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2006 Ford Ranger Compact Pickup Truck

Description: Compact Pickup Truck Base MSRP Range: $14,450 – $26,670 Invoice Price Range: $13,854 – $24,418 Where built: USA Best-seller compact truck for 18 years now is Ford’s Ranger. For 2006, Ranger shows revamped sheetmetal with an aggressive prow and rugged fender flares on flanks. In all, Ranger splits this year into trims of XL, STX, XLT, Sport, FX4 and ... Read More »

2006 Ford Explorer Full Size Sport Utility Vehicle

While its basic, boxy shape is unchanged, the front end of Ford's all-new 2006 Explorer is slightly more aggressive. It's an example of how the Explorer is evolving into a more refined, less truck-like vehicle over time. Better materials and construction are nice to see in the 2006 Ford Explorer's interior. Ford focused on making the cabin significantly quieter for this year. Read More »

2006 Ford Freestyle Wagon

A sharp body on Ford's Freestyle crossover vehicle looks too tall to be a station wagon but too squatty to be an SUV. Just like the rest of the vehicle, the styling is a compromise. The Freestyle's cabin is laid out like an SUV with three rows of roomy seats, but it has the high-quality materials and construction you'd normally expect in a nice sedan. Read More »

2006 Ford Fusion Mid-Size Sedan

Distinctive styling sets the Ford Fusion apart from its dull competitors. This all-new family car is finally a legitimate competitor to the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry, unlike the aging Taurus it's replacing. The Fusion's cabin doesn't look like it belongs in a Ford, and that's a good thing. It's an example of how Ford paid close attention to details to create a car that can -- at long last --- compete with the Japanese. Read More »

2005 Ford Escape Compact Sport Utility Vehicle

With a slightly new look for 2005, the Ford Escape is more refined and comfortable than ever. It has a quieter cabin with better materials than last year's model, and its ride is still smooth and car-like. Inside, while it still won't be mistaken for a luxury car, the 2005 Escape has a new look and feel to match its intense competition from both domestic and foreign companies. Read More »

2005 Ford Five Hundred Mid-Size Sedan

Is this Taurus' big brother? Ford made the original Five Hundred concept look like a modern American muscle car, but it ended up looking like this: a fairly bland reinterpretation of the boring Ford sedan theme. Thankfully, Ford gave the Five Hundred's interior proper styling. It comes with a long list of standard equipment at a low price, offering what Ford calls "guilt-free luxury." Read More »