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2002 Ford Explorer Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 42 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
On My 2002 Ford Explore,my 4x4 Doesn't Work And I Know Is The Control Modul...
Is A 2002 Ford Explorer Engine Interchangeable With A 2004 Mountaineer Engi...
Can a 2002 4.6 Ford Explorer engine be replaced with a 2004 Mountaineer engine and is there a catalog where I can learn which engines fit in a 2002 Ford Explorer?
2002 Ford Explorer Xlt Door Strap Stop
Need to purchase a right friver side door strap stop for a 2002 ford explorer xlt. Any suggestions?
Whst Would Make 2002 Ford Explorer Die Going Down The Road?
Checked all fuses, good. Fuel shut off reset, not tripped. Starts then idels but can not get over 1000 rpm without dieing.