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2002 Ford Explorer Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 44 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
Water Leak 2002 Explorer 4.0 Has Aux. Cooler Rear Aux Heater
Have water leak under the r. passenger doo/,have oil cooler and rear auxiliary heater.
Parked 2002 Explorer Xlt Now Engine Appears To Be Seized, Is This Possible?...
Car ran well until it was parked (about 165k miles), next day the engine acts like its seized. No water in oil. Thought battery was bad, so replaced, but cannot turn engine over at crank with breake...
The Heat In My 2002 Ford Explorer Stopped Working And Even When The Heat Is...
when the heat is off, if I turn the dial to hot, without even turning the heat on, it makes a loud thumping noise. when I turn it to cold it stops. Also, the heat doesn't get hot at all. my transmissi...
What Could Happen Diving A Ford Explorer 2002 With Switched Spark Plugs
2002 Ford Explorer Seems To Not Want To Come Out Of 4x4 High, Seems Likes I...
I put my truck into 4x4 High during the recent snow storm, when I tried to put it back into 4x4 auto it ran fine but then all of a sudden the right rear starting making a thumping noise. I think it mi...