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Ford Adds Features, Lowers Price for 06 Explorer (photo)

August 3, 2005

The new 2006 Ford Explorer arrives in showrooms this month with base manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRPs) averaging about $1,750 lower than the outgoing Explorer model. Base MSRPs for the 2006 Explorer range from $27,175 to $33,160, including destination and delivery. Prices for comparable 2005 Explorer base models range from $27,810 to $35,630."The new 2006 Explorer delivers more power and quietness, along with safety technology that is state-of-the-art for any segment,” says Ford Division President Darryl Hazel. “At the same time, we're providing a terrific value by pricing the vehicle significantly lower than today's industry-leading model."Major standard equipment includes: --4.0-liter two-valve V-6 engine (210 hp, 254 ft-lbs torque) mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission --Independent rear suspension --All-new interior with a contemporary instrument panel, console floor shifter, and new trim and seating designs for improved comfort, appearance and craftsmanship--60/40 split-folding second row with recline capability --Fold-flat second and third rows (standard on 7 passenger models) --Bold new exterior with F-150-inspired "tough luxury" design featuring a new grille, fascia, dual-beam headlamps, liftgate and tail lamps The 2006 Explorer's standard safety technology features include:--Seat side impact airbags --"AdvanceTrac" with Roll Stability Control --New adaptive energy-absorbing steering column --New occupant classification system (passenger) --Tire pressure monitoring system New options for 2006 include 18-inch chrome-clad wheels, a new navigation system, power fold third-row seat with 50/50 split, leather-trimmed bolster with Preferred Suede" seat inserts on Eddie Bauer models, and a one-touch moonroof. The 2006 Explorer also will be among the first Ford Motor Company vehicle to feature SIRIUS satellite radio as a factory installed option, available late this year.
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