2002 Ford Explorer Sport Overview

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2002 Ford Explorer Sport Overview

The 2002 Ford Explorer Sport continued to be overshadowed by its top-selling four-door Explorer sibling. It did appeal to people looking for a smaller, more maneuverable midsize SUV: the '02 Explorer Sport's 180-inch size was a little less unwieldy than the Explorer's 189 inches.

The small exterior size unfortunately translated into a less-than-generous maximum cargo capacity of 71.4 cubic feet. In the 'bigger is better' sport-utility market of the early 2000s, this wasn't too impressive. And Explorer Sport drivers couldn't even brag about their great gas mileage, with ratings of 15 city and 20 highway.

The 2002 Explorer Sport did offer a range of options packages, of which the most popular were the four-wheel drive and 'Leather Comfort' selections. Some people loved its casual-but-comfy interior, and it did garner praise for its handling.

But the writing was on the wall. Whatever market niche the Explorer Sport might have occupied was going to be usurped by Ford's newest SUV, the Escape, and the 2003 model year would be the Explorer Sport's last.

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2002 Ford Explorer Sport Cranks But Will Not Start

Drove my 2002 ford explorer sport ( NOT sport trac) on several errands. After coming out of one of the stores the truck would crank but not start. Towed it to a friend's house ( heated garage) . Repla...

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Ford Explorer Sport 2002 Battery Terminal

I have a 2002 explorer sport. My car was low on gas so i went to fill up at the gas station. After it was full, i tried to start my car and it was clicking. I bought a new battery and replaced it. ...

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Ford Explorer Sport Won't Start Up

My 2002 ford explorer sport cranks but won't start what can the problem be?

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Parking, Dash Lights Don't Come On. All Others Work

Why don't I have parking lights or dash lights when I turn the switch to on position?

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I Have A 2002 Explorer Sport 4wd. Both Struts And Shocks Are Available For...

I purchased this Sport used. It was a three owner so I have no idea if what is on the Sport is factory or not. I have tried using the VIN and cannot get a definitive answer. Thanks

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