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Ford Explorer Sport Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 203 hp @ 5250 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/20 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 2002 Ford Explorer Sport

  • Put a fork in this one, because it's done.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Strong V6 engine, rugged styling, comfortable front seats.

  • Cons

    Not as versatile as most SUVs, hobby-horse ride, platform dates to 1990.

  • What's New for 2002

    Sixteen-inch aluminum wheels are made standard, along with an AM/FM/CD/cassette stereo. You now have a choice between an automatic or…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (38 total reviews)


Still going strong

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Vehicle: 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Choice 4WD 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

219k miles and still going strong! Just used it to move a trailer full of Moving stuff across the state. Couldn't be happier. It's crazy how stuff lasts when taken care of.




Good little truck

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Vehicle: 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Premium 4WD 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

I bought my '02 Ford Explorer Sport used with 86K on it. I've had it for two or three years now and I'm very happy with it. It now has 110K on it and has been very reliable so far. Some features have stopped working (CC, outside temp, a couple buttons on the radio, the 4WD Low setting) but it still gets me around just fine. The only parts I've had to replace so far are the wheel bearings and the fan belt. Still, I won't complain. It's a good little truck! I'm thinking my next vehicle will most likely be another Ford Explorer or Escape.




My first ford

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Vehicle: 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Choice 2WD 2dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

My Explorer sways from wind generated by traffic. Roughly every two years "check engine light" comes on. Some of the dash lights went out, had them replaced($250.00)then 8 other dashlights went out. Out of the blue one day, the rear door would'nt open. Different day, I opened rear window and it came off in my hands. No damage has been done to the rear door,or window to give a reason for these problems. Ford recall on cruise control, will catch fire. My previous vehicle was a Toyota Corrola SR5 1600cc 2TC engine I drove for 19 years, God I miss that car.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
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  • 20
  • highway
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Full 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Review

What's New for 2002

Sixteen-inch aluminum wheels are made standard, along with an AM/FM/CD/cassette stereo. You now have a choice between an automatic or manual transmission with the base model.

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frey44
frey44
11-12-2002
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jrc346
02-06-2003
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danmcg
danmcg
05-06-2012
I have a 2002 Ford Explorer Sport with over 180,000 miles. I recently had it in the shop for a tune up and replacement of the intake gaskets (Check engine light was on). Now, the engine sounds like...