2002 Ford Explorer Overview


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Eddie Bauer
Avg. Price: $5,859
Eddie Bauer 4WD
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Limited 4WD
Avg. Price: $6,191
Avg. Price: $5,634
Sport 4WD
Avg. Price: $5,731
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Avg. Price: $5,366

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Average User Score

4.25 stars

Based on 46 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 46 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


The 4wd On My 2002 Ford Explorer Won't Fully Disengage Any Thought

The 4wd won't fully disengage I push the 4wd auto button and I get a thumping sound and vibration put it back in 4wd high and it goes away any thoughts?

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Cost To Replace A 2002 Ford Explorer Xlt Transmission

What should I expect to pay to have a transmission replaced in my Ford Explorer XLT 2002 vehicle - rebuilt or used?

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My 2002 Ford Explorer Just Turned Off While I Was Standing In A Traffic Lig...

My 2002 Ford Explorer just turned off while I was standing in a traffic light. Then it did not start again (Crank but not start). it have gas and fuel pump works fine. What else could be wrong with ...

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