At a Glance
|Pricing||$26,530 - $31,650|
|Drive Types||RWD, AWD|
|Engines||4.0l V6, 4.6l V8|
|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.
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.
|Explorer||4.0l V6 (210-bhp)||A5||AWD||15/20/17||$28,755|
|Explorer||4.6l V8 (292-bhp)||A6||RWD||15/21/18||$29,425|
|Explorer||4.6l V8 (292-bhp)||A6||AWD||14/20/17||$31,650|
|Explorer||4.0l V6 (210-bhp)||A5||RWD||15/21/18||$26,530|