2002 Ford Explorer Overview

Explorer

Looking for a Used Explorer in your area?

CarGurus has 74,863 nationwide Explorer listings starting at $1,200.

ZIP:
Average user score
4.2 5 stars
Based on 51 reviews

2002 Ford Explorer Overview

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.

Updated

What's your take on the 2002 Ford Explorer?

2002 Ford Explorer Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2002 Ford Explorer against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

2002 Ford Explorer vs:

    Have you driven a 2002 Ford Explorer?  
    Rank This Car

    Cars compared to 2002 Ford ExplorerPeople researching a 2002 Ford Explorer contacted a dealer about

    Explorer

    Looking for a Used Explorer in your area?

    CarGurus has 74,863 nationwide Explorer listings starting at $1,200.

    ZIP:
    Have questions?   Ask a question

    Ford Explorer Questions

    Is There A 5.4l That Will Fit My 2002 Ford Explorer Limited W 4x4

    1 view with no answers yet

    02 Explorer #5 Plug Tip Gone

    just changed timing components on 02 explorer 4.0. started for a second then heard ting and it died. cranked a little more and it locked up. found the #5 spark plug must have hit piston or something...

    4 views with 1 answer (last answer about a week ago)

    2002 Ford Explorer

    Okay so I keep getting this code cylinder 3 misfire , I took my car to about 4 different shops I Had my wires and plugs changed 2 times actually light came back on had my coil changed then just rec...

    4 views with 2 answers (last answer about a week ago)

    Where Is The Upstream Pressure Hose

    P1000 P1400

    1 view with no answers yet

    I Have A Jasper Automatic Trabs With 29k On Ii...engine Blown In Mt 2002 Ex...

    2 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 weeks ago)