Ford Explorer is a mid-size Sport Utility Vehicle launched by Ford in 1991. Since its debut, Ford Explorer never relinquished its post as the best-selling SUV in its class and today, with the introduction of the 2006 Ford Explorer, marketed by Ford as the “Best Explorer Ever,” it is foreseen to generate higher sales and thus, continue to dominate one of the hottest segments of the auto industry.
The 2006 Ford Explorer comes with a new interior highlighted by the new power-folding 3rd row seats, redesigned suspension, and a new and stronger platform made by Magna International. With this upgrade, Ford Explorer promises improved handling, ride quality, riding comfort and safety.
Also new to the 2006 Ford Explorer is the optional three-valve 4.6 L SOHC V-8 engine that shares the same variable cam timing and three-valve cylinder heads with the venerated Ford Mustang GT and Ford 5.4L F-150 engine. Coupled by the available six-speed automatic transmission, improved exhaust system parts like the Ford catalytic converter and Ford exhaust manifold, this engine offers more powerful performance, improved fuel economy and lower fuel emissions.
You can expect a more comfortable and quieter ride with the new Ford Explorer. The engine’s performance is enhanced by the new exhaust resonators and intake manifold that also reduce induction and exhaust sounds. The Climate control system or the A/C system is likewise improved, making it 30 percent quieter than before.
If you are going to look into the details of this SUV, you would see some changes as well. A new Ford door handle is integrated into the forward end of the armrest, which makes it easier for the passenger to open the door. Explorer’s rugged look is enhanced by the new 18-inch chrome Ford wheels wrapped in all-season tires. With all these new exciting features, there’s no doubt the 2006 Ford Explorer is the Best Explorer Ever.
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