Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,260 - $34,510
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
15 City / 20 HWY
Horsepower
210-239
Seats
5-7
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,260 - $34,510
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
15 City / 20 HWY
Horsepower
210-239
Seats
5-7

2002 Ford Explorer Owner Reviews

4.04

286 Reviews

40% 33% 21% 5% 2%

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Dependable & roomy, Ford Explorer.

My Ford Explorer has been really reliable. It is 16 years old with over 150, 000 miles and still going strong. Several of my friends and family own Explorers and we've all shared the same minor problems unfortunately, the power windows have broken on all of them and every back door has vertically cracked below the rear windshield. Other than that the Explorer is roomy and maneuvers well and for it is age it is efficient on gas. I have a v8 engine with 4WD which is great for the horrible road conditions for my region in winter and rainy seasons. I have button controls on the steering for the temperature and radio functions so I can keep my hands on the wheel while adjusting my comfort. The side-mirror defrost is a plus. I use my rear wiper frequently and am happy to have them.

- Trisha H

It is reliable transportation and is up to most tasks.

My 2002 Explorer has been very reliable overall. I have not had any mechanical problems that were not expected due to normal wear and tear. There are a few things that I would have liked to have been different about it though. I am a big guy and would like the cabin to be a few inches wider. When I am driving the center console forces my right leg to the left which makes it uncomfortable on me for long drives. This is not an issue when I am in the passenger seat, and this is not an issue for my wife a all. The seats are not the most comfortable but give decent support and comfort. There is plenty of room for 5 plus a lot of cargo space in the back. The 6 cylinder engine has enough power to pull a small boat or other trailer a highway speeds.

- Johnny D

Great car perfect for big families and is a great investment.

I love my vehicle do not get me wrong. But these cars seem to have lots of electrical issues when they get older. And they also tend to have transmission issues, and sensor issues. But I can say these are good traveling cars and are very good on gas unlike other SUVs. Even though I have an older model it does not let me down. Even with a pin drop of a hole in my gasoline it does not have an effect on gas mileage. These cars are very durable and the perfect car to have in places where it snows and very dry areas/mountainous areas. My car is very spacious and can fit up to eight people comfortably with seats belts on. This car has 3 rows seating. And is perfect for a big family.

- Nancy D

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Front angle view.
Key Specs

Overview

MSRP

MSRP
$24,585 - $26,465
$2,337 - $3,554

Horsepower

Horsepower
210 hp
210 - 239 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
4.0L (245) SOHC SEFI V6 engine
4.0L (245) SOHC SEFI V6 engine
4.6L (281) SOHC V8 ENGINE
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
43.9 in.
43.9 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.9 in.
39.9 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
37.2 in.
37.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.9 in.
38.9 in.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

AC

AC
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5 - 7
5 - 7

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Optional

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
113.7 in.
113.7 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.7 ft.
36.7 ft.

Width

Width
72.1 in.
72.1 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Horsepower

Horsepower
210 hp
210 - 239 hp

Torque

Torque
254 ft. lbs.
254 - 282 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
350 .lbs
350 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Optional
Optional

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
22.5 gal.
22.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
16 - 21 mpg
7 - 10 mpg

City

City
15 - 17 mpg
14 mpg

Highway

Highway
20 - 21 mpg
19 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control
Optional

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Optional
Optional

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

    N/A
  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety