Used 2002 Ford Ranger
- Four-door extended cab, available 207-hp V6, functional control layout.
- Room in back of extended-cab area isn't big enough for adults, poor seat comfort, no V8 engine or crew-cab bodystyle.
Used 2002 Ford Ranger for Sale
Edmunds' Expert Review
The 2002 Ford Ranger isn't the freshest compact pickup on the market, but it has aged gracefully. We like this truck plenty, especially when equipped with the available 207-horse V6 engine.
Whether it's image or utility that attracts you to a compact truck, Ford stands ready to seduce you into its strong-selling Ranger, which is sold in XL, Edge or XLT trim in a variety of cabs, bed styles and drivetrains. Pick a regular cab or SuperCab with either two- or four-wheel drive. Need a longbed? You're stuck with a regular-cab two-wheeler, chum.
The standard engine on 2WD models is a 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine. It makes 135 horsepower and 153 pound-feet of torque. A 3.0-liter V6 is standard on 4WD models and gets better fuel economy for 2002. It produces 150 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of twist. The Explorer's 4.0-liter V6 is also available packing 207 horsepower and 238 lb-ft of grunt.
With the largest V6, acceleration is sprightly, both from a standstill or when merging and passing. This year, the big engine can be matched to a five-speed manual transmission, but only in the new FX4 off-road truck.
Designed to appeal to the Ranger buyer who needs a serious off-roading rig, the new FX4 includes a limited-slip differential, 31-inch BFGoodrich all-terrain tires, special 15-inch alloy wheels, tow hooks, skid plates and Bilstein shocks. Special exterior trim dresses the outside, while sport seats, A-pillar grab handles and rubber "slush" floor mats are added to the cabin. The FX4 package is only available on XLT 4WD SuperCab models.
Other changes for 2002 include the addition of a SecuriLock anti-theft system on all Rangers. A new MP3 player is optional, a first in the compact pickup segment, according to Ford. Edge and XLT models configured as 4WD SuperCabs get a revised 16-inch alloy wheel design, and color-keyed floor mats are standard on all XLTs. Three new paint colors round out the changes.
Well-controlled overall, with good steering feedback, Rangers handle easily, corner capably, maneuver neatly and stay reasonably stable on curves. Occupants aren't likely to complain about the ride, either, though it can grow bouncy around town. This is not surprising, as mileage isn't the greatest with the powerful four-liter engine and five-speed automatic.
The four-door SuperCab makes it easy to access the storage compartment from either side of the truck, a big assist when loading cargo and gear. The standard rear doors on SuperCab models hinge off the corner pillars of the cab and swing out 90 degrees from the vehicle. There are no B-pillars to obstruct loading. If you're looking for a true crew cab truck, you'll have to shop for an Explorer Sport Trac.
Ford has had the best-selling small trucks in the U.S. for years. Fun to drive, sharp-looking and well-built, the Ranger delivers a solid compact-pickup experience. Its most serious competition comes from the Dodge Dakota and Toyota Tacoma. The Dakota is slightly larger and offers V8 power while the Toyota has a reputation for stout build quality and infallible reliability. Still, Ford's entry is worth a look, if the Dodge and Toyota don't meet your needs.
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Used 2002 Ford Ranger Overview
The Used 2002 Ford Ranger is offered in the following submodels: Ranger SuperCab, Ranger Regular Cab. Available styles include Edge Plus 4dr SuperCab 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A), Edge Plus 4dr SuperCab (3.0L 6cyl 5A), Edge 2dr Regular Cab (3.0L 6cyl 5A), XLT Appearance 4dr SuperCab (3.0L 6cyl 5A), Edge 2dr SuperCab (3.0L 6cyl 5A), XLT Appearance 4dr SuperCab (4.0L 6cyl 5A), Edge 4dr SuperCab 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A), Edge 4dr SuperCab 4WD (3.0L 6cyl 5A), XLT 2dr SuperCab (3.0L 6cyl 5A), XLT 2dr SuperCab 4WD (3.0L 6cyl 5A), XLT 2dr Regular Cab LB (3.0L 6cyl 5A), Edge 2dr SuperCab (4.0L 6cyl 5A), XLT FX4 4dr SuperCab 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A), XLT 2dr Regular Cab (2.3L 4cyl 5A), XLT Off-Road 4dr SuperCab 4WD (3.0L 6cyl 5A), XL 2dr Regular Cab (2.3L 4cyl 5A), XLT Off-Road 4dr SuperCab 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A), XLT Appearance 2dr SuperCab (3.0L 6cyl 5A), XLT 4dr SuperCab 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A), XLT 2dr SuperCab 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A), XL 2dr Regular Cab LB (3.0L 6cyl 5A), XLT 2dr SuperCab (2.3L 4cyl 5M), XL 2dr Regular Cab 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A), Tremor 4dr SuperCab (3.0L 6cyl 5A), XL 2dr Regular Cab (2.3L 4cyl 5M), XL 4dr SuperCab (3.0L 6cyl 5A), XL 4dr SuperCab 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A), XL 2dr Regular Cab SB (3.0L 6cyl 5A), XL 2dr Regular Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5A), XLT 2dr Regular Cab SB (3.0L 6cyl 5A), XL 2dr SuperCab (3.0L 6cyl 5A), XL 2dr SuperCab (2.3L 4cyl 5A), Tremor 2dr SuperCab (3.0L 6cyl 5A), Edge Plus 2dr Regular Cab 4WD (3.0L 6cyl 5A), XL 2dr SuperCab 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5M), and XLT Off-Road 4dr SuperCab 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5M).
What's a good price on a Used 2002 Ford Ranger?
Save up to $137 on one of 6 Used 2002 Ford Ranger for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $3,490 as of12/11/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 5 out of 5 stars.
Price comparisons for Used 2002 Ford Ranger trim styles:
- The Used 2002 Ford Ranger XL is priced between $3,490 and$8,998 with odometer readings between 80640 and116217 miles.
- The Used 2002 Ford Ranger XLT is priced between $4,777 and$5,995 with odometer readings between 111111 and126833 miles.
- The Used 2002 Ford Ranger Edge is priced between $4,995 and$4,995 with odometer readings between 137091 and137091 miles.
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Should I lease or buy a 2002 Ford Ranger?
Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.