drive. It now has over 204000 miles on it and it is still going strong. It is starting to show its age but for over 11 years it really looked good. I have had it for over 13 years now and will keep it until it completely breaks down which may be a while yet with how well it is running. I have been completely happy with my 2006 ford explorer. The interior is light beige and through a light color, it has not stained or blotched over the years. The cloth has held up well as has the carpet on the floorboards. The sound system has functioned well and continues to operate as it should. The suspension has held up well too. I have never had to have the shocks or struts replaced though it would probably improve the ride a bit after so many years. The engine is still running strong and it seems like it will for a while yet. Aside from regular maintenance, my explorer has needed few repairs. I have had to replace the windshield due to a rock hit that caused the glass to crack. All the electronics., lights, electric windows and door locks have held up well and continue to work. Some of the exterior trim pieces are starting to work loose but are still attached. It has been a great purchase and a vehicle I would consider again.

- Barney H

Best SUV for a family of four.

2006 Ford Explorer XLS

My 2006 ford explorer is very roomy for my family of 3 tall boys. Everyone has their own space they are not on top of each other. I like that I can or they can control their own temperature in the back without interfering with my temperature. The DVD player is a plus to keep the little one entertained on long errands. I would recommend for a mid size family.

- Karen S

The headrests are comfortably situated.

2006 Ford Explorer XLS

My vehicle is comfortable but you can feel each speed bump. I like the height of the vehicle and it is not noisy. The vehicle picks up quickly but it is not good on gas mileage. The door handles are a very attractive feature of the vehicle and make it look very modern.

- Chi O

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