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Based on 39 reviews
2002 Ford Explorer Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 39 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
Can I Put A Rebuilt Engine In My 2002 Explorer And Do Iihave A Choice As To...
I have a 2002 explorer xlt and it just up and died. It has a rebuilt transmission and i have had the front end redone as well. I would like to put a rebuilt engine in it but not the same engine it ...
I Have An Eddie Bauer 2002 Ford Explorer 4wd. Seats Will Not Adjust. If Au...
Other issues recently are: Driving through Nevada last year display lights all went out. When we stopped, restarted engine, all lights came back on for about 10 minutes, then went out again. This...
My Stereo In My 2002 Ford Explorer Blinks On And Off When I Turn It On It A...
While Driving The Exployer Lost Power And Check Light Came On.
While driving the vehicle lost power. Could not go over 25 mph. After the vehicle sat overnight it ran perfect. This has occurred twice. I've replaced fuel pump twice.