2002 Ford Explorer User Reviews

2002 Ford Explorer Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 43 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 12 reviews
"power" 11 reviews
"comfortable car" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"space" 5 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 22 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"window" 2 reviews
"transmission" 2 reviews

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Displaying 31 - 40 of 43 2002 Ford Explorer reviews.

Eric writes:
2002 Ford Explorer Limited 4WD Review
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4

Pros

lots of room

Cons

gas mileage

25

Ok Vehicle — powerful, do not like the four wheel drive , gets 14 miles per gallon lots of extras such as 6 disk cd player, memory seat, memory gas and brake pedals, brakes fast and can go very quick very solidly built by ford

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Joseph writes:
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4WD Review
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4

Pros

comfy

Cons

MPG

25

Dunno — Not a bad car. MPG sucks though, Very comfortable and still pretty quick for a decent sized suv, I wish the damn lights and door sensors worked. Might buy another but i'm more into the little vehicles but still happy with it

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Derek writes:
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD Review
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5

Pros

V8,4x4,

Cons

MPG

25

Ford Explorer — The build is great. The acceleration is very good. The braking isn't that well but its still ok. I have only ever had one problem with the car after 1.5years. The car is fun to drive except you can do any ditty's or anything.

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Ian writes:
2002 Ford Explorer Review
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5

Pros

Comfort

Cons

economy

25

I Love My Exploder! — Love it because it's a gas guzzling anti green cruisin' machine! The height of luxury, heated leather seats, auto box, cruise...I'm King of the Road Oh, and the Rotty loves all that space in the back too Only drawback is the gas mileage, flippin' terrible, the price you pay for a bit of comfort I guess...

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Jason writes:
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4WD Review
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4

Pros

Fits alot of people with plenty of leg room, for as big as it is gets good gas milage15-20

Cons

Not good for people used to small cars

25

Good Car For A Big Family — I liked it but my now ex-wife thought is was to big. She was used to small cars like Pontiac Grand Ams. I liked the leg room in any of the seven seats. Great for children. Would be good for the PTA or soccer Mom scenarios, if room for extra children was needed.

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Devan writes:
2002 Ford Explorer XLT Review
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4

Pros

Exterior, Interior

Cons

Gas, Exterior

35

Awesome Suv — The Explorer is one of the best-selling SUVs for a reason! They are built Ford Tough and can handle everything, not to mention a luxurious ride. If you buy one used, they can be very cheap. Gas can be a pain, but overall, I love this truck! Great choice for an SUV

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Mickey writes:
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD Review
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4

Pros

I really like being able to see the road I'm driving

Cons

the gas mileage

35

Great For Towing — Silver Grey exterior, charcoal gray interior, comfortably seats 4 with luggage in back. pullover sun shade for rear . A great car

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Jason writes:
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD Review
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My Explorer — Bad gas mileage; bad speakers (2 have gone bad already); but it looks good- nice design.

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Zach writes:
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4WD Review
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5

Pros

Looks and Runs great.

Cons

The ball mount is only 1 and 1/4 inches. Would like to have a 2 inch ball mount in the back.

35

Style — A very well riding vehicle. I thought it would be tight with the 4x4 but it is a very smooth ride.

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Cassandra writes:
2002 Ford Explorer XLT Review
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3

Pros

Has a large trunk.
A lot of storage space under the seats.
Would want to be in it in a car crash.
Has 4x4.

Cons

Huge blind spots. Just in front blind spot of the car I could fit two or three kids on their bikes an not see them at all.
Wide turn radius.      

85

Good For Off Roading And Driving A Lot Of People. — A very large car, with many large blind spaces. Can fit an entire car in the side blind spots. Wide turning radius. But has 4x4, lots of storage space, and sturdy build. Less inclined to flip then the 90s models.

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Reviews From Other Years

2014 Ford Explorer Reviews

Best Vehicle I Have Ever Owned By TMACWEBDESIGN

The Ford Explorer is the best vehicle I have ever owned . I like to buy american also looked at the Lincoln MKX which was noisy in comparison . I believe Lincoln has become an over priced Ford . Go wi... Read More

Great Suv Probably Best In Its Class/size By Divinejudge1

This SUV was very nice! It felt as nice as some Range Rovers my friends own that are only 5 years old. On that alone I believe this SUV is a great value and worth considering as a buy. I'm not a fan o... Read More

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2013 Ford Explorer Reviews

Best Vehicle I Have Ever Owned By TimmySEO

I like everything about the Ford Explorer . My favorite is the technology , so far advanced compared to the competition . I read reviews on the MyFord touch that were negative . Maybe if you are lik... Read More

Nice Looker By kidscoach

A great improvement in interior design and grade of materials. A few more amenities I would suggest, heated second row seats, more cup holders, ambient lighting around the headliner, second row adjust... Read More

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2012 Ford Explorer Reviews

Solid Family Car, Vary Happy With It For The Most Part. By Jay

I wish I had opted for the Limited, memory seats and the intelligent cruise control would have been great features but were not options in the XLT. The interior is pretty roomy for a midsized SUV, but... Read More

First Ford, So Far So Good. By codemannwo

I've only had the SUV for 24 hours, so only time will tell. I will keep posting updates with my impression of this vehicle as I drive and use more of it's expansive features. Just wondering if I nee... Read More

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2011 Ford Explorer Reviews

Good Vehicle. By Ken

Could use a little more power. The 3.5L V6 is just not quite enough. However, I'm sure my mileage is much better than if it had a V8, so I'm not really complaining all that much. Otherwise, a very nic... Read More

Super Fun, Sporty Suv With The Looks To Boot! By gacowgirl79

So far this is my most favorite SUV I have ever owned. I have owned an explorer before but it was nothing compared to this one! With this one, I am just looking for a reason to get behind the wheel ... Read More

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2010 Ford Explorer Reviews

Lots Of Toys On The Limited Awd By goldy

Accelerator responsiveness with the 6 speed transmission and the v8 is lousy. The 6 speed wants to be in 2nd when starting and shifts very quickly to 6th even when going only 30mph.6 speed is only goo... Read More

Best Mid-sized Suv Out! By Billy

This is my 2nt Ford Explorer and definitely not my last! This vehicle is built Ford tough and is fun to drive. Comfortably seats 7 and the 3rd row seat is very roomy for a mid-sized SUV. I wish I wa... Read More

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