2002 Ford Explorer Overview

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Trims

Eddie Bauer
36 national listings
Eddie Bauer 4WD
Avg. Price: $5,650
Limited
Avg. Price: $5,848
Limited 4WD
Avg. Price: $6,093
Sport
2 national listings
Sport 4WD
XLS
97 national listings
XLS 4WD
202 national listings
XLT
Avg. Price: $5,356
XLT 4WD
Avg. Price: $5,508

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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

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When I Put My Explorer In Drive Or Reverse I Getting A Jerk What Cause That...

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Dillwood
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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 ...

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Vernard Johnson
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What Needs To Be Replace On The 2002 Explorer Front Wipers Won't Stop

Front wipers won't stop...continues

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lindafay53
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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.

10 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 weeks ago)
jhi
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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...

34 views with 4 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)