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Average User Score
4.2 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 48 reviews
2002 Ford Explorer Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 48 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
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?
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?
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......
I Have A 2002 Ford Explorer. I I Got Back In My Truck Wouldnt Turn Over Or...
When i tried to turn back on had the same problem with it needing a jump. It wont stay charged.
My Car Stopped Running In The Middle Of Driving, Any Ideas
Battery, fuel are fine