2002 Ford Ranger User Reviews

2002 Ford Ranger Review Ratings

  • Rank your car

Average Ratings from 34 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:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

Review Highlights Click to filter reviews below

PROS
"ride" 16 reviews
"fuel economy" 12 reviews
"power" 10 reviews
"reliable car" 7 reviews
"weight" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 10 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"small power" 3 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"quality" 2 reviews

User Reviews

Displaying 1 - 10 of 34 2002 Ford Ranger reviews.

Michael writes:
2002 Ford Ranger 2 Dr Edge Extended Cab SB Review
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Off-Road:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Towing:
Overall:
4

Pros

Has held its value and body very well. Its been really reliable, and has been such a fun project to work on.

Cons

it is unfortunately 2wd and is 2 doors, other than that no cons.

35

I Love The Truck Its Been So Much Fun And Looks Amazing. — I loved working on it, putting all the add ons. Its really simple to work with and very inexpensive when it comes to maintain and finding parts to fit it. Everything is very basic and i don't feel like I'm driving in a glass car. Its older but that makes it fun to have.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Ranger
Looking for a Used Ranger in your area?
CarGurus has 5,902 nationwide Ranger listings starting at $999.
ZIP:
Curt245 writes:
2002 Ford Ranger 4 Dr XLT FX4 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Towing:
Overall:
4

Pros

Purchased used at 115K miles and has been very reliable.

Cons

Gas mileage seems pretty low for such a small pickup.

Curt245
25

Time To Trade — I like the Ranger for it clean looks and it works well for me as a basic construction work vehicle. Not much uphill pulling power when towing in the mountains but I have hauled a lot of things with this vehicle. The supercab is marvelous for getting things quickly out of the weather when my tool box is already full.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
calebhead writes:
2002 Ford Ranger Review
Brakes:
Cargo Capacity:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Ride Comfort:
Looks/Style:
Towing:
Visibility:
Overall:
4

Pros

Great vehicle that's gotten me far. Still has a good amount of life left at 130,000 miles.

Cons

Annually there's usually about a five to seven hundred dollar fix that needs to happen now that it's in its older life. But with it payed off, it's worth it.

calebhead
25

Durable, Performing, Trustworthy Vehicle. — Visibility in this vehicle is phenomenal, as well as how long it has lasted and still seem to plan to last. It has a little engine trouble here and there but is well worth it. Great vehicle with really reliable long-term stability.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
jhenry4x writes:
2002 Ford Ranger 2 Dr XLT Standard Cab SB Review
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Towing:
Overall:
5

Pros

Excellent reliability, right sized truck

Cons

low on power

jhenry4x
45

Good, Reliable, Truck — can't tow a house, can't seat six... but it does start reliably every day, run efficiently, and haul what it needs to when i need it to. meets the needs of 75% of truck owners. if only ford would revive the ranger, perhaps an international model with a small diesel... i might buy another.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
RamblinMike writes:
2002 Ford Ranger 2 Dr XL Standard Cab SB Review
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Towing:
Overall:
5

Pros

This car looks and feels great, has a lot of power and really good on gas. The stereo system is killer , get ready to make an impression!

Cons

not a whole lot of passenger room, seats 3 max, but i have had about 8 people in the back of the pickup!

RamblinMike
35

Slick And Indiscrete — This is my first Ford car and has been treating me well, parts are cheap and easy to replace. I have practically loved out of this car for the last 2 years and has been home sweet comfortable home, great for camping, road trips, commuting and hauling.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
jophis writes:
2002 Ford Ranger 2 Dr Edge Standard Cab SB Review
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Towing:
Overall:
4

Pros

truck is reliable and fun to drive.

Cons

truck is a little small.

jophis
35

Sporty Little Truck — I like this trucks reliability and its easy to clean without that stinkin carpet,its cheaper on gas with the 3.0 v6 than the bigger 4.0 v6 . I wish it had a little more leg room. still a great little truck.

Primary Use: Family transportation

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
ManDanFan writes:
2002 Ford Ranger 4 Dr Edge 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
Brakes:
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Daily Commute:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Off-Road:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Towing:
Overall:
4

Pros

- 4wd works great
- extended cab = more room
- stick shift for more control
- cranks up without fail everyday

Cons

- only 17 mpg city

ManDanFan
35

Power Ranger! — I never get stuck anywhere. the extended cab option makes it to where i can lean the seat back and move the seat back, which is great for taller guys like me. has enough power to pull even a pontoon boat!

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Jonathan writes:
2002 Ford Ranger 4 Dr Edge Plus 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
Brakes:
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Daily Commute:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Interior Noise:
Interior Space:
Long Trips:
Maintenance Cost:
Off-Road:
Parking:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Ride Comfort:
Snow/Ice:
Looks/Style:
Towing:
Visibility:
Weight:
Overall:
2

Pros

This truck handled great off-road between the 4.10 gears and the light weight it could go just about anywhere.

Cons

The overall quality of this truck.

55

Terrible Truck, There Are Better Options Out There. — The performance was decent for a small truck with a 4.0L V6. It handled decently, acceleration was decent as was the gas mileage. The quality is sub-par, water pump seized at 9k miles, brakes were metal to metal at 15k and again at 30k, needed new tires and shocks at 30k. The truck had multiple squeaks and rattles even prior to taking off-roading. The towing capacity was worthless on this truck. Cost of ownership was terrible due to all the issues and wear items that did not last as long as they should have. The ride quality was not the greatest.

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

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Rhette writes:
2002 Ford Ranger 2 Dr XLT 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Overall:
4

Pros

Great condition, no accidents, well maintained.

Cons

Gas mileage is much better on the newer model Rangers.

Rhette
35

Would Buy One All Over Again. Better Options, Better Gas Economy On The Newer Models. — Great power, will pull anything. Love that the 4WD will kick in on its own. Very comfortable for long trips, plenty of storage in the cab, the 4 doors and 2 jump seats help out with getting loads or people in and out.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Brant writes:
2002 Ford Ranger 2 Dr XL 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
4

Pros

Reliable. Easy to drive.

Cons

Cheap interior. Not exciting to drive.

25

A Good Reliable Truck, That In Which: The Power Window's Will Ultimately Stop Working. — Engine gets poor MPG... Truck has good power, but at highway speed, transmission causes a 5 second delay from the time you put your foot down, to the time it finally does anything with the power. The Premium Ford 6-Disc changer is garbage... Truck is reliable. has never left me hanging... Does well off-road but lacks personality...Ultimately a very nice looking truck, that starts when you tell it to, but pretty much any amenity Ford put in it will stop working. Whoever installed the interior was drunk. Plus a lucky rock kicked up by a passing big rig will take big chunks out of the plastic hexagon-bubble grill.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

Is this review helpful? Yes | No

Displaying 1 - 10 of 34 2002 Ford Ranger reviews.

Rank your car

Reviews From Other Years

2011 Ford Ranger Reviews

Overall Great Vehicle By zcar690

I like the dependability of this vehicle. I purchased it because I had previously owned a 2001 Ford Ranger that lasted me 10 years 225,000 miles. The 4.0 V6 engine is very strong and the towing capaci... Read More

2011 Ford Ranger Supercab Sport By Andrew

One of the main reasons I need to get rid of it is the fact that it isnt a family vehicle and I really need more space for car seats. It does not have a bed liner. It accelerates very smoothly and has... Read More

Read all 7 2011 Ford Ranger reviews

2010 Ford Ranger Reviews

Practical. By DugK

Acts and drives like a small truck. Doesn't pretend to be anything other than a truck. No mushy car like ride. Provides good utility. Daily driver. Road and cabin noise is louder than normal. Fr... Read More

Great Starter Truck. By Brockmontgomery

I like the small size and good fuel milage. it is easy to drive and handel, that is why is a great starter vehicle. Not enough room for many passergers. overall a good pick up truck for a young driver... Read More

Read all 2010 Ford Ranger reviews

2009 Ford Ranger Reviews

Great Compact Truck By Jddirtbiker

Power dome hood looks great in black. 4ad is easy to operate and works great. Good hauling capacity and a reliable truck. It's my 3rd and I had 210,000 miles on the last one and it still looked grea... Read More

Good Looker By Bailie

I liked the sporty look of the hood and fender flairs. The color is very pleasing as well as the interior color. The Rally Gauge Cluster gave interior a sporty look as well and was surprised that it... Read More

Read all 13 2009 Ford Ranger reviews

2008 Ford Ranger Reviews

Awesome! By DucatiMarco

I love this truck - it drives great, and the Grabber Orange color makes it a head-turner. It is fun to drive, and does a good job at towing. The only down-side is I wish it had "real" rear seats, rath... Read More

Great Little Truck! By colin0008

very dependable,its my 3rd ranger.there tough,never had any issues with them,there great off roaders,they hauls very well for a small truck. hauls my 3 atv in my 7x14 trailer and packed for a fami... Read More

Read all 33 2008 Ford Ranger reviews

2007 Ford Ranger Reviews

Great Truck, Very Fun To Drive, And To Keep Clean (well I Enjoy It Anyways) By Justin

I love my truck what can I say... She has given me some problems but always comes out stronger in the end! She has about 65k miles in her right now and I have people come up to me ans ask if its brand... Read More

Love My Truck, The Only Thing Is That The Double Cabs Should Come Out In 3ltr As Standard Though. By Mickey

Performance - acceleration - Great, braking - Needs ABS and EBS, handling - Great Build Quality - has it needed repairs? - No repairs, squeaks/rattles - None Appearance - interior - basic and functio... Read More

Read all 24 2007 Ford Ranger reviews

People researching a 2002 Ford Ranger contacted a dealer about

Picture of 2002 Ford Ranger, exterior
Ford Ranger
44% of the time
Toyota Tacoma
10% of the time
Ford F-150
10% of the time
Dodge Dakota
9% of the time
Ranger
Looking for a Used Ranger in your area?
CarGurus has 5,902 nationwide Ranger listings starting at $999.
ZIP: