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2002 Ford Explorer Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 41 reviews
The 2002 Ford Explorer saw a complete redesign for the flagship SUV. The lines became sleeker even as the body grew in size, and interiors became more luxurious at all trim levels. Engines were upgraded to match; buyers could choose between a 4.0 liter single overhead cam V-6 with a 210-horsepower output, or a 4.6 liter V-8 that delivered a big 239 horsepower.
Trim choices for the 2002 Explorer were XLS, XLT, Eddie Bauer, and Limited, all four-door models. Rear-wheel, four-wheel, and all-wheel drive were available.
A new option on the '02 Explorer was a third-row seat, which took advantage of the sport-utility vehicle's big interior to create passenger space for 7. Safety continued to be a big selling point for the '02 Ford Explorer, with features like side-curtain airbags and anti-lock brakes standard at all trim levels.
Fuel efficiency continued to be unexciting, with the Explorer rated from 14 to 17 mpg city, 19-22 highway, depending on model. This didn't stop buyers from flocking to this roomy, rugged vehicle, though; off-road enthusiasts especially appreciated its 4x4 and real-all-wheel drive capabilities, even though most of the Explorers sold never made their way off the beaten path.
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Ford Explorer Questions
What Needs To Be Replace On The 2002 Explorer Front Wipers Won't Stop
Front wipers won't stop...continues
All Lights Come On 2002 Explorer But Motor Will Not Turn Over
pull into patience home shut truck off and it would not start not even try to. all lights come on.
What Would Cause A 2002 Ford Explorer Engine To Just Stop In The Middle Of ...
I was backing the 2002 Ford explorer out of our driveway, when it suddenly stopped, no warning, no unusual sounds. The dash indicators lights, the radio, etc all work. When you turn the key in the ...
How Does Replacing An Engine Impact The Resale Value? Add? Subtract? No Di...
I am considering buying a 2002 Ford Explorer XLT that I am told has had the engine replaced, but no details as to why, who replaced it, or what the miles on the new engine are. On test drive the vehic...
4wd Indicator Lights
I am thinking about purchasing a 2002 Ford Explorer. I just test drove it today. There are three buttons for Auto 4WD, High 4WD and Low 4WD. But I don't get any indicator light when I push any of them...