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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 Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 203 hp @ 5250 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/20 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 manual transmission with the base model.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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

I love my Explorer, when I first got it the transmission went out, but it was under warranty, no big deal and they gave me a loaner. The car runs very smooth for an SUV, its pretty quiet, seats are comfortable and anyone can fix it.



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2002 ford explorer sport 2wd

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

To date I have put just under 58000 miles on my Explorer. It has been very relieable. The problems I have are fairly minor. The transmission whines a little on the shift from 1st to 2nd. The cam chain tensioner makes a rattling sound under load, and the trim panel around the radio is peeling. Other that those items I am happy with my Explorer and hope to keep it until 150000 miles.




Can't wait to trade it

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

I bought the 2002 Exporer Sport after driving a Civic. While at the time, I thought I was upgrading, I soon came to regret my decision. The suspension is my main complaint. The ride is SO bumpy and the back will sway and shift if you hit a pot hole or large bump. Also, you can get blown around on the road if it's windy. Like any SUV, the fuel economy is awful. I do love the factory stereo, though, and the A/C blows very cold. I have not had any performance problems, and it runs excellent. I can't wait to get rid of it, though, and get something safer and more fuel efficient.




Can't wait to trade it

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

I bought the 2002 Exporer Sport after driving a Civic. While at the time, I thought I was upgrading, I soon came to regret my decision. The suspension is my main complaint. The ride is SO bumpy and the back will sway and shift if you hit a pot hole or large bump. Also, you can get blown around on the road if it's windy. Like any SUV, the fuel economy is awful. I do love the factory stereo, though, and the A/C blows very cold. I have not had any performance problems, and it runs excellent. I can't wait to get rid of it, though, and get something safer and more fuel efficient.




I like it

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

I've had my exploror for 2 yaers now and like it a lot. Have had only 2 problems with it. A leaking rear shock after a year, which took the dealer 6 months to order and replace. And a transmission leak where the motor and transmission mate. The dealership has yet to return my calls on the transmission leak. (maybee because they saw its still under warrenty). Oh and the milege sucks around town (16mpg) but is awesome on the highway (25mpg).




Fun to drive

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

Even though it will only hold 2 people in the back seat, there is a ton of room up front and the cargo space is excellent. My dogs have had a blast in the back area! The truck drives very well on the highway and is very comfortable. I wish it got better gas mileage, but it is a truck with a good engine.



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

  • 16
  • cty
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  • 20
  • highway
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