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Ford Explorer Specs at TrueDelta: Powertrains and tires by trim level (2006)

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2006 Ford Explorer Specs - Exterior and Interior Dimensions

Body 4dr SUV
Wheelbase 113.7 in
Length 193.4 in
Width 73.7 in
Height 72.8 in
Curb Weight 4440 lb.
Fuel Capacity 22.5 gal.
Headroom, Row 1 39.8 in
Shoulder Room, Row 1 59.0 in
Hip Room, Row 1 55.4 in
Legroom, Row 1 42.4 in
Headroom, Row 2 38.7 in
Shoulder Room, Row 2 58.9 in
Hip Room, Row 2 55.5 in
Legroom, Row 2 36.9 in
Headroom, Row 3 37.4 in
Shoulder Room, Row 3 53.1 in
Hip Room, Row 3 45.3 in
Legroom, Row 3 34.9 in
Total Legroom 114.2 in (over 3 rows)
Cargo Volume, Minimum 13.6 ft3
Cargo Volume, Behind R2 43.9 ft3
Cargo Volume, Maximum 83.7 ft3

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2006 Ford Explorer

2006 Ford Explorer Seat Room and Comfort: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2006 4dr SUV 292-horsepower 4.6L V8
6-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
Have driven from Maryland to Florida and back a couple of times, as well as 3-4 hours trips routinely. Seats are comfortable with no backache and don't have to stop every couple of hours due to fatigue. Could drive and be comfortable all day long. see full Ford Explorer review
2005 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
Plenty of leg room see full Ford Explorer review
2005 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
Lots of room. Great even in the 3rd rear bench see full Ford Explorer review
 

2006 Ford Explorer 4-door SUV Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim XLS XLT Eddie Bauer Limited
Standard Engine 4.0L V6
OHC-2v
210 hp@5100
254 lb-ft@3700
4.0L V6
OHC-2v
210 hp@5100
254 lb-ft@3700
4.0L V6
OHC-2v
210 hp@5100
254 lb-ft@3700
4.0L V6
OHC-2v
210 hp@5100
254 lb-ft@3700
Optional Engine(s)  4.6L V8
OHC-3v
292 hp@5750
300 lb-ft@3950
4.6L V8
OHC-3v
292 hp@5750
300 lb-ft@3950
4.6L V8
OHC-3v
292 hp@5750
300 lb-ft@3950
Standard Transmission5-speed automatic5-speed automatic5-speed automatic5-speed automatic
Optional Transmission(s) 6-speed automatic6-speed automatic6-speed automatic
Standard DrivetrainRWDRWDRWDRWD
Optional Drivetrain(s)4WD w/low range4WD w/low range4WD w/low range4WD w/low range
Standard Tires235/70R16 tires235/70R16 tires245/65R17 tires245/65R17 tires
Optional Tires 245/65R17 tires235/65R18 tires235/65R18 tires

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Powertrain of the 2006 Ford Explorer

2006 Ford Explorer Powertrain: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
4WD system is great - especially in Snow/Mud see full Ford Explorer review
2006 4dr SUV 292-horsepower 4.6L V8
6-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
I can tow 7000 lbs of horse trailer and carry a large package in the interior. Trip mileage, sans the trailer, is in the 20-22 mpg range. good acceleration and the 6-speed transmission is pretty smooth. see full Ford Explorer review
2006 4dr SUV 292-horsepower 4.6L V8
6-speed automatic RWD
The V8 mated to the 6 speed transmission is powerful and smooth. You never have to push the engine hard unless you really want to. see full Ford Explorer review
2006 4dr SUV 292-horsepower 4.6L V8
6-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
Have the 4.6 Liter V-8 with 6 speed automatic transmission. Car is peppy and transmission is smooth, with the exception of shift from 1st to 2nd gear from a dead stop. That shift is a little jerky, but all other shifts are smooth. Car has good power and acceleration and 4WD is eary to operate. Highway cruising is excellent with no engine noise and it gets 20 MPG, which is good for any big 4WD vehicle. see full Ford Explorer review
2006 Ford Explorer Powertrain: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2006 4dr SUV 292-horsepower 4.6L V8
6-speed automatic RWD
Transmission is not as smooth as it could be. see full Ford Explorer review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Tires of the 2006 Ford Explorer

2006 Ford Explorer Tires: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2006 4dr SUV 292-horsepower 4.6L V8
6-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
Seems to wear tires quickly. Have about 78,000 miles and about 1/2 worn out tire set #3. All have been the original recommended tires (BF Goodrich Rugged Trail), so perhaps next time will try another brand. Cannot complain about the ride, noise, grip or handling of the tires though. see full Ford Explorer review
 

2006 Ford Explorer MSRP and Invoice Prices

Body Trim Base Price Invoice Destination
4dr SUV XLS 26,530 24,252 645
4dr SUV XLT 28,225 25,761 645
4dr SUV Eddie Bauer 30,200 27,518 645
4dr SUV Limited 32,515 29,578 645

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