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2002 Ford Explorer

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Information shown for entry-level SUV.

Fuel Economy:
City 13/Hwy 18/Comb 15 MPG
Max Seating: 7
Engine: V6, 4.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

2002 Ford Explorer Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.5
Out of 10

Based on 1129 Ratings for the 2002 - 2005 models.

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  • Value
    7.8/10
    Quality
    7.8/10
  • Reliability
    8.0/10
    Performance
    8.0/10
  • Comfort
    8.3/10
    Styling
    8.2/10

Rating of My 2004 Ford Explorer

By on Monday, August 31, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 263,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Dependable, roomy, tough, comfortable."

Cons: "Newer models have increased significantly in price"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This has been the best car I have ever owned. It had 15 miles on when we purchased it in April 2004 and it has never given me any trouble. We have had routine maintenance performed on it -- that's it. It is a poster car for Ford Motor Company."

Dependable Transportation

By on Tuesday, August 11, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 243,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "strong Ford engine and drivetrain"

Cons: "Door Ajar sensors all failed, had to be replaced"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Owned this vehicle since 2007; always serviced on time; have only had to replace a few seals and those darned "door ajar" sensors. 243,000 miles and it doesn't burn a drop of oil between changes; runs like a top; 16 to 17 mpg in town, 20 to 21 mpg on the road. This Eddie Bauer model has been a joy to own. Plan to buy a newer model early next year."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

outstanding vehicle

By on Sunday, August 02, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 120,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
3/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have owned this car for 12 years. I have never encountered a single problem with the engine, mechanics, or overall functioning of the vehicle. It is a beautiful pearl white, has a tan leather interior, and a sunroof. I have never missed an oil change or tire rotation. The engine is in mint condition. The vehicle has never been wrecked. It has been a wonderful car!"

8 people out of 8 found this review helpful

good vehichle until total engine failure

By on Wednesday, July 29, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 186,000

10 4.0
overall rating 4 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
4/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
4/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Cons: "check all vehicle information sites. Do not buy"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"Kept up with all maintenance,and last month's regular maintenance showed no indications of any problem. Then, with a 1-2 minute warning, the engine froze. It would require a motor replacement."

My 2nd Explorer. Will buy another.

By on Tuesday, July 21, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 180,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "reliable and requires minimal maintenance"

Cons: "not a smooth ride on rough roads"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Last one traded in with 218,000 miles of mountain driving. Reliable, good handling, but rough ride on bumpy pavement or off-road. Nice interior features and plenty of cargo space and back seat room for passengers. Not the best gas mileage but it is a V-8."

5 people out of 7 found this review helpful

great vehicle

By on Wednesday, July 15, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 76,200

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "reliable, rode great"

Cons: "4x4 so milage was not good but typical"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"great vehicle- except every 12,00 miles needed brakes and usually rotors (even if not wore they were rusted) had it 12 years so is the longest I ever had a vehicle! but I did baby it!"

2 people out of 5 found this review helpful

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