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2002 Ford Explorer Sport SUV

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Ford Explorer Sport Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 203 hp @ 5250 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/18 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 manual transmission with the base model.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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I cant believe i made

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

I purchased this car brand new in August 2002. Still driving it. Have put a lot of highway miles. Things replaced, at 60K needed a new transmission. 70k needed a new a/c compresser. Changed brakes 2x. 2 fuel filters. The truck is not great on miles, but still runs. Yeah, the ride is bumpy but I plan to ride it to the ground. Hoping to get 150k on it. I did get better tires for it. Michel..LTX and that improved the ride. Very good with snow. If you own this car keep it. If you don't, I wouldn't go buy a new one. After 50K everything falls apart.




Not happy at all!

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

I've owned my Explorer and ever since I had it I was unhappy with it. I had to replace the front end, brakes, shocks, tires since Ive owned it, most within the first year of purchase. The thing I hate the most is its unstability in snow, The vehicle takes off on its own without warning leaving you in the ditch even in 4wd. I just don't feel safe in this vehicle and I am looking for something better.




Off-road use

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

I have had this truck for over two years now. About 80% of the time off- road. When I first bought this truck I have been doing a lot of extreme off- roading with the stocked parts. It was OK the first summer the ride was very smooth over washboards then towards the fall season is when the smooth ride went away. Everytime I went over a washboard road the whole truck would shake! I have worn the suspension system to the max and never is it the same again. I have bought countless shocks and leaf springs but the smooth ride has not ever comeback. The truck is ok for the streets but is not very good for long periods of extreme off road use. Overall it is a great truck for highway use but not offroad.




Ford explorer sport

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

Have not had a problem with this Explorer. I'M driving it to work daily and through the snowiest of conditions in the Upper Peninsula of Mighigan.




Awesome vehicle

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

This truck rides like a car. The acceleration is incredible. The ride is very smooth compared to my '93 Exp. Sport.Instrument cluster has a great look to it and the exterior looks rough and ready.




A review to read

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

I have had my Explorer a year and a half. Since the day I bought it I have had on going problems. All four of my brake pads were cracked when I got my Explorer. Secondly, the silver paint chipped off the radio and both door handles. Later this year my car wouldn't start due to a faulty part. I have had nothing but problems.



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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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
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  • 18
  • highway
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