2006 Ford Explorer XLT
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Engine

Gas V8

MPG (City/Highway)

14/20

Safety Ratings

MSRP

$31,650

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Summary

The 2006 Ford Explorer XLT comes with a 4.6L V-8 292HP engine and a 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. It also features 4-wheel anti-lock brakes, side seat mounted airbags, and an airbag occupancy sensor. Other standard features include air conditioning, 16″ alloy wheels, cruise control, ABS and driveline traction control, and four-wheel drive. The Explorer XLT also comes equipped with AdvanceTrac w/RSC stability control for improved safety and handling. Overall, it offers a powerful engine, advanced safety features, and a comfortable driving experience.

2006 Ford Explorer XLT price

Base MSRP

$31,650

Delivery charges

$645

Invoice price

$28,809

Total price

$32,295

NHTSA Crash Test Overall Ratings

Based on the combine ratings of frontal, side and rollover.
Should ONLY be compared to other vehicle of similar size and weight

Driver's

Passenger's

Overall Rollover Rating

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

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2006 Ford Explorer XLT warranty

Basic (months/miles)

36/36,000

Corrosion perforation (months/miles)

60/unlimited

Powertrain (months/miles)

36/36,000

Roadside assistance (months/miles)

36/36,000

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2006 Ford Explorer XLT Colors

Interior Colors
Camel w/Leather-Trimmed Low Back Sport Buckets
Camel w/2-Tone Leather-Trimmed Low Back Sport Buckets
Camel w/Leather-Trimmed Low Back Sport Buckets w/66L
Camel w/2-Tone Leather-Trim Low Back Sport Buckets w/66L
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Exterior Colors
Dark Blue Pearl Clearcoat Metallic
Red Fire Clearcoat Metallic
Dark Cherry Clearcoat Metallic
Dark Stone Clearcoat Metallic
Mineral Gray Clearcoat Metallic...
Black Clearcoat
Oxford White Clearcoat

Engine

Type Gas V8
Engine Size (l) 4.60
Cylinders Configuration V-8
Displacement (cc) 4,600
Drive Type 4X4
Horsepower (rpm) 5,750
Horsepower (hp) 292
Torque (rpm) 3,950
Torque Lb (ft) 300
Engine Location Front
Valves 24
Compression 9.80
Bore (mm) 90.20
Bore (in) 3.55

Fuel

Type Gasoline
Tank Capacity (gal) 22.50
Grade 85.16

Mileage

EPA City Economy 14
EPA Highway Economy 20
EPA Combined Economy 16
Cruising Range City (mi) 315
Cruising Range Hwy (mi) 450

Transmission

Type Automatic
Number Of Speeds 6
Description 6 Speed Automatic
First Gear Ratio 4.17
Second Gear Ratio 2.34
Third Gear Ratio 1.52
Fourth Gear Ratio 1.14
Fifth Gear Ratio 0.86
Sixth Gear Ratio 0.69
Reverse Gear Ratio 3.40
Transfer Case Gear Ratio High 1
Transfer Case Gear Ratio Low 2.48
Transfer Case Model Borg Warner

Powertrain

Doors

Doors 4

Seating

Number Of Seats 7
Max Seating Capacity 7

Wheels

Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7

Exterior dimensions

Overall Length (in) 193.39
Overall Length With Rear Bumper (in) 193.40
Overall Width (in) 73.70
Max Width Without Mirrors (in) 73.70
Overall Height (in) 72.80
Overhang Front (in) 35.40
Rear Door Openg Height (in) 32.90
Rear Door Openg Width (in) 32.90
Wheelbase (in) 113.70

Interior dimensions

Front Head Room (in) 39.80
Rear Head Room (in) 38.90
Third Row Head Room (in) 37.40
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59
Rear Shoulder Room (in) 59
Third Row Shoulder Room (in) 53.10
Third Row Hip Room (in) 45.30
Front Leg Room (in) 42.40
Rear Leg Room (in) 36.90
Third Row Leg Room (in) 34.90
Cargo Volume (cu.ft) 14
Max Cargo Volume (cu.ft) 86
Cargo Volume To Seat1 (cu.ft) 85.80
Cargo Volume To Seat2 (cu.ft) 45.10
Cargo Box Wheelhousgs Width (in) 44.90

Weights

Curb Weight As Spec'D (lb) 4,706
Payload As Spec'D (lb) 1,564
Curb Weight (lb) 4,706
Curb Weight Front (lb) 2,553
Curb Weight Rear (lb) 2,153
Gross Axle Weight Rating (lb) 6,360
Gross Combined Weight Rating (lb) 8,000
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (lb) 6,270
Max Payload Capacity (lb) 1,564
Option Weight Front (lb) 0
Option Weight Rear (lb) 0
Total Option Weight (lb) 0

Steering

Type Power Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter Curb To Curb (ft) 36.80
Turning Diameter Wall To Wall (ft) 38.40
Turning Radius Curb To Curb (ft) 18.40
Turning Radius Wall To Wall (ft) 19.20

Trailering

Max Tongue Dead Weight Hitch (lb) 314
Max Trailer Dead Weight Hitch (lb) 3,140

Braking

Type Pwr
Primary Abs System 4-Wheel
Front Disc Yes
Rear Disc Yes
Front Brake Rotor Dia (in) 12
Front Brake Rotor Thickness (in) 0.43
Rear Brake Rotor Dia (in) 11.90
Rear Brake Rotor Thickness (in) 0.39

Tires

Front Tire Size P235/70R16
Rear Tire Size P235/70R16
Spare Tire Size P235/70R16
Spare Tire Size P235/70R16
Type All-Terrain

Suspensions

Front Type Independent SLA
Rear Type Independent SLA
Front Axle Ford SLA
Rear Axle Ford SLA

Emissions

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    Recall Summary

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    Campaign ID; 06E049000

    Component Exterior Lighting

    Recall Summary

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    Recall Summary

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