2002 Ford Explorer Overview

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Eddie Bauer
24 national listings
Eddie Bauer 4WD
Avg. Price: $5,509
Limited
10 national listings
Limited 4WD
Avg. Price: $6,284
Sport
7 national listings
Sport 4WD
10 national listings
XLS
63 national listings
XLS 4WD
108 national listings
XLT
97 national listings
XLT 4WD
367 national listings

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4.25 stars

Based on 48 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

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Based on 48 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

Nedely Lugo
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02 Ford Explorer Does Not Want To Start. Has A New Fuel Pump And A New Fui...

Still does not want to start. I don't know what else it could be

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Willie Mendoza
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The A C Compresor Turns Off After A While And I Have To Restart The Truck F...

when I turn my ac after a while the ac compressor shuts off and if I hit it or restart my truck it turns back on.

12 views with 2 answers (last answer about a day ago)
nodwolub
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Where Is The Door Jamb Switch

I'm trying to track down a parasitic battery drain and need to have the front door jamb temporarily disabled but cannot locate a door jamb switch. Is there one?

10 views with 3 answers (last answer 3 days ago)
osage1
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02 Explorer Xlt Sometimes The Main Window Buttons Work Sometimes Not. Is It...

sometimes the main window switch work sometimes not, is it a fuse or the switch?

12 views with 3 answers (last answer 4 days ago)
mustang1960
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2002 Ford, 4.6 Engine Surge Then Stalls...

4.6 ford, 130.000 miles, when at idle, any power accessories that are turned on (lights,power windows,windshield wipers), the engine surges then stalls......

5 views with 1 answer (last answer about a week ago)