2002 Ford Explorer Overview

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Eddie Bauer
25 national listings
Eddie Bauer 4WD
87 national listings
Limited
9 national listings
Limited 4WD
Avg. Price: $5,946
Sport
5 national listings
Sport 4WD
XLS
59 national listings
XLS 4WD
122 national listings
XLT
114 national listings
XLT 4WD
396 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

SteveJordan
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How Do I Know If The Pcm Is Bad For Sure On A 2002 Ford Expedition 4.6l

truck wont crank all lights come on, battery is good . Starter is good, however antitheft light is blinking. when i turn the key nothing happens.

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kkellogg
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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...

162 views with 3 answers (last answer about a day ago)
acer2
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Can You Replace A 2002 Ford Explorer Transmission With A 1995 Ford Explorer...

4 doors 6 cylinder

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Missym1
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Check Gage Light Comes On Even With A Full Tank.

My fuel light will come on even when I have a full tank of gas. When the light comes on my AC stops blowing cold air until the light goes back off. What is wrong with it?

19 views with 1 answer (last answer about a week ago)
Amy Castle
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My 2002 Ford Explorer Would Not Start, Put New Starter And Brand New Batter...

12 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)