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Based on 37 reviews
2002 Ford Explorer Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 37 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
Just Replaced The Ford Explorer Transfer Case Module And The 4x4 Low Light ...
replaced 4x4 transfer case module and low light came on and stays on - can not shift transmission out of park. Car starts. put old module back in and problem is still there. Any ideas? Thanks
Is There Still A Class Action Suit Pending For The Rear Hatch Cracking On 2...
Is There still a class action suit pending for the rear hatch cracking on 2002 Ford Explorer? See attached picture.
I Droped The Transmission On My 2002 Ford Explore To Change Out The Main Se...
Where Is The 3 Prong Plug In Used To Plug The Vehicle Into The House Locate...
I can not find the plug in, in the front of my ford explorer used to plug the vehicle into the house, where is it? Like what does it come off, because that's the way i need to find it because i cannot...
2002 Won't Crank/ Run.
Quit running. Replaced fuel pump, fuel filter, reset switch.car started but ran rough. Replaced plugs/wires. Car ran but shuts off. Unplugged air flow sensor.Car started. Installed new sensor, car wo...