2002 Ford Expedition

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of the 2002 Ford Expedition. Base trim shown.

2002 Ford Expedition Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview
Ford’s second-largest full-size sport utility vehicle is getting a little elderly compared to the competition and is due for a face-lift, if not a full redesign, by early summer 2002. But it will see no changes for the 2002 model year.

Built on the F-Series pickup truck chassis, the Expedition debuted for the 1997 model year. The Lincoln Navigator is a more costly and posh corporate twin, with a more powerful standard engine and some convenience features that are not available on the Expedition.



Exterior
Except for a different grille and front-end trim, the Expedition shares major styling cues with the F-Series pickup. The four-door Expedition has a 119-inch wheelbase and an overall length of 205.8 inches — 6 inches longer than the Chevrolet Tahoe but nearly 21 inches shorter than Ford’s giant Excursion. The Expedition is 78.7 inches wide and stands more than 76 inches high in the two-wheel-drive model, which is 2 inches taller than models with 4WD. The rear liftgate contains a window that opens separately.



Interior
Seating for six occupants is standard in the Expedition XLT, with three-place benches in both the front and rear positions. Front captain’s chairs are standard in the step-up Eddie Bauer model and optional in the XLT. A removable three-place rear bench allows for a nine-passenger capacity in the Eddie Bauer and comes optional in the XLT. Twin captain’s chairs are optional for the middle row, in place of the standard split bench...
Vehicle Overview
Ford’s second-largest full-size sport utility vehicle is getting a little elderly compared to the competition and is due for a face-lift, if not a full redesign, by early summer 2002. But it will see no changes for the 2002 model year.

Built on the F-Series pickup truck chassis, the Expedition debuted for the 1997 model year. The Lincoln Navigator is a more costly and posh corporate twin, with a more powerful standard engine and some convenience features that are not available on the Expedition.



Exterior
Except for a different grille and front-end trim, the Expedition shares major styling cues with the F-Series pickup. The four-door Expedition has a 119-inch wheelbase and an overall length of 205.8 inches — 6 inches longer than the Chevrolet Tahoe but nearly 21 inches shorter than Ford’s giant Excursion. The Expedition is 78.7 inches wide and stands more than 76 inches high in the two-wheel-drive model, which is 2 inches taller than models with 4WD. The rear liftgate contains a window that opens separately.



Interior
Seating for six occupants is standard in the Expedition XLT, with three-place benches in both the front and rear positions. Front captain’s chairs are standard in the step-up Eddie Bauer model and optional in the XLT. A removable three-place rear bench allows for a nine-passenger capacity in the Eddie Bauer and comes optional in the XLT. Twin captain’s chairs are optional for the middle row, in place of the standard split bench.

Standard power-adjustable accelerator and brake pedals have a 3-inch range to suit shorter drivers. A rear-seat audio/video entertainment system is optional on the Eddie Bauer edition. Deep-tinted privacy glass is standard on all models.



Under the Hood
A 215-horsepower, 4.6-liter V-8 engine is standard, except on the 4WD Eddie Bauer version, which gets a 260-hp, 5.4-liter V-8 that is optional on other models. All engines team with a four-speed-automatic transmission. The Expedition comes with rear-wheel or four-wheel drive, which engages automatically and can be used on smooth, dry pavement. Towing capacity is as high as 8,000 pounds.



Safety
Antilock brakes are standard, and side-impact airbags are optional. An optional sonar-based Reverse Sensing System detects objects behind the vehicle while backing up.

 
Reported by Jim Flammang  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2002 Buying Guide

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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.1)
Performance
(4.0)
Interior Design
(3.9)
Comfort
(4.3)
Reliability
(4.1)
Value For The Money
(4.3)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Smoothest driving vehicle I've ever owned

by Robg from Portland on July 23, 2018

Best Expedition year. Smooth ride, great engine!! Obviously with an older vehicle there will eventually be issues that need addressed. But, If kept up on and maintained regularly, it will run for many ... Read full review

(5.0)

Great SUV

by cpk from CA on March 18, 2018

This SUV has been a great vehicle for us. The power driver seat is a plus as is the power pedals a great feature so my wife and I can easily make adjustments when we drive. We enjoyed a couple of long ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2002 Ford Expedition currently has 4 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Expedition received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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