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2002 Ford Explorer User Reviews

2002 Ford Explorer Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 39 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
"power" 11 reviews
"ride" 11 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"comfortable car" 5 reviews
"handling" 5 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 20 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"transmission" 2 reviews
"window" 2 reviews

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Displaying 31 - 39 of 39 2002 Ford Explorer reviews.

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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35

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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Paul writes:
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD Review
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4

Pros

great handeling good engine 4WD great for towing seven passenger seating, good leg room in all compartments.

Cons

GAS!!!

55

Gas Hog — guzzeled through the gas, but none the less good handleing, nice and sporty but should be used in rugged terrain.

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Ritch writes:
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer Review
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4

Pros

Versatile, easy to live with, cargo capacity, comfortable

Cons

silly things have gone wrong, sunroof is terrible, gas mileage is terrible.

35

Well Designed, Versatile And Dependable — Well designed, versatile and dependable SUV. The vehicle just makes sense. This is my second Explorer.

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Nuck writes:
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4WD Review
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5

Pros

8 cil Hauls!
Eddie Bauer trim adds nice leather and woodgrain trim options.

Cons

Gas Hog.

35

Roomy 7-seater — Great Family truck. Not so big you can't park it anywhere, but big enough to go camping with 7 people and their stuff.

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Reviews From Other Years

2014 Ford Explorer Reviews

Luxury Suv In Unassuming Package By Alida

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2013 Ford Explorer Reviews

Nice Looker By kidscoach

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My who family is impressed with this car. It makes for a great family vehicle, gets decent gas milage for its size, has a great sound system, and drives very smooth. I would suggest this vehicle to an... 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

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

Ford Explor By BradMathiowetz

Great car overall, recommend. The MPG could be a little better, but it doesn't lack at all in the power category, we topped it out at 120 MPH which is astonishing for a car of this size, great buy for... 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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