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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 1118 Ratings for the 2002 - 2005 models.

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

Has been a great dependable car for 11 years

By on Monday, May 25, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 17,800

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Still runs like new; Overall paint like new."

Cons: "Dent on lower driver's side door & front fender."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Purchased from a dealer in SOCal with 9 miles on the odometer. Had been purchased and returned by buyers. Dealer added chrome rims and running board as incentive for me to buy. During the past 11 years this car has been a dependable work horse. Gas milage is unchanged from when it was new. Great cargo space for camping, carrying my bike in the trunk and even my 8 foot kayak. The reason for my parting with my old friend is that I am now retired and on a limited income and need to economize on gas costs. I now own a home w/single car garage so need a smaller car for this reason."

Reliable Family Vehicle

By on Monday, May 18, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 170,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "comfort, reliable, dependable, good vehicle"

Cons: "Mileage because of reliability"

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

"This vehicle never gave any problems. Female driver in very good condition. Reliable and serviced on time."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Chews through wheel bearings!!

By on Monday, May 18, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 130,650

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
4/10
Reliability
4/10
Quality
3/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 4

"When I first got the 2003 Explorer, I was ecstatic, but then only after a month of owning it (bought used), the transmission went out, then the wheel bearings, then the IAC sensor. I have owned this vehicle for about 4 1/5 years now and I have to replace the wheel bearings twice a year and of course it is never the one that is in warranty. Overall, I love the way it handles. It has a very sharp turning radius and I hardly ever put it in 4 wheel drive (new transfer case as well), but unless you are made out of money... I wouldn't suggest getting this vehicle."

Great truck, bad milieage

By on Saturday, May 02, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 179,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Great for certain lifestyles, overkill for others."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 4

"It's been handy to have this truck for trips and such, but it's complete overkill for city living and driving. We replaced the transmission in about 2011, and I don't know exactly why."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Most reliable vehicle I've owned in 25 years .

By on Saturday, May 02, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 61,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Almost no mechanical failures , very good ride , superb towing capacity. Exterior finishes look almost new. Hope to find a newer model much like it."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Has been a great vehicle

By on Tuesday, April 21, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 131,570

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Has cup holders for all three rows of seats"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"air conditioner will freeze you out. Heater will roast you out. Has all weather tires on it. Since I don't work I used it for household errands. Seats 7 people. Transmission was just serviced a little over a month ago. Passes smog with no problem. Oil was changed about 1500 miles ago. I do have some of service records. Only had general maintenance on it. Air & Heat is in the front and back with controls in the back."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

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