2002 Ford Explorer Overview

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Trims

Eddie Bauer
Avg. Price: $6,697
Eddie Bauer 4WD
140 national listings
Avg. Price: $5,999
Limited
Avg. Price: $5,966
Limited 4WD
107 national listings
Avg. Price: $6,210
Sport
1 national listing
Avg. Price: $4,832
Sport 4WD
XLS
103 national listings
Avg. Price: $4,837
XLS 4WD
196 national listings
Avg. Price: $5,089
XLT
Avg. Price: $5,705
XLT 4WD
Avg. Price: $5,470

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Average User Score

4.35 stars

Based on 41 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 41 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

haguemtnman
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2002 Explorer Ignition Key

Can I just copy my old ignition key on my 2002 explorer??

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kiwiford
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My 02 Explorer Engine Stops

My 2002 V8 Explorer stops sometimes after 5 or so minutes. Shoot some engine starter into the air filter and away it goes with no more problems for a few days, then it does it again. Fuel regulator, p...

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COOKWNJ
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Have An Explorer Xlt 4.0 That May Need A Transmission. What Year Would Be ...

OTHER THAN THE TRANSMISSION OVER DRIVE LIGHT THAT FLASHED ON WHAT ELSE COULD IT BE BUT TRANSMISSION? THANKS NEED TO HELP SON OUT OF THIS PROBLEM. RETIRED DAD

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Randy Strickland
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What Kind Of Fluid Goes In A 02 Ford Explorer

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Can An Air Compressor From A 2004 Ford Escape Be Put In A 2002 Ford Explore...

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