Best Bet
  • (4.3) 36 reviews
  • MSRP: $1,739$8,499
  • 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 36 reviews

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Good All around

by mark from on February 20, 2009

I am 26 and wanted to get a used car with decent mileage and not too old. I found a 06' limited and it had all the bells and whistles. I bought mine with 18,000 on it and have put on 19,000 since i bo... Read Full Review

6 Trim Levels Available

Wondering which configuration is right for you?
Our 2006 Ford Five Hundred trim comparison will help you decide.


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

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,400 per year.

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