By jt on
2006 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr SUV 4WD (4.6L 8cyl 6A)
Nice design, larger than earlier models, V8 has ample power, good HVAC, good sound system, smooth ride, lots of room and comfortable seats for long drives. Not exactly sure why people complain about the gas mileage - it's an SUV!
New exterior, ride quality and 292 horses.
More standard features such as the rear collision avoidance or a navigational system would make it more of a contender to the foreign SUV's.