2002 Ford Explorer Overview

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Trims

Eddie Bauer
Avg. Price: $6,350
Eddie Bauer 4WD
125 national listings
Limited
17 national listings
Limited 4WD
Avg. Price: $6,248
Sport
3 national listings
Sport 4WD
XLS
72 national listings
XLS 4WD
182 national listings
XLT
155 national listings
XLT 4WD
Avg. Price: $5,407

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Average User Score

4.25 stars

Based on 42 reviews

Explorers. by Evan
 — Performance: In the time I've been driving my Explorer, it's performance has been quite excellent (To my standards, atleast.) It's braking, acceleration and handling are rather superb, especiall... Read More
Love My Explorer. by Kelly
 — Goes through the snow like hot knife through butter even without the 4-wheel drive!! This is my second Explorer, and I bought it on the reputation of the first one, which, with 210,000 miles, is stil... Read More
Great Family Hauler That Can Pull And Isnt A Huge Suv Plus Was More Roomy Compared To Some by Joe
 — mine had the optional v8 4.6 awd. it was a great suv. roomy 3rd row seating wich i do miss. not the best on gas. but great for towing . handling was great cmpared to some of the other suvs i have a dr... Read More

2002 Ford Explorer Overview

Overall User Score

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Based on 42 reviews

2002 Ford Explorer

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

leortega
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On My 2002 Ford Explore,my 4x4 Doesn't Work And I Know Is The Control Modul...

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iamcparsons
10

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?

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leewad54
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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?

10 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 days ago)
gianzero
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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.

10 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 days ago)
richienie
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Ford Explorer Starts When Cold But If Shut Off When Warm Will Not Restart

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