Best Bet
(4.3) 35 reviews
MSRP: $1,862$8,458
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 22-25
Engine: 203-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
Transmission: 2-speed CVT w/OD
2006 Ford Five Hundred

Our Take on the 2006 Ford Five Hundred

Our Take

Ford introduced its new Five Hundred sedan as a 2005 model, and shortly thereafter Mercury launched the closely related Montego. With its nearly full-size dimensions, the Five Hundred is considered Ford's flagship. Ford called the four-door its first crossover-based car; it has a high seatin... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Modest power
  • No electronic stability system
  • Perceived by some as bland and not youthful
  • Imperfect fit and finish on early models

Notable Features

  • Optional AWD
  • CVT
  • All-disc antilock brakes
  • Optional Safety Canopy
  • Self-leveling rear suspension with AWD


Our Expert Reviews

Ford's "Year of the Car" might not have set the automotive world on fire.But close examination of the new cars that came out of the product blitz Chairman Bill Ford promised for 2005 shows that the nation's No. 2 automaker can design and build cars with the best of them.Last year, we got three impressive new Ford cars: the all-new Mustang, which became a runaway best-seller; the Frees... Read full review for the 2006 Ford Five Hundred

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 35 reviews

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2006 ford five hundred AWD *** 2 thumbs up!***

by racerdad from Springfield, MA on August 30, 2009

The five hundred has been a pleasure to drive. I have close to 50K miles on it and have had no problems. Gas mileage has been in the mid 20's on the highway and the large gas tank offers good range be... Read Full Review

6 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Ford Five Hundred Limited

Head Restraints and Seats

IIHS Ratings

Based on Ford Five Hundred Limited

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
Overall Rear
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.


There is currently 1 recall for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

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