Make the most of every day in the
Ford SUVs are Built to Do More. And the new 2006 Explorer leads the lineup with more power, more strength, more comfort, more interior versatility and more standard safety features than ever before. America’s bestselling SUV for 14 years and counting, Explorer now gives you 292 hp on its available V8 engine, plus astiffer TM frame, quieter ride, all-new seating and our new, class-exclusive* Intelligent Safety System. True to its original SUV roots, the new 2006 Ford Explorer exudes the confident capability you need to feed your adventurous spirit.
*Truck-based Midsize SUV class.
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Take off in the
most powerful Explorer ever.
Explorer’s available new 292-hp 4.6L 3-valve V8 engine and first-in-class 6-speed automatic transmission not only make it more powerful than ever, they also help it run smoother and quieter than ever – while delivering better fuel economy.* In fact, the 2006 Explorer is over 31%quieter on rough roads and over 26% quieter on coarse surfaces than the previous model. Details like the sound-deadening materials used for its carpet and headliner, the structure of the roof, overall powertrain operation – even the contour of its larger sideview mirrors – were all fine-tuned to create the quiet, comfortable ride you deserve.
*Based on 2006 model year EPA-estimated data (4x2: 15 mpgcity/21 hwy.; 4x4: 14/20) as compared to 2005 model year.
Want maximum power
and performance? Go for the
The 2006 Explorer’s All-New, Fully Boxed Frame is a remarkable 63% stiffer than previous models. This solid foundation works with Explorer’s refined powertrains and redesigned 4-wheel independent suspension (including new monotube shocks) to help deliver a smoother, quieter ride thanever.
New 4.6L 3-Valve V8 Engine (above) mated to a first-in-class 6-speed automatic transmission. This available V8 delivers more grunt than ever before – a massive 292 hp and 300 lb.-ft. of torque. Explorer’s standard 4.0L SOHC V6 is matched with a 5-speed automatic to pump out a substantial 210 hp and 254 lb.-ft. of torque.
2006 FORD EXPLORER
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Ford Explorer 4x4 has what it takes to transport you to truly extraordinary places. With the available Control Trac® 4-wheeldrive system, it only takes the touch of a button to go from everyday driving in the 4x4 AUTO setting to serious off-road venturing in the 4x4 LOW setting. There’s also a 4x4 HIGH setting for when you need extra traction, such as on icyroads, or in snow or off-road situations. Plus, when properly equipped, Explorer 4x4 can tow up to 7120 lbs. Trailer, camper, sport boat or other pull-behind – your recreational options are wide open.
The extreme flexibility of the 2006 Ford Explorer’s completely redesigned, 2nd-generation Independent Rear Suspension (IRS) helps it tackle rough terrain and uneven road surfaces in a remarkablycivilized manner.
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2006 FORD EXPLORER
Travel with an
exclusive level of confidence.
The 2006 Ford Explorer has the most standard safety features in its class. In fact, it’s designed to meet all known U.S. Government frontal and side-impact crash requirements through the 2010 model year. Standard on every Explorer, AdvanceTrac® with first-in-class* RSC® (RollStability Control) is an electronic stability enhancement system consisting of 4 major components: an Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), traction control, yaw control and a vehicle-roll motion sensor. It automatically utilizes them in varying combinations to help give you control and peace of mind.
*Excluding other Ford Motor Company vehicles.
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